Charities join forces to help families and their pets this Christmas

A charity founded by Noel Fitzpatrick has launched a campaign in partnership with Blue Cross and the Natural Pet Center to help bring festive cheer to struggling pet-owning families this Christmas. For every £5 raised by Humanimal Trust’s “Stronger Together at Christmas” appeal, the Natural Pet Center will donate a companion animal treat pack with … Read more

Pets the stars of StreetVet festive fund-raising

Animals that have been treated by a national veterinary homeless charity are the stars of its new Christmas cards and 2023 calendar. StreetVet has unveiled partnerships with Love Phodography and small paper brand lil wabbit, which it hopes will raise vital funds during the festive season. The eight Christmas cards each feature a dog owned … Read more

sponsored Purina launches new commitments to pets, people and the planet

Known for delivering consistently high-quality pet nutrition for more than 125 years, Europe’s leading pet care company, Purina, is also passionate about creating richer lives for pets and the people who love them. This passion has led to the launch of six new Purina Commitments, which address key social impact areas. The new commitments demonstrate … Read more

Purina pledges £40k fund to help pets and owners live better together

A pet care company has pledged a £40,000 funding package to help vulnerable pets and their owners deal with the current economic crisis. With inflation hitting another historic high, according to the latest figures, money from the Purina Better Together fund is intended to help RSPCA staff on the ground keep people and pets together … Read more

Dogs Trust reports big rise in number of people trying to rehome their pets | Dogs

The number of pet owners attempting to rehome their dogs has risen sharply this year, according to figures from the Dogs Trust, with shelters facing long waiting lists and many setting up pet food banks. Between January 1 and October 31, the animal charity received 42,000 inquiries from dog owners about rehoming, a rise of … Read more

‘They’re not bird-brained’: the joy of keeping chickens – and a quick how-to guide | Pets

Thef you’ve been looking for an excuse to get chickens – and really, if you’re lucky enough to have the space, you should – an impending egg shortage may be it. British egg producers have said there could be one coming. Blame rising costs of feed and energy, and avian flu. For commercial free-range producers, … Read more

What sort of fish make the best pets?

There are hundreds of species of fish that can be kept in captivity and a well-designed aquarium can make a great feature in any room. There are also different types of fish including cold water, tropical and saltwater fish. Let’s look at the advantages of each and see what sort of fish within these categories make the best pets.

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Abandoned Puppy On The Brink Of Death Was Destined To Help Children & Pets In Need

The stray dog ​​and cat population is a growing problem on the beautiful Indonesian island of Bali. Rescuers from Little Steps Matter fight every day to rescue innocent animals from the streets and give them a chance at life. In April 2021, they discovered a tiny, neglected puppy in the parking lot of a local … Read more

More than 1 in 10 dog owners ‘pushed into debt’ to care for pets, poll reveals

More than 1 in 10 UK dog owners have gone into debt to pay for their pet’s care, a new poll has suggested. The YouGov survey, carried out for Dogs Trust, found similar numbers were also delaying non-routine veterinary treatment or missed appointments for regular procedures. The charity’s boss said his organization is more stretched … Read more

Colleagues clock up 300 years of care for poor pets

Long-serving team members at a Lancashire practice have clocked up close to three centuries of dedicated care between them. Vets, VNs and receptionists are among those toasting major milestones at Stanley House Veterinary Group’s branches in Colne, Burnley, Barnoldswick and Higham. Individual anniversaries range from 20 years to just shy of half a century. Many … Read more