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Theft of Dogs – A Missing Law?

The law of theft is concerned with the taking of another person’s “property” and treating it, outright, as their own. There is not, however, a specific offence of theft of pets. At present, pets are...
drug dog

Drug dealers send sympathy letter to police after death of drug detection dog

When drug detection dog Rocky died suddenly due to GDV (Gastric Dilation-Volvulus), commonly known as bloat, the police force in Thiene, a small town in Northern Italy, were grief-stricken. Many expressed their sympathies -...
vitality

Brits agree that looking after your pet’s vitality could help them live three years...

Over two thirds of Brits believe our pets are living healthier, younger and longer lives, with as many as nine in ten UK owners claiming their pet is 'full of vitality' - healthy and...
Stolen border terriers with family

40,000 letters looking for stolen Border Terriers

Georgie Bell, the heartbroken owner of Ruby and Beetle, two Border Terriers who were stolen from the Lothian Estate on the Scottish Borders back in December 2018 has vowed never to give up her...
Christmas dogs

Six of the Best… Christmas treats and products

Slickers Doghouse Located on Padstow’s North Quay, Slickers Doghouse is perfectly situated for dog walkers on the north coast, offering a plethora of eco-friendly and sustainable products for you and your canine companions. You’ll nd a...

Christmas 2018 was busiest in five years, says RSPCA as appeal launches

Christmas Day 2018 was the busiest in the past five years, RSPCA reveals. On 25 December 2018, the charity received 934 calls to its cruelty line - the highest number for five years and...

Police dog stabbed on duty receives commendation

German Shepherd Axle, a seven-year-old Police Dog, was honoured by vet charity PDSA for his "devotion to duty and bravery" on Friday, 8 November. Axle was gravely injured whilst tackling an armed criminal on...
christmas ad

[Video] Puppy’s dream to guide comes true in Guide Dogs Christmas ad

UK charity Guide Dogs has released a heart-warming animated TV advert for its Sponsor a Puppy Christmas campaign. It encourages the public to sponsor a guide dog puppy and follow their journey, from six weeks...
cat attack

Harrowing video shows man setting dog on cat – do you recognise him? [Warning:...

The RSPCA is appealing for information to find the identity of a man who deliberately set a dog on a pet cat in Woodlands Crescent, Walsall, on the night of 23 October. The man, who...

Jasper and the Face of God – a Poem by Boyd D. Cathey

Jasper and the Face of God Turning to first light in the day’s bold glare Each dawn two eyes cast a furtive stare. The first sight each morning I see o’er my face Is furry and long-eared, demanding...
fireworks

Petitions Committee’s report finds current fireworks law inadequate

Following its inquiry into the impact of fireworks on humans and animals, the House of Commons Petitions Committee has released its report deeming the current law inadequate, and calling for measures to better protect...

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Christmas 2018 was busiest in five years, says RSPCA as appeal...

Christmas Day 2018 was the busiest in the past five years, RSPCA reveals. On 25 December 2018, the charity received 934 calls to its...

Urgent appeal after worldwide shortage of injectable vitamin B12

An urgent appeal is being made for the search of injectable vitamin B12 for dogs, after concerned owners whose pets rely on the injectable...

Video: RSPCA seek owner of dog filmed being slapped

The RSPCA is appealing for information in a bid to trace the owner of a dog who featured in an online video that shows...