17.03.14

We have welcomed government moves to introduce tougher sentences for those who allow their dogs to attack other people and animals.

The Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill received royal assent in Parliament on Thursday, 13 March and will come into force this May.

We believe the extension of current dog control laws onto private property, as well as public places, gives more power to tackle irresponsible dog owners.

More should be done to prevent dog attacks

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14.03.14

Dog owners have been urged to keep their pets cool this weekend to avoid the heartbreak of losing a much-loved companion.

With weather forecasts predicting that weekend temperatures could hit highs of 18°c, we are issuing our regular appeal to owners to keep their dogs safe in the sun.

RSPCA chief vet James Yeates said:

“A hot car can be a death trap for dogs, it is as simple as that. Leaving your dog in a car,

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14.03.14

After his appearance on ITV’s This Morning today (March 14) we hope Barry can win over the public and find a new home to recuperate after his operation.

Bull mastiff Barry was first brought into our animal centre in South Godstone, Surrey in January 2012 after being abused as a young puppy.

He was rehomed in June that year but unfortunately his new owners’ circumstances changed and this January he found himself back at the centre.

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MPs agree roll out of pilot badger cull should be stopped

13.03.14

We are delighted MPs have at last seen sense and voted overwhelmingly to stop the roll out of the pilot badger culls.

The animal welfare charity has always maintained the badger cull was not just inhumane but would also be an ineffective way of controlling the spread of bovine TB.

Roll out of the scheme would have been a farce

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100,000 badgers under threat

12.03.14

We’re urging MPs to vote to save British badgers when a debate takes place in Westminster on Thursday, 13 March.

More than 1,800 badgers have already been slaughtered since August 2013 as part of the government’s misguided badger culling policy and as many as 100,000 will be under threat if it insists on going ahead with rolling out the cull.

Pilot culls ineffective and inhumane

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