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Helping dogs caught in the Hungary toxic spill

Animal welfare charities unite to help creature casualties of Hungary’s toxic spill

Several UK animal welfare charities have joined forces this week to help domestic animals and livestock affected by the devastating toxic spill in Hungary.

WSPA, Dogs Trust, RSPCA International and the Worldwide Veterinary Service are sending vital veterinary equipment to help a Hungarian animal welfare charity, Rex Animal Island, in its desperate bid to rescue the hundreds of poisoned and injured dogs, cats, livestock and wildlife.

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MORBIDLY OBESE RESCUE DOG’S BID TO LOSE WEIGHT

A morbidly obese rescue dog in Scotland is on a mission to lose almost half his body weight.

When Alfie, an eight-year-old Collie cross, was brought in to Dogs Trust Glasgow rehoming centre six weeks ago he weighed in at an incredible 41kg (6.45st), around the same weight as a twelve year old child.

MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN BRAVE WEATHER TO SUPPORT WAGGY WALKS

MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN BRAVE WEATHER TO SUPPORT WAGGY WALKS

Dogs Trust thrilled by support for fundraising events

 

Despite terrible downpours across the UK on Sunday 3rd October, nearly 2000 people supported 10 Waggy Walk events that took place all over the country. Wet but not downhearted, these hardy dog lovers - many with their four legged friends - completed the walks and raised vital funds for Dogs Trust.

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MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN BRAVE WEATHER TO SUPPORT WAGGY WALKS

Despite terrible downpours across the UK on Sunday 3rd October, nearly 2000 people supported 10 Waggy Walk events that took place all over the country. Wet but not downhearted, these hardy dog lovers - many with their four legged friends - completed the walks and raised vital funds for Dogs Trust.

Two dogs at Dogs Trust in need of special homes

I've received the following two appeals from Dogs Trust in the last few days. These two dogs really need a loving new owner to look after them. Could you help?

TERMINALLY ILL LANA SEEKS LOVING LAST HOME
Dogs Trust Darlington’s Urgent Rehoming Appeal

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What would happen to your dog if something happened to you?

Making provision for your dog in the event that you can't look after him - short or long term may be unpleasant but it's an issue you should consider. You can hear excellent advice on the subject from Dawn Antoniak Mitchell from the BonaFide Dog Academy in Episode 53 of DogCast Radio. Here's some more information on the subject:
 

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Hollyoaks star launches Dogs Trust Waggy Walks

HOLLYOAKS STAR LAUNCHES DOGS TRUST WAGGY WALKS 2010

Gemma Merna and her hounds promote nationwide sponsored event

 

On Sunday 3rd October 2010 Dogs Trust is holding its annual Waggy Walks; ten simultaneous sponsored walks at locations across the UK. Dog loving actress Gemma Merna (Hollyoaks’ Carmel McQueen) is encouraging the public to register for their nearest event.

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Terminally ill Lucy seeks loving last home

I get regular press releases from Dogs Trust and I include many of them on the blog because they are asking for new loving homes for deserving dogs, or because they are celebrating fund raising efforts of brave individuals. And then this email arrived this morning, and I just had to include it. Poor Lucy has terminal cancer and is looking for a home to live out her days in. It's a big ask; it will mean bonding with Lucy, supporting her and coming to love her, all the time knowing you will lose her.

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Parachute jump raises pounds for hounds

A stomach lurching way to raise funds:

PARACHUTE FREEFALL RAISES POUNDS FOR HOUNDS

Fundraiser for Dogs Trust Evesham

Keith Bishop, 30 years old, from Tewkesbury faced his fears on Sunday 11th July with a solo 12500ft parachute jump to raise money for the canine welfare charity Dogs Trust.

The forensic medic took up the challenge in memory of his late dog Blue, a Collie cross he rehomed 7 years ago from Dogs Trust Evesham.

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255 - Comedy with Underdog and matching dogs to people with Hands 2 Paws

Comedian Dave Chawner reveals the journey behind his Edinburgh fringe show, Underdog, and app creator Elizabeth Menegon discussed her motivation for matching people with their ideal dog breed via Hands 2 Paws.

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.