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Petplan provides free pet insurance for Ukrainian refugees

At their 2022 Veterinary Awards, Petplan announced that it will provide free pet insurance to all Ukrainian families bringing their pet to the UK via the Homes for Ukraine scheme

Leading pet insurer Petplan has announced that it will be providing free pet insurance to all Ukrainian families bringing their pet to the UK via the government’s Homes for Ukraine scheme, so they can access the veterinary care they might need.

The announcement was made at the recent Petplan Veterinary Awards, stating that pets will be treated under Petplan’s Classic Covered For Life policy enabling their owners to claim up to £4,000 if their pet is ill or injured during the first year when they are in the UK. 

Managing Director at Petplan Kieran O’Keeffe said: “We are deeply concerned and saddened by the events in Ukraine and the impact the war is having on people and their pets.

“At Petplan, we know that pets are part of the family and that many Ukrainians are taking their pets with them as they flee to safety.

“We recognise the important role pets will continue to play in the lives of these Ukrainian families. We hope that by providing them with free Petplan insurance we can at least reduce their concerns over veterinary costs and ensure that their pets have access to the care they need.”

Ukrainian families (or their English-speaking hosts) can find out more about the support available by calling Petplan on 0330 057 3662.

If a pet is taken into a UK veterinary practice by a Ukrainian refugee without Petplan insurance the practice team should call Petplan’s Vetline on 0330 102 1606 and financial support can retrospectively be provided.

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