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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Cheeko and Manolo subA tale of two brothers18 Dec 2014Looking to spice up your life? Well look no further as we have two cheeky Chihuahuas at our Burford Centre who are looking for their forever home… Blue Cross logoNew Blue Cross chairman announced17 Dec 2014Blue Cross has announced that trustee Zair Berry, will stand down as Chairman.  Photo of Boyce the tabby catChristmas wish granted for homeless cat Boyce16 Dec 2014Unwanted Blue Cross cat Boyce has found a home after asking Santa to help. Photo of three-year-old Isabel with her mum AmberGoodwill gifts for unwanted pets12 Dec 2014Homeless pets at Blue Cross are thrilled to have received early Christmas presents, thanks to a mother and daughter who have decided to celebrate differently this year. Photo of the Blue Cross rehoming and advice unit openingBlue Cross launches new rehoming and advice hub in Pets at Home10 Dec 2014Blue Cross has now officially launched a rehoming and advice hub inside a Pets at Home store. Photo of Joe Newton with Blue Cross Events Officer Heather CollinSchoolboy supporter raises whopping total for needy pets09 Dec 2014A young Blue Cross supporter has raised £396 for pets in need after calling on his local supermarket for help. Theresa Lovegrove will shave off her hair to raise funds for needy petsHats off to animal lover Theresa09 Dec 2014As people across the world sit down to open their presents on Christmas morning, animal lover Theresa Lovegrove will be doing something quite different. Photo of Boyd Brave pony Boyd is ready for a home08 Dec 2014A brave pony who we once feared might not survive is searching for a new home after intensive rehabilitation. Photo of a Blue Cross puppy who was unwanted at ChristmasPet owners go barking mad over Christmas gifts05 Dec 2014A third of pet owners plan to spend more money on their furry friends than they do on their partner, siblings and their children this Christmas. Breaking ground at SuffolkBlue Cross breaks ground for new rehoming centre04 Dec 2014We're one step closer to opening our new rehoming centre for pets in Suffolk after we began work on the £3million project. Photo of Boyce the catA Christmas wish for homeless cat Boyce04 Dec 2014Most cats are probably wishing for a new toy or bed this Christmas but Boyce is wishing for a new forever home. Pony with santa hatJoin Blue Cross Rolleston for a festive fun day04 Dec 2014Children have the chance to meet Father Christmas himself this weekend at our Rolleston rehoming centre. Dyson and familyMiracle cat survives 150ft fall from 13th floor window01 Dec 2014A very lucky cat has lost one of its nine lives after plummeting 150ft from an open window of a 13th floor flat. Photo of Blue Cross kitten NancyTripawd kitten Nancy is fighting on28 Nov 2014At just three weeks old, kitten Nancy is already proving she is a little survivor. 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.