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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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. Photo of Betty the catCould you give a ‘senior kit-izen’ a special retirement home?31 Mar 2015Two blind OAP cats are searching for happy retirement homes of their own. Photo of Pinkie - the dog who just wants to hold your handCan you give pooch Pinkie a hand to hold for life?26 Mar 2015Pinkie – the pooch who loves to give her paw – is looking for someone to hold her hand for life. HorseNeedy horses set to benefit from Sir Peter O’Sullevan’s autobiography26 Mar 2015Blue Cross is delighted to have been chosen to benefit from the sale of horseracing legend Sir Peter O’Sullevan’s autobiography. Photo of Blue Cross supporter Helen YoungLifelong animal lover leaves lasting gift to Blue Cross25 Mar 2015A tireless supporter of Blue Cross has left a generous gift to the animal charity in her Will. Photo of cat Scratchy after we gave him treatmentHomeless and hairless: Cats Itchy and Scratchy need a home25 Mar 2015Two stray cats who were found with most of their fur missing are looking for a home together. Coping with cancer - dogsFifth anniversary marked of shock collar ban 24 Mar 2015As Wales celebrates the fifth anniversary of a landmark ban on electronic shock collars, we are urging the Welsh Government to retain the ban. Photo of Sinead Coker reunited with much-loved cat Squeak“Check your pet’s chip” say Blue Cross detectives23 Mar 2015Blue Cross is urging owners to keep their pets’ microchip details up to date after our team turned detective to find a lost cat’s owner. Photo of Blue Cross horse LunaEclipse proves a lucky omen for horse Luna20 Mar 2015Today’s eclipse has proved a lucky omen for Blue Cross horse Luna, who has found a lovely new home. Photo of Frankie, a much-loved ChihuahuaFashion fad Chihuahuas make first appearance in most unwanted dogs list20 Mar 2015Chihuahuas have officially become a fashion fad after appearing in the top 10 most unwanted dog breeds for the first time. Photo of Tizzy the horseBlue Cross welcomes new fly grazing law19 Mar 2015Blue Cross has welcomed the passing of new legislation to tackle fly grazing. Photo of cat Phoebe - dubbed Kit Kardashian because of her large rearCould you keep up with KIT Kardashian’s diet plan?16 Mar 2015A homeless cat has been dubbed ‘Kit Kardashian’ because of her very large behind. Photo of Beechwood School pupils presenting a cheque to Blue CrossSchool fun run raises pounds for Blue Cross pets13 Mar 2015Children at a school in Southampton have raised pounds for pets in need by pulling on their trainers and running laps. Photo of a Blue Cross catCat neutering vouchers available from Blue Cross12 Mar 2015Blue Cross has released more vouchers for cat owners to get their pets neutered at a discount.