Vet charity PDSA is in the running for a £50,000 boost to help it save more pets’ lives. The charity, which treats thousands of animals every day through its UK network of 51 pet hospitals, says it would use the winnings to fund an initiative focused on preventable diseases, which claim the lives of hundreds of dogs, cats and other pets every day.

PDSA is one of nine national charities shortlisted in the ‘Vote that Counts’ competition, run by People’s Postcode Trust, with a first prize of £50,000. A further four runner-up prizes of £10,000 are also available.

Nicola Martin, PDSA’s Head of Pet Health and Welfare, said: “£50,000 will help us to deliver life-saving care packages including guidance on preventive treatments, such as vaccinations and neutering, alongside full health ‘MOTs’ and action plans.”

Voting will take place until 21 October 2013. For more details visit


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