Vet Charity Hits The Road



Vet charity hits the road
10th October 2018

By Karen Pickwick

A £250,000 state-of-the-art vehicle designed to ‘revolutionise’ animal welfare awareness across the UK has been unveiled by the PDSA.

The vet charity says its 18-tonne PetWise Mobile Unit, made possible thanks to the People’s Postcode Lottery, will enable them to treat animals and boost disease prevention.

It was officially unveiled at the Family Pet Show in Manchester on Saturday (October 6) before hitting the road touring Britain.

Veterinary campaigns manager Rebecca Ashman said: “As well as treating pets in need, we are passionate about preventing sickness and helping people their pets healthy and happy. So our PDSA PetWise Mobile Unit is a major new addition for the charity. Together with our two smaller PetWise vans, it can revolutionise how animal welfare is promoted in communities up and down the country.

“From this vehicle we can perform minor operations, run vaccination clinics and offer free dog health checks. But its benefits don’t end there, because the truck can also open up to host classroom lessons for schoolchildren or even pet first aid courses.”

The PDSA is asking the people of Manchester to support plans to build a £2.4m Wellbeing Centre in the city.