Following the overwhelming response for the Agria Pet Insurance Age Amnesty, Agria is extending the offer for one more month. This means that cats and dogs of any age will be eligible for a lifetime insurance policy taken out up to and including 31st May 2015.
The amnesty is ideal for owners with older pets who are often excluded from new pet insurance policies by the vast majority of providers. Usually, a maximum starting age limit is applied to new policies but, during the Age Amnesty, Agria has waived this.
Agria launched Age Amnesty on 1st April to celebrate their new rescue centre support scheme. This enables rehoming centres and charities to set up 5 weeks free insurance policies for rehomed cats and dogs, to give adopters additional peace of mind as their new pet settles in.
Most importantly for these rehomed animals, Agria has permanently lifted the age limit for starting a new lifetime policy. Lack of availability of pet insurance can be a major barrier to older rescue pets being adopted, and this is something that Agria is hoping to address by giving new owners the assurance of eligibility for continued insurance.
Lorraine Tannatt Nash, Partnerships Manager for Agria Pet Insurance, says, “It’s crucial that older rescue pets are given the second chance they deserve and we hope that, by making insurance accessible, it will be easier for them to find forever homes. We’re delighted that our Age Amnesty gives all older pets the same chance, and are overwhelmed at the support we’ve received from the veterinary community.”
To help vets inform their clients about the Age Amnesty before it ends on 31st May 2015, Agria has produced a poster that can be displayed in practices. To obtain one for your practice, please get in touch with a member of the vet team, who can tell you more about the amnesty and about their rescue centre support scheme.