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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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Photo of kittens Popcorn and MarshmallowTiny kittens saved from the bonfire by a whisker22 May 2015Two tiny kittens have had a lucky escape after being found in a bonfire pile just hours before it was due to be lit. Photo of puppies Worzel, Sally and SueGood luck to our fabulous Blue Cross Tea Party hosts15 May 2015We’d like to say a huge good luck and thank you to our lovely fundraisers who are hosting a tea party to help sick and homeless pets today! Steve Goody, Blue Cross Deputy Chief Executive, accepts a cheque from the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Charitable TrustGenerous donation from The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust will help needy horses15 May 2015Blue Cross is honoured to have received a generous donation of £50,000 from The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust. Photo of cat MaisieNation’s favourite biscuit revealed in time for Blue Cross Paws for Tea12 May 2015With pinnies primed for the Blue Cross Paws for Tea tea party this Friday, we can today reveal the chocolate digestive has been crowned the nation’s favourite biscuit. Photo of a Blue Cross rabbitRabbit neutering vouchers now available from Blue Cross11 May 2015Blue Cross is delighted to be offering vouchers for rabbit owners to get their pets neutered at a discount. Photo of Mrs HeaslipGenerous legacy will help Blue Cross care for many more pets06 May 2015As a pet lover, June Heaslip’s beloved dogs were always well-looked after, but she knew there were other animals out there that weren’t so lucky. Photo of dog IndianaIndiana dog and the quest for a home05 May 2015A deaf dog who was cruelly abandoned is searching for a loving home. Photo of Blue Cross kittens Cameron, Clegg, Ed, Nicola and NigelBlue Cross homes kittens need your vote01 May 2015A litter of stray kittens born in the midst of general election fever are hoping to win the votes and hearts of potential new owners, despite their political leader-inspired names. Photo of cat FreddieIs a new home on the horizon for adventurous cat Freddie?29 Apr 2015Freddie, a cat who loves to explore, is still on the lookout for his forever home. Photo of cat DracoCan you magic up a new home for stressed cat Draco?27 Apr 2015Gorgeous cat Draco is hoping a new home will magically appear very soon.  Photo of Theresa Lovegrove with a Blue Cross staffieDevoted Blue Cross animal lover wins top charity award23 Apr 2015We’re thrilled to tell you that Theresa Lovegrove, Blue Cross Home Direct Co-ordinator, has won Animal Charity Employee of the Year in the Petplan and Association of Dogs and Cats Homes Animal Charity Awards! Photo of border collie Loyal MaxLoyal dog Max finds a loving home22 Apr 2015A devoted dog who was found beside his beloved elderly owner, several hours after he had died, has found a loving new home.  TedCould you give tail-less Ted a home?20 Apr 2015A stray cat in Torbay is looking for a new home after losing his tail and probably one of his nine lives. Photo of Bella - a Yorkshire terrier puppyBlue Cross Bromsgrove rebuild reaches milestone17 Apr 2015We’re halfway through the refurbishment of our Bromsgrove rehoming centre – and Yorkshire terrier puppy Bella is lending her paw to help out. Photo of kitten ElliottWeak at the knees for homeless kitten Elliott16 Apr 2015A homeless kitten with weak knees is looking for a special home. Pedigree presents a cheque to Blue CrossPedigree funds brand new Blue Cross Suffolk puppy unit16 Apr 2015We’d like to say a huge thank you to Pedigree for awarding us a £20,000 grant towards a dedicated puppy unit at our new rehoming centre in Suffolk. Photo of Bingo at the weddingBlue Cross dog Bingo is ‘mutt of honour’14 Apr 2015A former Blue Cross rescue dog called Bingo has enjoyed being the guest of honour at his owners’ wedding. Photo of cat ZazzlePregnant cat Zazzle gets Blue Cross help just in time13 Apr 2015Cat Zazzle has become a mum just a few short hours after arriving in Blue Cross care. Photo of Cleo the catCat Cleo’s life saved after being shot - twice10 Apr 2015Cleo the cat is recovering well in Blue Cross care after a gunshot wound left her fighting for her life – again. Photo of cat CharlieTake a chance on Charlie08 Apr 2015Friendly chap Charlie will soon be looking for a home after a recovering from a tough time. Photo of a vet nurse holding a catNominate your favourite vet nurse for top award now08 Apr 2015Nominations for Veterinary Nurse of the Year 2015 are now open. Photo of a guinea pigPermission granted for Burford rehoming centre upgrade02 Apr 2015We’re thrilled to reveal that we have been given the green light to rebuild our Burford rehoming centre. Blue Cross Spinning a yarnHomeless pets raise funds by spinning a yarn01 Apr 2015Homeless pets at Blue Cross are putting their moulted fur to good use as the charity launches a new range of wool made from the hair shed from its rescue pets.  Photo of Britain's loudest catIs this Britain’s loudest cat?01 Apr 2015A homeless Blue Cross cat has been dubbed Britain’s loudest moggy. Photo of Boris looking very sorry for himself after swallowing a dishclothGreedy lab in the dog house after gobbling up dishcloth31 Mar 2015Mischievous Labrador Boris is in the dog house after his taste for dishcloths left him needing Blue Cross hospital treatment.