June 22, 2018

I cannot for the life of me remember when I first started advocating for pest control poison to be regulated in the way it is sold and used, but I remember it being as far back as my days at Dogs Trust Malta so it has been at least some time since 2012.


Besides our iss...

May 2, 2018

It mews and purrs. It has 4 legs a tail, long whiskers and two pointy ears on top of its head. Cats have steadily occupied the foot-space around humans for longer than any living human can remember, and maybe that’s part of the reason why they are so misunderstood. Ver...

April 30, 2018

If we had €1,000 for every time we were told that the MSPCA houses fewer animals than your average hoarder, we probably wouldn’t need to fundraise as much to build our new center. The very suggestion that we should somehow be in a competition with hoarders for how many...

April 17, 2018

As the UK prepares for DEFRA to finalise its ban on electric shock collars, 11 vets have joined forces to oppose the ban saying that “it is humane” to use them and it keeps pets safe from worse injuries they could get by running away.

Here in Malta we are also waiting f...

April 6, 2018

So now that our followers have had a couple of months to get acquainted with our new website (if you haven’t I suggest visiting here and here and here) you’ve probably seen it floating about: Every Second Counts. You’ve probably got most of the meaning of it but here’s...

March 28, 2018

I remember it clearly like it was yesterday. The frenzied call came at 7am. A friend’s dog had slipped out for a few hours the day before and found his way back home but woke up that morning with the shakes, uncoordinated movements, profuse salivation and constant pant...

March 17, 2018

Like all animal shelters, the MSPCA is often the first port of call when something goes wrong in a household with animals. With a phone line and a front door open 5 days a week in a central location, we are used to being expected to work miracles at the drop of a hat.

W...

February 27, 2018

Quite often we receive emails and facebook messages asking us if we have any dogs of a particular short-nosed ("Brachycephalic") breed (French Bulldogs seem to top the list).

Aside from the fact that every time we see this question, a little piece of our heart dies on b...

January 25, 2018

With the support from Dogs Trust Worldwide, the separately registered international charity linked to the Dogs Trust in the UK, previously in the form of Dogs Trust Malta, we have been collecting data on pet ownership and attitudes towards animals every year since 2009...

January 25, 2018

Dave Wise is participating in the Malta Marathon on Sunday, March 4th.

Dave has a history of long distance and ultra distance top finishes and will be running to promote our cause, as well as collecting funds locally and through his own network, on behalf of t...

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