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RSPCA joins EFRA call for crackdown on ear cropping and fertility clinics

The RSPCA has welcomed calls from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee for an urgent crackdown on dog fertility clinics and poor breeding practices in the UK, as well as "better...

First international agreement on ‘naturally healthy body shapes’ for dogs published

The International Collaborative on Extreme Conformations in Dogs (ICECDogs) has published a position paper, heavily informed by research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), that helps owners to recognise good innate health in dogs. The...

‘Essex gang’ of four people convicted of training and fighting dogs across Europe [Warning:...

Four people from Essex, three men and one woman, have been convicted for their involvement in a dog fighting ring which organised fights spanning across England, the Republic of Ireland, and France. Phillip Harris Ali,...

Suspended sentence for Merseyside couple who let dog starve to death [Warning: upsetting images]

A couple from Merseyside were handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping animals for 20 years after they left their Mastiff dog, Zeus, to starve to death. Stephen O’Donnell and Rachel Foster were...
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RSPCA hopeful new Welsh Government may pave the way to statutory powers

The RSPCA may be one step closer to achieving statutory powers in Wales, as the newly appointed First Minister, Vaughan Gething MS, made a specific commitment in his leadership manifesto to empower RSPCA officers...
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Housing Bill to protect renters with pets in Scotland

The Housing (Scotland) Bill, which was published on 27 March, aims to prevent homelessness and strengthen tenants’ rights through several measures - including better protection for renters with pets. It's no mystery that many rentals...

Britain’s ‘most unwanted’ dog finally finds his forever home

Jake the Lurcher, who was once referred to in the media as 'Britain’s most unwanted dog', has finally found his forever home after spending more than 1,700 days at Dogs Trust's Leeds rescue centre. Jake...

A home for Cruz

Cruz is a very joyful two year old Rottweiler cross German Shepherd. Even after all of his bad luck Cruz is one of the happiest boys we have had in our care. He really...
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Pet Blood Bank UK’s ‘Around the Coast in 30 Days’ challenge is back

Pet Blood Bank UK’s fourth annual virtual fundraising challenge to help save more dog lives is here! Animal charity Pet Blood Bank UK returns with its virtual fundraising event to raise money to help save...
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RSPCA appeals for information after dead dog found in stream [Warning: upsetting image]

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dead dog was found in a plastic tub in a stream in Gloucestershire. The dog, who appears to be a male Dutch Shepherd dog,...

Tick Bite Prevention Week: all you need to know

Dr. Hannah Godfrey, working with Petsure, shares her expert tips for how to prevent tick bites.  Plus how you can spot the symptoms of tick-borne diseases in dogs. You can recognise a tick by their...
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Read our February issue for free!

Our March issue is out, and just like we used to pass physical magazines to each other, we want to do the same now. Here’s our February issue for you to read!

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A home for Cruz

Cruz is a very joyful two year old Rottweiler cross German Shepherd. Even after all of his bad luck Cruz is one of the...
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Terrier Yoko climbs Pen Y Fan to raise money for his...

Five-year-old terrier Yoko climbed the highest peak in South Wales to raise money for the rescue centre that’s been taking care of him for...

Zeus: 500 days waiting for a home

Zeus, a happy Staffie who loves people - but isn't too fond of other dogs - has spent 500 days in RSPCA care waiting...