The beloved TV presenter will support the charity in its mission to help keep pets healthy and together with their owners, wherever possible.
National charity, StreetVet, is delighted to announce its newest ambassador - Scottish TV presenter and author Lorraine Kelly. Lorraine is the latest to join a host of incredible ambassadors - including the late Paul O’Grady -, in supporting this award-winning charity to raise awareness of its mission to provide free veterinary care to pets whose owners are experiencing homelessness across the UK.
Animal-lover and proud owner of five-year-old Angus (Border Terrier) and regular babysitter to Ruby (her daughter Rosie’s mini Dachshund), Lorraine has a history of championing pets, having previously raised awareness of the relevant role dogs play in beating social isolation - making the partnership with StreetVet a natural fit.
Lorraine Kelly, StreetVet Ambassador, says: “I love the special bond created between all the dogs I have had in my life. I fully appreciate the crucial role they play every day in my wellbeing. Supporting StreetVet and its mission is a way to give back something to pets and owners in need, ensuring more people can enjoy this special bond long-term.”
The announcement of Lorraine as the charity’s new ambassador has started to be revealed through teaser videos shared on the StreetVet Facebook (@streetvet) and Instagram pages (@streetvetuk_), showing a portrait of Lorraine’s dogs being hand-drawn by illustrator, fundraiser and StreetVet supporter, Hercule Van Wolfwinkle, in his signature ‘rubbish’ style.
Since its initial launch in 2020, StreetVet has continued to develop the StreetVet Accredited Hostel Scheme to ensure that hostels are well-equipped to proactively accept and support residents with pets. With only 10% of all UK hostel projects currently accepting pets*, StreetVet is committed to ensuring that those seeking support should not be forced to face being separated from their beloved companion in order to access a bed.
Jade Statt, Clinical Director & Brand Ambassador/Co-Founder, says: “The addition of Lorraine Kelly to the StreetVet team as an Ambassador is a very welcome one. As a fellow Glaswegian, I have always admired Lorraine and it is a real privilege to have her represent the charity as I know wholeheartedly that valuing pets as family is a concept that really resonates with her.“