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Published on August 06, 2014 by Clare Williams
Snapping at the heels of ITV's Dangerous Dogs and Channel 4's Going to the Dogs, Channel 5's Dangerous Dog Owners and Proud (aired 4 August 2014) was the third programme in a row to give airtime to dog abusers and irresponsible owners.

Published on June 30, 2014 by Clare Williams
The NAWT is supporting Royal Mail’s Dog Awareness Week this week which is aimed at highlighting the significant number of dog attacks on postal workers and to encourage responsible dog ownership. In this guest post, Shaun Davis from Royal Mail explains more.

Published on May 12, 2014 by Clare Williams
The Dangerous Dog Act misleadingly suggests this is a law only applying to certain breeds of dogs most famously the banned Pit Bull. In fact it is a law that has always applied to all owners and all dog breeds.

Published on April 10, 2014 by Clare Williams

Every now and again someone connected with the media takes the decision to rehome a pet from an animal charity. Like many people, their expectation is that with so many animals needing homes, rescue centres will be falling over themselves to thrust a lead or cat basket in their hand. The reality proves somewhat different as they discover there are procedures to follow to a greater or lesser extent so they put pen to paper.


Published on March 26, 2014 by Clare Williams

A few weeks ago in Cornwall we took in a dog called Bonnie, a 5 month old collie cross puppy who came in with her litter mates having spent their early life living in a barn. Our usual health checks revealed that Bonnie had a heart murmur and an enlarged heart and would not live to see her first birthday if she did not have expensive surgery. We are continually faced with these dilemmas in rescue, having to weigh up the cost of helping one animal against the cost of helping others.


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