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RSPCA reveal winner of Parliamentary Pet of the Year competition

Animal charity reveals the real ‘top dog’ in Westminster.

On the day a new Prime Minister took up her post, the real ‘top dog’ in Westminster was revealed by the RSPCA as part of the second annual Parliamentary Pet of the Year.

On Wednesday (July 13), the RSPCA teamed up with MP Sir David Amess for what was arguably the most hotly contended political competition of the day, as five pets waited tentatively at Victoria Tower Gardens - with more waiting at home - to learn the outcome.

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Microchipping is the headline act as stray Staffie and Glastonbury camper are reunited at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

It was an emotional reunion at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home as the clouds cleared from Glastonbury and a microchip proved to be the ray of hope one Staffie owner needed after her dog went missing whilst she was working at the famous festival.

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The Mayhew Animal Home holds annual Hounds on the Heath event

The Mayhew Animal Home is holding their annual family and dog summer event, Hounds on the Heath, taking place on Sunday July 10th 2016 between 11am and 4pm at Hampstead Heath – and it is sure to be a dogtastic day out!

Previously known as Hyde Bark, The Mayhew’s summer event, now its fifth year, may have a new home and name but not much else has changed – just that it is bigger and better than ever before.

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10 lessons your dog can help your child learn

And not one of them is death, because dogs have far more to teach us about living than they do about dying. As adults we can learn a lot from our dogs, but for our children, they have invaluable lessons.

1. Consideration and empathy

You know all those videos on the Internet, where babies and young children lie all over a dog? The ones where the child is chuckling, the adults are laughing, and the dog gazes dolefully at the camera. Cute aren’t they?

No.

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Battersea’s flexible felines show off their moves for International Yoga Day

From downward-facing cats to strays who stretch, the residents of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s cattery are feline flexible and showing off their moggie moves today to mark International Yoga Day.

The world renowned charity have an average of 220 cats across their three centres at any one time who are all practising their best balanced yoga moves in the hope of attracting a new home fur life.

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Undercover RSPCA inspector wins award for cracking major puppy ring

Inspector Kat Thorbun wins the David Millard award for special investigations.

An undercover officer from the RSPCA has been presented with an award for her incredible work smashing a ring making £35,000 selling sick and dying puppies.

For more than 100 years, the RSPCA Honours have been given to recognise people and organisations who’ve helped us in our goal to end cruelty, protect animals from abuse and further our knowledge of animal welfare.

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Review - The Secret Life of Pets

You know that fridge magnet that says, “You don’t have to be mad to work here, but it helps!”? Well you don’t have to love animals to enjoy The Secret Life of Pets, but it will help.

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Adorable Puppies Looking to Win Perfect Match at the Furr-opean Championships

Chris Kamara commentates on the most adorable clash of the century – the European pup

Grrr-eth Bale cheers on his team

Dogs Trust is getting behind the home nations ahead of England and Wales’ Group B clash at the European Championships by naming their own adorable teams of four puppies after the squads’ star players.

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Rescue dog owner takes top science job at the RSPCA

Office dog Bridie is a constant reminder of the work of the RSPCA.

A woman who has dedicated her working life to animal welfare has started work as the RSPCA’s Chief Scientific Officer along with her rescue dog Bridie.

Dr Julia Wrathall has worked for the RSPCA for more than two decades, including most recently as the head of the charity’s farm animals department for 12 years.

Her new appointment sees her leading the RSPCA’s four science teams at the charity’s headquarters near Horsham, West Sussex, accompanied by her Irish Setter Bridie.

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Battersea Dogs & Cats Home London centre takes in its 1000th dog for the year

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has taken in its 1000th dog since the beginning of the year, a four year old Akita, fittingly named Legend.
Legend was well-loved by a caring family but was handed in to the world-famous animal charity because of his owner’s allergies. Now this playful and affectionate male is ready to find new owners.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home cares for more than 5000 dogs a year across its three centres, with an average of 13 dogs arriving every day.
Two thirds of the dogs arriving at the Home are taken in after their owners are no longer able to care for them.

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