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Pet charity launches search for the top UK veterinary nurse of 2018

Blue Cross has begun their annual search for the UK‘s 'Veterinary Nurse of the year' and is calling on pet owners and veterainry practices to help. The charity’s award recognises the dedication of the country’s vet nurses and their invaluable support to their veterinary teams, the nation’s pets and pet owners. The award is given to a vet nurse who not only cares for sick and injured pets but also goes the extra mile to encourage responsible pet ownership and improve pet welfare in their community.

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Golden oldie rescue dog from Hampshire set for TV stardom - again!

‘Bear’ stole the show last Christmas when she featured on This Morning, and is set to be a star once again this week as her story is told on Channel 5’s The Dog Rescuers.

The story of 11-year-old RSPCA rescue dog Bear, who was rehomed to a couple from Hampshire, will be shown on The Dog Rescuers this week.

Elderly pooch Bear was brought to RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Chobham by an RSPCA inspector in November 2017, after her previous owner was unable to care for her due to her age.

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Abandoned puppies have new names and new homes

Pippin and Perdy were dumped out of a carrier bag and into a garden in the middle of a cold, wet night.

Two tiny puppies were almost completely bald when they were rescued by the RSPCA having been dumped in the middle of the night in a garden in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

The pups were in such a terrible condition that it was difficult for staff to tell how old they were or what breed they were.

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Unwanted puppies dumped in field are adopted by family who rescued them

Six ‘reject’ puppy farm dogs rescued by family who couldn’t bear to be parted from them!

A farmer and his family were shocked when their neighbour knocked on the door of their home one lunchtime last summer to say that six puppies had been dumped on their land.

Becky, Charlotte and their parents rushed down to the spot, the entrance to a field just off the road, to find six pups all huddled together in a corner, one yapping and crying.

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Battersea searches for Berkshire's top dog

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Old Windsor is inviting proud dog owners along to Windsor Great Park on Saturday 30 June, to see if their pet will be crowned the ‘finest female’ or most ‘dashing dog’.

The search to find the region’s top dog will be the highlight of the charity’s Windsor Fun Day and dogs of any size, breed or age are encouraged to come along and show why they deserve to be a winner.

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See heartwarming moment rescue dog brings joy to man recovering from brain hemorrhage

Beautiful moment between hospital patient Alan and Rolo to be aired as part of new series of Channel 5’s The Dog Rescuers.

The heartwarming moment a Pets As Therapy dog brings a smile to the face of a recovering hospital patient brought tears to presenter Angellica Bell’s face in the new series of Channel 5’s The Dog Rescuers, which kicks off this week.

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Rescue dog's search for new home takes her to new heights - the peak of Ben Nevis!

Pointer cross Snoopy will do anything to find a new home - including climbing 1,345m up Britain’s highest mountain

One rescue dog’s search for a new home has taken her to new heights - 1,345m up Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis to be precise!

Two-year-old pointer cross Snoopy arrived at RSPCA York, Harrogate & District branch in March after being rescued by the charity’s inspectors.

Ruth McCabe, deputy manager at the centre, said: “She came into our care after her previous owner’s health deteriorated.

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Kali was rescued from a dog fighting ring and now life is a knockout

Staffordshire bull terrier Kali has been rehomed.

Poor Kali was covered in bloody wounds, bite marks and sores when she arrived in RSPCA care having been rescued from a dog fighting ring. Some of her physical scars can still be seen today, but her life couldn’t be more different.

Three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross Kali was found cowering in a garden, in Hertfordshire, in March last year (2017). Vets who assessed her said her injuries were consistent with dog fighting.

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Battersea celebrates phenomenal Surrey couple who have volunteered to help over 75 homeless animals

This week is Volunteers’ Week and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is celebrating two of its dedicated volunteers from Walton on Thames who have made a real difference to the charity.

Animal lovers Sally Curren and her partner John Sullivan have provided a temporary home and loving care to over 75 homeless animals from Battersea’s Old Windsor centre since 2009.

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Two calls an hour made to RSPCA about dogs in hot cars during mini heatwave

More than 300 calls to animal welfare charity despite warnings to owners not to leave pets in hot environments.

The RSPCA received more than 300 calls - that’s two calls an hour - last week, during a mini heatwave which swept across England & Wales.

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196 - The Wisdom of Wolves with Jim and Jamie Dutcher

This episode focuses on the incredible experiences of Jim and Jamie Dutcher, living with a pack of wolves. In this fascinating interview, Jim and Jamie tell Julie in detail about their time with the Sawtooth Pack. Along the way they share insights into what a wolf family is like, the wolves' attitude towards pups and immature wolves, the sounds the wolves made, how wolves interact with the natural world around them - and what that tricky term "alpha" really means. There are also lots of anecdotes illustrating the subjects discussed. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and sadly, a tribute to Buddy, who passed away earlier this month.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.