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Amanda Holden and Dermot O'Leary urge the public to rescue a Battersea dog or cat

Amanda Holden and Dermot O'Leary have joined Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to urge the public to adopt rescue animals.

Britain's Got Talent star Amanda, who has been a Battersea Ambassador for five years, and X Factor host Dermot, who rehomed a Battersea kitten earlier this year, encouraged those searching for a new pet to adopt a dog or cat in need.

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Sheldon survived heart surgery - now he needs a loving home

Kind supporters helped fix Sheldon’s broken heart
Jack Russell Terrier Sheldon has bounced back and is looking for his forever home thanks to kind members of the public who funded his life-saving surgery.

Two-year-old Sheldon was brought into the RSPCA’s Coventry branch last summer and was diagnosed with a grade five heart murmur. He urgently needed a scan and surgery to fix his broken heart.

Surgery to fix the hole in his heart cost £1,500 and was generously raised by supporters who had been touched by Sheldon’s story.

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RSPCA poll reveals people think the UK should do more for animals

RSPCA launches new #AnimalKind campaign to encourage everyone to do their bit for creatures great and small
Two-thirds of people think the UK should do more to help the welfare of animals, according to a new poll by the RSPCA.

Figures from the charity reveal that although a massive 85% consider themselves animal lovers, two in five (39%) feel a lack of money and a third (32%) cite a lack of time as barriers to doing more to help animals. Worryingly one in ten (11%) people felt that their actions couldn’t make a difference.

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The Mayhew Open Day 2018

Once again Mayhew will open its doors for their annual Open Day, sponsored by Lily’s Kitchen and ProtectaPet, on Sunday the 13th of May, 2018. From 11am to 4pm, join the street party at Mayhew, Kensal Green, London and enjoy a unique look behind the scenes.

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Poor Staffie has had the Max bad luck

Three-year-old Staffie is neglected by owners, suffers allergies, injures knee and then diagnosed with arthritis.

Hands up if you’d like a new home? Max certainly would!

Because Max isn’t just unlucky in love, he seems to be unlucky in life. The poor pooch has had a really ruff year but he’s hoping his luck will soon change - starting with a new home of his own!

The three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier arrived at the RSPCA’s Blackberry Farm Animal Centre in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, over a year ago - on 9 March 2017.

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Lurcher daffofil is as lonely as a cloud

As the flowers bloom, Battersea Old Windsor’s Daffodil is hoping the warmer weather will bring her a garden of their very own.

Named in honour of the spring, today marks a year since two-year-old Lurcher Daffodil arrived at Old Windsor’s gates as a stray.

Daffodil was brought into the charity by a local dog warden, after she was found her wandering in the fields near Wraysbury, frightened and alone. Now, as her namesake flower begin to bloom again, Daffodil still finds herself without a family.

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Your dog needs a name tag - charming reminder from Dogs Trust

Did you know that in the UK it's a legal requirement that your dog wears a collar and tag? This has been law since 1992, but for anybody who needs a reminder, here's a charming video from Dogs Trust.

Dog owners can get a personalised Dogs Trust tag ensuring they have the best possible chance of being reunited if their dog was to go missing, and raise money for dogs in their care at the same time!

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Duke is learning to love life - including baths!

Duke was terrified of everything when he arrived at the RSPCA’s centre in Cambridgeshire - but he’s starting to learn that not everything is so scary!

A collie who was so terrified of water that he had to be cleaned using dry shampoo for two months has finally had his first proper bath - and even enjoyed it!

Six-year-old tricolour border collie Duke was taken in by the RSPCA’s Block Fen Animal Centre, in Cambridgeshire, in February.

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Battersea appeals to public to adopt as rescue animals struggle to compete with online sales

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is appealing to the public to choose to rehome a rescue dog or cat as it reveals a growing number of people are turning their backs on homeless animals – and logging onto the internet to find a new pet instead.

In the UK, a new dog for sale advert is created online every two minutes, while a new cat for sale ad is created every four minutes.

Battersea’s unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats are struggling to find new owners as they compete with the many animals for sale on poorly regulated websites and social media.

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Surf dog Ricochet catches the waves with Italian water rescue dog trainers

SURF DOG RICOCHET CAUGHT WAVES WITH ITALIAN WATER RESCUE
DOG TRAINERS WHO JUMP OUT OF HELICOPTERS WITH THEIR DOGS!

Ricochet’s protégé, Cori also worked with them to make her canine-assisted
swimming program for kids with special needs the best it can be & save lives

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195 - Well Informed Pet and dog grooming secrets

Well Informed Pet is an app that lets you - and all those who care for your dog - keep track of all their health information. We go behind the scenes at the dog grooming salon, and deal with some controversial issues. Plus in the DogCast Radio News the dog who wasn't a dog, the assistance dog who might not be, the First Lady who dove into a lake for her dog, and more!

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.