[ January 8, 2010; ] (By Rosa Silverman) Animal lovers are being duped into buying “farmed” dogs, a charity has warned. As many as 900,000 people may have bought a dog from a puppy farm without knowing it, Dogs Trust said.
In a recent survey of almost 900 dog owners carried out by the dog welfare charity, 95 per cent said [...]
(BVA Release) Vets have welcomed Professor Bateson’s report on dog breeding as an important step on a long journey to improving the health and welfare of all dogs.
The report, which follows a 10-month inquiry into breeding practices, dog showing, and scientific evidence, concludes that measures such as the establishment of a non-statutory advisory council on [...]
(BVA Release) An independent report on dog health and welfare called for legislation on dangerous dogs to be updated to move away from current breed-specific legislation, which is failing to protect both humans and animals.
Professor Bateson’s report focused on the welfare issues relating to the breeding of dogs and includes a specific recommendation that “the [...]
‘We’ve hopefully all seen “Pedigree Dogs Exposed” and the recent Bateson report on dog breeding, yet there is still no proper advice on dog buying.
For years there have been campaigns about puppy farming and yet there are more now than ever.
What gets missed is the fact that some people do it deliberately as it’s “no [...]
As this cold wintery snap continues to grip us all please make sure you take special care of your pets kept inside and out, as well as keeping a close eye on your garden guests too; because even with natural fur coats most animals will be struggling right now.
Now I’ve never been a fan of [...]
I would like to congratulate the fantastic Hope Rescue for their successful grant application to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust.
Their £10k grant has enabled Hope to pay off the balance on their van, plus cover the next 12 months running costs (diesel, insurance, tax and bridge fees).
Through Hope’s fundraising supporters support they have managed to [...]
[ January 7, 2010; 11:00 am to 11:30 am. ] Happy and healthy New Year to you all and of course your pets!!
I’ll be doing my first live phone-in of 2010 this Thursday 7th January at 11am. As well as talking about my recent charity neutering trip to the Amazon, I’ll also be talking about some of the forthcoming year’s pet highlights.
To listen live click [...]
Staffiezone are a fantastic online forum supporting and fundraising for Staffordshire Bull Terriers in rescue and trying to raise awareness in many subjects such as microchipping and how to look after the dogs as well as fostering and adoption.
They have been running a Photo Competition for a few weeks now with winning rosettes up for [...]
[ January 6, 2010; ] My good friend Victoria Stilwell’s show, It’s Me or the Dog, has been nominated for a People’s Choice Award in the ‘Favorite Animal Show’ category in the States!!
The awards will be held on January 6th, 2010, and for those of you who aren’t familiar, the winners of each category are selected entirely from votes cast [...]