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One of the largest veterinary and animal charities in the UK, PDSA this week pays tribute to thousands of volunteers who have helped save animals.

The animal charity volunteers who have donated their valuable skills and time have helped to save the animal charity over £10 million a year. This news was recieved as “a fantastic achievement and great news for sick and injured pets.”

With the animal charity's volunteer numbers reaching the largest levels ever, the 5000 volunteers mainly help save animals by assisting in the running of PDSA's charity shops, which raise valuable funds to help animals.

During the recession, PDSA had to help save more animals than ever - so the volunteers were crucial to ensuring the charity was able to continue its services.

Janet Compton, Head of Volunteering at PDSA said:

“The recession has caused hardship for many UK pet owners, leading to an increase in demand for PDSA free veterinary services. As such, the cost of providing the service has risen sharply to over £50 million a year. So volunteers are more important than ever in helping us to carry out our mission to care for sick and injured pets.”Janet added National Volunteers' week was the ideal time to say a huge thanks to all the wonderful people who give their time and energy to help save animals with PDSA.

Apart from donating, you can also help PDSA through the following:

  • Buy a charity gift with PDSA's Well Vetted Gifts
  • Buy something from their fabulous shopping catalogue
  • Kids can join the fun 'Young PDSA'
  • Sponsor an animal
  • Sign up as a PDSA Best Friend
  • Make a single, one-off donation
  • Set up a Direct Debit

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