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Lintbells Reveals Top Dog Friendly Hotels to Visit Ahead of May Bank Holiday
Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:17:57 +0000 UK Dog News, Dog friendly hotels UK

As dog owners, it’s no surprise that so many of us choose to holiday with our pets. In fact, recent research says over 1.4 million of us choose to holiday at home in the UK every year so our pets can join us. With this in mind and to help celebrate National Pet Month, Lintbells, creators of YuMOVE the UK’s No.1 Vet Joint Supplement, have complied a list of some of the top dog friendly hotels from across the UK to consider for your pet friendly getaways this year. Scotland Trigony House Hotel, Dumfries and Galloway Scotland In the heart of
Almost 40,000 Dogs Seized by UK Local Councils in 10 Months
Fri, 23 Dec 2016 00:01:01 +0000 UK Dog News, Dogs seized by councils

Research out today has revealed that in the first 10 months of 2016, UK councils seized around 127 dogs a day – more than 38,670 total. Pet insurer, Direct Line, who has released the findings discovered that of those almost a third (11,213 dogs) were rehomed and 1,238 dogs were sadly put to sleep. The seizure of dogs has been on the decline over the past three years, having peaked in 2014 with 73,503 dogs seized by local councils (201 dogs per day). In 2015, there were 61,339 dogs seized by local councils (168 dogs per day), with the number
Thousands of School Children Set to Be Entertained & Educated, Thanks to a Dog Named Badger
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:29:38 +0000 UK Dog News, Badger the Mystical Mutt Land Of Holistic Pets partnership

A dog named Badger is set to entertain and educate thousands of young children next year visiting events held up and down the UK, subtly addressing issues such as bullying and friendship. The initiative, which was launched by children’s book authors Lyn McNicol and Laura Cameron Jackson in 2011, focuses on the adventures of Badger the Mystical Mutt and reaches out to children aged 5-9 years old. The canine-inspired series has so far sold over 30,000 copies, has even been on the British Consulate in New York’s list of reasons why Britain is great (alongside Andy Murray and Downton Abbey’s Mr
UK Councils Raise £120,000 Issuing Fines to Dog Owners
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:59:09 +0000 UK Dog News, Councils raise quarter of a million in fines dog fouling

New research out today has revealed that councils across the UK have issued dog owners with more than 2,000 fines raising almost a quarter of a million pounds this year alone. The findings, which have been released by Direct Line Pet Insurance, also highlight in 2015, at least 4,451 fines were given for dog fouling offences totalling in excess of £247,282 with dog owners in Barnsley handed more fines by their local authority. Interestingly, the council that received the highest volume of reports for dog fouling did not hand out the highest number of fines – Durham County Council received 2,766 reports
All-Party Parliamentary Group Cautions ‘Legislation Is Only as Good as the Enforcement’ in Response to MPs Report
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:32:51 +0000 UK Dog News, APGAW animal welfare report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW) has issued a response to the report into animal welfare by Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EFRA). APGAW, whose members include Caroline Lucas from the Green Party and Jim Fitzpatrick from Labour, have released a statement about the report into animal welfare for domestic pets, which includes, dogs, cats and horses (explained in more detail here) saying they look forward to the Government’s reponse but echo concerns about enforcing recommendations made in the report, such as the RSPCA should have less involvement in prosecuting animal cruelty cases. The group’s members have recognised for
Stolen Spaniel Returns Home After Social Media Tip-Off Led Police to Her
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:18:58 +0000 UK Dog News, Stolen dog reunited with owners Northamptonshire

A six month old Cocker Spaniel named Poppy who was stolen from her home in Northamptonshire woke up in her own home today once again after a tip-off on social media led police to her. Poppy was taken on 21st September and within hours her owners launched a social media campaign to ask dog lovers to look out for her and share any news or sightings they might have. It was this initiative combined with sharing her story far and wide which led to the couple receiving information Northamptonshire police were able to act upon visiting an address in Northampton. Speaking from her
Northamptonshire Police Issue Fresh Appeal for Stolen Spaniel
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:04:16 +0000 UK Dog News, Police appeal stolen Cocker Spaniel Northamptonshire

A week after she was taken from outside her home in East Haddon, Northamptonshire Police have re-issued an appeal for help in finding Cocker spaniel, Poppy. The chocolate brown puppy disappeared just before 4.30pm on Wednesday 21st September. Police believe she may have been taken to the Harlow area of Essex later that day but a week later she could be anywhere in the country. “I can’t describe how awful the last few days have been,” says Poppy’s owner, Gilly. “We miss Poppy desperately. There’s a huge, gaping hole in our lives at the moment. All we care about is
Mary, Mel and Sue – Abused But on the Mend
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:13:41 +0000 UK Dog News

Three dogs who were dumped in such bad condition that veterinary staff couldn’t tell what breed they were are now on the mend thanks to generous donations by the public. The RSPCA launched a special fundraising appeal to help raise cash needed to pay for the long-term treatment Mary, Mel and Sue – names after the now departed Great British Bake Off stars – will need to recover. The appeal has, so far, raised more than £1,000 which is helping the animal welfare charity cover the costs of caring for the dogs and nursing. London veterinary director Caroline Allen said:
Police in America Are Killing Family Dogs With Alarming Regularity
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:30:21 +0000 International Dog News

An interesting item in The Huffington Post from Stephen Wells, who asks why are police in the USA killing so many family dogs? The author raises a concern about an issue that has seen an increasing number of reports of average, every day family dogs being shot and killed on what is becoming an alarming scale. He says: "It’s uniquely terrifying to feel unsafe in your own home. That fear is on the rise for those who share their lives with a dog, as the trend of dogs being shot and killed at home persists. Each year over 10,000 companion
Over a Quarter of Dog Owners Admit They Don’t Restrain Pets in the Car
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 12:41:18 +0000 UK Dog News, direct line pet insurance, Dog owners don't restrain pets car travel, petbuzz Market Research Direct Line

New research out today has found that pet owners are not properly securing their pets when on the move, with over a quarter admitting they never restrain their dogs when travelling in the car. The research, which has been released by Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals that over a fifth of vets have shockingly witnessed dogs die as a result of injuries sustained when travelling in a car without proper restraint. Of those animals who were able to receive treatment after an accident, the most common ailments vets have treated for include broken bones to minor injuries such as bruising.
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