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Battersea’s dogs and cats have stars in their eyes this awards season

In honour of the Oscars on 4 March 2018, residents of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home have re-imagined themselves as famous film stars, so that they too can earn a place on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Our leading ladies and dashing gents are hoping to leave their pawprints in the hearts and homes of new owners – can they reach the same heights of stardom of their namesakes?

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Rolo Reeves, Greyhound, 3 years old

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Pride Veterinary Centre responds to the euthanasia of a Labrador due to Alabama rot at the Pride Veterinary Centre in Derby

It is with sadness that our veterinary team at Pride Veterinary Centre has had to euthanise a male Labrador called Thornton, who had contracted the rare disease Alabama rot.

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Golden oldies looking for love

Could you give these Golden Oldies their forever home?

After all age is just a number.

It can take longer to rehome an older animal in RSPCA care but the animal welfare charity is highlighting the benefits of adopting one of our Golden Oldies.

Figures show it takes about two weeks to rehome young dogs and cats (under six months old), but it takes more than THREE times longer to rehome dogs and more than TWICE as long to rehome cats aged over three.

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Sweet Sammy needs a supersize home


Have you got space to fit this gentle giant into your home?
Giant Sammy is a very special boy - who is looking for a rather large home!

The two-year-old Anatolian shepherd arrived in RSPCA care at the beginning of the year as his owners - who rescued him from abroad - could no longer care for him.

Now the huge pooch is looking for a loving new home - but anyone who is interested should first think carefully about whether he’ll fit into their home!

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This deaf dog has learned signed language and his favourite sign is walkies

When Ivor was rescued by the RSPCA, staff knew it would be difficult to find him the right home - until the Bromilows came along…!

Ivor had been passed around five homes before he arrived at the RSPCA - but now he’s thriving in his forever home with dedicated new owners who are teaching him that, even without his hearing, the world can be a wonderful place.

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Ollie has gone from emaciated to overweight

Emaciated Ollie was so skinny you could see every bone in his body - but now he’s on a detox as he’s been making the most of food!
A starving dog who weighed half of what he should have has put on so much weight in his new home that he now needs to go on a diet!

Lurcher Ollie was found staggering around a field in Stainforth, on the outskirts of Doncaster, on 11 December. He weighed just 15.6kg and every bone in his body was visible.

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Abseil the ArcelorMittal Orbit for the Mayhew Animal Home

Do you fancy doing something amazing and raising money for a great cause at the same time? Here's your chance - an opportunity to have a breathtaking experience, and help animals in need.

Take on this epic abseil down the UK’s tallest sculpture, the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Olympic Park, London, on June 23rd 2018 for Mayhew. At 262ft, you will have the most amazing panoramic views of the city stretching for 20 miles. Not only is this an opportunity to support the work of Mayhew, but this also a chance to enjoy a truly unforgettable experience.

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Battersea dogs are hoping their luck will change this Chinese New Year

It’s the start of the Chinese New Year on Friday 16 February 2018 and it’s the Year of the Dog, much to the delight of some of the residents at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. These dogs are looking for a new home and they’re hoping it’s going to be their year.

In the Chinese Zodiac, it is said that those born in the Year of the Dog are sincere, reliable, intelligent, brave and always ready to help others, and these are just some of the traits that come naturally to these four dogs.

Lovable Wylie, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, six years old

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Trio of terriers with combined aged of 168 (in dogs years) looking for home together

‘We know it will be difficult to find a home prepared to take on all three elderly dogs - but we don’t have the heart to separate them…’

The RSPCA is searching for a very special home for a trio of terriers with a combined age of 168 - in dog years.

RSPCA Suffolk East and Ipswich Branch is currently caring for terrier crossbreeds (pictured left to right) Mitzy, 10, Lucy, 11, and nine-year-old Winnie. Together the trio have a combined age of 30 - or 168 in dog years.

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RSPCA reveal most ‘unloved’ dog breeds waiting months for their perfect match

This Valentine’s Day do you have room in your heart for some of the RSPCA’s most overlooked animals…?
This Valentine’s Day, the RSPCA has revealed the dog breeds waiting months for their new home.

While most RSPCA dogs are rehomed within an average of 41 days, American Bulldogs, Rottweilers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers can wait up to 80 percent longer in rescue centres.
American Bulldog cross-breeds wait the longest at 74 days, with American Bulldogs waiting 65 days, the same as Boxer crosses..

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193 - Finn's law and Alabama Rot

Hear PC Dave Wardell talk movingly about the night his police dog, Finn, nearly died, and how that gave rise to the campaign to have Finn's Law, and give legal protection to police dogs. Alabama Rot has been hitting the headlines in the UK, but how worried should dog owners be, and how can owners protect their dogs from it? Vet Marc Dhumeaux tells you what you need to know. Plus 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.