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RSPCA tips for keeping pets cool and comfortable as temperatures soar

Animal charity shares tips and tricks to make sure our pets are safe during this week’s June heatwave

As temperatures have soared this Bank Holiday weekend and look set to continue this week, the RSPCA offers advice, tips and DIY video tutorials to help pet owners keep their furry and feathered friends cool and comfortable.

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RSPCA advice to keep your pet comfortable in summer

Soaring temperatures can pose huge risks for our pets, wildlife and farm animals, and with forecasters predicting temperatures over 25 degrees and highs of up to 30 degrees across the country this week, many pet owners and animal lovers may be concerned about keeping animals safe during the heatwave.

Sick dog found splattered in red paint ready to find new home

Lurcher Percy was underweight and diagnosed with parvovirus but pulled through and is now ready for a new start.

A dog found wandering around someone’s garden sick, underweight and splattered in red paint is ready for a fresh start.

RSPCA inspector Mel Fisher was called to Luton in March after a member of the public found the skinny dog wandering around in their garden.

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Percy has been helped by the RSPCA

Lurcher Percy was underweight and diagnosed with parvovirus but pulled through and is now ready for a new start.

Percy before

Lurcher Percy was underweight and diagnosed with parvovirus but pulled through and is now ready for a new start.

Percy before 2

Lurcher Percy was underweight and diagnosed with parvovirus but pulled through and is now ready for a new start.

Percy

Lurcher Percy was underweight and diagnosed with parvovirus but pulled through and is now ready for a new start.

Bella

The RSPCA has launched a special appeal to find a rural home for Bella the beagle and lurcher cross who has sadly waited more than 450 days in kennels to find her forever home.

Britain's loneliest dog spends 15 months in RSPCA care looking for a home

RSPCA behaviourists spent 15 months transforming this nervous dog into one who's full of life and now they need someone to provide the rural retreat she deserves.

The RSPCA has launched a special appeal to find a rural home for Bella the beagle and lurcher cross who has sadly waited more than 450 days in kennels to find her forever home.

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Alternative balloon race raises money to help animals in need

RSPCA Felledge is one of the centres who took part in the environmentally friendly fundraiser.

A virtual balloon race company has created an eco-friendly way to raise money for the RSPCA and other charities.

Eco Racing sees participants buying a ‘balloon’ for their chosen charity, decorating it how they wish and then sending it off on a virtual race.

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243 - Positive Pet Project and Lance A Spirit Unbroken

Jon Garstang is an animal shelter expert who is spearheading the first ever national initiative in Greece to teach children the value of relationships with animals. Walter Stoffel describes himself as having survived the rescue of Lance, a border Collie with issues. Two inspiring dog advocates.

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.