Available helplines and sources of information
GOVUK DEFRA – Keeping Pets Healthy in the Hot Weather
Extra care should be taken to protect pets in the current hot weather, Defra’s Chief Vet Nigel Gibbens said today. In a statement issued jointly with the RSPCA and British Veterinary Association, Mr Gibbens urged the public to think about the effects of hot weather on their pets and to take the right steps to ensure their welfare.
Head Office: 0800 917 2509
In 2013 PDSA celebrates 96 years of caring for the sick and injured animals of people in need. We are proud of our heritage and our achievements. For it is these that have made PDSA what it is today; the UK's leading veterinary charity.
Head Office: 0207 837 0006
Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.
Tel: 0300 790 9903
Sick, injured and homeless pets have relied on us since 1897. Abandoned or unwanted, ill or injured, pets turn to us for help every year. Our doors are always open to them, and with your support, they always will be. Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to our animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve. Our vision is that every pet will enjoy a healthy life in a happy home and we won’t rest until we achieve it. But we really need your help.
Cruelty line: 0300 1234 999
Don't leave your dog alone in a car. If you’re going out in the car, think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog. You should never leave a dog alone in a car. It can get unbearably hot in a car on a sunny day, even when it’s not that warm.
Tel: 0300 303 9333
From humble beginnings in 1924 Wood Green, The Animals Charity has grown to become one of the leading animal welfare organisations in the UK. We take in animals of all shapes and sizes! As well as cats and dogs, we find loving new homes for thousands of chickens, rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, ferrets and more! We think owning an animal is one of the most rewarding things you can do and we are here to offer help and support to both people and their pets. There are lots of ways you can help, like rehoming an animal, volunteering your time, making a donation or visiting one of our Centres.