The Big Issue is keeping vendors’ animal pals healthy and well fed during the Covid-19 lockdown, thanks to a massive pet food delivery from Tails.com and support from StreetVet.
Animal companions are vital support to vendors who are self-isolating, offering company at a time when it is hard to come by.
But magazine sellers have seen their income hit after The Big Issue was forced to stop selling the magazine on the streets temporarily to protect vendors from the coronavirus. That has made it difficult to pay for pet food for some, despite The Big Issue’s support.
StreetVet, the charity working across the UK to treat homeless people’s pets, heard of our vendors’ plight and contacted online pet food firm Tails.com.
They responded immediately, sending 600kg of pet food and treats to The Big Issue’s London and Midlands offices to be distributed to vendors and their pets who desperately need it.
Sean McCormack, head vet at Tails.com, told The Big Issue: “We were more than happy to step up.