Our patron

Introducing Gyles Brandreth....

 "I am delighted to support PetSavers (and of course honoured to be your first ever Patron) because I believe that we humans benefit in so many ways from being pet owners. There is plenty of evidence that pets help us to be happier and healthier and it seems only right that we re-pay them by helping them to lead longer, happier and healthier lives themselves.

Understandably, research into human diseases and assorted health problems attracts the greatest share of available funding. But it is also important to support research into animal health and welfare, not only from a selfish point of view, because we gain so so much from our pets, but because we all share the planet and should be mutually supportive. This funding is not going to come from the government so it is up to us as individuals to do what we can to redress the balance and help ensure that veterinary medicine continues to improve and reflect the enormous strides being made in human medical science."

There is no National Health Service to fund the advancement of veterinary science

In June 2016, acclaimed writer and broadcaster, Gyles Brandreth, took time out of his busy one-man tour to show support for PetSavers by meeting with Jane, PetSavers Coordinator.

“It has been a delight to meet with Jane and hear of the plans for PetSavers. I want to offer my support in whatever way I can, because I believe that we humans benefit in so many ways from being pet owners. There is no National Health Service to fund the advancement of veterinary science, so it is up to us as individuals to do what we can to redress the balance and help ensure that veterinary medicine continues to grow.”

It is up to us as individuals to do what we can to help ensure that veterinary medicine continues to improve and reflect the enormous strides being made in human medical science

Gyles was interviewed for Companion, the monthly veterinary magazine for BSAVA members, about why he chose to represent PetSavers over other animal charities. You can read the article here

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