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Beautiful RSPCA pet portraits on pumpkins

For Halloween, two of the RSPCA’s long-stay pets are having their portraits painted on pumpkins to highlight their search for a new home.

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Celebration of RSPCA dogs to mark Nepalese Tihar Festival

Asian communities celebrate Gods, humans and animals.

Each year in Nepal – and in Nepalese communities around the world – dogs are celebrated with the Tihar Festival. Tihal means festival of lights, and this year the RSPCA is hoping that the light will fall on some of their residents.

The five-day Tihar is observed by Hindus, and at this special time they worship their Gods as well as humans and animals. For Gorkhas, Tihar represents the divine attachment between people and other animals. This year the festival begins on 27th October.

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Paul O’Grady helps find Battersea’s loneliest dog a forever home

Greyhound Bud become known as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home’s unluckiest dog after spending over 1000 days in the home - but thanks to Paul O’Grady, Bud’s luck has changed for the better.

Battersea staff had been trying to find Bud a home for nearly three years, then the Corns family spotted him on the ITV series Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, which is based at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

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Battersea’s longest serving volunteer clocks up 30 years support

Laurence Ackland Smith is Battersea Dogs and Cats Home’s longest serving volunteer, and has recently celebrated 30 years of supporting the charity. To mark the achievement, Battersea staff and volunteers got together at the Home to throw Laurence a celebratory party.

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Tom Hardy raises money for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Tom Hardy, star of Mad Max, is a dog lover, and recently took to the Canary Wharf trading floor of BGC partners, for their annual Charity Day. Tom’s aim was to raise funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

The BGC Charity Day is held every year to remember all those who dies in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. Celebrities choose charities to represent and join licensed brokers on the trading floors to conduct transactions with BGC clients, with 100 per cent of the revenues from the day going to the chosen charities.

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Inspirational Surf Dog Ricochet surfs with severely disabled children

Surf session brings joy to children with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Aaron, featured in the video, has type I SMA.

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Trotty and Kenny celebrate at Battersea as their namesakes win olympic gold

Olympic fever has even gripped the residents of Battersea Dog & Cats Home! Yesterday, rescue dogs Trotty and Kenny, who were named after Olympic competitors, were delighted last night to watch their namesakes adding to their haul of medals.

The inspiration for Trotty and Kenny’s names are British cycling couple, Laura Trott and Jason Kenny. The Team GB cyclists have between them won an amazing ten gold medals at the Rio Olympics.

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Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors in favour of repealing the Dangerous Dogs Act

The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) has added its voice to the growing chorus of concern over the Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA), 1991. The Act bans four types of dog, judging them by looks alone, rather than taking their behaviour into account, and the RSPCA, the Blue Cross and Battersea Dogs Home have brought out reports calling for change to the legislation.

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RSPCA calls for change to BSL

The RSPCA wants people to demand that the Government launch an inquiry into how the Dangerous Dogs Act (DDA) applies breed specific legislation.

The Dangerous Dogs Act was introduced in 1991, and applies breed specific legislation via section 1. The RSPCA has this week released their report into the effectiveness of the act. Appropriately – in many ways – the report is called, Breed Specific Legislation: A Dog’s Dinner.

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Can you smell Doodle?

“Can you smell doodle?” That’s what I found myself asking a dog today.

I glanced up from where I was, leaning over the dog, stroking her, and saw her owner staring down at me in puzzlement.

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