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Santévet becomes the first Neighborhood Community Support center for homeless animals in Milan

Save the Dogs President Sara Turetta and Claudia Mercaldi, Marketing and Communications Manager Italy for Santévet at the inauguration of Milan's first Neighborhood Community Support Center.

Save the Dogs President Sara Turetta and Claudia Mercaldi, Marketing and Communications Manager Italy for Santévet at the inauguration of Milan’s first Neighborhood Community Support Center.

Santeveta leading provider of pet health insurance, and Save the dogs and other animalsthe foundation dedicated to the protection and welfare of abandoned and abused animals is pleased to announce their new partnership.

The partnership was unveiled at an opening event at Santévet’s offices in Milan, with the creation of the the first in the city Special space for “Neighborhood Community Support”.where the company’s employees collect essential supplies for animals from those in need in the community.

“Partnering with Save The Dogs gives us a tangible opportunity to make a real difference by reaching people in need and their four-legged friends. This marks the beginning of a lasting and meaningful partnership, and we are excited to see the positive change we can achieve together,” commented Claudia Mercaldi, Marketing and Communications Manager Italy for Santevet.

The project aims not only to improve the living conditions of underprivileged animals, but also to forge a collective mission and uphold ethical values. By partnering with Santévet, Save The Dogs and Other Animals can expand its initiatives and provide even more support to animals in need.

The project aims not only to improve the living conditions of underprivileged animals, but also to forge a collective mission and uphold ethical values.

The project aims not only to improve the living conditions of underprivileged animals, but also to forge a collective mission and uphold ethical values.

Sara Turetta, president of the Save The Dogs and Other Animals Foundation, said: “We would like to thank Santévet for believing in our project from the beginning. This invaluable collaboration will allow us to continue and expand our support of animals living with vulnerable individuals in Milan. We hope that many other businesses will follow Santévet’s example and create a whole range of ‘Neighborhood Community Support’ hubs across the city.

Santeveta French company founded in 2003 that specializes in pet health insurance, has recently expanded its services to Italy and aims to revolutionize and make financing pet veterinary care accessible to all. Thanks to twenty years of collaboration with veterinarians and experts from the sector, Santévet offers comprehensive health coverage and all-risk insurance for cats and dogs without breed exclusions, which is tailored to guarantee an optimal and personalized offer for every type of dog and cat species.

The “Save the dogs and other animalsThe Foundation was founded in 2002 by Sara Turetta, a former advertising executive from Milan, with the mission to save thousands of dogs during the mass slaughter in Romania. The Foundation is active in both Italy and Romania and implements numerous projects to combat the stray animal phenomenon and promote animal welfare. In addition to providing emergency assistance, sterilization efforts and facilitating international adoptions, Save the Dogs actively promotes animal welfare awareness through educational programs in schools. In 2019, the ‘Too Many Puppies’ campaign was launched to tackle the overpopulation of stray animals in southern Italy, resulting in the sterilization of more than 3,000 animals. Moreover, in 2021, the ‘Friends on the Streets’ project was introduced to help dogs belonging to the homeless in the city of Milan.

The partnership was unveiled at an opening event at Santévet's offices in Milan, with the creation of the city's first dedicated space for “Neighborhood Community Support”

The partnership was unveiled at an opening event at Santévet’s offices in Milan, with the creation of the city’s first dedicated space for “Neighborhood Community Support”

More recently, with the “Neighborhood community support” initiative, Save the Dogs launched an ongoing solidarity campaign to support animals belonging to individuals facing hardship in Milan. The goods collected are distributed by the Foundation’s Street Unit to people who live in difficult circumstances and have difficulty caring for their pets. Collections are organized every month at selected stores or at the association’s headquarters in Milan. The Santévet officeslocated at no. 68, Corso Sempione, now serve as a permanent collection and support hub for all company employees who want to participate in this project.

Santévet and Save The Dogs and Other Animals invite all animal lovers to support this important partnership and contribute to the protection and well-being of our four-legged friends.

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