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Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment - Capt S S Lukas out to remember animals that have given their lives serving our forces in 20th century conflicts.

Remembering animals who gave lives in 20th century conflicts

Chelsea Pensioner and his four-legged friend remember animals that have given their lives serving our forces in 20th century conflicts.


Annual Remembrance Service for Animals in War
The huge contribution made by millions of animals in military conflicts was remembered today (9th November 2012) as dogs, horses and even a mule attended a special remembrance service at the Animals in War monument on London’s Park Lane.
The animals attended the event alongside many of the UK’s animal welfare and advocacy organisations who laid wreaths in memory and admiration of all the animals that died whilst serving alongside their human allies.



The fourteenth International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) was held in Vravrona, Greece last week and proved a huge success. Some 260 delegates from 31 countries, representing 124 organisations worldwide attended the three day conference beginning on the 16th October 2012.
The annual conference organised by Dogs Trust, welcomed friends who work in animal welfare from across the globe to network, fundraise and exchange ideas on some of the most prevalent animal welfare issues to date.


Uggie starts Dogs Trust Walk of Fame

Uggie starts Dogs Trust Walk of Fame

Film star Uggie yesterday visited Dogs Trust Newbury to leave a lasting impression of his visit. The four-legged star of Hollywood hit, The Artist, got his paws dirty whilst casting impressions in a specially designed pet imprint kit, marking the start of the ‘Dogs Trust Walk of Fame.’



Stay safe when the clocks go back with advice from Dogs Trust

For those of us in the U.K., the clocks go back next weekend, so our evenings will be darker earlier meaning less time for dog walking in the light. How do you cope with less daylight to exercise your dog? If you have to walk in the dark, what great gadgets or safety devices have you found to help keep you safe and make your dog visible?
Here's some timely advice from Dogs Trust:


Dogs Trust comment on the change in sentencing guidelines

Scope for improvement

As the changes to the sentencing guidelines have come into effect Dogs Trust commends the tougher revisions, but would welcome radical changes to existing legislation that better protect the public and welfare of dogs. Whilst the new guidelines will encourage courts to focus on the key factors of culpability, the charity hopes they will act as a salient reminder to dog owners of their responsibility. 

Says Clarissa Baldwin, Dogs Trust Chief Executive:


Team GB Paralympic swimmer Emma Hollis visits Dogs Trust Loughborough

Team GB Paralympic swimmer Emma Hollis visits Dogs Trust Loughborough

On Friday 17th August, Team GB Paralympic swimmer Emma Hollis took a break from her training for the games to visit the Wymeswold-based rehoming centre. Whilst there she met dogs of all shapes and sizes including Bess the seven year-old Lurcher who she took a particular shine too.

Says Emma:


Keep your dog safe from severe weather

It's not anywhere near Christmas, but the weather outside is frightful. Here's some timely advice from Dogs Trust:
With the Met Office issuing severe weather rainfall alerts for tomorrow until the weekend, Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, has produced the following advice for anyone with concerns relating to the safety of pets at this time:



275 - Controversial advice from Chloe Cavoodle: stop interactions with unknown dogs

Chloe Cavoodle is an assistance dog who posts all about her life in Sydney - her human, Liana, suggests we stop interactions with all strange dogs. Hear why! Plus hear the first chapter of Julie's book Crufts or Bust about Julie and Buddy's attempts to qualify for Crufts.

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.