The latest from Blue Cross


Catch up on the latest pet news and hear stories about the animals Blue Cross has helped. Find out what’s happening at Blue Cross and the animal campaigns we’re running.

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LogoBlue Cross statement on new law to tackle irresponsible dog ownership 20 Oct 2014New measures come into force today to tackle irresponsible dog owners (20 October 2014) as part of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act. Photo of Mike Daniels with Percy the kitten and Matt Cox with Harry the kittenRugby stars onside to help homeless pets20 Oct 2014Rugby stars from Worcester Warriors teamed up with Blue Cross today to help care for homeless pets. Photo of kitten Joey being cared for by Blue Cross animal hospital VictoriaNominate animal welfare heroes for top award15 Oct 2014The 2015 Animal Welfare Awards, run by animal health company Ceva, are now open for nominations.  Photo of Vet Nurse of the Year 2014 winner Jo Hinde with Rudo NikisiBlue Cross awards top vet nurse of the year14 Oct 2014Blue Cross has awarded an outstanding nurse the title of Vet Nurse of the Year 2014 for her passionate and tireless dedication to animal welfare. Photo of black and white Blue Cross cat AnnabelleCat thrown from moving car is lucky to be alive13 Oct 2014A young cat has found a happy ending after being thrown from a moving car. Rabbit Bonnie peers out of a cardboard boxSupermarket car park rabbits find space of their own09 Oct 2014Two rabbits who faced an uncertain future after being dumped in a supermarket car park have found happy new homes. GeoffDeaf dog Geoff needs a special home - can you help us find him one?06 Oct 2014Blue Cross is searching for a loving home for deaf collie cross Geoff, who faces being overlooked because of his lack of hearing. Dribbles the cat had to have the fur on top of her head shaved for her operation. It is now growing back.Could you give ex-smelly cat Dribbles a home?03 Oct 2014As soon as stray cat Dribbles arrived at Blue Cross, we noticed she was giving off a rather unpleasant smell. Photo of Timmy, who was dubbed a 'vampire' cat thanks to his pointy teethCat Timmy finds fang-tastic home at last02 Oct 2014A ‘vampire’ cat has finally found a happy home despite his Dracula image. Photo of wheelie bin cats Tamara (left) and Cleopatra (right)Litter binned – six cats dumped in wheelie bin rescued02 Oct 2014Six cats that were callously dumped in an abandoned wheelie bin and left to die are now safe in Blue Cross hands. October is Free Wills MonthGet your Will written for free as part of Free Wills Month01 Oct 2014Blue Cross is reminding people to take advantage of Free Wills Month and get their Will written at no cost. ScanBlue Cross supporters ‘Like to Help’ microchip homeless pets30 Sep 2014We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who clicked ‘Like’ to help microchip Blue Cross pets. Photo of Stephie Millin, Blue Cross Animal Welfare Assistant, with Rufus the dog and the team from the Royal Seven Stars HotelDog friendly hotel raises funds for homeless pets30 Sep 2014Pets at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Torbay have received a helping hand from a local pet friendly hotel. Blue Cross Pet nNpIntroducing the world’s first ‘Pet Nup’29 Sep 2014Blue Cross is today launching the Pet Nup – the world’s first pre-nuptial agreement with pet welfare at its heart. Photo of Flintoff the guinea pigBowled over by guinea pigs Freddy and Flintoff?29 Sep 2014Guinea pigs Freddy and Flintoff don’t have a home to call their own – and that’s just not cricket. Cous Cous, an unwanted Blue Cross kittenBlue Cross and other charities call on pet lovers to report bad ads29 Sep 2014Blue Cross is urging pet lovers to speak up and report unscrupulous online pet adverts to improve animal welfare. Photo of Blue Cross cat TobyElderly cat Toby seeks special home29 Sep 2014Poor unwanted cat Toby has been homeless for 200 days – and counting – after his owner sadly died. Photo of Blue Cross cat LuckyWill Blue Cross cat be lucky at last?25 Sep 2014Blue Cross is searching for a home for a very deserving cat who is getting overlooked because of her age.  Unwanted puppies Humphrey and HeidiBlue Cross steps in to help unwanted puppies23 Sep 2014Two adorable 12-week-old pups are on the lookout for a new home after being handed into Blue Cross. Blue Cross mobile clinicBlue Cross mobile vet clinic opens in Southwark22 Sep 2014We’re thrilled to announce that our mobile vet clinic will begin helping Southwark’s pets today. Photo of Blue Cross puppies Worzel, Sally and Sue Babes in the wood now safe in Blue Cross hands18 Sep 2014A trio of five-week-old puppies found abandoned in a box in the woods are now recovering from their ordeal in Blue Cross care. Cat Rory in his fosterer's sinkCat Rory recovering well after vicious attack17 Sep 2014Cat Rory now enjoys hanging out in his favourite place – the sink – but his story could have taken a very different turn had it not been for a quick-thinking Blue Cross supporter. Photo of Blue Cross puppy LotteGoing once! Place your bids for Blue Cross Trowbridge silent auction16 Sep 2014Our Blue Cross charity shop in Trowbridge turns auction house next week as shoppers are invited to place their bids in our silent auction to help sick and injured pets. South Devon CollegeSouth Devon students team up with Blue Cross to help homeless cats15 Sep 2014Students at South Devon College will be helping homeless cats and kittens to find loving new homes after teaming up with Blue Cross. HermanAbandoned elderly staffie proves breed critics wrong12 Sep 2014An unwanted Staffordshire bull terrier cross has proved the breed’s ‘tough dog’ stereotype is unfair.