Caring for animals for 127 years

rehoming2Did you know that Agria has been supporting animal welfare for 127 years?

From insuring our first horse in 1890, we moved on to a policy for our first dog in 1924, with cats following a few years later. Back then, pet insurers were few and far between, so we had the freedom to develop in our own, unique way. We didn’t follow the example of anyone else; instead, we gradually shaped our business by putting animal care and welfare at the very heart of all that we do.

Working very closely with the veterinary profession, right from the word go, has been central to Agria. We’ve consistently and directly aligned our products with the very latest in veterinary thinking and animal treatments.

Strong and established links with organisations such as BSAVA (British Small Animal Veterinary Association and AHT (Animal Health Trust) have been vital in allowing us to create insurance products that really fit the needs of pets and their owners. We also greatly value our long-standing ties with both the Kennel Club and Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), which give us an invaluable insight and influence into the very latest topics in the cat and dog worlds.

In 2014, International Cat Care recognised Agria as ‘Cat Friendly’, an accolade we remain very proud of. As an insurer, this singled us out for our extensive work to promote responsible animal care by developing specialist cat-focussed insurance policies that are affordable, appropriate and relevant to cats and their owners.

Collaboration with initiatives such as PupAid, together with our own schemes, all follow our original ethos of putting animals first.

Now with a growing list of rescue and rehoming organisations joining us as Agria partners, we’re bringing free insurance to adopted pets of all ages. But these partnerships are about much more than free policies. As partners, we support events and fundraising, help raise awareness and also ensure adopted pets can have access to lifetime insurance, whatever their age.

Specialising in pet insurance ensures that we retain the philosophy we started with back in 1890; to do what’s right for animals by their keeping needs and welfare at the very core of all that we do.