Pets play an important role in many people's lives and often make a house a home. However, keeping pets in rented accommodation can be problematic. This issue is gaining more attention in policy, practice, and academia, and in this webinar, we explore it further.

We are delighted to be joined by Tom Simcock (Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield), who has recently led a piece of research for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home that shows the clear financial benefits of renting to pet owners and helps dispel myths about pets and assumed damage. Tom will highlight the key findings from this research and talk about the benefits of pet ownership to tenants and landlords.

We are excited to welcome Cats Protection who have long been campaigning for an end to blanket ‘no pets’ policies that deny millions of pet-loving renters the joy and companionship of a pet. Alice Palombo (Advocacy & Government Relations Officer for Scotland and Northern Ireland) will discuss Cats Protection’s Purrfect Landlord campaign. She will provide insights into recent legislative updates aimed at encouraging landlords to allow pets, including the Renters (Reform) Bill and the Housing (Scotland) Bill. Additionally, Natalie Ratcliffe (Lifeline Manager for Scotland) and Amy Hyde (Lifeline Manager) will share their work on ensuring that people fleeing domestic abuse are reunited with their pets.

The webinar will be Chaired by Kelly Henderson, the Chief Executive of Addressing Domestic Abuse.

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