‘It’s Been A Ruff Year!’: Charity Makes Urgent Plea To Feed 150 Rescue Dogs This Christmas
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by Marc
3y ago
(Birmingham Dogs Home Press Release) A much-loved dog charity is calling on the public to help feed the 150 dogs in its care this Christmas after a particularly ‘ruff’ year. Birmingham Dogs Home has launched its clever new campaign ‘It’s been a ruff year — we wish we only had six round for Christmas dinner’ in... Read more ..read more
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Cat Charity Warns of Risks in Buying a Lockdown Kitten this Christmas
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by Marc
3y ago
(Cats Protection Press Release) The UK’s biggest cat charity has urged the public to beware of the risks in buying a ‘lockdown kitten’ online. Cats Protection says the COVID-19 pandemic has created the ideal conditions for unscrupulous vendors to sell kittens which may be sick, poorly socialised, or too young to be safely parted from... Read more ..read more
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Advice for Pet Owners During Coronavirus Pandemic: Sky News Interview 24 March 2020
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by Marc
4y ago
A few tips for pet owners during the current Coronavirus Pandemic as discussed on Sky News with Kay Burley: Important first to dispel the myth that pets are a source of coronavirus, so please don’t even consider abandoning or rehoming, or even euthanasia as has been reported. On the flipside, pets are an incredibly reliable... Read more ..read more
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Flea-ridden kitten found days away from death
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by Marc
4y ago
(Mayhew Press Release) Whilst fleas are an easily treatable parasite amongst most cats and dogs, young or small animals that become infected are at a high risk of developing serious complications such anaemia, and potentially fatal heart conditions. This was sadly the reality for eight-week-old Bow, a tiny kitten who had either got lost or... Read more ..read more
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Bonded Brothers Separated by Surgery Find Their ‘Happily Ever After’ in Time for Christmas
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by Marc
4y ago
As many people will already know, Mayhew is so much more than just a rehoming shelter. Mayhew recognises that animal welfare issues and social issues are linked, and work with vulnerable people, as well as those going through a crisis, to support them and their pets in times of need. Recently, Mayhew’s Animal Welfare Officers... Read more ..read more
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The Mystery of Mimi’s Missing Tail!
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by Marc
4y ago
When Mayhew Animal Welfare Officer Libby Cannon went out to trap, neuter, and return feral and semi-feral cats living in a local colony, she was shocked to discover one young Tortie had a missing tail. Although the wound did not appear to be fresh, there was old hair stuck to it, and the skin surrounding... Read more ..read more
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Taped-up & Tossed Out with the Rubbish: Barbara’s Story
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by Marc
4y ago
Whilst out walking around her neighbourhood, a member of the public was surprised by the loud sounds of a cat crying. The noises seemed to be coming from some nearby wheelie bins. Thrown away like rubbish The member of the public then made a shocking find – a tiny, terrified cat was trapped inside a... Read more ..read more
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Greedy stray Garfield survives infection & escapes life on the streets
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by Marc
4y ago
Loveable stray Garfield was a welcome sight around his local neighbourhood, where he’d regularly visit different houses looking for food and chin rubs. However, residents soon began to worry when the greedy cat’s appearance started to deteriorate. · 8 year-old Garfield began to lose weight rapidly, despite eating the same amount of food as normal.... Read more ..read more
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Mayhew & Crisis team up to warm hearts, hands & hounds this Christmas
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by Marc
5y ago
Mayhew, leading animal welfare charity for dogs, cats and communities, and Crisis, the national homelessness charity, have teamed up for the twelfth year running to help people and animals affected by homelessness this Christmas. Mayhew will support Crisis by providing kennels at one of their Christmas centres. Owners experiencing homelessness will receive shelter, food, warm... Read more ..read more
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Keeping Your Pets & Wildlife Safe on Fireworks Night
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by Marc
5y ago
This time of year can be incredibly stressful for our four-legged and feathered loved ones, as well as local wildlife too; so we must do everything possible to protect them. With news reports of pets suffering heart attacks and dying, fireworks night – or nights – as it seems to go on from now until... Read more ..read more
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