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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Our latest news stories are listed below. For older news stories, view our news archives.


beach dogCome to our Blue Cross dog day on Oddicombe Beach in Devon 16 Apr 2014For Devon dogs and their owners who like to be beside the seaside, the Blue Cross Oddicombe Beach Dog Day on Sunday 27 April is not to be missed.  Felicity Wanted: indoor home for special feline Felicity15 Apr 2014Blue Cross in Torbay, Devon, is appealing for a home for a very special cat who has had a bit of a tough time.  Blue Cross London Marathon Runners 2014Blue Cross London Marathon runners raise £40,000 for sick and unwanted pets 14 Apr 2014Blue Cross would like to say a huge congratulations and thank you to our 30 inspirational fundraisers who took part in the London Marathon yesterday.  London Marathon runner Good luck to the Blue Cross London Marathon runners 11 Apr 2014We’d like to say a huge good luck to the 30 amazing fundraisers who are running the London Marathon on Sunday to help sick and homeless pets.  Surrogate mum Maternal moggy steps in to care for extra litter of kittens at Blue Cross 10 Apr 2014A cat at Blue Cross has taken on more than her fair share of the work by becoming a surrogate mother, as well as caring for her own kittens. Romeo Romeo the rabbit needs his Juliet 10 Apr 2014Can you help Blue Cross find a “Juliet” for Romeo, a gorgeous bunny who sadly has to find a new home because his owners are moving abroad and can’t take him along.  Bella-BoyAbandoned at a cattery then left on the shelf at Blue Cross – can you help these cats?09 Apr 2014Two cats abandoned at a cattery when their owner went away and never came back for them are now facing more heartache because no one wants to rehome them.  Blue logo sqaureBlue Cross statement on the use of pinch or prong collars on dogs 09 Apr 2014s an organisation that advises on dog behaviour, Blue Cross experts only use and recommend reward based training methods for dogs and other pets.  Blue Cross logoBlue Cross response to recent articles in the media 08 Apr 2014You may have read coverage in the media regarding the tragic death of Blue Cross employee Mel Brown. Below is a comment from Zair Berry, Chairman of Blue Cross: Jenny Farm cat Jenny needs some home comforts now 07 Apr 2014A cat found living outside on a farm is dreaming of some home comforts while she waits for a family to pick her at Blue Cross in Tiverton, Devon.  CEVA winner Hero volunteer announced at Ceva 2014 Animal Welfare Awards 07 Apr 2014A woman who has dedicated 50 years to helping greyhounds has won the Blue Cross sponsored Volunteer of the Year accolade at Ceva’s 2014 Animal Welfare Awards. Casper Could you give stray, poorly cat Casper a nice warm home? 03 Apr 2014Poor Casper is waiting for a happy home at Blue Cross in Bromsgrove after living rough on the streets in a terrible state.  Digital Blueprint Blue Cross launches online supporter magazine 03 Apr 2014Blue Cross has launched a digital version of our much-loved supporter magazine Blueprint.  Pets at Home shopping spree Pets at Home’s VIP club raises more than £12,500 for Blue Cross 03 Apr 2014Animal loving members of Pets at Home’s VIP Club have helped to raise more than £12,500 for sick, injured and homeless pets at Blue Cross in just one year.  HHP running dog Help Blue Cross keep your parks and green spaces people and pet friendly 03 Apr 2014Blue Cross needs your help with a new campaign to keep open spaces places people and pets can enjoy together. Lilian HartleyDevon teenager to host dog show in aid of needy pets at Blue Cross 31 Mar 2014An animal-loving teenager from Uplowman, Devon, is hosting a fun dog show to raise funds for homeless cats and dogs at Blue Cross. BCW cat volunteer AWA centre subAnimal welfare heroes shortlisted for top honour31 Mar 2014The finalists for the 2014 Animal Welfare Awards, run by animal health company CEVA and supported by Blue Cross, have been announced.  Walking the dog Join Blue Cross in Northiam, Sussex, on a fundraising dog walk 28 Mar 2014If the arrival of spring has you thinking about getting fit, why not get started with a sponsored dog walk to help poorly and unwanted pets at Blue Cross?  Cat cuddlingBlue Cross reassures owners that risk of catching TB from cats is low28 Mar 2014Following reports in the media, Blue Cross would like to reassure cat owners that their pet is extremely unlikely to have tuberculosis and even less likely to pass the disease on to them.  Sophia and kittens Happy Mother’s Day to new mum, cat Sophia 27 Mar 2014Homeless cat Sophia arrived at Blue Cross in the nick of time – just hours before she gave birth to four little kittens.  Snuggle and PuggleNext stop: happy new homes for puppies abandoned at bus stop26 Mar 2014Blue Cross is hoping that the next stop for two puppies will be happy new homes, after being abandoned at a bus stop at just four weeks old. DogFashion fun in Ludlow to raise funds for homeless pets at Blue Cross 26 Mar 2014Ladies looking for some inspiration for their spring wardrobe should look no further than the Blue Cross charity shop in Ludlow, which is hosting a special Colour Me Beautiful evening. Jarvis Cat abandoned with heartbreaking note looking for new home at Blue Cross 25 Mar 2014A cat is searching for a new home after being abandoned outside the Blue Cross Torbay rehoming centre with a heartbreaking note from his owner, who could no longer care for him.  Dexter Deaf kitten Dexter needs an indoor home – can you help us find him one? 19 Mar 2014Deaf kitten Dexter has had a really tough few months and now he needs a loving home as an indoor cat – can you help Blue Cross in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, to find him one?  Joanne Park and Nerine Carlisle pet hero takes in 100th homeless cat18 Mar 2014Blue Cross volunteer foster carer, Joanne Park, has taken in her 100th homeless cat.