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.


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. Photo of kitten Joey being cared for by Blue Cross animal hospital VictoriaNominate animal welfare heroes for top award15 Oct 2014The 2015 Animal Welfare Awards, run by animal health company Ceva, are now open for nominations.  Photo of Vet Nurse of the Year 2014 winner Jo Hinde with Rudo NikisiBlue Cross awards top vet nurse of the year14 Oct 2014Blue Cross has awarded an outstanding nurse the title of Vet Nurse of the Year 2014 for her passionate and tireless dedication to animal welfare. Photo of black and white Blue Cross cat AnnabelleCat thrown from moving car is lucky to be alive13 Oct 2014A young cat has found a happy ending after being thrown from a moving car. Rabbit Bonnie peers out of a cardboard boxSupermarket car park rabbits find space of their own09 Oct 2014Two rabbits who faced an uncertain future after being dumped in a supermarket car park have found happy new homes. GeoffDeaf dog Geoff needs a special home - can you help us find him one?06 Oct 2014Blue Cross is searching for a loving home for deaf collie cross Geoff, who faces being overlooked because of his lack of hearing. Dribbles the cat had to have the fur on top of her head shaved for her operation. It is now growing back.Could you give ex-smelly cat Dribbles a home?03 Oct 2014As soon as stray cat Dribbles arrived at Blue Cross, we noticed she was giving off a rather unpleasant smell. Photo of Timmy, who was dubbed a 'vampire' cat thanks to his pointy teethCat Timmy finds fang-tastic home at last02 Oct 2014A ‘vampire’ cat has finally found a happy home despite his Dracula image. Photo of wheelie bin cats Tamara (left) and Cleopatra (right)Litter binned – six cats dumped in wheelie bin rescued02 Oct 2014Six cats that were callously dumped in an abandoned wheelie bin and left to die are now safe in Blue Cross hands. October is Free Wills MonthGet your Will written for free as part of Free Wills Month01 Oct 2014Blue Cross is reminding people to take advantage of Free Wills Month and get their Will written at no cost. ScanBlue Cross supporters ‘Like to Help’ microchip homeless pets30 Sep 2014We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who clicked ‘Like’ to help microchip Blue Cross pets. Photo of Stephie Millin, Blue Cross Animal Welfare Assistant, with Rufus the dog and the team from the Royal Seven Stars HotelDog friendly hotel raises funds for homeless pets30 Sep 2014Pets at the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Torbay have received a helping hand from a local pet friendly hotel. Blue Cross Pet nNpIntroducing the world’s first ‘Pet Nup’29 Sep 2014Blue Cross is today launching the Pet Nup – the world’s first pre-nuptial agreement with pet welfare at its heart. Photo of Flintoff the guinea pigBowled over by guinea pigs Freddy and Flintoff?29 Sep 2014Guinea pigs Freddy and Flintoff don’t have a home to call their own – and that’s just not cricket. Cous Cous, an unwanted Blue Cross kittenBlue Cross and other charities call on pet lovers to report bad ads29 Sep 2014Blue Cross is urging pet lovers to speak up and report unscrupulous online pet adverts to improve animal welfare.