Entries by Companion Life

Blind cat searches for a new home

A cat who had surgery to remove both eyes is now searching for her forever home. A six-year old white and tortoiseshell cat called Betty has been with the RSPCA Sheffield Animal Centre since she was rescued by RSPCA inspectors in January (2019). It was unclear to staff whether her eye issues were as a […]

More life-saving dogs to follow their nose with lottery boost

A charity which trains dog to save lives will increase its pawprint around the UK thanks to a boost from People’s Postcode Lottery. Charity, Mental Detection Dogs, which trains dogs to save lives using their incredible sense of smell will receive a £250,000 boost from Postcode Animal Trust to help carry out even more life-saving […]

Guinea pigs dumped in box with heart-breaking note

The RSPCA is investigating after three guinea pigs were dumped in a cardboard box with a note asking for them to be cared for. The three male guinea pigs, who are all about a year old, were found in a taped-up box with a note which read: ‘RSPCA please can you find us a new […]

Brits spend £125m annually celebrating dogs’ birthdays

New research reveals that over two thirds of owners celebrate their dogs’ birthdays each year, spending an average £20.45 on presents. According to the research by Rover.com, the dog walking service, collectively Brits spend a whopping £125 million annually to celebrate their dogs’ birthdays. The news comes as one in three admit to spending more […]

Sustainable dog food aims to reduce your carbon footprint

A new sustainable dog food aims to provide a healthy diet for your dog whilst reducing your carbon footprint. Launched in January 2019, Yora is a trailblazing new pet food that is said to provide your dog with a healthy and delicious diet at the same time as reducing their environmental impact. Pets are estimated […]

Weeks old puppy found dumped in field in West Yorkshire

Staff at Dogs Trust Leeds are caring for a puppy that was dumped in a cardboard box in a field in Castleford. The five-week old Terrier Cross puppy was found close to death after being dumped in a field and was found by a member of the public. The tiny pup weighs less than one […]

PDSA warns smoking around your pet could harm them

PDSA is urging pet owners to quit lighting up around their pets, warning that the toxic fumes could severely impact their health. To coincide with National No Smoking Day, which is today (Wednesday 13 March), the veterinary charity is urging owners to quit for their pets’ sake. The detrimental impact of smoking and second-hand smoke […]

RSPCA urges dog walkers to take extra care around livestock this spring

The RSPCA is reminding dog owners and walkers of the importance of keeping pets on the lead to avoid attacks on livestock. As spring approaches, dog owners and walkers look forward to exploring new places on foot and enjoying relaxing countryside walks, but it’s likely they will meet grazing livestock along the way. A survey […]