Can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?

Can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?

The latest government guidance states the following services can remain open during lockdown: vets and retailers of products and food for the upkeep and welfare of animals animal rescue centres, boarding facilities and animal groomers (may continue to be used for animal welfare, rather than aesthetic purposes) You are also advised to contact the groomer in advance to make an appointment.

Dog owners ‘may be forced to break rules’ due to lack of walking spots

Dog owners ‘may be forced to break rules’ due to lack of walking spots

The RSPCA says these restrictions can create issues for dog walkers who may have local options curtailed by PSPOs. There is concern some people will travel to find suitable dog walking spots for their animals – potentially unwittingly breaching Covid-19 rules in the interests of their dog’s welfare and exercise needs.

Rapper challenges the perception of Black men in cat rescue

Rapper challenges the perception of Black men in cat rescue

Courtesy of Sterling TrapKing DavisAfter five years of working at the shelter run by LifeLine Animal Project and training with Best Friends Animal Society, Davis founded the nonprofit TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions in 2017.His bold goal: to change stereotypes of men in cat rescue and bridge the communication gap between Black communities and predominately white animal welfare organizations.

Lola the dog finally gets a forever home after 400 days in a shelter

Lola the dog finally gets a forever home after 400 days in a shelter

Lola’s new family (Picture: Arizona Humane Society)According the AHS website, their partner assistant program, Project Reachout – which helped Lola – is a lifesaving program that transfers at-risk pets from other animal welfare organisations.

Black cats are often adopted last. Kitten finds luck before Halloween

Black cats are often adopted last. Kitten finds luck before Halloween

Lucky's tabby littermates were adopted before him, and then he was returned to Animal Welfare League of Arlington by people who decided they weren't ready to care for a pet.

Rescue workers say animals are ‘forgotten victims’ of coronavirus

Rescue workers say animals are ‘forgotten victims’ of coronavirus

Laura Slade has volunteered with the Celia Cross Greyhound Trust for 10 years (Picture: Laura Slade) It is now the busiest time of the year for shelters who take in cats (Picture: Ashbourne Animal Welfare).

Smithy the rescue dog has finally found his forever home

Smithy the rescue dog has finally found his forever home

Smithy now lives with Ali Kite and her other dog (Picture: National Animal Welfare Trust)‘Finally, their hard work and dedication has paid off,’ the team said.

Shelter dog nicknamed Ricasso earns £3k after his paintings are sold

Shelter dog nicknamed Ricasso earns £3k after his paintings are sold

After a busy day of painting (Picture: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria)Rico the dog is quite the artist.We want all of them (Picture: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria)He loves being active and recently enjoyed a field trip to Alexandria’s Old Town.

Internet-famous cat Lil Bub dies at age 8

Internet-famous cat Lil Bub dies at age 8

However, Bridavsky said he did not expect Lil Bub to pass away so soon."To say that our family is devastated would be an understatement But most importantly, BUB has made a huge difference in the world of animal welfare, and in the lives of millions of people worldwide" Bridavsky wrote.

Man travels down the Thames with dog to collect presents for homeless

Man travels down the Thames with dog to collect presents for homeless

Phil Bradshaw and his dog , Lucky, are taking part in The Christmas Cruise for StreetVet, an animal welfare charity, with the aim to collect donations for homeless people during Christmas .

Blind man targeted by woman who claims using guide dogs is as cruel as cock-fighting

Blind man targeted by woman who claims using guide dogs is as cruel as cock-fighting

Amit says it would be obvious if service animals didn’t want to do their work (Picture: Dr Amit Patel)In November animal welfare campaigner Wendy Turner-Webster told Good Morning Britain she believes using guide dogs is ‘unethical’ as they cannot consent.

Hunt to find thug in video who kicked dog in park

Hunt to find thug in video who kicked dog in park

Shocking footage shows the man kicking the dog in the ribs (Picture: SPCA/SWNS)An animal welfare charity has launched a manhunt to find a young man who was filmed booting a dog in its ribs.

Puppy farm breeders ‘burned dead dogs in a van’

Puppy farm breeders ‘burned dead dogs in a van’

The charity removed 105 animals, including 87 dogs (Picture: SWNS) Investigators said dogs on site were being intensively bred with little to no regard for their welfare.

Meghan Markle shares heartfelt message on the joy of pet adoption

Meghan Markle shares heartfelt message on the joy of pet adoption

The Duchess of Sussex has now written about her experience as a rescue dog owner and her passion for animals in the foreword for the 2018 Annual Review publication of Mayhew, a London-based animal welfare charity that is part of her patronage .The former Meghan Markle meets Maggi, a Jack Russell, during her visit in January to the Mayhew, an animal welfare charity.

Parliament UNITES at LAST! Finn the hero dog officer secures Westminster victory

Parliament UNITES at LAST! Finn the hero dog officer secures Westminster victory

Finn the multi-award winning hero police dog has united political opponents on all sides in the name of animal welfare.

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

The Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) – made up of a number of animal welfare groups, including the RSPCA, Cats Protection, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Blue Cross, PDSA and Vets 4 Pets, believes having kittens spayed when they reach four months of age rather than at the traditional six months stage will help reduce these figures.

Cats and dogs cruelly ABANDONED on streets in freezing cold in winter pet dumping epidemic

Cats and dogs cruelly ABANDONED on streets in freezing cold in winter pet dumping epidemic

Elderly terrier dumped on the streets with its blanket (Image: RSPCA) This pitiful scene of the black and white Jack Russell abandoned on the streets with his worldly possessions in a plastic bag has shocked animal welfare investigators.

Dog's AMAZING sense of smell helps sniff out VANISHING creatures lost in Australia

Dog's AMAZING sense of smell helps sniff out VANISHING creatures lost in Australia

The International Fund for Animal Welfare sponsored blue-eyed Bear through rigorous training when his skillset saw him chosen to become a frontline champion for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Detection Dog Unit.

Dog walkers issued strict new guidelines to keep pets safe as unregulated industry booms

Dog walkers issued strict new guidelines to keep pets safe as unregulated industry booms

Dog walking has become a boom industry (Image: RSPCA) With nearly one in three owners relying on dog walkers to exercise their pets, leading animal charities have come together to ensure high welfare standards in the growing but unregulated industry.

'She must have been so terrified!' Bald dog dressed in snowman jumper abandoned in cold

'She must have been so terrified!' Bald dog dressed in snowman jumper abandoned in cold

Ducky the terrier abandoned wearing a snowman jumper (Image: RSPCA) The animal welfare charity says it witnessed a massive surge in emergency calls between Christmas and the New Year, with abandoned pets and wildlife getting into difficulty seeing its frontline officers working round the clock.

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