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Dogs home family fun day raises over £5,000
Activities at the fun day included best trick and waggiest tail competitions.
Birmingham Dogs home wants to create more whelping units.

A canine rescue centre in Birmingham has raised more than £5,000 through a Family Fun Day and Dog Show.

Birmingham Dogs Home welcomed hundreds of dogs and their owners to the event on 22 June. Activities included competitions for the best trick and the waggiest tail, raffles, a tombola, and a prize draw.

The money raised will go to the charity’s Little Miracles appeal, which is raising money towards a specialist maternity wing at the Birmingham Dogs Home's rescue centre in Solihull.

The charity wants to provide a safe environment for the increasing number of abandoned pregnant dogs it is seeing through the creation of more whelping units. Last year, 18 dogs gave birth while under the care of Birmingham Dogs Home.

Fi Harrison, head of fundraising and communications at Birmingham Dogs Home, said: “We always love welcoming back our rescue dogs and meeting our supporters. We are so grateful to Ancol Pet Products, our headline sponsors, who do so much to support our charity.

“We really need to give the best support we can to new mums vulnerable new pups which are on the increase at our Solihull rescue centre.”

More information about the charity’s Little Miracles appeal can be found on the Birmingham Dogs Home website.

Image © Birmingham Dogs Home

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Special imports digital service set to change

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 From Monday, 15 July, Special Import Certificate (SIC) applications will only be accepted via the Veterinary Medicines Directorate's (VMD's) new special imports digital service.

The original online special import scheme will be decommissioned. The VMD says that the new service is easier to use, more secure and reliable, and meets accessibility legislation.

The VMD is urging veterinary surgeons who have not yet signed up for the new service to do so before 15 July. The new digital service can be accessed here

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RCVS course explains concerns process

A free, online course from the RCVS Academy has been launched, designed to clarify RCVS' concerns procedure.

The content will give veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses a better understanding of the process, and what they can expect if a concern is raised about them. It includes details of common concerns.

The interactive resource has been developed in collaboration with Clare Stringfellow, case manager in the RCVS Professional Conduct Team.

Ms Stringfellow said: "We appreciate that concerns can be very worrying, and we hope that, through this course, we can give vets and nurses a better understanding of the process and how to obtain additional support."

The course can be accessed via the RCVS Academy. Users are encouraged to record their learning for CPD.