TV presenters Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson are supporting homeless pet owners as ambassadors for StreetVet.
Great British Bake Off star Sue, 49, and partner Anna, 48, are both huge animal lovers, own rescue Staffie Tiggy, and support mental health and homeless charities.
When they found out about the work carried out by StreetVet, a charity that provides free vet care to animals living with homeless owners, they wanted to help.
Anna said: “This is such a privilege and I’m looking forward to going out on the streets and seeing the work StreetVet do. The fact that the vets give their time for free to treat the animals is just remarkable. There is still good in this world.”
Sue added: “Anna and I are delighted to have been named as ambassadors for this remarkable charity to ensure people who are homeless get the vital care their companion animals need. Just knowing that their pet is healthy is often a huge boost to the owner’s wellbeing.”
When Sue lost her beloved Beagle Parker two years ago, a letter that she wrote to say goodbye to him went viral, and both women know the importance of the role dogs play in our lives.
Sue and Anna join For The Love Of Dogs presenter Paul O’Grady, 64, who became an ambassador for the charity last November and went out with volunteers on his TV show.
Sam Joseph, co-founder of StreetVet said: “We feel hugely privileged to have the support of Sue and Anna and look forward to working with them both for many years to come.
“They’re both dedicated animal lovers and have first-hand experience of how powerful and valuable the human-animal bond can be.
“We are so pleased to have their help in spreading the word about StreetVet and the work our volunteers do and we couldn’t be more excited to have them on board.”