Three of Britain’s best street artists - Jim Vision, Teddy Baden and Barney Zadok - have unveiled a street art collaboration with the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, designed to take its iconic slogan “A Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas” to a wider audience.
The artists were commissioned to create their very own artistic interpretation of the charity’s iconic slogan, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this December.
With slogans appearing on the streets of London, it is hoped the art will capture the attention of passers-by, reminding them of the slogan’s importance in the run up to Christmas and ultimately stop people from ‘impulse buying’ a dog.
Hyde Park saw an amazing display of animal aquatics today. Twenty Newfoundland dogs and their handlers were showing off their life saving skills in the water, plucking swimmers from the Serpentine.It was all to help raise money for charity. Piers Hopkirk went along to see them in action.
Figures from authorities across London show that three stray dogs are put to sleep every day.
We work very closely with local authorities who should be commended on their efforts to encourage responsible dog ownership.
They do not want to put dogs to sleep but they are struggling to cope with such huge numbers of dogs in a difficult economic climate. Simple steps such as microchipping can help prevent accidental strays.
The fact that more dogs are being reunited with their owners because of microchips is a huge step forward.
James White, Campaigns Manager for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has told ITV London that he welcome today's announcement in which owners of dangerous dogs could face between ten years and life in prison over attacks.
Proposals for a new law could see the owners of dangerous dogs jailed for life. The plans come after a report published by a charity revealed that attacks on guide dogs are at an all time high of ten every month.
Kevin Nugent's dog Orlando was attacked in Wembley last May by a 'dangerous' dog. The owner of the attacking dog carried on walking and disappeared. Orlando was rushed to the vets where they found eight severe puncture wounds to his neck.
Under new government proposals, owners of dangerous dogs could face life in prison.
Crime Prevention Minister Jeremy Browne has told ITV News that owners of killer dogs could receive life sentences for failing to control their vicious pet – a significant leap from the current maximum jail term of two years.