By Susan Donaldson, B.A. (Hons), Animal Campaigner
Charity pet insurers that give back are partnered with animal charities. There are others that are known to give large donations to animal charities.
They offer prices just as competitive as pet insurers who do not donate to animal charities, or donate very little.
We have compiled a list of pet insurers who give back, below. By supporting them over other pet insurers, you will help them save more animals from suffering.
Considering that round 50% of pets require veterinary treatment every year, it is a good idea to have pet insurance.
If you consider yourself a responsible pet owner, then you probably have pet insurance. Once you have it, you do not need to worry about any unexpected large vets bills that may run in to thousands.
Many pet owners without insurance are left devastated when they cannot afford the treatment their pet needs. Often, the only alternatives are to let the pet suffer or put it to sleep.
A bonus of getting pet insurance, if you use one of the pet insurers listed on this page, is that you can help animals desperately in need at the same time as protecting your pet.
Animal Friends Pet Insurance was originally set up as a not for profit insurance organisation. It is the only insurance company in the UK to donate large amounts of money from its profits to animal charities across the world.
To see some of the worldwide organisations that have benefited, see the Charities Helped by Animal Friends Pet Insurance . If you know of a particularly deserving and needy charity, they are open to suggestions.
They have a ‘Charity of the Month’ competition every month with a prize of £5000 for the winner, down to £1,500 for the charity who comes forth.
To visit this site, go to Animal Friends Pet Insurance.
In the UK, you can take out pet insurance with the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
It is underwritten by AXA Insurance and 20% of the payment for each insurance plan goes towards helping the RSPCA in their vitally important work. There is a 5% reduction in your premium if you apply online.
Each time a pet insurance policy is taken out with UK insurer Petplan, they donate 10% of the premium to animal charities. If that policy is renewed each year, they continue to make that 10% donation.
They formed a charitable trust and donate a large amount of money to animal charities every year. In 2016, they donated £3,168,548 to animal charities.
They give £500 each month to an animal rehoming centre and provide 4 weeks free pet insurance for pets adopted from certain animal re-homing rescue centres.
To visit this site, go to Petplan Pet Insurance.
You can take out pet insurance with a UK charity, the PDSA (People's Dispensary for Sick Animals). It is underwritten by an insurance company, and the average donation to the PDSA per policy is 18% of the premium paid.
To visit this site, go to PDSA Pet Insurance.
By taking out a pet health insurance policy with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) you can help support the vitally important work they do.
It is underwritten by an insurance company which donates funds to the ASPCA. To visit this site, and to find out more about their animal charity work, go to ASPCA Pet Insurance.
Healthy Paws Pet insurers have a non-profit foundation.
Through their foundation, they help pet adoption groups grow. As a result, many homeless pets find new homes. By taking out pet insurance with them, you will be helping to save more homeless pets.
To visit this site, go to Healthy Paws Pet Insurance.
On this site, there are many varied ways you can help animals and help stop cruelty. In fact, there are so many ways that there is something for every personality type, no matter what their circumstances.
If you would like to learn more about why we so urgently need to help stop animal suffering, please see this website. It will allow you to broaden your knowledge of many types of worldwide animal abuse, giving you the ability to help animals by spreading awareness and answering questions people may have. Please be aware that you may find the information distressing, especially if you are a more sensitive person.
One great way to help animals is to share the information you have seen on this website. Doing so means more people could help stop animal cruelty, and that would make you responsible for more animals being saved from suffering. Together, we can help people help animals.