Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson Announced as StreetVet Ambassadors
We are thrilled to introduce our two new StreetVet ambassadors: comedian, presenter, writer and actor Sue Perkins and award winning writer and presenter Anna Richardson.
When Sue and Anna heard about StreetVet, they were intrigued by the concept and soon became keen to get involved. Sue and Anna enjoy being surrounded by their own four-legged companions and understand the benefits of good veterinary care to both pet and owner. Our StreetVet volunteers treat and advise on veterinary issues but we also listen to the owner and help them when we can too. Sometimes just knowing that their pet is healthy is often a huge boost to the owner’s wellbeing. This approach resonated with Sue and Anna who already actively support several mental health and homeless charities.
“Sue and Anna are both dedicated animal lovers and have first-hand experience of how powerful and valuable the human-animal bond can be. They have a long history of engagement with charitable causes and are passionate about homelessness, mental health and animal welfare. Their universal appeal and broad reach make them the perfect people to help spread the StreetVet word and we couldn’t be more excited to have them on board.’ – Dr Sam Joseph, StreetVet Co-Founder
StreetVet feel hugely privileged to have the endorsement of Sue and Anna and are proud to welcome these strong and charismatic ambassadors into the StreetVet community. We look forward to working with them both for many years to come.
“We are delighted to have been named as ambassadors for this remarkable charity which ensures that the companion animals of those experiencing homelessness get the vital veterinary care that they need and deserve.” – Sue Perkins and Anna Richardson
Comedian, writer, actor and radio DJ Paul O’Grady is perhaps best known for his straight-talking glamorous drag alter-ego ‘Lily Savage’. From humble Irish roots, Paul was born near Liverpool and as an adult migrated down to London where he worked for Camden Council social services for a time. Lily provided his breakthrough to mainstream media and a great platform to voice his views on LGBT rights.
More recently Paul has become known as a flamboyant and kind-hearted TV presenter not least in his shows ‘For the Love of Dogs’ following the work at Battersea Dog’s Home and his documentary series ‘Paul O’Grady’s Animal Orphans’. Dogs play a huge part in Paul’s life and his own dogs have joined him on his TV shows and tours.
Paul understands the significance of the bond between people and their dogs and cares deeply about human and animal welfare. These values reflect everything that StreetVet is about. We are humbled that he has agreed to work with us as an ambassador to promote a greater understanding of the homeless crisis and the struggles of our clients and their dogs.
After spending time out and about with the London StreetVet team, Paul said, “When we were filming ‘For the Love of Dogs’ we went out on the streets with StreetVet to see firsthand what they do for the homeless and their pets. I was really impressed with the dedication of the team and want to support them to enable them to reach even more homeless people around the country.”