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Neglected dog ‘clung onto life’ so she could experience love again

It was ‘touch and go’ whether poor Bella would survive

An emaciated, sick dog who barely ‘clung onto life’ is now making the most of her second chance in a loving new home.

When five-year-old mastiff Bella arrived in RSPCA care in July 2020 she was severely underweight and malnourished. She had very bad skin - due to a flea infestation - and was anemic. Staff spent six months nursing Bella back to health but it was touch and go whether she’d pull through.

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Oliver Twist wants to become one of the family

Starved dog given a Dickens name because he loved food glorious food

A starving dog dubbed Oliver Twist because he yowled for more food is looking for a new home.

The emaciated boxer cross was rescued by the RSPCA after he was tied to tree in a graveyard in Leyton, East London.

He was taken to the charity’s Harmsworth Animal Hospital, where staff discovered he weighed 17.8kg about half the ideal weight of a dog his size.

Vicky Coleman, dispensary supervisor at Harmsworth, said: “I have never seen a dog so skinny, it was absolutely horrendous.”

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Dog ‘at death’s door’ found wandering the streets

RSPCA appeal for information after a Jack Russell and a severely emaciated Lurcher are found straying in Dorset village

An emaciated lurcher that was days away from death has been found wandering the streets of a Dorset village along with a Jack Russell.
A member of the public found the two dogs straying in the wooded area at the rear of houses on Burnt House Lane, Bransgore on February 22.

Neither of the dogs were micro chipped nor wearing a collar and tag and it’s not known if they were previously together or found each other while straying.

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248 - Detection Dogs and are we treating our dogs to early death

Isabelle Groc talks about how her book Detection Dogs examines more than how dogs are helping us conserve our environment. Veterinarian Sean McCormack discusses research that shows over treating our dogs may cause them to die early. Plus a top speed DogCast Radio News - ten stories in six minutes!

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.