Which Pets Can Be Microchipped?


Microchipping is usually associated with dogs and cats, yet many people don’t realise that other animals can also benefit from the procedure. Although it will be compulsory for dogs to be microchipped in England from 2016 onwards, any pet is at risk of going missing, and you never know what may happen. Here is a list of some of the many domestic animals that can be microchipped:

Animal Friends Donates £25,000 To The RSPCA


The West Hatch branch of the RSPCA care for an array of wildlife including owls, deer, seabirds, badgers and seals. The branch is currently struggling with the unprecedented number of seals that have come in for care this winter. This is after a private rehabilitation facility in Wales recently shut down.

Bulley the Dog Passes Away


We were very sad to hear that Bulley, our 2014 Rehomed Pet World Cup champion, has passed away after a battle with cancer.

10 Benefits of Adopting a Pet


Adopting a pet has many benefits, some of which you may have not considered. Here are some reasons why adopting a pet would benefit you and your family.

Introduction to spaying and neutering month!

With Winter almost at an end and the Spring on its way it’s the time of year when we start expecting to see lambs in the fields and hear baby birds chirping from their nests. It’s also one of the most popular times of year for people to welcome a new pet into their lives.

10 Animals you can Adopt from Rehoming Centres


If you are thinking about adopting a pet, it is worthwhile looking for your new companion at an animal shelter. As well as dogs and cats, other animals that you perhaps wouldn’t expect to find there are also waiting for a new home. Have a look at our list to see the sorts of animals available for adoption from shelters throughout the UK.

Animal Friends Wins Three Consumer Moneyfacts Awards


Last night Animal Friends staff members attended the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards at the London Marriott in Grosvenor Square.

Buddy the Horse: Guest Blog from HorseWorld


In January 2011, staff at equine rescue centre, HorseWorld, worked around the clock to save the life of a young cob who arrived at the charity’s welfare department weighing just a third of his ideal body weight. Now, four years later, he is fully recovered, fully grown and has finally found a family and a home to call his own.

10 Famous Adoption Stories


Every rescue animal deserves to be adopted into a home that will provide them with the love and security they need. These amazing stories illustrate how important rehoming is, and why adopted animals can prove to be the most amazing additions to any family.

Happy New Year!


Christmas is over for another year, and many of us will be getting ready to pack up the decorations and see what 2015 has to offer. Here at Animal Friends, many of us have made New Year’s Resolutions in the hope of having a better year than ever, and we thought we should get our pets in on the action! To help you start the year as you mean to go on we’ve got lots of content coming your way all about exercise and health, as well as some handy Read More »