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RSPCA and fire fighters rescue dog from beneath neighbour’s house

When a dog digs in the garden they often get into trouble with their owner, but in Wiltshire recently a dog got into trouble of a more serious nature. The dog in question, a terrier, dug so enthusiastically that he got entangled in the neighbouring house’s foundations.

The woman who was looking after the dog at the time realised that help was needed, and hurriedly contacted the RSPCA and outlined the problem. Without delay, Inspector Stephanie Daly arrived on the scene with a crew from Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service to set to work to free the dog.

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Battersea sees record number of people giving up pets

Record numbers of pet owners are giving up their dogs and cats and leaving Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to pick up the pieces. The world famous charity has received almost 5,000 enquiries this year from members of the public struggling to care for their dogs, a 50 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

Battersea is releasing the shocking figures as a new series of Paul O Grady: For The Love Of Dogs airs on ITV. This eight-part series reveals the work that goes into caring for thousands of abandoned dogs every year.

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Episode 120 - The Power of Wagging Tails and the Great British Greyhound Walk

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Released Sat July 9, 2011
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Dawn Marcus talks about her book The Power of Wagging Tails which highlights how incredibly good for us dogs are by focussing on therapy dog experiences. The Great British Greyhound Walk saw Greyhound owners all over the UK getting their dogs out to meet the public and show what good pets Greyhounds make. Host Julie reviews the Dyson DC25 animal vacuum and the groom tool which actually vacuums your pet direct, and the new book from Dogs Trust Rescue Me – How to successfully rehome a rescue dog. Plus in the DogCast Radio News hear why Germaine Greer wants to kill British dogs.

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209 - Where the Lost Dogs Go and life saving surgery on a dog

In this episode, we have an interview with bestselling author Susannah Charleson about her latest book, Where the Lost Dogs Go A Story of Love, Search, and the Power of Reunion, a moving exploration of the world of missing dogs. We also hear from Soft Tissue & Orthopaedic Veterinary Senior Surgeon, Rosario Vallefuoco, about the life savingsurgery he carried out on a desperately injured puppy. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, with all the dog related news stories you need.

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.