Leading veterinary charity, PDSA, provides free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership.

The charity operates through a UK-wide network of 51 Pet Hospitals and over 380 Pet Practices. To be eligible for PDSA Pet services, pet owners must be in receipt of either Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit or Universal Credit.

Last year, PDSA treated over 470,000 pets and provided more than 2.7 million veterinary treatments. This included more than 440,000 preventive treatments, such as vaccinations, neutering and microchipping, to pets across the UK. The charity’s Pet services are funded entirely by public support; mainly through gifts in wills, donations and trading.

Every year PDSA publish the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report, the most comprehensive survey of pet wellbeing across the UK. Produced in conjunction with YouGov, the report has surveyed over 53,000 pet owners on the five welfare needs of their pet - Environment, Diet, Behaviour, Companionship and Health.

PDSA sees Rabbit Awareness Week as a key opportunity to educate rabbit owners and make a positive difference to the wellbeing of their pets.

To download a copy of the 2015 PAW report visit https://www.pdsa.org.uk/pawsfirst

For more information about PDSA visit www.pdsa.org.uk