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 well with one litter being...
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 cent of UK dogs, as...
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 bleeding tumour on his spleen....
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 anecdotal stories. Research shows that only...
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 wildlife get hurt by fireworks....
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” in the Third Sector Awards...
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 all, but a ‘miniature whippet’....
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, barely bothered to make eye...
The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill, which will increase maximum custodial sentences for animal cruelty from six months to five years in England, passed its Second Reading on Friday (23 October) and will now proceed to the committee stage for...
A new opinion poll among South Koreans, conducted by Nielsen and commissioned by Humane Society International/Korea, shows "growing support for a ban on dog meat consumption", with 84 per cent of those polled saying they "don’t or won’t eat...

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