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Published on October 11, 2017 by Beth Pearson

This Friday the 13th, we’re hoping you’ll put aside your superstitions and consider opening your home to a black cat.

Across our centres black or black and white cats and kittens are constantly overlooked because they’re branded ‘unlucky’ - but we know them not to be! 

In our Hertfordshire centre alone we have five black cats all waiting for a forever home, and across the NAWT we have 15!


Published on October 11, 2017 by Beth Pearson

Earlier this year we hosted a live Q&A with Dr Liz Bales and Laura Crotch Harvey of Burns Pet Nutrition over on our Facebook page, and to celebrate rehoming month we're posting some questions from the event! 

If you have any pet nutrition questions, please contact your local centre. 

Q: Why does one of my cats daintily eat a small amount of and then five times out of 10 make her way to the windowsill and sick it up?


Published on October 11, 2017 by Beth Pearson

With the popularity of Chinese lanterns increasing, especially during times of celebration, such as the upcoming Diwali and Bonfire night celebrations, we consider the danger these lanterns pose to wildlife and field animals, and the damage they can cause. 

Although these lanterns are a pretty sight flying across the sky, and seem a wonderful way to celebrate, the potential for harm when they land can be horrific.


Credit: Hertfordshire Police
Published on October 10, 2017 by Beth Pearson

Heroic Hertfordshire police dog Finn, who was stabbed while on duty, is set to receive the animal of the year award!

The eight-year-old German Shepherd, along with his handler PC Dave Wardell, were chasing a suspect in the dark through a garden last year when they were attacked with a knife.

Finn suffered stab wounds to the head and chest and endured four hours of emergency surgery at a vets in nearby Hitchin.

Finn, who has since retired, is to get a special award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare at the House of Lords!


Published on October 09, 2017 by Beth Pearson
At NAWT, whilst we don’t often see very young puppies come into rescue, there are occasions when someone who has bought a puppy reluctantly decides that it wasn’t the right choice for them, and so they make the responsible decision to give them up to a rescue centre in order to find them the best home possible.
 
There are also occasions when a stray puppy might be taken in by the dog warden or an owner is unable to cope with finding homes for an unexpected litter of puppies.

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