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Abused puppy had ear and tail cut off Animal Stories
October 7, 2019
Abused puppy had ear and tail cut off

Vincent arrived in a cardboard box. It was the same box he’d been discovered sitting in, at the exit to a car park, an hour or so earlier. The ball of fluff should have been a pristine white, but he was mucky and sad. He had been left all alone with a soiled blanket, a […]

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Tinto and Fiona’s special bond Animal Stories
September 13, 2019
Tinto and Fiona’s special bond

Every year Together for Animals member World Horse Welfare celebrates the joy that rehoming a horse brings with their Rehomed Horse of the Year competition. The competition is a great way for rehomers to share just how special their rehomed horses and ponies are to them, as well as highlighting just what rescue horses can […]

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Starving and alone Animal Stories
September 13, 2019
Starving and alone

Jake was found helplessly wandering around a woodland. Nobody knows how such a sweet dog ended up like this, but by the time he arrived at our member Blue Cross’ Burford rehoming centre he was one of the most emaciated strays the team had ever seen. With his ribs and hips protruding, he weighed just […]

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A wobbly kitten’s search for a steady home Animal Stories
September 11, 2019
A wobbly kitten’s search for a steady home

When a member of the public found a tiny abandoned kitten in a park in north-west London they called Together for Animals member Mayhew, and their Animal Welfare Officer Tania Mazzoni immediately went to help. She soon noticed that this little puss – later named Brollita – would require some additional, and very special, support. […]

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Ayat’s complicated pregnancy Animal Stories
August 19, 2019
Ayat’s complicated pregnancy

In rural Morocco, a long way from the nearest vet, a mare’s complications during pregnancy can quickly become a matter of life and death. But the quick-thinking actions of an owner and the vets working for Together for Animals member SPANA, saved both a mother and her foal before it was too late. Ayat was […]

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Banned from keeping animals Animal Stories
August 6, 2019
Banned from keeping animals

A woman has been disqualified from keeping all animals for an indefinite period after she failed to provide veterinary care for her lame horse. Melissa Hetherington (25/07/1974) of Cumbria Close, Houghton Regis, appeared before St Albans Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 27 June for sentencing. Two offences of causing unnecessary suffering were proven at an earlier […]

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Max beats rare spinal condition Animal Stories
July 22, 2019
Max beats rare spinal condition

Max, a one-year-old Maine Coon, started to develop problems with his movement which limited his walking and jumping. He was referred to Together for Animals member the Animal Health Trust (AHT), however the cause was difficult to determine. It did not seem to be neurological at first, however Max’s symptoms worsened to the point that […]

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Cyril’s Story Animal Stories
July 5, 2019
Cyril’s Story

In May, Defra Minister David Rutley announced that a ban on third party puppy and kitten sales – aka “Lucy’s Law” – was being laid in parliament, and will come into effect on 6 April 2020. For one particular dog at Together for Animals member Mayhew, such legislation is the much needed light at the […]

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An ear-itating injury Animal Stories
June 19, 2019
An ear-itating injury

For Zawadi the donkey, a small cut had turned in to a serious infection which was now threatening her life. Together for Animals member SPANA’s mobile clinic came to the rescue just in time for this Zimbabwean donkey and her grateful owners. Zawadi’s ear was excruciatingly painful. The eight-year-old donkey couldn’t stop shaking her head […]

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