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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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. Pet heroThere’s still time to nominate your pet hero for a Blue Cross medal01 Aug 2014Do you know a pet hero? Blue Cross is reinstating its historic medal for one year only and is now calling for nominations.  Cat and vet nurseNominate your favourite vet nurse for top award29 Jul 2014Blue Cross is asking pet owners across the country to nominate their favourite veterinary nurse to become Veterinary Nurse of the Year 2014. CaraCrowded house leaves six kittens homeless28 Jul 2014Six kittens have arrived at our Felixstowe rehoming centre after their owners were unable to cope with the number of pets they were caring for. Marc the vet and WinnieBlue Cross calls for ban on sale of puppies and kittens in pet shops25 Jul 2014We welcomed celebrity vet and animal welfare campaigner, Marc Abraham, to our Victoria animal hospital today as we back his Pup Aid campaign to ban the sale of puppies and kittens in pet shops. Bromsgrove gets green lightGreen light to help more pets in Bromsgrove 22 Jul 2014Blue Cross will soon be able to help thousands more pets in Bromsgrove after planning permission to rebuild much of our rehoming centre was granted. Miss Frances Mary DaviesGenerous legacy will help Blue Cross care for many more pets21 Jul 2014Animal lover Frances Mary Davies has left £105,000 to Blue Cross so we can make sure our doors are always open to sick, injured and homeless pets. SpikePedigree cat influx at Blue Cross Torbay 21 Jul 2014It’s not just moggies that need help finding new homes – pedigree cats are looking for love, too. FosterEmergency pet foster volunteers needed in London21 Jul 2014Could you help improve the welfare of needy pets in Blue Cross care? Do you live in the London area? ChloeOpen window warning for curious cats18 Jul 2014With temperatures soaring, Blue Cross is warning pet owners of the dangers of open windows after 22 cats were injured by falls in just one month. EsmeMeet Esme, now homeless for 300 days17 Jul 2014Can you help us find a home for cat Esme, who has been in Blue Cross care for over 300 days? MollyBeautiful cat Molly seeks retirement home15 Jul 2014Cat Molly is having trouble finding a home to spend her golden years in because of her age. LionelHome win for football ‘kit’ Lionel11 Jul 2014A homeless kitten named after footballer Lionel Messi is living up to his name by showing a surprising interest in the World Cup. BillyThird time lucky for Billy-no-mates?10 Jul 2014Will it be third time lucky for Billy, the young cat without a home to call his own?