The Barking Mad fun dog show is back for 2019, with a whole host of new events and attractions for you and your four legged friends.
Gates open at 10am and the fun dog show will start at 12 noon
More info on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/663417187413660
As we enter a period of ambitious fundraising and development, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, passionate, and committed Finance Trustee to join our Board of Directors and Trustees.
Toby recently arrived from a puppy farm along with 7 other dogs. We would challenge anyone to say this is "normal" behaviour, yet our current Welsh breeding regulations state it is acceptable to licence a premises for 200 plus breeding dogs. There is currently no cap on the maximum number of dogs a licensed breeder can have. The very principle of the mass farming of puppies is surely a contravention of the Animal Welfare Act when it produces dogs so terrified of the outside world all they can do is hide?
We're on Channel 4 tonight at 8 p.m. talking to Professor Noel Fitzpatrick on Animal Rescue Live: Supervet Special about the impact of puppy farming and backyard breeding. The interview features little Bluebell who was taken to the vets to be put to sleep by her breeder as she was allegedly blind. In fact she isn't blind, and was sufferring form aspirated pneumonia. She's now in foster care with one of the vet nurses who were caring for - and they will be adopting her! Don't forget to tune in!
You can read more about funding in Wales and the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) here.
Poorly Enzo is suffering from a cleft palate which makes it difficult and dangerous for him to eat normally. We expect this birth defect is the reason he was given away at just 3 days old by the breeder.
This lovely Shar pei girl was found in Penygraig earlier covered in blood. It seems she escaped and got in to a scrap with another dog. We traced her owners who weren't able to pay for her vet care and she has now been signed over to us. We have named her Sian. The poor girl was in shock with over 30 puncture wounds, lacerations and a nasty degloving injury on her leg and neck. Her blood pressure was low from the blood loss.
Beautiful Lola was picked up in Pontypool by the police who took her straight to the vets. She was very flat and showing clinical signs of pyometra, an infection of the womb that can prove fatal if not caught early enough.
She needed emergency surgery to save her life so the dog warden asked us if we would meet the costs of treating her. Of course we didn’t hesitate to say yes.
UPDATE: Tickle is still at the vets following emergency surgery. He had a belly full of worms, demodex mites and severe diarrohoea which won't stop so he is undergoing tests.
We are delighted that the Welsh Government has today opened a consultation on banning the third party sale of puppies and kittens in Wales. We look forward to working with Welsh Government through our membership of the Animal Welfare Network in Wales on this important issue, and also submitting our own consultation response.