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Pets play important role in easing children's loneliness and stress intensified by virtual schooling in lockdown

● New survey highlights social, emotional and academic benefits for children during remote learning
● 83% of parents believe a pet helped their child feel less lonely and 73% felt their pet reduced stress caused by isolation away from classmates
● 9 in 10 parents reveal their pet has positively impacted their child’s home-schooling experience
● As schools return, 80% believe pet interaction should continue in-person

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Protect your pets from chocolate this Easter

Easter is right around the corner and for those who are home and stocked up with chocolate goodies, Blue Cross pet charity is asking for pet owners to remember the dangers of chocolate and raisins after seeing numerous pets affected in its animal hospitals every year.

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Local dog trainer comes to the rescue in search for missing dog.

On Friday 26th March 2021, local Dog Trainer, Rachel Rodgers (age 31) was attending some professional development training with Conservation K9 consultancy at Erddig National Trust, in nearby Wrexham with her dog Rico (6-year-old rescued Kokoni X from Portugal).
The course was going well, then during one of Rico’s trials to find some missing scent (truffle oil) all of the course attendees could hear the panicked cries of “HENRY” “HENRY”.

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Charities celebrate as the bill for tougher animal welfare sentences completes Commons stage

The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill passed its Third Reading today, and will now go to the House of Lords. Animal charities welcomed this development, and urged speed in passing this Bill into law in order to protect animals as soon as possible.

Battersea has today (12 March) welcomed progress towards strengthening sentences for animal abusers after a long-awaited change in legislation completed its passage through the House of Commons.

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Ex-prison dog has hip replacement so he can run and play again

Thin Blue Paw Foundation supports first ex-prison dog Jax in major hip replacement surgery.

A prison dog who was forced to retire early due to injury is recovering at home following a successful hip replacement, paid for by the Thin Blue Paw Foundation.

Four-year-old German shepherd Jax, was 12 months-old when he joined the prison service in 2018, and is the first ex-prison dog the new charity has helped.

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Life of hero police sniffer dog saved by new charity

Thin Blue Paw Foundation pays for Pablo’s life-saving surgery to remove tumour.

A ‘hero’ police sniffer dog who recovered more than £250,000 worth of drugs, cash and weapons during his career has had life-saving surgery to remove a tumour from his abdomen.

Ten-year-old springer spaniel Pablo served Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies’ Joint Dog Section for eight years until August 2019 when he retired and was adopted by Carly Laflin and her husband, both serving police officers.

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Battersea launches new community in Ashford to help more dogs and cats

Residents of Ashford can now volunteer to help Battersea dogs and cats in need of a home, as the much-loved animal charity launches its second Community within the Kent town.

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Puppy with two broken legs finds her happy ending

Latest episode of The Dog Rescuers features the story of puppy Lola who needed urgent vet care for broken limbs

A 12-week-old puppy that was signed in to RSPCA care after she suffered two broken legs is set to star in tomorrow night’s (Wednesday 16 September) episode of The Dog Rescuers.

Viewers of the popular 5 Select show will see Lola come into RSPCA care after vets alerted inspectors to the puppy’s plight.

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RSPCA appeals for information after dog found in 'shocking state'

The animal welfare charity is now investigating.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a stray Staffie cross was found in a shocking state in Bolton.

The charity was called on Sunday 16 August when the dog was spotted by a member of the public with a large lump on her stomach which was dragging on the floor and bleeding.

She also had chronic eye issues and her nails had grown through her paw pads and out of the other side.

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Dog rescued after being thrown from car

Roo is now being cared for by the RSPCA.

A skinny, matted dog is receiving treatment and care after being thrown from a car in Birmingham.

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a tiny dog was brought into the charity’s Newbrook Farm Centre and Hospital on Thursday (13 August).

Inspector Vicki Taylor, who is now investigating, said: “This poor little dog was brought in by a member of the public after being thrown from a car in Warren Lane near Lickey Hills car park.

“She was emaciated and extremely matted. She was in a real state.”

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231 - Good Dog and Doggie Language

Kate Leaver celebrates the good dogs, talking about her own adorable dog, Shih Tzu Bert, and her book Good Dog. Lili Chin gives an insight into dog body language, and the journey her dog Boogie, a Boston Terrier, took her on to write and draw Doggie Language. Plus Julie and Jenny discuss dog news stories in the DogCast Radio News.

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.