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General Pet News

National Office Of Animal Health (NOAH) Launches Competition In Search Of Animals With A Spring In Their Step

As part of its mission to celebrate healthy, happy pets and through the www.pethealthinfo.org.uk website, to encourage owners to seek expert advice on pet healthcare, NOAH is launching a new competition to celebrate pets all over Britain with a ‘Spring in their step’.

RSPCA Welcomes European Parliament Resolution To End Illegal Trafficking Of Pets

The RSPCA has welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of a resolution formally calling for action to tackle the illegal trade in dogs and cats.

Four In Ten Pet Owners Have ‘Pulled A Sickie’ For Their Pet

A study commissioned by Blue Cross pet charity reveals that more than four in ten pet owners have ‘pulled a sickie’ from work because of their pet.

Derbyshire Couple Left Pet Reptiles, Dog And Cat To Starve While They Stayed With Friends Just Half A Mile Away

A couple who left their three reptiles, dog and cat alone to starve in filthy conditions in their empty house while they stayed just half a mile away have been banned from keeping dogs and reptiles for five years.

Blue Cross "Steps for Pets" - Every Little Step Helps Pets

Blue Cross is appealing to the nation’s pet lovers to lace up their boots, put on their dancing shoes, trainers or wellies to join in their exciting new Steps for Pets fundraising event this October and help create a happier future for pets in need.

Martin Clunes And Bill Oddie Among Those To 'Give Voice' To Nation’s Animal Lonely-Hearts

Celebrity animal lovers have thrown their weight behind a campaign to see more pets find their way into secure forever homes.

Ian And Kai Back Scottish SPCA Rehoming Campaign

The man who rehomed Scotland's best known rescue dog is backing a Scottish SPCA campaign encouraging people to take on a homeless pet.

More Than One Animal Is Abandoned Every Hour In England

New figures from the RSPCA show the charity received 3,851 calls about abandoned animals in England from January 1 to date - which equates to a total of 33 animals a day - or more than one an hour.

PFMA's Annual Pet Population Survey Shows Steady Decline In UK Pet Population

Annual pet population data released by the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) during National Pet Month (April 1 – May 4) is for the first time showing a steady decline.