An RSPCA survey has revealed that 75% of dog-owners chat with their pet while out walking – and one in six SING to them.

Just over 90% of pet owners polled by the RSPCA* didn’t like to walk in silence while exercising their pooch. While 75% like to talk, 16% go one step further and serenade their dog.

The survey also showed that:

  • 9% of dog-owners only talk to their pooch to say “come on!” while 1% don’t talk at

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A special fundraising appeal has been launched by the RSPCA’s Stafford, Wolverhampton and District branch to raise money to pay for the treatment of a poorly cat who was hit by a car.

Black and white cat Harper came into the RSPCA’s care on 12 June after being picked up by an inspector following the incident. As a result of the collision, Harper suffered a fractured pelvis and was put on cage rest.

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The RSPCA has launched an appeal to raise £4,000 for one of its rescue dogs who urgently needs medical tests.

The chihuahua, called Honey,  was rescued last month from a house where there were 82 dogs. Neglected Honey has now been placed in a foster home with RSPCA officer Catherine Strawford in Walsall and she had been doing really well – until last week.

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A fundraising appeal has been launched to raise money for four kittens who hitched a ride to the UK from Poland on the back of a lorry.

The two-week-old kittens, who have been named after ABBA stars Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid, were found by the shocked lorry driver on his arrival in Northampton on Wednesday.

They had survived the 1,000-mile journey, where they travelled through Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and the English Channel.

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Dog lovers from across North Wales are invited to the RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre’s Fun Dog Show on 21 May.

The ‘Fun Dog Show’ is taking place at the Centre, in Upper Colwyn Bay, on Sunday 21 May, and runs from 11am until 4pm.

Staff at the Centre have highlighted how the show celebrates “everything we love about dogs, of all breeds, shapes and sizes”.

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