The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) was founded in 1917 by Maria Dickin, an animal welfare pioneer. Their aim is the promotion of responsible pet ownership.

The PDSA is the leading veterinary charity in the UK with a network of 48 pet hospitals. They offer veterinary care for sick and injured pets of owners who are in need. Treatment is either low cost or free depending on the circumstances.

The charity relies on volunteers and donations and fundraising activities to keep their work going.