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Lucky the stolen dog makes it home for new year

A scared dog has been reunited with her owner after being stolen over a year ago, thanks to Battersea.

Jack Russell, Lucky, was stolen from her owners in August 2020 while she was out on a walk. After months and months of searching, her family thought they’d never see their much-loved pet again.

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Battersea advice for keeping your pets happy this Christmas

Many people will be busy getting their homes ready for Christmas this week, with trees to decorate, baubles to buy and lights to go up. However, while Christmastime is great fun for people, it can be a dangerous time for our pets.

Leading animal welfare charity, Battersea, is advising pet owners to be careful when planning their Christmas treats, to ensure that the whole family can enjoy the festive fun.

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Sue Perkins, Karen Hauer and Nicole Appleton show their love for Battersea at a charity fundraiser

Well-known Battersea friends and supporters were treated to a show-stopping evening of entertainment as they joined adorable rescue dogs at a glittering fundraising event for the world-renowned animal welfare charity at Quaglinos, in central London.

Hosted by comedian Sue Perkins, and headlined by singer Mica Paris, ‘the British Queen of Soul’, Battersea Backstage took guests behind the scenes of the iconic animal rescue centre to hear more about its vital work caring for dogs and cats in need and helping rescue animals across the UK and beyond.

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Percy and Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins and Percy at Battersea Backstage.

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Sue Perkins and Percy

Sue Perkins and Percy at Battersea Backstage.

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Sue Perkins and Matilda

Sue Perkins and Matilda the Chihuahua at Battersea Backstage.

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Nicole Appleton and Percy

Nicole Appleton and Percy at Battersea Backstage.

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Kate Lawler and Matilda

Kate Lawler and Matilda at Battersea Backstage.

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Kate Lawler

Kate Lawler and Matilda at Battersea Backstage.

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Karen Hauer with Percy

Karen Hauer and Percy at Battersea Backstage.

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251 - grappling with dog issues and guess the dog news story

In this podcast, Julie and Jenny grapple with the dog issues of the day - they discuss some popular google searches anyway. Plus play guess how the dog story ends. So what happened to the dog with cancer in his leg, and the dog who failed as an explosives sniffer dog? Plus will I see my dog in heaven, where should my dog sleep, should my dog wear a coat, does my dog need a seat belt. Pick up some science on the way - what are R&K species?

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.