Do you like cake and animals? Are you free on the 19th May? 12-3pm✨ 🍰☕️ Join us for our Paws for Tea party. Enjoy some cake sit back and relax or join in on our group dog walk. We are hoping to see lots of you here with your canine companions, friends and family for our sponsored 6km on lead dog walk. There will also be tea, cake, refreshments, tombola, stalls and games and more... 🎉
We are hoping that we will raise lots of awareness and funds for the pets in our care and have lots of fun while doing it 😊
It seems our summery interlude has evaporated for the next week. Brollies to the ready at least here in Hampshire. When Wi-Fi allows, however, my Mother and I will be exploring the possibility of diminutive, elderly rescue dogs. That should keep our warm glow going regardless!
More than 83,000 of you signed our petition calling on the government to end breed specific legislation. Today we delivered this to 10 Downing Street. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who signed against this cruel and ineffective law. #EndBSL
Duncan was handed into Blue Cross as a stray dog. He was so thin that his ribs were protruding and he had an injury that needed urgent veterinary attention. Despite this, he was a friendly and loving chap to all our staff.
As with all stray dogs, we were legally-bound to inform the local authority that Duncan was in our care. Unfortunately, Duncan was born with looks resembling a type of dog banned under section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. Stray section 1 dogs cannot be rehomed by law and must be euthanised.
Our vets, nurses, animal welfare team and support staff made sure his time with us was happy. Duncan had a wonderful temperament, was eager to learn commands, and was well-behaved. We believe he would have made a loving pet dog had he been given the chance to live.
If changed, this would mean more dogs like Duncan would be saved.
In his heyday, Toulouse was actually a roadie for Black Sabbath. 🤘👅 #TongueOutTuesday
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▶️ Home is where the cats are.
▪️ Peter Freestone:.
- 'Freddie had many cats throughout his life and it is no mere silliness when I emphasize that he placed as much importance on these beloved animals as on any human in his life. Practically all of them were brought from the Blue Cross cat sanctuary because he hated the idea of constant in-breeding with any animal: Tiffany, a pure cat he had, was a blue-point case where some of her vital organs failed because of this practice.
By the end of his life, he had 10 cats at home and one living in Munich. Around 1984, while he lived there, Freddie was actually given a kitten but he knew because of his peripatetic existence at the time, it would be very unfair on the animal for him to keep it. He therefore asked two friends of his, a young Irishman called Patrick, to be foster parent. That way, the cat, inmediately called Dorothy, would always have a home but Freddie could have acess at her any time. He never had cats anywhere other than where he knew his real home was. Deep down, he knew that home was where his cats were'.
📸 Photo: Freddie & Jim visiting Dorothy, Munich 1985.
▶️ Good day everyone! As a fervent animal lover that I am, this is one of the biggest reasons why I love Freddie: his ability to feel empathy and fairness and kind heart.
Meet Mushu, the heartbreaker. This gorgeous boy is best described as bouncy, active and full of energy! Mushu is looking for someone who loves to run and hike, so he can join you on your adventures! If this sounds like you, please search his name on our website. 💙 🏃 (Animal reference: 1 111 219) #BlueCross