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Battersea combats rare life-threatening condition with the help of a high-chair

An unlikely item of furniture has saved the life of a Labrador puppy from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, who used a doggy high-chair to survive a life-threatening illness meaning he couldn’t swallow food properly.

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Long stay Husky swaps kennels for care homes and wins top prize at Battersea’s Annual Reunion and Fun Day

A four year old Husky from Orpington, Kent stole the show and was given the ultimate accolade of being crowned Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s Best Battersea Dog, which was sponsored by notonthehighstreet.com, at the charity’s Annual Reunion and Fun Day on Sunday 6 September.

Almost ten thousand animal lovers and their canine companions were in Battersea Park to enjoy the spectacle and make new friends.

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Sit? Paw? Battersea’s search is on for London’s most obedient dog

Can your dog sit on command or wait while you walk away? How are they at coming back to you when called? Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is calling for London’s most obedient dogs to rally on Sunday 6 September for an elimination of the rebellious, where only the cleverest canines will be crowned ‘top dog’.

The obedience elimination is just one of many classes on offer at Battersea’s Annual Reunion and Fun Day in Battersea Park – the highlight of the charity’s canine social calendar.

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Can you give double the love for this doggy duo?

Dogs Trust Shrewsbury Rehoming Appeal

Staff at Dogs Trust Shrewsbury are currently on the lookout for a loving home for a double doggy duo, who really are the best of friends and do everything together at the Rehoming Centre in the hope that they find a forever home together soon.

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Iconic Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to partner with UK’s largest online curated marketplace, Notonthehighstreet.com

World famous animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and notonthehighstreet.com – the UK’s largest curated marketplace, offering unique products from the UK's best, small creative businesses – have announced a partnership to help thousands of unwanted and abandoned animals each year.

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Her Majesty The Queen to open Battersea’s new kennels

Her Majesty The Queen will visit Battersea Dogs & Cats Home on Tuesday 17 March to officially open the charity’s new state-of-the art kennels. The £4.8m new kennel development will provide a welcome home to lost, abandoned, or unwanted new arrivals at the world-famous rescue centre.

The Queen has been the Patron of Battersea since 1956 and accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty will be shown how the new canine facilities will play a vital role in supporting the dogs during their early days at Battersea, improving and speeding up their journey towards a loving new home.

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The RSPCA signs a three-year licensing agreement with Carousel Calendars

New animal calendars will promote values of the RSPCA and raise funds for the charity.

Leading UK animal welfare charity, the RSPCA, and the UK’s largest calendar publisher and distributor, Carousel Calendars, announce that they are creating a new range of products for 2016.

The new range, which will feature a total of six calendars, covers a variety of popular pets and wild animals. The selection of domestic animal calendars includes ‘I Love Kittens’ and ‘I Love Puppies’ slim calendars and a ‘Lovable Pets’ wall calendar.

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Dog ‘at death’s door’ found wandering the streets

RSPCA appeal for information after a Jack Russell and a severely emaciated Lurcher are found straying in Dorset village

An emaciated lurcher that was days away from death has been found wandering the streets of a Dorset village along with a Jack Russell.
A member of the public found the two dogs straying in the wooded area at the rear of houses on Burnt House Lane, Bransgore on February 22.

Neither of the dogs were micro chipped nor wearing a collar and tag and it’s not known if they were previously together or found each other while straying.

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Battersea launches its General Election Manifesto as the eight week election countdown begins

With eight weeks to go before the country goes to the polls, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has launched its first ever Manifesto as the countdown to the 2015 General Election begins.

The Manifesto, which is designed as an informative political wall calendar featuring Battersea’s canine and feline friends, has been sent to MPs and Prospective Parliamentary Candidates in every constituency of the UK. It aims to guide MPs in the next Parliament through the year, with Battersea’s animals highlighting key welfare issues, which need political support in addressing.

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Battersea dogs celebrate kennel anniversary – with a plea for a new home

Two dogs at the Brands Hatch site of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home are celebrating their anniversary of being in kennels – with an appeal for the right person to come forward and give them each a new home.

Four-and-a-half year old Jack Russell Jake was brought to Battersea in October, five months ago, by his owner who couldn’t look after him anymore. Jake is a lively and spirited little dog who will need an owner with a calm household and willingness to work on Jake’s behaviour.

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220 - Keeping dogs safe from theft, loss and heat stroke

We all want to keep our dogs as safe, happy and healthy as possible - but there are so many dangers out there. Debbie Matthews founded Vets Get Scanning after her dogs were stolen, and has spent the last 14 years campaigning to increase the chance of missing and lost dogs of being reunited with their owners. You can help make our dogs safer. Dr Michael Becker is a critical care veterinarian who has everything you need to know about heatstroke in dogs. Plus the DogCast Radio News.

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.