Housebuilder’s cash donation helps Portsmouth pet hospital

A Portsmouth-based pet hospital has received a cash donation from a regional housebuilder.

Portsmouth PDSA Pet Hospital, in Cowplain, received £1,000 from Persimmon Homes South Coast, based in Fareham, which donated the money through its Community Champions scheme. The builder chose the charity to benefit from its monthly match-funded donation.

Leading veterinary charity PDSA provides free and low cost treatment to sick and injured pets in need. It costs £60 million a year to provide the service nationwide.

Sam Haig, Pet Hospital Leader at Portsmouth PDSA Pet Hospital, said: “The PDSA treats around 125 pets every working day in Portsmouth and provided more than 65,000 treatments last year alone.

“The owners we see every day at PDSA Portsmouth tell us how their pets have helped them through difficult times, provided them with love and companionship, motivated them to go out more and given them a real sense of purpose.

“Every day we provide critical care for pets of those who are most in need, so we’re thrilled that Persimmon has chosen to help by providing much needed support for the local community.”

Matt Paine, managing director of Persimmon Homes South Coast, said: “We are delighted to be able to help the PDSA Portsmouth Pet Hospital – pets help people in many ways and we are delighted to be able to support the work of this charity.

“If people were unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again this year and hopefully they will become our next recipient.”

To nominate and to find out about the terms and conditions people can visit