Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ipswich stops live transportation

Posted On 2012-09-28 04:09:34

The RSPCA has expressed its delight at the decision of Ipswich Port – Associated British Ports (ABP) – to immediately suspend the live transport of farmed animals to Europe. This decision follows an exchange between the ABP and the RSPCA in which officials in Ipswich admitted they did not have... more

New Jersey could make dogs wear seatbelts

Posted On 2012-09-28 04:09:36

A New Jersey lawmaker has proposed legislation that would see motorists being forced to either put their dogs in a crate or secure them with a seatbelt when travelling. Motorists found in violation of this law sponsored by assemblywoman Grace Spencer would be fined $20, as well as possibly face... more

People locked up in fundraising drive for pet shelter

Posted On 2012-09-28 04:09:26

Bath Cats and Dogs Home at Claverton Down will receive an unusual financial boost from 11 brave businessmen and women. In a unique fundraising drive for the animal shelter, each of the people will be locked into a kennel at the charity and will then be challenged with raising £2,000... more

Police in Stonecot seize suspected banned dog breed

Posted On 2012-09-28 04:09:21

Police in Stonecot have seized a pooch that they believe is a banned breed. Officers raided a home in Sutton on Wednesday (September 26th) morning after the canine had been spotted walking off the lead in nearby Sutton Common Park. A 51-year-old man was then arrested on suspicion of being... more

Conwy council spray paints dog mess

Posted On 2012-09-27 04:09:16

Countryside wardens from Conwy County Council have taken the step to start spray painting dog mess in the area in a bid to clamp down on the amount seen in the district. Beginning on September 10th, officials started to run a campaign to highlight the problems of dog fouling and... more

Man given ten-year pet ban

Posted On 2012-09-27 04:09:17

The Scottish SPCA has welcomed a ten-year ban on keeping pets handed out to a man that left his cat to die after not attending to it for a week. Desmond Scott admitted causing the cat unnecessary suffering by not providing adequate food, water and veterinary care. The charity said... more

Owners need to socialise dogs to avoid future problems

Posted On 2012-09-27 04:09:14

There are many things that prospective new owners of dogs need to consider in order to avoid future problems. Besides the obvious of getting pet insurance to cover against any mishaps, people must think about getting their animals trained and socialised so they can get along with other pooches and... more

Wood Green finds 15 abandoned rabbits

Posted On 2012-09-27 04:09:29

Wood Green, The Animals Charity is urging people to come forward with information concerning 15 rabbits that were left abandoned in a car park over the weekend (September 22nd). The animals were left in the charity’s Godmanchester Centre car park in the early hours of Saturday morning. Staff at the... more

Dogs Trust launches Junior Canine Carer

Posted On 2012-09-27 04:09:06

Dogs Trust has announced the launch of its 2012 Junior Canine Carer competition with a search for the best photo depicting perfectly A Dog’s Day. The charity is urging budding photographers aged between seven and 13 to get snapping to be in with a chance of winning a new Pentax... more

Blue Cross receives first arrival at new dog centre

Posted On 2012-09-27 03:09:16

The Blue Cross has received its first new canine resident at the state of the art Dog Admission Unit at the rehoming centre in Lewknor. Its new charity facility was opened recently and only made possible due to a £250,000 legacy from a Blue Cross supporter. The building took five... more