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Pet owners may have to give up their pets in case of loss of income

Over half new pet owners would have to give up pets “within months” in...

With the surge in pet ownership during the Covid-19 pandemic, there were many reasons to worry for its effect on animal welfare - not least the concern that new pet owners wouldn't be able...
Can dog breeding for profit be ethical?

Pandemic pups and dogs with behavioural problems filling UK’s rescues

Many months since the start of the first UK lockdown, new research by Agria Pet Insurance shows the continued and alarming impact on the situation for dogs resulting from the pandemic. It is reported that...
mating

Great Debate: Is interrupting a pregnancy the ethical thing to do in the event...

Not every owner is keen to spay their dogs for a vast array of reason. While the decision is up to the owner, it is a simple fact that accidents happen: dogs can slip...
Jellyfish

Jellyfish danger for dogs

For a human, a jellyfish sting is simply painful (unless you’re allergic) but for our four-legged friends, an encounter could be fatal. The warning comes after two puppies on Seaburn beach in Sunderland became...
Nowzad staff

Mission Accomplished: Nowzad team now safe in Pakistan

A month on from the dramatic fall of Kabul in Taliban hands, former Royal Marine and founder of the Nowzad charity Paul ‘Pen’ Farthing can finally breathe a sigh of relief: his charity's staff...
Springer spaniel Tandi and Eric

Elderly spaniel taken in by family who adopted her brother 14 years earlier

Tandie, a 14-year-old Springer spaniel, arrived at RSPCA Cornwall’s Venton Centre after the sad death of one of her owners, who had adopted her in 2007. Tandie had originally arrived at the centre as a...

Pet dogs can predict owners’ epileptic seizures, study confirms

We know that dogs can be trained to detect an astounding array of medical issues, including cancer, Covid, dangerous drops in blood sugar and upcoming seizures. There have been instances of dogs with no formal...

‘Supervet’ Noel Fitzpatrick mourns loss of beloved Keira

World-famous 'Supervet' Noel Fitzpatrick has announced the loss of Keira, his 14-year-old Border Terrier. As Noel came to prominence through the television programme The Supervet, Keira was a constant presence by his side. She did...
puppy smuggling operation

Consultation underway on plans to tackle puppy smuggling

The Government is seeking public and industry views on its plans to crack down on puppy smuggling and ban the import of dogs with cropped ears or docked tails, in a GB-wide consultation that...
Lily was said to resemble a puffer fish

‘Puffer fish’ dog gets new lease of life

Lily, a Jack Russell-type dog who was described as resembling a puffer fish due to her size, is enjoying life after slimming down to a more healthy weight.  Eight-year-old Lily was twice her ideal weight...
puppy Spencer

Woman avoids prison after burying puppy alive

Inga Ozola, a woman from Leyland, Preston, was handed a suspended jail sentence after burying her Pomeranian puppy alive in April 2019. The puppy was found on 27 April 2019 buried in the ground in...
pet abduction law to be introduced

Pet abduction offence to be introduced

After years of campaigning to make the punishment for pet theft fit the severity of the crime, the Government has now pledged to follow its pet theft taskforce's recommendation to introduce the crime of...

Breeders: the good, the bad, and the ugly

When it comes to finding good breeders, people need considerable help to sort the good from the bad and the ugly... I spent 20 years working in animal behaviour and welfare professionally in the UK....
August issue

Read our August issue for free!

Our September issue is out now and just like we used to pass physical magazines to each other, I want to do the same now. Here’s our August issue for you to read!
Canine Arthritis management

Canine Arthritis Management: the Big Walk 2021

Throughout September, Canine Arthritis Management are going to be celebrating the arthritic dog with their annual CAM Big Walks fundraiser! So much of having an arthritic dog is things they can’t do, and CAM intends...
dog meat trade

Dog meat traders to be prosecuted for the first time in Indonesian history

A gang of dog meat traders in Indonesia will be prosecuted after being intercepted by police with with 78 dogs in the back of a truck headed for slaughter. The dogs, bound and gagged...
The centre in Kabul, Afghanistan

Rescue the Animal Rescuers: get charity staff out of Afghanistan

UK charities are calling for help getting their vet staff still in Afghanistan, including Afghan nationals, safely out of the country as Kabul falls to the Taliban. One such charity is Nowzad, which was founded...

Knife attacks on animals: RSPCA shares extent of cruelty [Warning: upsetting images]

The RSPCA has shared the extent of knife attacks on animals in the UK, revealing that they have received "130 reports of knife attacks on animals each year on average" - more than two...

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Appeal for information as dog left in ‘terrible’ condition in Kent

The RSPCA is appealing for information as they carry out an investigation after a very poorly dog was handed into a vet practice in...
Canine Arthritis management

Canine Arthritis Management: the Big Walk 2021

Throughout September, Canine Arthritis Management are going to be celebrating the arthritic dog with their annual CAM Big Walks fundraiser! So much of having an...
The centre in Kabul, Afghanistan

Rescue the Animal Rescuers: get charity staff out of Afghanistan

UK charities are calling for help getting their vet staff still in Afghanistan, including Afghan nationals, safely out of the country as Kabul falls...