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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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Unlucky in love Max seeks paw-fect match

‘Ladies’ man’ Max has waved three girlfriends off to new homes while he waits paw-tiently for his soulmate...

A lovable ‘ladies’ man’ who has been waiting to find a new home for more than eight months has seen three of his girlfriends trot off to their forever families and is hoping it’ll be his turn next.

Max, who is almost two, has been at the RSPCA’s Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District branch since last year and is desperate to find his paw-fect match.

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Rescue Beagle Helping To Raise Homeless Kitten During Lockdown

A former Battersea dog has been busy throughout lockdown helping to hand-rear a tiny kitten who had been left homeless.

Duke, 10, arrived at Battersea in 2016 when he was found as a stray in Guildford. The unusual-looking Beagle cross soon caught the eye of Laura Cushway, Battersea’s Animal Partnerships Manager.

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Giant puppy seeks forever home

A gentle giant is looking for a loving new home with space for him!

Eleven-month-old St Bernard Odin weighs more 62kg - the same as a cougar! - and stands at 1m tall, towering over his friends at RSPCA Bath Cats and Dogs Home.

Despite his size and stature, he’s a very shy boy who can be nervous around new people and finds men particularly scary.

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Help dogs adjust to Covid-19 face masks

More and more people are wearing masks out in public and, with new rules in place for certain public spaces, the RSPCA is offering dog owners tips on how to get their pets used to these new face coverings.

Since 15 June, in England, everyone travelling on public transport must wear a face covering and, in Wales, a three-layer covering is recommended where physical distancing is not possible.

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Marley gets into a stick-y situation

A five-year-old Jack Russell cross narrowly dodged death thanks to charity vets after becoming impaled on stick during a game of fetch.

Following the incident, vet charity PDSA is warning dog owners to avoid throwing sticks after Marley was left with life-threatening injuries.

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Help your dog adjust when you go back to work after lockdown

As some return to work, RSPCA issues advice to dog owners to help their pets adjust

The RSPCA is urging dog owners to prepare their pets for their return to work and a change to their lockdown routine.

For many of us, life has changed significantly during the Covid-19 lockdown - and it’s also changed for our dogs. When the restrictions are lifted, we will have to adjust again to returning to our normal routines. And our dogs will too.

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224 - Major: A Soldier Dog and Paws Against Elbow Dysplasia and the Mayhew

In this podcast you can hear how Paws Against E D has an ambitious plan to help dogs with elbow dysplasia and other conditions. The War Dog program saw thousands of Americans send their dog to be trained to help the war effort, hear about their moving experiences. Jason Flemyng tells is how The Mayhew is launching A Life Shared is a Life Saved to raise funds to support their work. We're honouring the dogs of the past, and striving to make the future as happy and healthy as possible for dogs.

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.