Donkey Carousels Banned in Spanish Town

(Press Release from The Donkey Sanctuary) A Spanish town has banned donkey ‘carousels’ after The Donkey Sanctuary lobbied the authorities against it. The carousels, where donkeys and ponies are tied by their heads to a fixed turntable and forced to walk round and round in a circle carrying children on ‘rides’, are a feature of […]

Dogged Determination & Veterinary Expertise Gets Guide Dog ‘Buntie’ Back on her Feet

Buntie, a six-year-old black Labrador guide dog, has returned to work following successful treatment at the UK’s leading veterinary charity, the Animal Health Trust, after losing the use of her legs. The complete loss of physical strength had made it impossible for Buntie to carry out any of her usual duties as a guide dog […]

Harvey the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is Nation’s Smiliest Pet

(NOAH Press Release) The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has announced that Staffordshire Bull Terrier Harvey, from Horley in Surrey, has been crowned the country’s smiliest pet. The happy staffy beat off competition from over 200 other dogs, cats, parrots and even a pet sheep following a nationwide search to find the pet with […]

Kennel Club & Pup Aid Warn of Dog Welfare Crisis as ITV Airs Puppy Farming Exposé

The Kennel Club and anti-puppy farming campaign Pup Aid have warned potential puppy buyers to beware of rogue traders, as ITV’s Tonight programme (aired 31st July) went undercover to expose the activities of unscrupulous dog breeders, ahead of a parliamentary debate about the biggest pet welfare petition of all time. Puppy farmers breed dogs purely […]

The New Way to Meet Your Perfect Pet Match

An innovative new website has been launched, to matchmake rescue pets all over the UK with their perfect owners. Find a Pet allows members of the public to find new pets quickly and easily – and helps shelter pets find the loving homes they deserve. Pet rescues list the pets in their care, and potential […]

Blue Cross Calls for Ban on Sale of Puppies & Kittens in Pet Shops

(Blue Cross Press Release) Pet charity Blue Cross welcomed celebrity vet and animal welfare campaigner, Marc Abraham, to its Victoria animal hospital today as it backs his Pup Aid campaign to ban the sale of puppies and kittens in pet shops. His visit to the world’s first animal hospital, which was founded in 1906, comes […]

Interest in Scottie Dogs Skyrockets after Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

(Kennel Club Press Release) The native Scottish breed (pictured below) featured heavily in the opening ceremony, which resulted in online searches for puppies increasing from 93 on Tuesday (22nd July) to 607 on Wednesday (23rd July). This figure is dramatically higher for the same date last year, which saw only 80 searches for the breed […]

Kennel Club Urges Dog Lovers to Keep Pets Cool at Events

(Kennel Club Press Release) As the British weather starts to look promising, the Kennel Club is renewing calls to keep dogs safe by never leaving them unattended in a car. Each year the Kennel Club hears awful reports of dogs being cooked alive after being left in a car in hot weather, a situation which […]

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