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 Blue Cross puppy LotteGoing once! Place your bids for Blue Cross Trowbridge silent auction16 Sep 2014Our Blue Cross charity shop in Trowbridge turns auction house next week as shoppers are invited to place their bids in our silent auction to help sick and injured pets. South Devon CollegeSouth Devon students team up with Blue Cross to help homeless cats15 Sep 2014Students at South Devon College will be helping homeless cats and kittens to find loving new homes after teaming up with Blue Cross. HermanAbandoned elderly staffie proves breed critics wrong12 Sep 2014An unwanted Staffordshire bull terrier cross has proved the breed’s ‘tough dog’ stereotype is unfair. The Princess Royal and Zair BerryHRH The Princess Royal receives Blue Cross Award at BEVA Congress12 Sep 2014The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Welfare Award 2014, sponsored by Blue Cross, has been presented to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal in recognition of her long-standing commitment to horse welfare.  DigbyWill Digby’s public display of affection find him a home?11 Sep 2014Digby the cat is still homeless despite wearing his heart on his sleeve – literally. Jennie and GizzyDevon pet lovers wanted!08 Sep 2014Love pets? Live in Devon? Could you help unwanted and abandoned animals? A Blue Cross horseIt’s time to take action on the fly-grazing crisis08 Sep 2014Thousands of horses across England are suffering from being unlawfully fly-grazed, according to a landmark report jointly released by Blue Cross. HHP dog and baby Blue Cross launches workshops to help protect children around dogs 05 Sep 2014Blue Cross has launched a new workshop for parents of young children to help keep them safe around the family pet. Sally de la BedoyereBlue Cross welcomes new Chief Executive04 Sep 2014We're excited to announce that Sally de la Bedoyere, Chief Executive of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association, will take on the role of Blue Cross Chief Executive later in the year. BlueSki / The Pony ClubBlue Cross at The Pony Club Championships 201402 Sep 2014Blue Cross has once again been educating young riders about horse care at The Pony Club Championships. LeoWhat’s in a name?01 Sep 2014Blue Cross supporters have been inspired to give the gift of an identity to unwanted nameless pets. Billy162 lonely days and counting for Billy-no-mates29 Aug 2014Beautiful cat Billy has now been waiting over 160 days for a home to call his own. Babybell kittenBlue Cross helps kitten caught in mousetrap 27 Aug 2014A four-week-old kitten, who had to have a leg amputated after getting caught in a mousetrap, is looking for a new start in life. ChickpeaWhy is Chickpea our most unwanted dog?23 Aug 2014Lovely lurcher Chickpea is one Blue Cross rehoming centre’s most unwanted dog – and we don’t know why. Photo of a dog jumping over bales at a Blue Cross fun day. Photo by Daniel JacobsPurr-fect summer day out in East Sussex22 Aug 2014Blue Cross in Northiam invites you to a day of summer fun at its fete and fun dog show in East Sussex. Photo of a Ken doll head post operationUK pets have a taste for the weird19 Aug 2014Pets are in the dog house after munching on items that weren't on the menu. Photo of a black and white kittenJoin in the fun at Blue Cross Torbay15 Aug 2014Animal lovers seeking a great day out in Devon need look no further than our Blue Cross Torbay annual family fun day. Photo of Andy Smerdon and horse Mack, with a red poppyFrom Sea to Somme in honour of the fallen15 Aug 2014A Blue Cross supporter is embarking on a 125 mile trip on horseback to commemorate the Great War and raise funds for the charity. Gizmo the chinchilla peeks our from his bedCheeky chinchillas looking for love15 Aug 2014Two handsome male chinchillas are looking for a place to call home. Charity shop donationsLittle charity shop of horrors11 Aug 2014It’s said that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, but it’s difficult to define some donations to Blue Cross charity shops as ‘treasure’. SadieLovely lurchers seek forever home together07 Aug 2014Inseparable stray dogs Billy and Sadie are looking for a forever home together. Derby clinicNew Blue Cross clinic opens in Derby07 Aug 2014Blue Cross is delighted to tell you that our brand new consulting room at our Derby pet care clinic is officially open. Fright HikeSign up now for a Fright Hike… if you dare06 Aug 2014If you’re looking for a bit of spooky fun this Halloween, why not take part in the Fright Hike and raise money for sick and homeless pets at Blue Cross?  Goodbye Old Man, by Fortunino MataniaBlue Cross will remember them04 Aug 2014As Britain marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, Blue Cross is today remembering the animals of war. PetcationPet-cations on the rise01 Aug 2014Are you taking your pet on holiday with you this summer? You’re not alone, as 41 per cent of owners will be taking their pets on UK breaks this year because they can’t bear to be separated from them.