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Battersea highlights importance of microchipping pets as charity reveals only 2% of stray cats are reunited with their owner

A new report on pet microchipping from animal welfare charity Battersea, shows a troubling decline in effective microchipping of both cats and dogs.

In 2022, only two per cent of stray cats brought to Battersea were able to be reunited with their owners through a microchip, and three out of five cats (59 per cent) brought to the centres were not microchipped at all, highlighting major problems in...

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Charities working together to provide over a million meals to the nation's pets

Thousands of dogs and cats across the UK have been enjoying nutritious meals at no cost to their owners, through a programme set up by leading animal charities and the UK’s biggest food waste charity.

The Pet Food Partnership, comprising Battersea, Cats Protection, Dogs Trust, RSPCA and FareShare, and supported by Petplan, recently passed the significant milestone of one million...

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Expert Tips for Moving House with Furry Friends

Before, During and After: Top Tips for Moving Home with your Pet

Moving home can be exciting and daunting all at the same time, not only for you, but for your pets. New environments, scents and routines can leave your pets feeling anxious and overwhelmed, taking the excitement out of your next new adventure. That's why property experts Cala Homes , who sell 3,000 homes a year, teamed up with...

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9 ways to make your garden more pet-friendly

Pet parents are being urged to make their back garden safer and more enjoyable for their four-legged friends this summer. Green-thumbed experts at have explored nine helpful ways to help protect pets from the dangers of an enclosed outdoor space. The garden is a pet's favourite place to relax and roll around, but many find themselves in hot water when they...

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Expert advises on what to do when your insurance doesn’t cover your pet’s health problems

When your pet gets ill or is injured, it's a big concern, especially since it can be very expensive and difficult to afford. To avoid stressing you out with unexpected bills, here are 5 things to consider when it comes to covering your pet's health, according to an expert from Petplan, including tips on what to do if you find yourself in a tricky financial situation.

1. Why is it...
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Calls for ban on snares after pet cat found with horrific injuries in Aberdeenshire village

An Aberdeenshire cat owner has joined Cats Protection's campaign for snares to be banned in Scotland after her pet cat Harry was found collapsed in a field with horrific injuries.

Marion Brownlie said Harry's injuries were so appalling that she at first believed he had been "cut in two" when he was discovered close to his home in St Cyrus.

It is thought the ginger-and-white...

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Cats Protection welcomes latest stage of Renters Reform Bill

Cats Protection has welcomed the second reading of the Renters Reform Bill, which brings pet-friendly renting a step closer for millions of people.

The charity’s Head of Advocacy, Campaigns & Government Relations Madison Rogers said: “Cats Protection is delighted to see this important piece of legislation move a step forward. This bill has the potential to finally give tenants...

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Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home reveal record year for number of pets seeking new homes

- It'll be lonely this Christmas for almost a hundred dogs and cats in Edinburgh as a record number of families have had to make the difficult decision to give up their pets this year –

With a rise in the number of households welcoming new pets to their family during Covid, coupled with the financial devastation of the cost-of-living crisis, 2023 has seen the Edinburgh Dog and Cat...

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Cats Protection welcomes Scotland’s proposed ban on cruel and inhumane snares

Cats Protection has welcomed the Scottish Government's moves to introduce an outright ban on snares as part of the Wildlife Management and Muirburn Scotland Bill.

The UK's largest cat charity, which has been campaigning for over a decade for a ban, says the measure to outlaw the use of the cruel, outdated traps is a huge step forward for animal welfare.

Cats Protection's...

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Budget-friendly gift ideas for cats and cat lovers this Christmas

Cat lovers can treat their moggies and fellow cat fans without breaking the bank this Christmas, thanks to some top tips from the charity Cats Protection. From home-made puzzle toys to stylish home accessories, the budget ideas will be ideal for cost-conscious gifters, avid crafters or those looking for more eco-friendly presents.

Cats Protection's Behaviour Manager Nicky Trevorrow...

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Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home launches urgent Winter Appeal

Demand for support has risen as the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has received record number of surrender requests

As the cost of living remains at an all-time high, the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home has reported a record number of surrender requests and demand for their support at food banks across East and Central Scotland has increased.

The charity's Winter Appeal is calling...