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Tiny puppy dumped on coldest night of the year will be warm and loved this Christmas - with the woman who rescued him!

Once Patterdale terrier pup Elfie went home with RSPCA officer Heather Cook it was clear he’d never be leaving…!

Parts of England were submerged in snowdrifts and in other corners of the country the temperature had dropped to -13C. So when a tiny six-week-old terrier puppy was found dumped in a cardboard box in Manchester it was a miracle the vulnerable baby had survived.

Patterdale terrier pup Elfie was shivering when he was found by a woman who was walking to the shop on 12 December, just weeks before Christmas.

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Elfie and Roxie

Elfie and their other dog, rescue bulldog Roxi, are now inseparable.

Poorly puppies found dumped

Pups are are fighting for their lives as vets fear they are suffering with ‘canine distemper’ - a serious disease that is often fatal.

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three English Bulldog puppies were found dumped under a bush in Halesowen, Dudley with no food or water.

The sibling puppies, thought to be just five weeks old, were found by a member of the public as he was out walking on Thursday evening (12 April). He spotted the crate under the bush in Hayes Lane and when he peered inside, he saw the three helpless puppies.

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Bulldog puppies

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three English Bulldog puppies were found dumped under a bush in Halesowen, Dudley with no food or water.

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Bulldog puppies dumped

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three English Bulldog puppies were found dumped under a bush in Halesowen, Dudley with no food or water.

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New pet friendly insurance policy

There is good news for devoted pet owners struggling to find rented accommodation with their best friends. A specialist insurance policy is available through Endsleigh Insurance Brokers and Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, to encourage more landlords to accept pets in their properties, making it easier for pet owners to rent with their pets.

Episode 133 - C.A.R.I.A.D. and Piper the painting Bulldog

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Released Sat June 9, 2012
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The Guardian campaign wants dog owners to be called guardians as it described their role better. C.A.R.I.A.D. is a coalition fighting puppy farming in Wales and their unscrupulous practices. When artist Jessica Stone adopted a Bulldog with special needs who could have foreseen that the dog would also have an arty side? Plus the DogCast Radio News and more.

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A treat for fans of doggy radio!

If you like your radio with a doggy flavour then try out BBC Radio London's Barking at the Moon:

94.9 goes to the dogs with Barking at the Moon - the Capital’s first doggie radio slot!

Find out why dogs are good for you, why Toto was paid more than the Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz, where the best dog walks and pet-friendly eateries are in London,

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