This week’s rescue pet is seven-week-old cross-bred puppy Emerald, the 1000th dog in 2013 to arrive at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (020 7622 3626)
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This week’s rescue pet is Emerald, pictured above. Last month, world famous animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home welcomed its 1000th dog of 2013 to its iconic London centre. Seven week old Mongrel puppy Emerald arrived at the charity along with his mum and five littermates after his owner was no longer able to care for them and turned to Battersea to help find them a new home.
Battersea takes in an average of eight dogs every day, and precious little Emerald is just one of the thousands of dogs that Battersea will care for this year. Last year the charity cared for 5,880 dogs, nearly half of which were given up by their owners. It has seen a 70 per cent year on year increase in calls from owners seeking its help.
Rob Young, Head of Dog Rehoming at Battersea says: “Battersea’s doors are open 365 days a year to dogs and cats that are in need of our help. Emerald is an adorable little pup and we are sure it won’t be long before he catches the eye of a new family and is happily settled in a new home.
If you can give a Battersea dog a good home please contact Battersea on 020 7622 3626 or visit www.battersea.org.uk.
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I am in the USA for an exciting conference – Blogpaws 2013. It’s a gathering of over 500 online enthusiasts who write about animals. I am here as a Speaker – I am on a panel with the folk pictured above – we are engaging in a panel discussion at 2.45pm today (Thursday) discussing the role of vets online – how much should we be doing with Facebook, Twitter and blogs?
If you are here as a delegate, make sure you come along. For the rest of you out there, I will report back in due course
To read this week’s Pet Subjects column, click here.
Bath Cats & Dogs Home has launched a new campaign – “Rescue Me: Rescues Need Your Love” to highlight the many benefits from taking on a rescue pet, and to demonstrate the simplicity of the charity’s rehoming process. There are just five simple steps to adopting a new pet, and the average time between your decision to adopt and bringing your new pet home is just 14 days. To learn more visit www.bcdh.org.uk
This week’s rescue pet is Gizmo, a 17 month old male chinchilla pictured above (ref BS24572). And what a character; he is shy at present and under assessment but suspect he could be a ‘cheeky monkey’. He is very inquisitive and likes to stay active. He would make the perfect family pet in any household. Find out more by visiting www.bcdh.org.uk
On East Coast FM this week, we discuss a range of topical issues, as well as taking a call from a listener with a dog that’s moulting all over the place. Click on the play button below to listen:
I brought this snake in with me to Ireland AM this week – it’s a harmless creature that was found in my local town, at the bottom of someone’s garden. It’s almost certainly an escaped pet. In this week’s video, we discuss keeping exotic pets like snakes, lizards and spiders. To watch, click on this link.
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Pet owners across the UK should be aware that theft of pets seems to be an increasing problem. Dogs, horses, parrots and cats are the higher risk pets being taken due to their value. Recent incidents include dogs being stolen from outside shops or grabbed from walkers. The two German Shepherd dogs pictured above – Victor and Tegan – were stolen from their back garden in Kent. As well as theft for resale, there are worries that pets may be stolen to be used as bait in illegal dog fights. To find out what you can do to protect your pet, visit this website.
This week’s rescue pet is Whisper, a 7 month old female chocolate Labrador. Contact The Labrador Lifeline Trust 01923 446785 or visit www.labrador-lifeline.co.uk
Whistper is a beautiful, 7 month old chocolate Labrador Retriever, currently in a foster home. Sheis bouncy (typical for her age), she has lived with children, is good with other dogs and is micro-chipped and vaccinated. This stunning young Labrador needs a loving home to continue her training.
To find out the outcomes of the rescued pets featured in this column, see www.petsubjectsrescue.com
To find out the answers to the above queries, read this week’s Pet Subjects column in the Daily Telegraph by clicking here.
This week’s rescue pet is Rizzler (pictured above) is an adult male crossbred Staffordshire bull terrier between three and five years old. Contact Battersea Dogs and Cats Home on 0843 509 4444. To find out the outcomes of the rescued pets featured in this column, see petsubjectsrescue.com
On Ireland AM this week, I was joined on the couch by Finzi as I answered questions from viewers. You can watch the video clip by clicking here.
Questions asked included:
1) Two dogs that are sisters are three years old and they have started to fight all the time. What can be done?
2) How can I stop my Pomeranian chewing his feet?
3) My terrapins have stopped eating. What can I do?
4) My dog is having difficulty going to the bathroom. Could it be her anal glands?
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