It’s been a busy month for dogs in the news this month, and we especially like it when it’s great news stories! Here’s some of the most important news we’ve come across lately:
End to puppy and kitten farming
Lucy’s Law celebrated the government’s announcement that it will ban the sale of puppies and kittens under 6 months old in pet shops, online sellers and other third parties to stop them being raised in terrible conditions.
Electric shock collars to be banned
The government has announced that electric shock collars are to be banned in England. The campaign has been 10 years in the making, but this unpopular practise is finally coming to an end.
Sniffer dogs used in bowel cancer trial
Dogs are being trained to detect this form of cancer. As dogs can pick up the odour immensely quickly, they are being trained by sniffing 2,000 urine and stool samples in the first trial of it’s kind!
Heartbeat technology used to save trapped dog
A Chorkie, named Bear, who got stuck in a rabbit warren was found as firefighters used a lie-detector to listen out for his heartbeat. Queue lots of cuddles and he was happy again!
Dogs banned from Wetherspoon pubs
It might not be your favourite haunt but the chain has stopped dogs being able to enter the premises due to the “unpredictability” and mess. Don’t worry, these pubs allow dogs.