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out with the old

Out with the old. In with the new.

“To the person who just handed in your 11 year old dog to a rescue claiming you're moving home and the landlord won't allow dogs when in fact you aren't moving home and you've...
Boxers

Caged boxers starved to death next to bags of dog food [Warning: upsetting images]

Two young boxers were found starved to death in a crate inside a kitchen, only feet away from bags of dog food and treats. The bodies of two-year-old Bruno and 18-month-old Ruby were found...
Fita with Furry Angels Haven Wuhan rescues

Furry Angels Haven: saving the pets of Wuhan

Run by only two volunteers, Fita and Xenia, Furry Angels Haven has been a lifeline for abandoned and abused pets in Wuhan since 2018 - and after the city became the epicentre of a...
The puppy was found in a box

Puppy with deformed paw dumped in box

A six-week-old puppy with a deformed paw has been rescued after a member of the public found him inside a box which was left in Cedar Park, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, on 7 November.  The pup,...
Nikita

A home for Nikita

Nikita is a beautiful 10 year old old Husky who has had rotten luck in finding her forever home. We adore Nikita here, and we do everything we can to make her happy and...
disabled rescue Ella

How one article helped save four disabled dogs

I am writing to let you know what Dogs Today magazine has done for four of our disabled rescue dogs. I live in the UK, but I volunteer for Sirius Animal Rescue, based in Cluj,...
Dogs on meat truck in China

A charity’s fight to save dogs from the meat trade during Covid-19 pandemic

As breeders and rescue centres continue to see record demand for puppies and dogs alike, UK dog rescue charity Labrador Retriever Rescue Southern England (LRRSE) continues to turn its attention further afield to the...
Can dog breeding for profit be ethical?

Got a puppy after January 2019? Take part to a study on ‘pandemic puppies’

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is calling for respondents for its survey on puppy buying experiences both before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. "This ‘Pandemic Puppies’ study will compare how and why puppies were bought...

Animals lost and killed as fireworks season begins

Distressed dogs bolting away and becoming lost, cats cats killed by fireworks, and a dead horse; with more than 80 incidents reported to the RSPCA in the past two weeks, the charity is once...
art tips: draw your dog

Art tips: how to draw your dog

At present approximately 26 per cent of adults in the UK own a pet, resulting in a pet dog population of nearly 9.9 million, according to a recent PAW Report. As a proud dog...
puppies born at Birmingham Dogs Home

Puppies cheer up rescue staff during lockdown

It has been a 'ruff' year, but the staff at Birmingham Dogs Home have several reasons to smile, having welcomed two litters of puppies during the local lockdown. "Both mums and puppies are doing extremely...

Remember, remember your pets this November

Firework season, which kicks off with Bonfire Night on 5 November and continues throughout the New Year, has begun - and pet owners are more concerned than ever. RSPCA figures show that around 62 per...
Rascal

Rascal

I stare in disbelief at the emergency vet doctor trying, but still unable, to absorb the awful news. Our beloved Rascal, the smiling black and white Border Collie that we walk regularly, has a...
dog walking

How dog walking limits damage responsible owners

In October this year our council implemented a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) limiting the number of dogs a person in our local area can walk, which was unevidenced and only based on two...
fireworks

MPs to debate petition to ban fireworks general sale to public

On Monday 2 November, MPs will debate a petition asking to ban fireworks for general sale to the public. The petition, which gathered over 305,000 signatures, states, “Every year more and more people, animals and...
Claire Horton will leave Battersea at the end of January 2021

Battersea announces departure of Chief Executive Claire Horton CBE

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has announced the departure of its long-time Chief Executive, Claire Horton CBE, who led the charity for the past 11 years.  Claire was named “Charity Chief Executive of the Year”...

Unleashed: what do we fear when the lead is off?

Out walking with my 10-week-old puppy, I am often told how brave I am to have her off the lead. Some people are so incredulous they insist she must not be a puppy at...
Kane

Kane and Lilly

Our first dog was a Staffy cross from our local rescue centre. He was dark brindle and looked so sad in the kennel. He lent up against the wall with a look of despair,...

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Daisy

Saving Daisy and friends

Daisy is only two years old and has endured more cruelty than many dogs experience in their lifetime. She was left to die in...
Nikita

A home for Nikita

Nikita is a beautiful 10 year old old Husky who has had rotten luck in finding her forever home. We adore Nikita here, and...
Bella Boo struggled during lockdown

Bella Boo’s battle with lockdown loneliness

Although many pets have enjoyed having their owners work from home during lockdown, the pets of key workers had a very different experience, with...