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.


Photo of dog Oreo, who needs a homeHow will the cookie crumble for Oreo?26 Feb 2015Happy chappie Oreo is looking for a new playmate – could that someone be you? Photo of Daisy the catCat neutering vouchers now available from Blue Cross26 Feb 2015Blue Cross is delighted to be offering vouchers for cat owners to get their pets neutered at a discount. World Spay Day logoAvoid a cat-astrophe this World Spay Day24 Feb 2015Is your cat feline frisky? Avoid a cat-astrophe this World Spay Day by getting them neutered. Photo of Maisie the cat, who needs a homeMature lady has lots of love to give23 Feb 2015Don’t let Maisie the cat’s age fool you - there’s life in the old girl still. Photo of Bella - a dog with cute ears who needs a homeWill you give Bella a second thought?17 Feb 2015Think staffies like Bella aren’t for you? Think again. Photo of cat Jim, who won the Blue Cross Medal in 1942We’re calling out for a hero pet!16 Feb 2015Do you know a pet hero who deserves a medal?  Photo of Pinkie the dog 'holding hands' with a member of the Blue Cross teamPoor Pinkie just wants a hand to hold this Valentine’s12 Feb 2015Pinkie the pooch is looking for a hand to hold this Valentine’s Day to help her cope with a painful ear condition. HHP staffie owner subFree neutering for bull breeds at Blue Cross Merton04 Feb 2015We’re delighted to be offering free neutering for all bull breeds and bull breed crosses at our Merton animal hospital in south London. Photo of Missy, a happy dogWanted: AstroTurf and logs for dogs at Northiam rehoming centre30 Jan 2015Unwanted AstroTurf, old logs, leftover carpet tiles and plastic paddling pools may sound like a list fit only for the tip, but it turns out that one man’s junk is another dog’s treasure.  Photo of a gorgeous collieBromsgrove Standard backs rehoming centre rebuild30 Jan 2015Blue Cross would like to say a huge thank you to the Bromsgrove Standard for backing our £1.9 million rehoming centre rebuild project. Photos of Pawdititons finalists Honey the dog, Nico the cat, Harry the dog and Eddie the dogPawditions: Vote for your favourite pet to star in Blue Cross TV ad29 Jan 2015Four talented family pets want you to vote for them to feature in a brand new Blue Cross TV ad.  Photo of Jellybean - a dog with perfect turnout who needs a homeBallerina dog seeks new owner for ‘paw de deux’28 Jan 2015An unwanted dog with ballet dancer turnout is hoping a new owner will step forward soon. Photo of Millie, a puppy treated by Blue CrossBlue Cross launches a Manifesto for Pets27 Jan 2015With 100 days to go until the general election, Blue Cross is today launching its Manifesto for Pets. Photo of Theresa with Tinks the cat, who is looking for a homeHead shave fundraiser smashes target to help needy pets26 Jan 2015An animal lover who shaved her head for Blue Cross has smashed her fundraising target. Photo of Horatio, the one-eyed catBrave cat Horatio seeks his first mate21 Jan 2015A stray cat dubbed ‘Horatio’ after he had a painful poorly eye removed is on the lookout for a new home. Photo of Victoria the kitten being held by a Blue Cross vet nurseVote for animal heroes now in the Petplan and ADCH awards16 Jan 2015If you know an animal charity employee or volunteer who’s gone the extra mile to help pets, now’s the chance to make sure they get the recognition they deserve. Photo of Blue Cross shop volunteer Kathy SellickIf you’re for pets, we’re for you15 Jan 2015Did you know that one hour of volunteering in a Blue Cross charity shop guarantees lifesaving vaccinations for a litter of eight abandoned puppies? Photo of Kenzo the dogMeet Kenzo - our most unwanted pet15 Jan 2015Blue Cross is always there for unwanted pets – no matter how long it takes to find them a home… Photo of Blue Cross London 10k runnersRun the Bupa London 10k and help injured and abandoned pets14 Jan 2015Kick 2015 off on the right foot by signing up for the Bupa London 10k to help pets in need. Photo of Salvador the catWill persistence pay off for moustached moggy Salvador?13 Jan 2015Moustached moggy Salvador is looking for a new home after being found wandering alone. Photo of Teddy the homeless catCould you give lonely cat Teddy a loving home?12 Jan 2015Poor Teddy can’t bear to be homeless for much longer. Photo of Button the baby chinchilla at seven weeks oldCute as a button chinchilla finds a home12 Jan 2015A baby chinchilla who was orphaned at just four weeks old has found a loving new home. Photo of rabbits Amber and AspenWill it be a 'hoppy' new year for abandoned bunnies?09 Jan 2015Two homeless rabbits are hoping that 2015 will bring them the hoppy new home they’ve been patiently waiting for, after being abandoned three months ago. Photo of a cat being examined by a Blue Cross vetLast call for top animal welfare award nominations08 Jan 2015If you know someone who has shown outstanding commitment to improving animal welfare, nominate them for the 2015 Animal Welfare Awards today. Photo of Boozy Bella with a hangover. Photo by SWNSDog Bella poisoned after drinking bottle of eggnog02 Jan 2015A seven-month old German shepherd dog is feeling a little ruff after downing a bottle of festive tipple Advocaat.