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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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Keep the Easter Bunny away from your dog this weekend warns Battersea

Around the country millions of people will be indulging their sweet tooth this Easter, but not everyone will be aware of the danger that chocolate poses to their four-legged friends. That’s why leading animal welfare charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is issuing advice to keep your chocolate eggs and bunnies well out of reach of your dog.

Chocolate is poisonous to dogs and eating it can lead to disastrous consequences for your pet – with symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures and even death.

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Stormy, the oldest dog recued and rehomed by the RSPCA, has found his soulmate


Stormy captured the hearts of dog-lovers across the country - but one lady just couldn’t get him out of her mind…

A 19-year-old terrier - the oldest the RSPCA has ever taken in to rehome - has found his paw-fect match with a retired widow from Coventry.

Stormy was rescued by RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal earlier this month after he was spotted collapsed in a snowy garden in temperatures as low as -3C.

The animal welfare charity received an anonymous call on 2 March and inspector Boal was extremely concerned for the terrier - who is 92 in dog years!

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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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208 - Benefab and Jayda finds a home

In Episode 208 of DogCast Radio, you can hear how Kat Chrysostum invented benefab, a fabric that is helping dogs to life as healthily and happily as possible. When Duschanca Singh met rescue dog Jayda at the Mayhew, it was love at first sight. Plus the DogCast Radio News with stories of dogs around the world who are being bribed, learning to cope with being blind, training to lead visually impaired people - and one emotional roller-coaster of a story!

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.