From the cuddly cat who charms the big resident dog four times his size into being his protector, to the big bouncy bunny who buddies up with the household pooch, we often hear stories from our supporters about the unlikely furry friendships that have formed in their houses.
However, it’s not just in the home that these unusual friendships can form, we sometimes see it in rescue too! Come along for a visit to one of our centres for a chance to meet these guys and their perfect pals.
Barry, Nancy & Bjork
Here at the National Animal Welfare Trust, we are delighted that the government has announced that they are going to ban the sale and use of e-collars.
A ban will stop people using this inhumane practice as a 'quick fix' training method that achieves its results by inflicting pain, resulting in an animal then complying to avoid future pain.
Any animal trained in this way can end up in a constant state of anxiety with all the attendant impacts on their physiological and mental well-being.
Today is a great day for Animal Welfare and the NAWT is thrilled that the government has announced that they are committed to implementing Lucy’s Law to ban third party sales of puppies and kittens.
A ban will help bring an end to the horrendous practice of puppy farming and close down the dealers who buy puppies from these farms and sell them on to unsuspecting members of the public.
Buddy the Boxer cross came into our Clacton centre in early 2017.
He arrived underweight, scared and confused. We never knew too much about Buddy’s past but it was clear that his previous experiences hadn’t been positive, leaving Buddy fearful of new people.
Despite this, he settled well into kennel life at NAWT Clacton and became a firm favourite amongst the staff.
It’s a common myth among dog owners that their dog would not chase and kill sheep. However, the breeds of dogs shot for sheep worrying include everything from Huskies to Jack Russell Terriers.
Livestock attacks happen more frequently than reported. Sheepwatch, a campaigning organisation set up to try to solve the problem, reported 2,474 deaths of sheep in 2017, among them 408 pregnant ewes but since the crime is underreported nationally, it is believed the figure could be as high as 15,00 sheep annually.