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 Spooky the kittenWanted: A home for Spooky the kitten27 Nov 2014Spooky the kitten is looking for a home after being dumped inside a cardboard box that had been placed inside a black bag. Photo of nine-year-old Olivia Lyttle and dog MegStray dog inspires prize-winning drawing25 Nov 2014A former stray dog has inspired the prize-winning drawing of a Blue Cross competition. Photo of a Blue Cross runner holding a finisher's medalMake a marathon effort for pets in need24 Nov 2014A fantastic opportunity has opened up for runners to join the Blue Cross London Marathon team. Photo of Blue Cross team member cuddling a kittenPetplan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards now open for entries!21 Nov 2014Do you know an animal charity employee or volunteer who goes the extra mile to help pets? Here’s your chance to make sure they get the recognition they deserve. Photo of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Ruby and Mia with their new ownerHome is where the heart is for Ruby and Mia21 Nov 2014Two loving dogs have found a loving new home despite their heart problems threatening to put potential owners off. Photo of Daisy the Labrador who has been awarded the Blue Cross MedalLife-saving cancer detection dog awarded Blue Cross Medal20 Nov 2014We’re delighted to announce that a dog responsible for detecting hundreds of cases of cancer - including her owner's - has been awarded the Blue Cross Medal. Sally CEO subBlue Cross welcomes new Chief Executive14 Nov 2014We’re pleased to announce that Sally de la Bedoyere has started her role as Blue Cross Chief Executive. Bromsgrove kennel moveHomeless dogs pack their bags14 Nov 2014Homeless and abandoned Blue Cross dogs have waved a paw goodbye to their old kennels and allowed the builders in as work begins on revamping our Bromsgrove rehoming centre. A deaf Blue Cross puppy enjoys a snoozeAll quiet on the rehoming front for deaf pups11 Nov 2014They’re completely adorable and full of fun - but no one wants to take them home. Photo of one-eyed kitten Keith recovering from his operationOne-eyed kitten on the mend10 Nov 2014One-eyed kitten Keith is recovering well after having his poorly peeper removed. Photo of Guy the ratNight to remember for rats Guy and Fawkes06 Nov 2014This year’s Bonfire Night will be remembered as they day they were dumped for two pet rats. Christmas cards featuring They're Off and Running by Mao Wen Biao sold by The Sir Peter O’Sullevan Charitable TrustHorse-themed Christmas cards will raise money for Blue Cross05 Nov 2014A painting by brilliant artist Mao Wen Biao has been made into a Christmas card to raise money for animals in need this festive season. Photo of Marble the Blue Cross rabbit with a volunteerBosom bunnies are most trusted pet04 Nov 2014Rabbits’ big ears are all the better to hear you with – so perhaps that’s why bunnies are the pets we trust most with our secrets. Photo of a Blue Cross horse running in a paddockBlue Cross pleased with Control of Horses Bill progress04 Nov 2014Blue Cross is pleased to see the Control of Horses Bill pass its second reading in the House of Commons. A Blue Cross puppyIt’s the most stressful time of the year31 Oct 2014Blue Cross is urging pet owners to keep their furry friends safe during the most stressful time of the year. Photo of Griffin the catWhat has spooked Griffin the Blue Cross cat?30 Oct 2014You could be forgiven for thinking Griffin has seen a ghost this Halloween - and that his love of hunting spiders makes him a little spooky. The MOGnificent Seven kittens. Photo by Southern Daily EchoMog-nificient Seven kittens beat the odds29 Oct 2014A litter of homeless kittens has been dubbed the ‘Mog-nificent Seven’ after battling against the tail-end of Hurricane Gonzalo when they were abandoned in a cardboard box. Photo of Blue Cross kitten Pumpkin in a pumpkin-shaped bucketHomeless kitten Pumpkin in safe hands this Halloween28 Oct 2014A tiny kitten named Pumpkin will now be treated well this Halloween after being found all alone at an industrial estate. Photo of Thelma, a Blue Cross dog who needs a loving homeUnwanted stray dogs Thelma and Louise need homes27 Oct 2014Two German shepherd dogs are looking for loving homes after a tough start to life. Photo of Mia, a gorgeous ex-racing greyhound who needs a loving homeEx-racing greyhound seeks retirement home24 Oct 2014Beautiful ex-racing greyhound Mia is looking for her perfect retirement home. Photo of a Blue Cross black kitten with a toy pumpkinJoin Blue Cross Torbay for purr-fectly spooky fun23 Oct 2014Halloween and black cats go hand-in-hand, so Blue Cross Torbay’s annual Halloween Quiz makes perfect sense. Photo of Loris, a lovely cat with tunnel vision who needs a homeMeet Loris – the cat that only has eyes for you21 Oct 2014Sweet and affectionate cat Loris is searching for a very special forever home. Photo of a grey kitten with white socksSponsor a Blue Cross pet today21 Oct 2014If you have room in your heart but not in your home for a pet, you can now sponsor a Blue Cross cat or dog and help them find a happy home. 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.