12.12.13

A survey we conducted has revealed that animal lovers are expected to spend about £300 million pampering their pets this Christmas.

Nine out of ten owners (91 per cent) are buying their pet a present this year, with almost a fifth (18 per cent), admitting they will be spending more on their pet than their mother-in-law.

Our poll of almost 900 pet owners revealed most (54 per cent), will be spending up to £10 on their pet’s present. … Continue reading…

29.10.13

We are thanking pet owners and farmers for keeping their animals safe during the recent stormy weather.

Animal rescue teams were on standby to deal with emergencies as strong winds and rain lashed England and Wales on Sunday (October 27).

Happily pet owners and farmers are thought to have acted on warnings and moved their animals indoors or to higher ground.

Chief Inspector Dermot Murphy said:

“Our inspectors and call handlers were ready to deal with any emergency situation

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28.10.13

We are shocked to learn that a raccoon was made to wear a bow tie and ride a bicycle at Bluewater Shopping Centre this weekend, and fear it could encourage others to host a similarly irresponsible show in the lead up to Christmas.

The event occurred as part of a ‘Pet Expo’ which aimed to promote responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, but we strongly disagree that this aim has been achieved by an animal performing such a circus-style … Continue reading…

10.09.13

We are teaming up with The Daily Mirror to launch the first Animal Hero Awards, culminating in a spectacular awards evening in London.

Today marks the launch of a nationwide search to find Britain’s bravest Animal Hero, most remarkable Animal Carer and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world.

The awards event takes place on Thursday 28 November, hosted by Amanda Holden. It aims to celebrate the heart-warming tales of courageous pets or those that have overcome … Continue reading…