UK charity launches new appeal to help stray dogs in Borneo

(IAPWA Press Release) International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals (IAPWA), a charity based in Buckinghamshire, today announced that it has launched a fundraising appeal to expand the size of its dog pound in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo. In July 2014, following four years of negotiations with the local government, Kota Kinabalu City Hall […]

General Election 2015: We have the votes to bring in politicians our animals deserve

I was never into politics. As a geeky, unconfident, teenager whose main (only) priority was becoming a vet and helping animals, politics was just something that happened to other people, and most importantly never to animals – so why should I interrupt my biology homework to find out more? When I look back at how […]

Dogs sleeping in beds, cats eating dinner off kitchen tables – habits of nation’s pets revealed

(Zoflora Press Release) New research released today from Zoflora asks pet owners about what they let their pets do: – Almost a third say their pet usually sleeps in the bed with them – One in ten say their pet climbs on surfaces where food is prepared – Almost one in five cat owners say […]

BREAKING: Halong Bay Bears set for Rescue

(Animals Asia Press Release) Following international pressure from animal lovers across the world, it has been announced that the Halong Bay bears can be rescued by Animals Asia. In addition, the local authorities of Vietnam’s Quang Ninh government have agreed to COMPLETELY END bear bile farming in the province by transferring all of the remaining […]

UK charity wins animal welfare award in recognition of its work helping stray dogs in Borneo‏

(IAPWA Press Release) International Aid for the Protection & Welfare of Animals (IAPWA), a charity based in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom (UK), has been chosen as the winner of the ‘Charity Team of the Year’ Ceva Animal Welfare Award 2015 in recognition of its work helping stray dogs in Borneo, Malaysia. Borneo, the third largest island […]

New DNA Testing Scheme Approved for Irish Terriers

(Kennel Club Press Release) The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for Hereditary Footpad Hyperkeratosis (HFH) in Irish Terriers, following consultation with breed clubs. Hyperkeratosis (Cracked Pad) is a defect which is very rare in Irish Terriers, the incidence of which has reduced in recent years due to the dedication of […]

What Eggs Are You Expecting This Easter?

(Naturewatch Press Release) There is a deeply disturbing environmental concern of commercial puppy breeding that not many people know about – the spreading of vast amounts of dog faeces by breeders to agricultural land. In doing so they could pollute our countryside and water courses, potentially damaging the ecosystem and spreading disease to our wildlife. […]

New DNA Testing Scheme for Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens Approved by The Kennel Club

(Kennel Club Press Release) The Kennel Club has approved a new official DNA testing scheme for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) in the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, following consultation with the health coordinator for the breed. The Animal Health Trust launched a new DNA test for the genetic mutation which causes POAG, at Crufts 2015, […]

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