Yesterday (5 October), almost exactly six months after Lucy's Law came into effect in England, the Welsh government has confirmed that the ban on third party puppy (and kitten) sales will be introduced in Wales as well "by the...
On World Animal Day (4 October) 20 years ago, FOUR PAWS founders Heli Dungler and Josef Pfabigan presented a '74 retro police bus as the first mobile veterinary clinic. What sounds curious today was then a pilot project of...
We have received the sad news that Victoria Spry, a woman who endured years of horrific abuse at the hands of her foster mother and went on to fight for other abuse survivors, has passed away. We honour her...

Invisible chains

When you hear talk about cartels, you normally think of illegal drugs, not vets and pet funerals! But increasingly, the same shareholders will profit from almost every aspect of your dog’s life and death Article originally published in the July...
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging pet owners and livestock keepers who are worried about their animals’ welfare to "take steps now to avoid possible injury and distress during traditional fireworks dates" such as Bonfire Night, Halloween, Diwali...
Now that we're a few weeks into the school term after the longest summer holiday ever, it’s not only the human family members that are facing an upheaval in what had become the normal routine. For dogs who are...
Coronavirus has forced more than a quarter of small businesses to pause or close-up completely, and if you've been one of those affected and have always wanted to re-start again and perhaps own your own pet business - but...
The RSPCA is appealing for information about a Patterdale terrier found wandering alone in Derbyshire with injuries that are "typical of badger baiting and digging". A member of the public found the black Patterdale terrier along Horsleygate Road in Dronfield...
Three men from Kent have been jailed after "shocking" WhatsApp messages revealed "a string of offences against wildlife", RSPCA says. Matthew McWilliam Junior, Jethro Smith and Harry Noble all pleaded guilty to a string of welfare offences - including setting...
Dogs trained to detect Covid infections are being used to screen passengers just off the plane in Helsinki, Finland - and the results so far are promising. Passengers landing at the Helsinki airport can choose to be tested through specially...

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