The Great British Art Tour: the little dog that caused violent riots

The Great British Art Tour: the little dog that caused violent riots

The two students subsequently passed on their evidence to Stephen Coleridge, honorary secretary of the National Anti-Vivisection Society, and later that year they gave up their medical studies as a result of what they witnessed.

Meet the dogs helping children learn to read

Meet the dogs helping children learn to read

Everybody at the school loves Coco (Picture: Battersea Rehoming Centre) Mary says, ‘Coco is very popular with all the students.Somebody likes a chick lit summer read (Picture: Battersea Rehoming Centre)Charming Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Harley, was rehomed in 2014 by Lorraine Pickering, a Pets As Therapy volunteer from Berkshire.

Battersea reveals the most popular cat and dog names of 2020

Battersea reveals the most popular cat and dog names of 2020

‘Regardless of the names of our dogs and cats, whether they be traditional or a one-off, each and every rescue animal has their own unique personality, which we celebrate here at Battersea.’.

Abandoned blind puppy found wandering in Hyde Park gets a new home

Abandoned blind puppy found wandering in Hyde Park gets a new home

Although dogs like Oliver might need a little extra help, Steve urges those who are struggling with a puppy for whatever reason, to bring it to their local rescue, rather than just abandoning it.

One in four dogs bought during lockdown could be from puppy farms

One in four dogs bought during lockdown could be from puppy farms

In response to the findings, the Kennel Club has launched a #BePuppyWise campaign urging people to take time and do proper research before purchasing their dog.

Ice lolly recipes for cats and dogs to keep pets cool in hot weather

Ice lolly recipes for cats and dogs to keep pets cool in hot weather

Yes, these are also safe for humans to eat, but you might not be that keen (Picture: Battersea) Ingredients: 1 Apple 1 Carrot 300ml Water Meaty treat stick (stick-shaped edible dog treat) Paper cups for a mould Method: Slice your apple, making sure that the core and seeds are removed, and chop into small pieces.

Duke the beagle rears kitten Boris after he was rejected by mum

Duke the beagle rears kitten Boris after he was rejected by mum

Boris when he was born (Picture: Battersea)Thankfully, Boris thrived under their love and care and has now found a new home of his own through animal rescues, Feline Friends.

Pets are boosting our morale and productivity in lockdown, study shows

Pets are boosting our morale and productivity in lockdown, study shows

Similarly, 58% said working from home with a pet has helped boost productivity and motivation.Almost half (43%) revealed that their pet had reduced their anxiety and 60% said their furry friend helped them to get out of bed in the morning.

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

The home has had lots of generous offers from people willing to open their homes to its animals during the past couple of months, but had to suspend new fostering applications in order to prioritise working with existing staff and volunteers to provide ongoing care for the dogs and cats during the coronavirus pandemic.

People should think twice before getting pets during lockdown, animal charities warn

People should think twice before getting pets during lockdown, animal charities warn

People should think twice before deciding to get a pet during the lockdown over coronavirus , animal charities have said.The animal charity has advised people who can only take a pet on while they are staying at home to consider fostering instead.

Abandoned dog Billy is helping out staff at Battersea during the lockdown

Abandoned dog Billy is helping out staff at Battersea during the lockdown

Two-year-old Billy the Bully Kutta has volunteered at Battersea Dogs Home during the lockdown, helping out staff by manning the security gates, answering calls on reception, and checking in on food supplies.

Battersea is launching online cooking classes with recipes for pet treats

Battersea is launching online cooking classes with recipes for pet treats

The dog cake with mashed potato icing (Picture: Battersea) Ingredients: For the cake:.Put your banana into a bowl and mash with a fork, then add your whisked egg, grated carrot, melted coconut oil and oat milk.

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

The greater amount of time people have been spending at home for the past few weeks has inspired many to provide new homes for pets, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home revealed.

Coronavirus crisis sees loads more cats and dogs find loving homes

Coronavirus crisis sees loads more cats and dogs find loving homes

Smudge is one of more than 150 animals adopted from Battersea in the space of a week (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home) A glimmer of positive news amid the coronavirus crisis: the number of pets being adopted has soared in these strange and scary times.

Hand-reared puppies rejected by mum bringing cheer to shelter staff

Hand-reared puppies rejected by mum bringing cheer to shelter staff

The puppies are being hand-reared after being rejected by their mother (Picture: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Over at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, shelter staff are being cheered up amid the coronavirus crisis by a litter of young puppies.

Cat looking for a home after no one turned up to her birthday party

Cat looking for a home after no one turned up to her birthday party

She’s a sweet girl who loves a snuggle (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)Battersea’s Cattery Team Leader, Chrissie Grindrod, said: ‘It’s always a shame to see one of our cats be repeatedly overlooked, especially one so young and with so much to offer as a pet.

Dapper dog Henry has been waiting for someone to love him for 150 days

Dapper dog Henry has been waiting for someone to love him for 150 days

Seeing so many other dogs get adopted has knocked his confidence, so staff gave Henry a pamper session (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)Henry arrived at Battersea back in September 2019 after his owner became too ill to look after him.

Neglected sheepdog with 1.8kg of matted fur gets a much-needed haircut

Neglected sheepdog with 1.8kg of matted fur gets a much-needed haircut

Looking good, Arlo (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home /SWNS)He is now having positive training to help show him that grooming and handling can be an enjoyable experience, as he’s so used to discomfort when being touched.

'Truly heart-breaking!' Dumped dog only named 'Puppy Number Five' by cruel breeders

'Truly heart-breaking!' Dumped dog only named 'Puppy Number Five' by cruel breeders

Puppy Number Five has now been given the name of Maggie and is living with loving owners after being rescued by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

'This is a calamity': the surgeons keeping pugs and bulldogs alive

'This is a calamity': the surgeons keeping pugs and bulldogs alive

“We tend to say: ‘Oh, it’s a French bulldog – it’s normal for them to breathe like that,’” Opperman says. Some animals with BOAS find ways to prop their mouths open to survive the night, using furniture or toys as wedges Before Sidney’s surgery, Frankie, the French bulldog, was in theatre.