Thank you for your interest in Britain’s pet charity, The Blue Cross.

The Blue Cross has taken a lead in animal care for over a hundred years. Today, we provide direct support to needy animals and their owners in many ways:


White Cat

The Blue Cross has 11 adoption centres that each rehome thousands of pets every year. These included cats like Snowy who came to The Blue Cross in Southampton after he was involved in a road accident.

Horse with Staff

Caring for horses is at the heart of Blue Cross history. Blue Cross equine centres rehabilitate horses and ponies, offering them the best chance of finding a long-term home.

Man with dog

The Blue Cross’s four animal hospitals provide veterinary care for pets of people who cannot afford private vets’ fees. Caring for people is often as much a part of our job as looking after the animals.

The Blue Cross’s Pet Bereavement Support Service offers help to people mourning the loss of a pet.

All About Pets is a free, comprehensive range of pet care advice leaflets provided by The Blue Cross to help owners care for their pets.

The Blue Cross is a registered charity and receives no government funding. We rely on the generosity of animal lovers and events like Take Your Dog To Work Day to help support our vital services.

There are many ways you can get involved with The Blue Cross.
To find out more, click here to visit our website.