Record Details

NGOBlue Cross
AddressBlue Cross, Shilton Road, Burford, Oxon, OX18 4PF
Telephone01993 822651
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 Societal change has meant that an original focus on working animals has been superseded by one on pet ownership and re-homing, including the provision of veterinary care for those unable to afford it.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. Source:
Year Created1897
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesOur Dumb Friends League
Related OrganisationsSociety for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS)
KeywordsAnimals and animal protection.
Last Edited ByRC at 02/10/2007 12:27:57