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Member organisation

The Blue Cross


The Blue Cross exists to ensure the welfare of companion animals by providing practical care, highlighting the benefits of companionship between animals and people and promoting a sense of responsibility towards animals in the community. To achieve this the Charity is committed to the promotion of:
  • Responsible companion animal ownership
  • Companion animal welfare
  • The principle that every companion animal should receive proper veterinary care
  • The principle that every companion animal should have a caring home
  • The ideal that no healthy companion animal should be put to sleep simply for want of a home
  • The benefits of the relationship between companion animals and people

Principal activities

  • Encourages and promotes kindness to the care and protection of companion animals
  • Promotes educating the general public in respect of responsible animal ownership
  • Finds new homes for dogs, cats and other companion animals through its 11 adoption centres
  • Manages and developed the Pet Bereavement Support Service in association with the Society for Companion Animal Studies.
  • Promotes the understanding of dog ownership and behaviour, through its specialist Animal Behaviour Team
  • Provides a veterinary service for pet owners who are unable to afford the full cost of private care, via its four Animal Hospitals.
  • Works with partners in animal welfare.
Address Head Office
Shilton Road
Oxon OX18 4PF
Hours 09.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday
Tel 01993 822651
Fax 01993 823083

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