March 13: National K9 Veterans Day in USA

March 13, 2013 – Tuesday March 13 is National Canine Veterans Day in the USA, honours the service and sacrifice dogs have contributed to the US military. According to animal welfare organisation American Humane, it was on March 13, 1942 that the United States Army began training dogs for the newly established War Dog Program, or...
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Dogs’ faces react to human attention

March 11, 2018 – Dogs produce more facial expressions when humans are looking at them, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth. Scientists at the University’s Dog Cognition Centre are the first to find clear evidence dogs move their faces in direct response to human attention. Dogs don’t respond with more facial expressions upon...
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New Zealand government will no longer prohibit SPCA re-homing dogs based on a visual assessment of breed under new law

January 17, 2018 – Following the release of new revisions from New Zealand’s government for the stronger breed-specific legislation the the Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has said it is pleased it will no longer be prohibited from re-homing dogs based on the visual assessment of breed. Instead, dogs classified under the...
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Avian flu – what you need to know

February 10, 2018 – The spread of Avian Influenza across Europe and into the UK has resulted in Defra extending its protection zone restrictions until further notice. The following information is from our friends at the British Hen Welfare Trust, which has unfortunately had to postpone all re-homings of retired commercial layers until after this date....
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Help the British Hen Welfare Trust build the UK’s first hen welfare and education centre

December 1, 2016 – The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) will soon be building the UK’s first ever hen welfare and education centre. Time is ticking away and the BHWT wants to get building as soon as it possibly can – but it needs your help to do that. It has already raised £150,000, but...
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