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LONDON — Pet owners in the UK can rest easy, the Home Office has announced.
The government has announced it will continue to support pet owners with emergency pet insurance as well as the “Safe Pet” programme.
It said: “The Home Office is committed to providing pet owners and owners of companion animals with the best possible protection against the devastating effects of climate change.”
The Home Department said it is taking steps to protect the public and will provide information about the policies and the procedures.
But it added that “in the short term, the Government will continue supporting pet owners in their efforts to obtain the most appropriate coverage and support available.”
While the announcement doesn’t mention pet owners by name, the announcement is a strong signal that the government is making the best of a bad situation.
Some experts have questioned whether pet owners can make a difference at all, particularly when the climate is warming and there is little or no help available to those in need.
In the UK, the cost of insurance for pet owners is a maximum of £25,000 ($33,800) a year.
Experts told ABC News the cost for a “non-pet” owner to insure their pet would be between £12,000 and £25 to £50 ($18,800-$28,900) a season.
That could mean a “catastrophic” financial burden for a pet owner, especially if they are the only one in their household who is not a veterinarian or specialist.
“In my experience, people who are not experts in their field tend to have more difficulty paying the insurance premium,” said Mark Green, the director of Pet Policy Institute.
He said pet owners often have little idea how much insurance they need and if they should get it.
However, the fact that the Home Department is providing help to pet owners indicates that it is working on its response to climate change.
At least 20,000 households across the UK will have pets in the next five years, and a similar number will be expected to have them in the future, according to the Home Affairs Select Committee.
If pet owners are not prepared for a change, it could cause stress for the pets.
Green also said the government should increase subsidies to encourage people to buy pet insurance.
More than half of the UK’s pet owners were under the age of 50, and one in 10 of those was female.
While some people think pet owners will need more help than others, Green said:”The key issue is that pet owners tend to be those who can get the most out of their pet insurance.”
It is important that pet insurance is affordable, he added.
With the UK on track to be one of the hottest climates on record, it is imperative that the governments response to the changing climate is proactive and not reactive.
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