We are taking part in Remember A Charity Week from Monday 8th  to Sunday 14th September 2014 to help raise awareness of legacy giving.

A free seminar on the very topical issues of the pet travel scheme and illegally imported animals, is being offered by the City of London (the local authority which covers Heathrow).

Venue: City of London, Walbrook Wharf, 78-83 Upper Thames Street,  London EC4R 3TD
Date: 2 October 2014 from 11am to 2.30pm

We're recruiting for a part time (17.5 hrs pw) Development Officer following the retirement of the previous post holder. 

AWF plays an important role in educating owners and vets to provide the very best care for animals. This is a small charity governed by an enthusiastic board of trustees who are all qualified vets. We have close ties to the British Veterinary Association, the UK’s largest membership organisation for vets and are based at its Central London office.

The BVA Gala Dinner takes place during the London Vet Show on Thursday 20 November 7pm - 1am. 

Previously known as the BVA Banquet, the BVA Gala Dinner includes a drinks reception, three course dinner with wine, live music and entertainment, and dancing until 1am. Tickets cost  just £75 and the venue is only 10 minutes walk from the London Vet Show venue. 

Although the format has changed we are delighted  that the BVA has still found a place amongst the evening's fun for a raffle in support of AWF.

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Medivet is supporting AWF as its charity of the year.

Medivet staff and clients across its 104 practices, will be organising and competing in lots of exciting events to raise vital funds for AWF including a special AWF Week from 4th – 11th October 2014.

AWF will use funds raised during the campaign on projects to improve pet owner education, including a film to unravel some of the mysteries of cat behaviour.

It's not surprising that Louise Logan loves animals - she's a vet. But when she explains the difference that animals have made to her life since she suffered a stroke three years ago, the story becomes more complex and heart-warming.

In September Louise will be cycling across the UK - west-bound for the Stroke Association and east-bound for AWF.

AWF’s Norman Hayward Fund supports research to improve the welfare of horses, cattle or sheep. Although the Fund is restricted to those species it has supported a variety of projects from practice-based and university researchers. 

In 2013 over £500,000 was awarded to projects including a study to develop a validated lameness control plan for sheep and a field vaccine trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a vaccine for Equine Grass Sickness.

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) has released video recordings of the thought-provoking sessions at its Discussion Forum earlier this month including the delicate issue of dealing with animal hoarding clients.

Other highlights from the day include developing the horse passport system to improve welfare, and animal welfare problems caused by a legislative muddle.