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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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MPs Rejection of Animal Sentience In Brexit Bill A Backward Step, Says RSPCA

A vote by MPs to reject the inclusion of animal sentience into the EU (Withdrawal) Bill is extremely disappointing and undermines the Government’s ambition to achieve the highest animal welfare standards post-Brexit, claims the RSPCA. Under EU law, animals are … Continue reading

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RSPCA Reports Rise in Animal Cruelty

The RSPCA investigated more than 400 allegations of animal cruelty per day last year – an increase of almost 5% compared to the previous 12 months. In figures released today, the RSPCA says it received 1.15million calls last year, averaging … Continue reading

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Millions of Animals Unprotected by EU law

Huge flaws in animal welfare policies in Europe have been uncovered, which campaigners say are putting millions of animals under unneccessary suffering. A new European Parliament report shows slow progress on EU animal welfare policies and legislation has major negative … Continue reading

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Thai-Based Animal Welfare Organisation Soi Dog Foundation Wins at Prestigious British Charity Film Awards Ceremony

“People’s Choice” Award for Short Film of Thai Dog Who Had Front Legs Hacked Off With A Sword Soi Dog Foundation, the Thai-based street dog and cat welfare organisation responsible for fighting the Asian dog meat trade, was awarded the … Continue reading

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