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Battersea's Muddy Dog Challenge opens for registration
"We can't wait to see animal lovers across the UK tackle our obstacle course" - Emma Lovesey, senior events manager, Battersea.
The outdoor obstacle course will raise money for the charity's work. 

Registration has opened for animal welfare charity Battersea's annual 'Muddy Dog Challenge'. The fundraising challenge, which can be undertaken as a 2.5km or 5km obstacle course, will see participants run through a variety of exciting obstacles. These include the bubble tunnel the doggy day spa and the ball pit bath.

The course can be ran or walked, and anyone interested is encouraged to take the challenge with or without a dog. Battersea is seeking both participants and volunteers for the events, and all money raised will go towards the charity's rescue and rehoming mission. Visit muddydog.battersea.org.uk for registration and further information.

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Avian flu outbreak at RSPB Minsmere

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 RSPB Minsmere nature reserve in Suffolk has confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza on its site. The coastal nature reserve has seen an increase in dead birds recently, and has said that it is 'extremely concerned' about the potential impacts on bird populations, with 2021 and 2022 seeing the largest ever outbreak in the UK.

In a statement, RSPB said: "We appreciate that it is distressing, for both visitors and staff, to see dead or dying birds at our site but we ask that if visitors see any dead or unwell birds, they do not touch or go near them and that they report it to us at our Visitor Centre during its opening hours, or by emailing us on minsmere@rspb.org.uk outside of these times."  

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Moredun Foundation Award opens for applications

The 2022-2023 Moredun Foundation Award (MFA) is now open for members, with up to £2,000 available for successful applicants.

The MFA honours the contribution that education, teamwork, life experience, and travel have made to the understanding of cattle health and welfare. Through its charitable endeavours, Moredun offers its members the opportunity to pursue projects that support personal development.

The prize is open to a wide range of project applications, including those that include producing educational tools, conducting a small research project, or studying farming methods in other nations. For more information and to apply, visit moredun.org.uk