StreetVet Pays Tribute to its Ambassador, the Late Paul O’Grady
StreetVet has paid tribute to its ambassador and friend Paul O’Grady, who died unexpectedly yesterday, aged 67. A true advocate of the human-animal bond, he supported StreetVet’s cause of providing free veterinary care and services to the pets of those experiencing homelessness.
The much-loved comedian and TV presenter was introduced to StreetVet by the animal rescue centre Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, an organisation for which he was also an ambassador, whilst filming the show For the Love of Dogs. Paul fast became an incredible ambassador for StreetVet. Wanting to experience how StreetVet operates first-hand, he went out on outreach with co-founder and Clinical Director Jade Statt, as well as visiting a hostel to experience how StreetVet works tirelessly to keep owners and their pets together.
Jade said: “I have been struggling to find the words to do Paul’s impact justice. He was genuine, warm, open and caring with every StreetVet client and dog he met, immediately putting everyone at ease with his humour and mischief. He always had a twinkle in his eye, an infectious laugh and never failed to make me smile. It was an absolute privilege to have Paul as an ambassador for StreetVet. He was a true advocate for man’s best friend and a wonderful human being. We are thinking of everyone who loved him at this sad time.”
Paul attending a StreetVet outreach with Co-Founder Jade
Paul with his pet portrait of his doggy clan, by Hercule Van Wolfwinkle