Monthly Archives: January 2012

Blue Cross warns of dangers of buying online

Posted On 2012-01-31 04:01:10

The Blue Cross has warned pet insurance customers against trying to buy pets online after it found that many buyers are being misled and can end up with sick or dangerous animals. It has stated that its rehoming centres and hospitals across the country have seen a growing problem with... more

Puppies becoming victim of recession

Posted On 2012-01-31 02:01:52

Puppies are one of a number of victims of the recession as an influx of the animals are being dropped on the doorsteps of rescue centres up and down the country by overwhelmed pet insurance customers. The North Clwyd Animal Rescue centre near Holywell in north Wales has had to... more

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is set to undergo makeover

Posted On 2012-01-31 09:01:20

The Dogs Trust centre in Ilfracombe, Devon, which has been rescuing unwanted dogs since 1975, has welcomed builders to the site in order to undergo a much-needed makeover. Building work started yesterday (January 30th) and will be completed in a year, by which time the centre’s out-of-date kennels and public... more

Missing dog has been found after eight months

Posted On 2012-01-31 09:01:23

A dog that that went missing in Bath eight months ago has been found 120 miles away thanks to its microchip and Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. The two-year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Fido was taken to the Battersea centre in London after being found wandering the street and... more

Wood Green saves cat from own collar

Posted On 2012-01-30 03:01:54

Wood Green, The Animals Charity was recently called to rescue a young cat that had become trapped in its own collar. Staff from the north London charity were alerted to the tabby cat by a pet insurance customer that had spotted the animal in her back garden. The cat was... more

Animal charity forms link with Met unit

Posted On 2012-01-30 02:01:42

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has formed a partnership with the Metropolitan Police’s Wildlife Crime Unit to try and put a stop to animal trafficking. This is the first time a charity has directly funded a Met Police unit and it is hoping that more staff... more

Legislation is needed for compulsory microchipping

Posted On 2012-01-30 10:01:32

An expert has suggested that the government to needs to take action to try and ensure that microchipping is made compulsory among all pet insurance subscribers with dogs or cats. Managing director and animal behaviourist at SafePets UK Debbie Connolly said it is a waste of time people calling for... more

Hulk Hogan throws weight behind Staffy campaign

Posted On 2012-01-30 09:01:23

Former wrestling world champion Hulk Hogan has thrown his weight behind the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’s campaign to change the perception of Staffordshire Bull Terriers in the country. Battersea recently revealed that 23 per cent of respondents of a YouGov survey based their knowledge of Staffies on what they... more

Terrier exhibition to open next month

Posted On 2012-01-30 09:01:31

An art exhibition celebrating one of the most vulnerable dog breeds in the UK is set to open at the Kennel Club Art Gallery next month. The exhibition is to be dedicated to the Manchester Terrier to mark the 75th anniversary of the British Manchester Terrier Club. A Terrier’s Tale,... more

Owners must ensure dogs get right amount of exercise

Posted On 2012-01-27 02:01:28

It is essential that pet insurance customers give their dog the correct amount of exercise required for the lifestyle of the breed, it has been claimed. Kennel Club secretary Caroline Kisko said dog insurance subscribers must consider the pooch’s age, size and lifestyle when deciding what diet to give them... more