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Washing basket of puppies dumped at RSPCA hospital open day

RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital threw open its doors to the public on Sunday (1 September) and welcomed lots of visitors throughout the day. But as staff were clearing up at the end of the day, a man brought in a plastic washing basket of puppies.

Joanne Elmes, who works at the hospital, said: “The man said he’d found them outside but ran off before we could take any details from him.

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Sleeping puppies

Three puppies were abandoned at an RSPCA animal hospital in London as staff tidied up after a busy open day.

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Three puppies were abandoned at an RSPCA animal hospital in London as staff tidied up after a busy open day.

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Three puppies were abandoned at an RSPCA animal hospital in London as staff tidied up after a busy open day.

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Niall

Three puppies were abandoned at an RSPCA animal hospital in London as staff tidied up after a busy open day.

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Louis

Three puppies were abandoned at an RSPCA animal hospital in London as staff tidied up after a busy open day.

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Harry

Three puppies were abandoned at an RSPCA animal hospital in London as staff tidied up after a busy open day.

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Three puppies were abandoned at an RSPCA animal hospital in London as staff tidied up after a busy open day.

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Three puppies were abandoned at an RSPCA animal hospital in London as staff tidied up after a busy open day.

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Britain's Fat Pet Club: Podgy pets highlight serious obesity problem in nation's animals

The RSPCA is urging owners to watch what their pets eat after taking in a number of pets whose weight had ballooned dangerously.

The animal welfare charity is raising awareness of the problem after caring for a number of obese animals who arrived into its care dangerously overweight. Like porky puss Poppy (pictured) who arrived at RSPCA Little Valley Animal Shelter, in Devon, weighing more than 6kg!

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212 Vet-AI pet care and Dog Is Love

We dog owners know our dogs love us - but it's great that science is now agreeing with us. Clive Wynne knows the science - and the love - of dogs, and he discusses his book Dog Is Love. What do you do if you want veterinary advice but can't necessarily get to the veterinary surgery right then? Now Vet-AI has come up with an app called Joii. Eminent veterinarian Sarah Warren talks about Joii, and a range of other subjects including the stress on veterinary professionals. Plus, hear the DogCast Radio News, with dog related stories from around the world.

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.