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  • When “The Black Dog” Depression Takes Over

    8:52 pm : 4th May, 2017

    Exercise, love and laughter can be achieved by having a dog. It can really help those suffering with depression. These three things all trigger the feel good chemical in our brains serotonin.┬áBy having increased levels of serotonin every day symptoms of anxiety and depression can decrease. Winston Churchill famously referred to his depression as “the […]

  • Animals’ “Victoria Cross” – PDSA Dickin Medal

    1:16 pm : 3rd May, 2017

    The PDSA Dicken Medal is the highest award any animal can receive whilst serving in military conflict. Worldwide it is commonly known as the animals “Victoria Cross” It was instigated by Maria Dicken CBE (the founder of the PDSA) in 1943 to honour the work of animals in World War 2. It was for any […]

  • The PDSA – a 100 Years of Help for Sick Animals.

    8:24 am : 1st May, 2017

    The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals was founded in 1917 by Maria Dickin CBE to care for sick and injured animals of the poor in the UK. During the terrible times of World War 1 Maria worked tirelessly to improve the deteriorating health of animals in the Whitechapel area of London. Despite lots of sceptism […]