|Background Information||"The Blue Cross is a registered UK animal welfare charity which aims to: ensure the welfare of animals by providing practical care; highlight the benefits of companionship between animals and people; promote a sense of respect and responsibility towards animals in the community."
Societal change has meant that an original focus on working animals has been superseded by one on pet ownership and re-homing, including the provision of veterinary care for those unable to afford it.
The Blue Cross works closely with the Society for Companion Animal Studies, an organisation of professionals concerned with the therapeutic benefits of pets.
The current name was adopted in 1950.
|Other Names / Antecedent Bodies||Our Dumb Friends League|
|Related Organisations||Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS)|
|Keywords||Animals and animal protection.|
|Last Edited By||RC at 02/10/2007 12:27:57|