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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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Human impact on animals - new category for RSPCA Young Photographer Awards

Chris Packham expecting ‘poignant and powerful’ photos from youngsters as competition opens for entries.

Youngsters are being asked to take photos showing the many ways in which humans can impact animals for a new category of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2018. These include litter, plastics, deforestation, pesticides and pollution.

For the first time, a category exploring ‘The Human Impact on Animals’ will be included in the RSPCA’s photography competition for under 19s.

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RSPCA seeks dog’s owner after rescuing stricken pooch from gate

The animal welfare charity is keen to trace the Labrador’s owners after freeing her from a tight spot.

RSPCA officers are appealing to the public to help them track down the owner of a dog who needed rescuing this week after getting stuck in a metal gate in Kent.

The animal welfare charity was contacted in the early hours of Thursday morning (31 May) by a woman who found the dog trapped between the metal bars of her garden gate.

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Gang operating puppy dealing ring worth £2.5m jailed for fraud and welfare offences

Complicated and sophisticated network of puppy dealers sentenced for running criminal operation across South East

A gang of fraudsters - who it is estimated made at least £2.5m selling sick and dying puppies to unsuspecting members of the public - have been disqualified from keeping dogs for life as some of the gang members were also jailed this week.

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Walk 10,000 steps for animals like Ollie and Bronte

My Big Walkies will support Birmingham Animal Hospital.

Last year, the hospital helped more than 200 dogs just like Bronte and Ollie who are now looking for their forever homes.

The RSPCA Newbrook Farm Animal Centre and Hospital in Birmingham is one of the busiest RSPCA centres in the country. Last year, the centre took in 1,331 animals, including 267 dogs, and rehomed more than a thousand animals to their new forever homes.

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220 - Keeping dogs safe from theft, loss and heat stroke

We all want to keep our dogs as safe, happy and healthy as possible - but there are so many dangers out there. Debbie Matthews founded Vets Get Scanning after her dogs were stolen, and has spent the last 14 years campaigning to increase the chance of missing and lost dogs of being reunited with their owners. You can help make our dogs safer. Dr Michael Becker is a critical care veterinarian who has everything you need to know about heatstroke in dogs. 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.