Andrew Rosindell has endorsed the StreetVet Accredited Hostel Scheme, launched today the 30th of November. The scheme - which will roll out nationwide – will enable hostels to accept multiple residents with their pets by offering free, accessible veterinary care, as well as support for hostel managers and staff to adopt and implement positive pet policies. Currently many people face the impossible choice between a roof over their heads or giving up their beloved pet.
Street Vet has also reaffirmed its support for Andrew's bill, Jasmine's Law which has its Second Reading on the 29th of January, 2021. Andrew's bill, if passed, will ban "no pets" clauses for rented accommodation, with limited exceptions. Pet owners will also have to demonstrate "responsible ownership" as part of the measures.
StreetVet co-founder Sam Joseph said: “Once people have been temporarily housed with pets, they still face hurdles to access permanent accommodation, due to many landlords banning pets. For this reason, StreetVet is also supporting Jasmine’s Law and has shared our policies and procedures in the hope they can also be applied to permanent rented accommodation. Our charity’s purpose is to protect the human-animal bond and keep our clients and their pets together.”
Andrew Rosindell said:“Responsible pet owners are forced to give up beloved pets if they need to move and are unable to find an affordable place to rent where their pet is also allowed, while homeless pet owners are faced with the choice of giving up their pet or staying on the streets. “No pets” policies can have a terrible impact on individuals and families. More often than not, these policies are completely unnecessary.”
Find out more about Andrew's bill here.
Find out more about the scheme, and the work that Street Vet does, here.