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Published on October 18, 2017 by Beth Pearson
Preparing your four-legged friends for autumn can be difficult – with Halloween coming up, the clocks going back and a drop in temperature, it’s important to know how to keep your pets safe.
Being afraid is all part of Halloween, right? Be it from watching a scary film or visiting a haunted house – some of us just love a scare! But for animals, being scared is not very fun. Here are our top tips to help keep your cute companions safe on the 31st!
- Keep sweets and chocolate away from pets!

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.

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!


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