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Will Dogs Trust's oldest resident be lucky on Friday the 13th?

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Bobby
Bobby
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Rehoming appeal for 17-year-old Jack Russell Terrier

As Friday 13th approaches staff at Dogs Trust are hoping their oldest resident will defy the odds on the unluckiest day of the year and find his forever home.

Jack Russell Bobby has found himself being cared for by the charity at the grand old age of 17 after his owner sadly became ill and could no longer look after him.

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Starved dog faces happy future as owner sentenced in court

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Coco 6
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Coco looked ‘really down’ when she was rescued by RSPCA.

A woman who starved and neglected her dog has been disqualified from keeping animals for life.

Clare Hobson (DOB 26/06/77), of Dollywood Close, in Buxworth, Derbyshire, was sentenced today (Wednesday 11 October) at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court after pleading guilty to three Animal Welfare Act offences at a previous hearing.

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Calling alll knitters to knit for the RSPCA

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Dog in knitted top
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Animal welfare charity urges knitters to create leg-warmers for kittens
The RSPCA is calling on knitters to put their skills to use this Wool Week by whipping up leg warmers for sick kittens, snuggly nests for baby hedgehogs and jumpers for chilly dogs.

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Couple banned from keeping animals hid obese Rottweiler

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Maximus 4
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A couple banned from keeping animals were found to be keeping a dog who had become overweight as a result of not being walked - because they were scared of being found out.

Anthony Makin (DOB 16/01/75) and Sally Makin (DOB 01/01/75), of Dale Avenue, Bromborough, were sentenced at Wirral Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Wednesday 4 October) after pleading guilty to two offences at a previous hearing - causing unnecessary suffering to the dog by failing to provide veterinary care for lameness, and being in breach of a disqualification order.

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Battersea Black Greyhounds need love

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Nellie
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New statistics released today show black Greyhounds are the loneliest dogs at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Old Windsor centre.

While the average Battersea dog takes just 35 days to rehome – black Greyhounds at Old Windsor typically wait 55 days to find a family.

Sadly, some can take even longer to find a home – such as seven-year-old former racer Nellie who’s been at Battersea for over 100 days.

Battersea Old Windsor Centre Manager Kaye Mughal says black dogs often have a harder time catching people’s eye.

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Surrey is biggest Battersea adopter this year

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Joe the Greyhound
Joe the Greyhound
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Surrey residents are true animal lovers. The county is the top destination for the homeless dogs and cats from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, with residents giving a second chance in life to over 350 unwanted dogs and cats in the first half of the year.

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Peter Andre recommends singing to your dog - and signing up for the RSPCA's Big Walkies

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Peter Andre and doggy friend
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Singer Peter Andre backs RSPCA’s Big Walkies challenge

An RSPCA survey has revealed that 75% of dog owners chat with their pet while out walking - and one in six SING to them.

Just over 90% of pet owners polled by the RSPCA* didn’t like to walk in silence while exercising their pooch. While 75% like to talk, 16% go one step further and serenade their dog.

The survey also showed that:

• 9% of dog-owners only talk to their pooch to say “come on!” while 1% don’t talk at all;

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Could you foster for Battersea?

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Sally the Greyhound
Sally the Greyhound
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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is today putting out an appeal to residents in Berkshire to encourage more foster carers to come forward and help provide a temporary home for some of the most vulnerable dogs and cats at its Berkshire centre.

Battersea often seeks foster carers who can provide a safe and calm environment for cats, including pregnant mums and kittens, and temporary care for dogs most in need of a break from kennel life.

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RSPCA receives hundreds of complaints about dogs in hot cars

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RSPCA Bank Holiday warning
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RSPCA receives more than two calls every hour during heatwave - despite charity’s key advice to call 999

The RSPCA fears more dogs will lose their lives this summer locked inside sweltering cars after almost 400 calls during the recent warm weather and over the Bank Holiday weekend.

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Rupert Fawcett backs RSPCA campaign

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RSPCA and Rupert Fawcett
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The RSPCA has teamed up with acclaimed cartoonist Rupert Fawcett - famed for his Off The Leash series - to spread the ‘Adopt Don’t Shop’ message this National Dog Day (26 August).

An animated series of the popular cartoons has been launched and, to celebrate, creator Rupert Fawcett has released a special charity cartoon supporting the work of the RSPCA - the UK’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity.

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