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Published on May 13, 2015 by Clare Williams

An online poll conducted by the National Animal Welfare Trust has revealed that the majority of respondents (84%) don't think the changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act are an effective piece of legislation, a year after they were introduced.


Published on March 11, 2015 by Clare Williams

Instead of basking in a swirl of worldwide accolade, The Kennel Club is enduring a bruising three-legged PR tornado.


Published on November 07, 2014 by Clare Williams

I read an article this week about families trying to offer a loving home to a dog, who have been turned down by rescue centres because of their working hours or the age of their children. The article reported the complaints of would-be owners who are disappointed by the fact they can’t do this, especially when they read of so many animals needing a home. What the article failed to cover, in my opinion, is how rescue organisations reach those decisions. Nor the day-to-day risks and reality faced by rescue organisations caught between a rock and a hard place. 


Published on October 28, 2014 by Clare Williams

Police and local authorities were granted new powers to tackle irresponsible dog ownership on October 20. The aim is to use early intervention measures such as Acceptable Behaviour Contracts and Community Protection Notices to prevent future dog attacks.


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.

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