Category Archives: Animal Welfare

Gumtree Clamps Down on Unscrupulous Pet Trading

Gumtree has today announced the introduction of a compulsory paywall in its Pets category, in a bid to deter unscrupulous operators from misusing the platform and discourage the ‘casual’ trading of animals online. From today, anyone wishing to post an … Continue reading

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The Soaring Cost of Veterinary Treatment

New research reveals the average cost of veterinary treatment for dogs and cats has risen by four per cent over the past year, with the average claim rising by £29, from £728 to £757. The overall cost of medical treatment … Continue reading

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Top Pet Phobias Include Paul Hollywood, ‘Corrie’ and Ice Cream Vans!

Paul Hollywood, ice cream vans, the theme tune to Coronation Street and pizza delivery men have emerged among a list of common PHOBIAS – for the nation’s pets. According to a new poll of British pet owners – nearly half (48 percent) of dogs … Continue reading

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Tips for Adopting a Pet for the First Time

Precise figures for the number of animals abandoned in the UK each year are hard to come by but in 2017 the RSPCA found new homes for more than 44,600 animals, so given that the RSPCA is just one of … Continue reading

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RSPCA Urges Public Not to Buy Dogs with Cropped Ears 

Animal welfare charity has seen 157% increase in reports of dogs with cropped ears over last two years The RSPCA is urging the public never to buy a dog with cropped ears as the charity has seen a surge in … Continue reading

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Victory for Commonsense and for All Dog Owners

Commonsense has prevailed in a victory for dog owners. Dog owners backed by the Kennel Club successfully challenged a draconian Public Spaces Protection Order in Richmond, which could have seen dog owners criminalised if their dogs so much as urinated … Continue reading

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‘Mr Loophole’ Applies For Dual Nationality for His Pooch

When it comes to the ongoing intricacies of current EU negotiations, celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman is conducting his own “Grrrrexit” talks – with French veterinary officials. For come the hour when freedom of movement between the UK and the remaining … Continue reading

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Can YOU Give Patsy His Forever Home?

Patsy, age 8, has been homeless for 3 years and his carers would love him to have a warm, loving home as soon as possible. Handsome Patsy is quite shy and takes a little while to show his true personality, … Continue reading

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Blue Monday? Millions of pets face an Unhappy BlueYear, says PDSA

Forget Blue Monday – millions of pets face a Blue Year unless their owners take steps to end their stress, obesity and loneliness, according to leading pet wellbeing charity PDSA. The warning comes on Monday 15 January – dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ – where short,  dark … Continue reading

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RSPCA Welcomes Government Crackdown on Illegal Puppy Breeders and Smugglers

The RSPCA has welcomed plans announced by the Government today (Friday 22 December) to crack down on dog breeders in England who put profits ahead of the health and welfare of the animals – as the charity revealed 2017 was … Continue reading

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