Monthly Archives: December 2012

Dogs Trust Glasgow forced to close thanks to heartless thugs

Posted On 2012-12-31 10:12:27

Christmas is supposed to be a season of goodwill and cheer, but this hasn’t been the case for the residents and staff at the Dogs Trust Glasgow. The rehoming shelter has been forced to temporarily close down after it was broken into three times in less than 48 hours from... more

Leicester centre appeals for homes for its unwanted animals

Posted On 2012-12-28 01:12:57

Staff at the Woodside Animal Centre – the Leicester branch of the RSPCA – looked after around 250 unwanted pets over Christmas. They are hoping that people will consider giving their home to one of its residents sooner rather than later. There is typically a rise in the number of... more

RSPCA begins legal fight for export of animals

Posted On 2012-12-28 11:12:35

The RSPCA has lodged a claim in the High Court to seek a judicial review of the arrangements operated by Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) for the approval of live animal exports. Earlier this month, the charity vowed to fight on for the animals after Thanet District Council... more

Animal centres find no respite over Christmas

Posted On 2012-12-28 09:12:41

For most of us, Christmas is a period of immense pleasure and merriment, however, this isn’t always the case. Animals especially can be adversely affected during the period as people spend so much money on presents that they struggle to pay for basic amenities such as pet insurance. This leads... more

Keep dogs safe during the holiday season

Posted On 2012-12-27 02:12:19

As families continue to congregate around their respective houses during this holiday season, spare a thought for the poor dogs that have their routines put all out of kilter. Trying to stay safe and keep your dogs in as familiar surroundings as possible is quite important at this time as... more

Kennel Club declares health testing ‘positive’

Posted On 2012-12-27 10:12:04

At the end of the first year of vet health examinations for all Best of Breed winners from the 14 high profile breeds in the UK, the Kennel Club is pleased with the progress that has been made. Of the 345 check-ups that took place, 330 of the pooches were... more

Animal charity hopes pets weren’t given human food

Posted On 2012-12-27 10:12:58

Christmas is very much a time for gorging on some of the finer things in life, however, this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case for everyone in the family. While some of you will be worrying about what will happen to your waistline after the Christmas period, not everyone... more

Sharon Osbourne: I pamper my dogs at Christmas

Posted On 2012-12-24 11:12:52

Sharon Osbourne’s children Kelly and Jack may have grown up and flown the family nest, but at least she still has her 12 dogs on whom to lavish attention. They get particularly spoilt at Christmas, the 60-year-old told Star magazine, when Santa visits them too. ‘Of course I will be... more

Coach driver hopes for Christmas reunion with lost dog

Posted On 2012-12-24 11:12:09

A coach driver is hoping that an appeal for information about his missing dog will lead to a Christmas reunion with the beloved pet. Steven Harrison, 58 and from Cardiff, was transporting football fans to a game at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton on November 3rd and had taken his... more

Liam Gallagher calls cat Lazy Our Kid

Posted On 2012-12-24 11:12:56

Liam and Noel Gallagher show no signs of burying the hatchet despite it being the season of goodwill – in fact, the pair seem to be taking even greater delight than ever in winding each other up. According to the Sun, former Oasis frontman Liam has got a new cat... more