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Sniffer Dog Uncovers Child Abuse Images
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A suspect has been arrested after a dog trained to detect electronic circuitry found a memory stick containing images of child sexual abuse hidden in a tin box inside a metal cabinet. Rhode Island police received Thoreau from Connecticut police after the dog completed 22 weeks of training, which involved detecting gadgets for food. The […]

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Dog Owners Urged To Look Out for Snakes on Walks
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Veterinary charity PDSA is urging dog owners to beware of snakes in woods and grassland, after saving the life of greyhound Cookie, who was bitten on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. The eight-year-old dog is now recovering after her near-fatal encounter with an adder at the popular beauty spot on Tuesday. Owner Lynn Pallatina, from Hednesford, said: […]

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Government Must Do More About Animal Welfare
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New polling of public, politicians and animal welfare experts highlights the need for the Government to lead the way – and identifies the plight of research animals, breeding animals and those hunted for sport as top priorities. This week the RSPCA hosted an animal welfare debate with leading animal welfarists and members of parliament at […]

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Skydive Heroes Raise Over £83,000 for Greyhounds
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The skies were full of dog lovers in Peterborough this week as more than fifty greyhound enthusiasts took to the heavens for an enormous charity skydive, raising more than £83,000 in support of the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT). Despite some weather-related delays, 51 brave souls took to the skies to show their passion for greyhounds […]

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Dog Saved From Motorway Ordeal After Being Tied To Fence
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Hattie, a two-year-old Staffie Jack Russell cross, was rescued after being spotted alone and tied to a fence on the side of a dangerous 70mph stretch of road in East Yorkshire close to a petrol station where the A63 dual carriageway meets the M62 motorway in December last year. A small piece of rope had been […]

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Medical Marijuana For Dogs Becomes Reality
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Medical marijuana is becoming more and more accepted as a useful treatment for people suffering pain, nausea related to chemotherapy, epileptic convulsions and HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Now, pet owners, vets and alternative veterinary carers are saying that that it’s helping pets manage pain and chronic illnesses. One of those is Los Angeles vet Doug […]

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Dog Stolen From Kent Home Reunited With Owner
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A dog has been reunited with her owner thanks to the use of social media, the work of a Safer Neighbourhoods Team and the local community. Cookie – a six-month-old Staffordshire mastiff American Bulldog cross – was taken from her home address in Neptune Walk, Erith on Wednesday 14 May. Her owner, June Gosling, had […]

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European Pet Industry Grows To €8.5 Billion A Year
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Pet owners across Europe have helped the pet care sector remain buoyant during 2013, despite challenging economic conditions that continue to impact many shoppers. This is according to the latest Pulse Report, launched during the UK’s National Pet Month, which provides trends and insights for the most popular retail categories across the UK and Europe, […]

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Bring Your Dog To Work Day – 27th June 2014
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The benefits of having the company of a dog around are well known. Add a pressure environment of a work place to the mix, and many of us wish we could have our dog with us for some fun. Set to be held on Friday 27 June 2014, businesses from across the UK will welcome […]

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TV Chef Teams Up With Direct Line To Launch K9 Cafe
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Direct Line Pet Insurance has teamed up with James Martin and vet Marc Abraham, to launch four brand new cooking films with a twist. The four videos see the duo turning their hands to some canine cordon bleu, to showcase a range of expertly-crafted recipes for dog owners and their dogs. The show’s very own […]

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Abandoned Staffie Sniffs Out a Job With The Police
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Stella, who was dumped on the streets last year, is now helping the force to sniff out drugs. The dog, thought to be 18 months old, recently managed to complete her six-week police training course in just four weeks. She can now search for a range of illegal drugs as well as money, guns and […]

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