Ever wondered why Easter is associated with bunnies?
It’s thought that the hunt for eggs came first, with no association to the rabbit at all!
As excited children eagerly searched for the eggs, they flushed out rabbits and thus began the stories of the rabbits leaving the eggs behind.
Eggs were also traditionally given out at the start [...]
Oldies Club is dedicated to the rescuing, rehabilitation and rehoming of dogs aged 7 and upwards. Sometimes they take on dogs and because of the physical or emotional damage they have suffered, or due to terminal illness – cannot be rehomed.
Until recently these cases were quite rare but in the last few months they’ve been [...]
Wales has become the first part of the UK to outlaw the use of electric shock collars to train cats and dogs.
The ban, passed by assembly members, means that anyone now caught using the devices faces a fine of up to £20,000 or six months in prison.
Animal welfare groups such as the RSPCA and the [...]
I talk to Simon Wheeler from Agria Pet Insurance about what to look for when buying pet insurance.
Agria Pet Insurance website
I talk to Sam Rowles from Rudozem Street Dog Rescue about how they got started and the good work they are doing rescuing street dogs in Bulgaria.
Rudozem Street Dog Rescue website
I talk to Pen Farthing from the charity Nowzad Dogs about rescuing dogs in Afghanistan. We discuss Pen’s book “One Dog at a Time” and talk about how it all started.
Nowzad Dogs website
I talk to Cindy from Nurtured Pets about the horrific existence of puppy mills in the States and their new natural product designed to stop pets licking wounds after surgery.
Nurtured Pets website
I talk to Mel White from Made4Dogs about the Kennel Club Accredited Breeder Scheme and how to spot a puppy farmed pup. Mel also discusses her state-of-the-art whelping boxes available at www.made4dogs.co.uk.
I talk to the owner of legendary dog Endal, Mr Allen Parton, accompanied by EJ – from Hounds for Heroes – about providing specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and Civilian Emergency Services.
At DFS Crufts 2010 I was invited to take part in the excellent Hearing Dogs Walkathon along with another 1,530 others and we all managed to clock an amazing 5,144 miles between us – the equivalent of Lands End to John O’Groats and back nearly 6 times!!
The average distance covered in 1-day was 3.36 [...]