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RSPCA Teams Up with Volkswagen to Drive Animal Welfare Forward

08 July 2014

UK - The RSPCA is working in partnership with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to drive forward animal welfare in a move that could help thousands of animals across England and Wales.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has committed itself to donate six brand new bespoke BlueMotion Crafter vans, which will be specially adapted for use by the RSPCA.

The vans will help find loving new homes for pets and seek vital rehabilitation for sick and injured wildlife.

Vans will support frontline services

The new Crafters, and the financial support provided by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles through events and sponsorship, will be used as part of the RSPCA's networking project.

They will transport rescued and abandoned animals around the country to support frontline services.

The networking project will also improve efficiency within our frontline services, meaning the support of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will have a long-lasting cost cutting effect without compromise.

Matthew Cull, RSPCA high value giving manager, said: “The impact this commitment from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will have on the day to day management of our core animal welfare activity is huge.

“The networking project allows our staff on the frontline at animal centres to make the best decisions and use all our available resources in the most cost effective and efficient way.

“The vehicles are key to this. They need to be fit for purpose and adaptable. Without this gift we simply wouldn’t be able to carry out this work.

"We’re incredibly grateful to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and are looking forward to working with them to help shape this project and our future partnership together.”

The first two new Crafter vans will be out on the roads from late September following their delivery.

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