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New partnership to support abandoned animals in Edinburgh
Through the partnership, Petplan will offer four weeks free pet insurance to rehomed animals.
PetPlan and Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home join forces to help lost and stray pets.

Insurance provider Petplan has announced a new partnership with Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home to support animal rehoming.

Through the partnership, Petplan will offer four weeks of free pet insurance to rehomed animals, giving new owners peace of mind that financial help is available, and allowing the charity to generate additional funds.

Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home works with the Police and Local Authorities to rescue, reunite and rehome stray and abandoned dogs and cats. Founded in 1883, the centre has an open intake policy, accepting any dog or cat and working tirelessly to rehome them.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Petplan, who are renowned for their top-class pet insurance, to offer a free initial cover period to animals rehomed from us here at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home,” commented CEO Lindsay Fyffe-Jardine.

”We were pleased to be able to open our doors again to rehoming and are happy to know that all the animals going off to their forever homes have the insurance they need, providing reassurance to our rehoming customers.”

James Barnes, head of sales and partnership at Petplan, added: “Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home do fantastic work finding new homes for vulnerable animals. We are very happy to be working in partnership with them to provide the best start possible as these animals settle into their new surroundings.

“With Petplan insurance in place, adopters can concentrate on getting to know their new companion, safe in the knowledge that financial help is available to cover the cost of any unexpected veterinary treatment as they start their adventure together.”

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Kennel Club appoints new chief executive

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 The Kennel Club has announced the appointment of Mark Beazley, who was previously Cats Protection's director of operations, as chief executive. Mark replaces Rosemary Smart, who stepped down from the role in April after 18 years.

Mark has held several senior strategic and executive roles, including executive director at Dogs Trust Ireland and chair of the Companion Animal Working Group at Eurogroup for Animals. He was also heavily involved in the establishment of the Eu Cat and Dog Alliance.

Mark will take up his new role in October. 

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Nathalie, who is an RCVS advanced practitioner in feline medicine, will lead the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and a play key role in advancing knowledge and research in feline medicine.

Claire Bessant, iCatCare's chief executive said: "We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming Nathalie to the charity. She brings a depth and breadth of feline expertise and understanding which fits perfectly with the charity's work and development, and her enthusiasm for cats is infectious."