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Romanian Feral Dog Ursu Becomes ‘Poster Dog’ for Others in Desperate Need

Animal-loving TV presenter and former newsreader Jan Leeming, is helping to highlight the plight of Romanian street dogs after meeting Ursu, a seven-year old Romanian stray dog so traumatised by human brutality he had to be netted or sedated before … Continue reading

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Suspended Jail Sentence and Life Animal Ban for County Durham Dog Owner

Pets Lola and Charlie found living in ‘shocking’ conditions but are now enjoying life in great new forever homes A man from County Durham has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals for life after a … Continue reading

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RSPCA’s Top 20 Rescues of 2018

More than 1m calls are made to the RSPCA each year to report animals in need of help – here the charity reflects on some of the most surprising and unusual! RSPCA officers never know what they might face when … Continue reading

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From Portly Pooches to Healthy Hounds – Two Dogs Share UK’s ‘Biggest Loser’ Crown

Two formerly obese dogs have been named joint pet slimmers of the year in 2018’s PDSA Pet Fit Club competition – after both shedding a quarter of their bodyweight – an incredible 18.8kg (equivalent to a Beagle*)! Every year vet … Continue reading

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18-year-old Cat Finds Retirement Home With Kent Couple

A blind, senior cat who has reached the grand old age of 126-YEARS-OLD in human years has finally found a home to spend her retirement. At 18-years-old and completely blind, black cat Isabella spent months in RSPCA care patiently waiting … Continue reading

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Councils Need More Funds Or Animals Could Suffer, Warns RSPCA

The RSPCA is warning that animals could suffer as councils are being expected to deliver more welfare work with no extra money. Cash-strapped councils are legally obliged to run stray dog services, care for pets belonging to owners in hospital, … Continue reading

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Animal Welfare Organisations Unite to Protect the Public from Dodgy Pet Sellers

1,000 new adverts for pets appear online every day in the U 37% of people admit to doing no research before purchase Over 10% of people reported their pet became unwell after purchase, and nearly 20% had to pay unexpected … Continue reading

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French Bulldog is Perfect Example of Problems Facing ‘Designer Dogs’

Poor Dobby was imported from Lithuania, sold on Gumtree, and ended up in RSPCA care needing major corrective surgery to help with breathing problems common in the breed. Just like his Harry Potter namesake, little Dobby hasn’t had an easy … 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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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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