StreetVet’s radical plans to make homeless hostels more pet friendly have been given the green light after they scooped a top pet prize celebrating projects that boost the human-animal bond.
StreetVet plans to work with hostel managers and staff to adopt and implement positive pet policies. It is hoped that the work will allow more hostels to accept rough sleepers and their pets, removing a barrier from getting off the streets in the process.
And their project certainly impressed judges yesterday as they awarded the plans top prize in the piloted innovations category, taking home £41,500 to kick-off work across the UK.
After our incredible win yesterday, we'd like to share this short & beautiful animation by @helpfilm101 about our SV Accredited Hostel Scheme.#petswelcome#petswelcomehere#svpetstogether#petstogether#svaccredited#covid19#betterwithpets#changemakers@Purina@Ashokapic.twitter.com/KFCN5Ku3Nk
— StreetVet (@streetvetuk) June 4, 2020
It’s a big step for StreetVet, which was co-founded by vets Jade Statt and Sam Joseph in 2016. We tipped them for big things in 2020 due to the life-saving work they do on the streets bringing animal healthcare to rough sleepers and their pets and making often vital-yet-costly treatment affordable and less intimidating for people who may have no other contact with services.