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Surrey is biggest Battersea adopter this year

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Joe the Greyhound
Joe the Greyhound
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Surrey residents are true animal lovers. The county is the top destination for the homeless dogs and cats from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, with residents giving a second chance in life to over 350 unwanted dogs and cats in the first half of the year.

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Peter Andre recommends singing to your dog - and signing up for the RSPCA's Big Walkies

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Peter Andre and doggy friend
Peter Andre and doggy friend
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Singer Peter Andre backs RSPCA’s Big Walkies challenge

An RSPCA survey has revealed that 75% of dog owners chat with their pet while out walking - and one in six SING to them.

Just over 90% of pet owners polled by the RSPCA* didn’t like to walk in silence while exercising their pooch. While 75% like to talk, 16% go one step further and serenade their dog.

The survey also showed that:

• 9% of dog-owners only talk to their pooch to say “come on!” while 1% don’t talk at all;

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Could you foster for Battersea?

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Sally the Greyhound
Sally the Greyhound
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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is today putting out an appeal to residents in Berkshire to encourage more foster carers to come forward and help provide a temporary home for some of the most vulnerable dogs and cats at its Berkshire centre.

Battersea often seeks foster carers who can provide a safe and calm environment for cats, including pregnant mums and kittens, and temporary care for dogs most in need of a break from kennel life.

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RSPCA receives hundreds of complaints about dogs in hot cars

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RSPCA Bank Holiday warning
RSPCA Bank Holiday warning
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RSPCA receives more than two calls every hour during heatwave - despite charity’s key advice to call 999

The RSPCA fears more dogs will lose their lives this summer locked inside sweltering cars after almost 400 calls during the recent warm weather and over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Rupert Fawcett backs RSPCA campaign

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RSPCA and Rupert Fawcett
RSPCA and Rupert Fawcett
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The RSPCA has teamed up with acclaimed cartoonist Rupert Fawcett - famed for his Off The Leash series - to spread the ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’ message this National Dog Day (26 August).

An animated series of the popular cartoons has been launched and, to celebrate, creator Rupert Fawcett has released a special charity cartoon supporting the work of the RSPCA - the UK’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity.

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Battersea terriers cheer up commuters at Waterloo

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Mollie and Millie hit Waterloo
Mollie and Millie hit Waterloo
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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has today sent two adorable Jack Russell Terriers on a mission: to help make commuters at London Waterloo smile during the August engineering works.

The inseparable duo and former Battersea residents, 14-year-old Mollie and 16-year-old Millie, are also spreading the word that plenty of their friends back at the world-famous animal charity are in desperate need of homes of their own.

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Barking Mad - officially!

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Having fun on a Barking Mad holiday
Having fun on a Barking Mad holiday
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When we go on holiday, I prefer to take Buddy with us if we can, but sometimes there are places we want to visit that are just not suitable for him, and so he will be happier, safer and better cared for at home, rather than left in a caravan or hotel room while we go out.

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Poppy needed help when she "popped" through a fence!

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Dog stuck in fence
Dog stuck in fence
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A dog on the run after escaping from her home ended up in a bit of a tight spot - wedged between fence railings!

Little long-haired Jack Russell terrier Poppy was found stuck in the metal fence in Danson Park, Bexleyheath, on Thursday lunchtime (27 July) by a member of the public.

Initially, it was thought the pooch was a stray and the RSPCA were called to help free the stricken canine.

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Loneliest dogs at Battersea have their say - thanks to children

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Indie
Indie
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Primary school children are helping to give some of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s loneliest dogs a voice.
Battersea’s four loneliest residents have been constantly overlooked, so the world-famous shelter has enlisted some young helpers to get them noticed.
Children, aged six to eight, have put themselves in these dogs’ paws and written ‘when they grow up’ pictures and letters from the dogs’ perspectives.
Meet the Battersea dogs, dreaming of a grown-up life beyond kennel walls…

Neo

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Quirky Clyde needs a home after 2 years in kennels

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Clyde needs a home after 2 years in kennels
Clyde needs a home after 2 years in kennels
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Sweet terrier spends two years in kennels and is now ready for a new family!

Curious Clyde is on the look-out for a very special home to call his own.

This sweet five-year-old terrier cross has been in RSPCA kennels for two years while his former owner was investigated and prosecuted for animal welfare offences.

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