Monthly Archives: August 2012

Pooper scoopers to be used to clear streets of Plymouth

Posted On 2012-08-31 04:08:32

A new weapon in the ongoing fight against dog mess could be a regular sight in parks and streets across Plymouth. Named Fido (faeces intake disposal operation), it is a mobile poop-scooping device that is being tested by Plymouth City Council after receiving a rise in the number of complaints... more

Conwy council bans balloons to protect wildlife

Posted On 2012-08-31 03:08:18

A council is expected to ban the release of balloons and Chinese lanterns at events on its land, as it says that they pose a danger to wildlife. Conwy councillors have agreed to the action after concern was raised about the inherent risks to animals and the environment. A report... more

Rescue shelters evacuate animals in face of Hurricane Isaac

Posted On 2012-08-31 03:08:04

Over 180 cats and dogs had to be evacuated from their New Orleans homes in shelters and shipped to Texas to keep them out of the path of Hurricane Isaac. The SPCA took 87 cats and 60 dogs from New Orleans after Isaac lashed its way through the area this... more

Charity cat finds job as chief mouser in Norfolk

Posted On 2012-08-31 02:08:19

An abandoned Blue Cross cat named Alfie is currently enjoying the next stage in his life as the chief mouser for Redwings Horse Sanctuary in Norfolk. The three-year-old had been looking for a home as a farm or outdoor cat because he struggled to adjust to life in a private... more

Brand and Halliwell’s pets supposedly ‘at war’

Posted On 2012-08-31 02:08:45

Russell Brand and Geri Halliwell are reportedly an item and have been spending plenty of time together since meeting at the Olympics Closing Ceremony. Both being huge animal lovers, they felt it was time for their respective pets to meet one another. Brand has a cat called Morrissey, while Halliwell... more

Education minister to observe Discover Dogs event

Posted On 2012-08-30 04:08:02

Education minister Michael Gove is set to attend the Discover Dogs event in November to see how Danny the Greyhound improves children’s reading ages. Danny is sponsored by the Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s Bark and Read Foundation, which allows him to visit schools around the UK and listen to children... more

Kennel Club after A Grand Day Out hosts

Posted On 2012-08-30 03:08:49

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust and Wallace and Gromit’s Children’s Foundation are hoping that more veterinary surgeons and nurses come forward to get involved in organising A Grand Day Out. These walks have been taking place up and down the country throughout the summer and there are also expected to... more

Charity trying to find new homes for 60 cats

Posted On 2012-08-30 01:08:22

An animal charity in Sunderland is struggling so badly to deal with an influx of animals that it is having to farm off some of its residents on members of staff. Animal Krackers has around 60 cats in its care that the charity is trying to rehome, which is the... more

Rain brings increase of fleas

Posted On 2012-08-30 01:08:02

The recent persistent rain seen in different parts of the country has attracted many unwanted visitors in Gloucestershire as flea populations have multiplied considerably. Experts have previously said that wet, humid conditions create the perfect breeding ground for the mites and high numbers of people in the area have reported... more

Paul O’Grady’s For the Love of Dogs to start on Monday

Posted On 2012-08-30 01:08:00

Chat show host Paul O’Grady’s new programme entitled For the Love of Dogs will be starting on ITV1 on Monday (September 3rd). O’Grady will spend the seven-part series getting to know the staff and pooches that are in the care of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Each 30-minute episode of... more