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Puppies cheer up rescue staff during lockdown

Puppies cheer up rescue staff during lockdown

It has been a ‘ruff’ year, but the staff at Birmingham Dogs Home have several reasons to smile, having welcomed two litters of puppies during the local lockdown. Both mums and puppies are doing extremely well with one litter being the biggest seen in their history - 16 puppies!
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How a retro police bus became a veterinary clinic for stray animals

How a retro police bus became a veterinary clinic for stray animals

On World Animal Day (4 October) 20 years ago, FOUR PAWS founders Heli Dungler and Josef Pfabigan presented a ’74 retro police bus as the first mobile veterinary clinic. What sounds curious today was then a pilot project of its kind and a pioneer for mobile animal clinics that are now used worldwide.
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Rescue Staffie awarded Blue Peter badge for helping fearful children

Rescue Staffie awarded Blue Peter badge for helping fearful children

Six-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier Bonzai has been awarded the Blue Peter badge for his work with children, helping the overcome their fear of dogs - after he overcame his own.
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Rescue Beagle helped raise motherless kitten during lockdown

Rescue Beagle helped raise motherless kitten during lockdown

A 10-year-old Beagle cross called Duke, who was found as a stray in Guildford in 2016, has been credited with helping his owner hand-rearing a tiny kitten rejected by his mother.
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A home for Odin

A home for Odin

Odin is a beautiful 11-month-old gentle giant looking for a forever home – but the search is proving difficult due to his sheer size! Standing almost one meter tall and weighting 60 kilos, Odin is quite shy around strangers and is especially scared of strange men.

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Seven-year-old walks 150km to help animals in need

Seven-year-old walks 150km to help animals in need

Children are often blissfully unaware of the ugly side of the world. Seven-year old George Jones had no idea there are homeless and mistreated animals in the world – but when he found out, he immediately sprang into action!
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Lucky greyhound finds home with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

Lucky greyhound finds home with Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts

Rescued from the greyhound racing industry by Forever Hounds Trust, five-year-old Suzie just had a second stroke of luck: she has been adopted by Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and his wife Shirley, a Patron and long-time supporter of Forever Hounds Trust.
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A puppy called “Lockdown”? Thousands vote in rescue puppy naming poll

A puppy called “Lockdown”? Thousands vote in rescue puppy naming poll

More than 15,000 people took part to the online poll to choose names for a litter of five puppies that were born at Dogs Trust during the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are the results...
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Eight year old boy’s art raises funds for local rescue

Eight year old boy’s art raises funds for local rescue

An eight-year old boy from Thackley, Bradford, decided he wanted to do something special during lockdown to help rescue animals in need - and he is now using his artistic skills to raise vital funds.
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These rescue puppies need names - what would you call them? Vote!

These rescue puppies need names - what would you call them? Vote!

Dogs Trust is calling for the public to help choose names for a litter of five puppies born in their Glasgow rehoming centre in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown. The team the centre is launching an online poll to name the puppies...
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Not Just For Lockdown - are you 'dog ready', or just lonely?

Not Just For Lockdown - are you 'dog ready', or just lonely?

Dogs Trust is temporarily tweaking its famous slogan to ‘A Dog Is For Life, Not Just For Lockdown’, as it asks the public to weigh up if they are truly "dog ready" before taking the leap and getting a dog.

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Meet Sammy, the puppy with a broken spine who grew up to help other rescues

Meet Sammy, the puppy with a broken spine who grew up to help other rescues

Despite living with mobility issues due to her spinal injuries, in the past 17 years Sammy has helped to care for and nurture countless other pets in foster care - and is now being celebrated for her contribution.

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