PetSafe® encourages retailers and their customers to Paws for Thought

PetSafe® is donating hundreds of toys to homeless cats and dogs across the UK as part of its Christmas charity campaign, ‘Paws for Thought’. Urging retailers up and down the country to encourage their customers to get involved, the pet product expert is asking people to nominate their preferred animal shelter or charity via the company’s Facebook and Twitter page throughout November and December. Each week a shelter will be chosen by...

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HORRIFIC ACT OF ANIMAL CRUELTY IN HEMEL HEMPSTEAD-APPEAL FOR INFORMATION

National animal protection group ‘South West Animal Protection’ have been alerted to a recent, disturbing, extreme act of cruelty to a much loved family pet. ‘Red’ a three year old male cross breed dog was stolen from his owner’s garden in Grove Hill, Essex Mead, Hemel Hempstead on Sunday 7th November 2010. Two men were seen loitering in the area at the time. Red was found in a traumatised state near his...

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND PETS

The Freedom Project, a pet fostering scheme run by the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, has launched an urgent appeal to animal-lovers in the Greater London, Hertfordshire and Yorkshire areas to temporarily care for the pets of victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence (DV) affects one in four women at some time in their life and research shows there are definite links between the abuse of adults, children and...

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Thousands of Dogs Dumped in First Four Months of 2010

New figures released today show that the RSPCA is now receiving a call about an abandoned dog every hour. Between January and April 2010, the Society was inundated with more than 3,500 calls from members of the public about dumped dogs. This relates to a total of 4,966 dogs which were abandoned. Throughout 2009, in the grip of the credit crunch, the charity took 11,574 calls about abandoned dogs and the RSPCA is worried that this year...

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BLIND LANARKSHIRE RESCUE DOG GETS HER OWN GUIDE DOG

A young Lanarkshire rescue dog born with no eyes has a new leash of life thanks to her very own ‘seeing eye’ canine chum. Paris, a one year old Labrador Collie cross, was handed in with her littermates to Dogs Trust West Calder rehoming centre last year and was perfectly healthy – except she had been born with no eyes. Susan Tonner, Dogs Trust West Calder centre manager, explains: “Paris’s eyelids are permanently shut, so it looks...

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