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It’s the canine social calendar event of the year – The Battersea Annual Reunion and Fun Day on Sunday 4 September

Come rain or shine, there’s only one place to be on Sunday 4 September: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Annual Reunion and Fun Day.

This free event in beautiful Battersea Park promises delicious food, stalls to peruse and a host of activities for dogs and people of all ages. There will be a range of dog classes, playgrounds and pooch paddling pools, games and activities for the people, and the chance to meet some of the charity’s homeless hounds that are looking for loving new owners.

Event: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Annual Reunion
Admission: Free!

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They died a long, slow, agonising death

RSPCA inspectors have urged owners not to leave their pets in hot cars and share harrowing stories of dogs dying.

The RSPCA is issuing a fresh appeal to pet owners not to leave their dogs in cars or caravans as temperatures are set to soar to 31C this week.

The animal welfare charity had more than 100 calls over the weekend from members of the public concerned about dogs in hot environments - including cars, caravans, conservatories and sheds - as temperatures climbed.

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The Secret Life of Pets: What do your pets get up to when you go out?

New animated film raises important questions about what our pets do when we’re out of the house.

What do our pets get up to when we go out to work each day? A new animated film is looking at that very issue.

The Secret Life of Pets hit UK cinemas on Friday (8 July) and tells the tail of Max and his animal friends when their owners aren’t about.

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RSPCA reveal winner of Parliamentary Pet of the Year competition

Animal charity reveals the real ‘top dog’ in Westminster.

On the day a new Prime Minister took up her post, the real ‘top dog’ in Westminster was revealed by the RSPCA as part of the second annual Parliamentary Pet of the Year.

On Wednesday (July 13), the RSPCA teamed up with MP Sir David Amess for what was arguably the most hotly contended political competition of the day, as five pets waited tentatively at Victoria Tower Gardens - with more waiting at home - to learn the outcome.

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Microchipping is the headline act as stray Staffie and Glastonbury camper are reunited at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

It was an emotional reunion at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home as the clouds cleared from Glastonbury and a microchip proved to be the ray of hope one Staffie owner needed after her dog went missing whilst she was working at the famous festival.

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The Mayhew Animal Home holds annual Hounds on the Heath event

The Mayhew Animal Home is holding their annual family and dog summer event, Hounds on the Heath, taking place on Sunday July 10th 2016 between 11am and 4pm at Hampstead Heath – and it is sure to be a dogtastic day out!

Previously known as Hyde Bark, The Mayhew’s summer event, now its fifth year, may have a new home and name but not much else has changed – just that it is bigger and better than ever before.

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10 lessons your dog can help your child learn

And not one of them is death, because dogs have far more to teach us about living than they do about dying. As adults we can learn a lot from our dogs, but for our children, they have invaluable lessons.

1. Consideration and empathy

You know all those videos on the Internet, where babies and young children lie all over a dog? The ones where the child is chuckling, the adults are laughing, and the dog gazes dolefully at the camera. Cute aren’t they?

No.

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Battersea’s flexible felines show off their moves for International Yoga Day

From downward-facing cats to strays who stretch, the residents of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s cattery are feline flexible and showing off their moggie moves today to mark International Yoga Day.

The world renowned charity have an average of 220 cats across their three centres at any one time who are all practising their best balanced yoga moves in the hope of attracting a new home fur life.

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Undercover RSPCA inspector wins award for cracking major puppy ring

Inspector Kat Thorbun wins the David Millard award for special investigations.

An undercover officer from the RSPCA has been presented with an award for her incredible work smashing a ring making £35,000 selling sick and dying puppies.

For more than 100 years, the RSPCA Honours have been given to recognise people and organisations who’ve helped us in our goal to end cruelty, protect animals from abuse and further our knowledge of animal welfare.

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Review - The Secret Life of Pets

You know that fridge magnet that says, “You don’t have to be mad to work here, but it helps!”? Well you don’t have to love animals to enjoy The Secret Life of Pets, but it will help.

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