Recession Proof Pet
For Immediate Release
- October 30, 2008
the world wide economy in turmoil and our household budgets stretched to the maximum
there simply is no spare cash left over for unexpected expenses such as veterinary
Friends Insurance have several levels of cover ranging from just a few pounds
per month to comprehensive full life time policies to help protect you against
unforeseen medical expenses for ongoing conditions and to give you some peace
of mind during these trying times.
past few months have shown that pet owners are purchasing record numbers of insurance
policies from Animal Friends over that of past years. We believe, as do many others,
that this is partly due to the present uncertain times. British families fear
they simply cannot take the chance of something unforeseen happening to their
pets, resulting in a costly vet bill.
the country households have seen mortgage increases of £200 to as much as £400
a month as their fixed rate mortgage deals come to an end. Adding to this are
the increasing numbers of business closures and escalating household fuel bills.
So as the Citizens Advice Bureau increasingly reports record numbers of people
coming to them with debt problems and all families having to cut back on meals
out, luxury food items and even child care, it seems that these same families
are making a big effort to purchase pet insurance as a precaution.
is well known in the industry that more claims are made for pet related illness
rather than accidents. Similarly insurers are reporting that they find claim ratios
are 1 in 4 and often as high as 1 in 3 for pets requiring veterinary treatment
each year. Another important fact is that veterinary fees are rising faster than
inflation and pet insurance claims are made more frequently than other household
or car insurance claims.
startling facts found by research done by a large supermarket is that 1.6 million
pet owners have had to put down at least one pet dog or cat over the past five
years because of not being able to cover a vet bill. To avoid this unnecessary
heartache many are looking into getting lifelong policies for their pets.
Green, spokesman for the RSPCA said: "The vast majority of responsible pet owners
do get insurance. But people often do not appreciate the cost of vet treatment.
People are out of touch with what it can cost. Insurance is a relatively small
outlay in comparison."
Friends Insurance is a not-for- profit organization, which means all of the
net profits that are made from their Pet Insurance policies go directly to charities
which help animals in need. The charities that they provide aid to are worldwide
and include; Animal Asia, The Born Free Foundation, donkey and horse sanctuaries
in Israel and the Gambia, as well as smaller charities such as Somerset and Dorset
Rescue and Woodlands Animal Sanctuary.
difficult financial times like these charitable donations are one of the first
things to be hit with the media reporting a huge downturn in public funding for
charities. Because of this sad fact Animal Friends has teamed up with The Mayhew
Animal Home, one of the busiest animal sanctuaries in London, rescuing thousands
of animals from cruelty and neglect each year, form cats and dogs to rabbits and
many other animals. To help the Mayhew's important work, Animal Friends Insurance
will be donating £5 for every policy sold when a pet insurance purchase is made
right until the end of November 08, a buyer just has to give the promotional code
MAY1 at the time of purchase to trigger the donation. So whether you phone Animal
Friends Insurance to buy a policy - or buy online - mention the promotional code
MAY1 and Animal Friends will earmark £5 towards this worthy cause on your behalf.
to get pet insurance through Animal Friends is two-fold; you get peace of mind
from knowing you will be able to provide for the four-legged members of your family
and you will also be contributing to charities around the world who together help
many thousands of animals in need.
Information about Animal Friends Insurance
is a non-profit
making insurance business, which donates 100% of its net profits to animal welfare
charities worldwide. The company was founded in 1998 and offers competitively
priced dog and cat insurance products. In 2005 Animal Friends Insurance's managing
director, Elaine Fairfax, won the NatWest everywoman Award for achieving the most
outstanding success in business. Animal Friends currently insures around 30,000
pets at a £5 million gross written premium
Friends Insurance Services Limited, a company registered in England and Wales
No. 3630812. Animal Friends is regulated by the Financial Services Authority,
FSA Registration Number: 307858. This can be checked by visiting the FSA website
or by contacting the FSA on 0845 606 1234. Animal Friends and its Logos are protected
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Rescue Association) to be trained on a "mammal medic" course to rescue dolphins
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