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Animal welfare blog

Behind every donation, every animal saved and charity supported, there’s someone like you helping to make a difference.

The negative effect of the media on animal abandonment.

The strong influence of the media can be felt every time an animal is put in the spotlight, as many are taken in by shelters as a result.

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The Basking Sharks return

Is there a link between the Lockdown and the Basking Sharks returning to the coasts of the UK? Or does it simply have something to do with the warm weather?

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Endangered Species Spotlight: Northern Sportive Lemur

Our endangered Species Spotlight turns to the Northern Sportive Lemur of Madagascar.

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Earth Day: How natural disasters affect animals

At Animal Friends we have been thinking about how natural disasters and extreme weather can affect both wild and domestic animals.

10 fun facts about reindeer

Christmas is nearly here, so we're taking a look at some interesting information about reindeer.

Working for tougher sentences for animal abusers

On 29 April 2021, the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill received Royal Assent, meaning that the maximum prison sentence for animal cruelty will be raised.

2021 Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photography Awards

Pets moments of comedy are heart-warming and important - that’s why we’re proud to be the sponsors of the 2021 Animal Friends Comedy Pet Photography Awards.

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Guest blog: Celia Hammond Animal Trust

Celia Hammond Animal Trust helps stray, unwanted and abandoned animals in London and throughout the South East. Read the story of a cat named Hope. 

How we are supporting the UK’s retired police dogs

We talk about the Thin Blue Paw Foundation, who they are, why we want to help, Finn's Law and how you can support this amazing charity.