Monthly Archives: January 2013

Lost dog returned home after 894-mile round trip

Posted On 2013-01-31 04:01:44

A lost dog that managed to cross international borders on his way to an 894-mile round trip has been reunited with his owner in France, thanks to his microchip. Emile, a 12-year-old- Labrador, originally from Liverpool, was found on a busy motorway in France, more than 30 miles away from... more

Councillors step up ‘war on dog fouling’

Posted On 2013-01-24 04:01:47

Frustrated councillors in Wyre are stepping up their so-called war on dog fouling, warning owners that they will be named and shamed. Despite the recent introduction of dog control orders to tackle the problem last year, parts of Wyre are still being affected by lazy owners failing to pick up... more

Dogs are ‘victims’ of January blues

Posted On 2013-01-21 03:01:44

January is always one of the busiest months of the year for animal rescue centres having to deal with pets given up after Christmas. As a result, the Kennel Club claims that pooches are the true victims of the so-called January blues. In January alone, the organisation claims that a... more

Dog owners urged to keep pets safe

Posted On 2013-01-21 10:01:22

The Kennel Club has issued a warning to pet owners and motorists to take caution when using anti-freeze as a small spill of it could be lethal to pooches. Some anti-freeze contains ethylene glycol and this can kill both cats and dogs, so it is important that people are careful... more

Battersea warns of danger of antifreeze

Posted On 2013-01-18 04:01:43

With the cold weather well and truly upon us in the UK, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is hoping people won’t use antifreeze on their cars as it can be poisonous to pets. Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol, which is an ingredient in some forms of antifreeze that tastes sweet to... more

Town ‘declares war’ on dog fouling

Posted On 2013-01-18 01:01:02

The Lurgan Mail has stated it is ‘declaring war’ on the issue of dog fouling with more and more people failing to pick up after their pooches. This follows a decision from the Craigavon Council to have a zero tolerance policy on owners that fail to clear up their canine’s... more

Animal rescue centres braced for influx in abandoned pets

Posted On 2013-01-17 02:01:31

Animal rescue centres in Kent are preparing for a surge in pets in need of new homes after being dumped following Christmas. The first few months of the year are usually a time when families aren’t looking to find a new pet and it is often then that animals are... more

RSPCA calls for licensing of the dog grooming industry

Posted On 2013-01-17 11:01:54

The RSPCA has called on the dog grooming industry to be licensed after a poochsuffered burns at the hands of a worker in a salon. Two female defendants were found guilty on January 11th of causing unnecessary suffering to a Lhasa Apso dog named Dusty. Neither defendant were qualified dog... more

Works from royal collection on display at Kennel Club

Posted On 2013-01-17 10:01:01

The royal patron of the Kennel Club – the Queen – has agreed to lend the Kennel Club Art Gallery a collection of paintings and photographs from the royal collection. These pieces will be part of the Welsh Corgi In Art And Literature exhibition that will be on display from... more

Battersea appeals for foster parents

Posted On 2013-01-16 04:01:17

Animal charity Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is appealing for people to open up their home to pets that were unwanted Christmas presents. It is preparing for an increase in the number of dogs and cats that it cares for in the coming weeks as people get bored of the... more