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Schoolchildren given pointers in animal care

Posted On 2012-09-14 04:09:29

Youngsters from the Chapelton Primary School near Strathaven received a few important lesson regarding animal care when visit by the Scottish SPCA. The children were visited as part of the charity’s Prevention through Education programme. This is the free interactive education programme that attempts to help children develop into responsible... more

Cat abandonments in Plymouth reaches ’30-year high’

Posted On 2012-09-13 04:09:30

An animal welfare worker in Plymouth has claimed that the area is experiencing more cats being abandoned than she has ever known in 30 years of working with the creatures. Helen Lecointe, whose mother Carole Bowles founded the Woodside Animal Welfare in Plympton, said 40 per cent more felines were... more

South Korean designer finds way for cats to share sofa

Posted On 2012-09-13 04:09:21

A South Korean designer may have the answer to sharing your sofa with your cat without it sinking their claws into the furnishings. They have come up with the Cat Tunnel Sofa, which is a combination of human sofa and tubular tunnels for a cat to clamber through while the... more

Lack of legacy giving could hit cats

Posted On 2012-09-12 04:09:58

A decline in the amount of money left to animal welfare services in wills could adversely affect many animals in the country. Cats Protection has said that over 100,000 unwanted cats and kittens could be in danger if more money isn’t given in future. The organisation is joining Remember A... more

Badger cull campaigners lose appeal

Posted On 2012-09-12 04:09:59

A challenge to the systematic culling of badgers has lost its appeal to stop the slaughter. It reached the Court of Appeal yesterday (September 11th), but the Badger Trust failed to convince judges that the proposals – that would see badgers killed to try and prevent the spread of bovine... more

Owners urged to learn how to care for rabbits

Posted On 2012-09-12 04:09:53

Volunteers and members of staff at the Willows Rescue Centre in South Tyneside are urging owners to take extra care of their pet rabbits and guinea pigs. Both animals are often caged and only let out every now and then, whereas if they were in the wild they would be... more

Animal charity receives boost from Waitrose

Posted On 2012-09-11 04:09:12

Animal charity Our Special Friends has been presented with £400 worth of sponsorship from Waitrose on Tuesday (September 11th). The money will be used to promote the services of the charity, which celebrates the companionship of animals. Our Special Friend’s aim is for people to enjoy contact with companionable animals... more

Sanctuary inundated with unwanted kittens

Posted On 2012-09-11 03:09:25

An animal sanctuary in Plymouth has been left flummoxed by the increase in the number of unwanted kittens it has received in recent times. Gables Farm Dogs’ and Cats’ Home has warned people about the importance of neutering their pets. Officials have stated that the simple operation would prevent an... more

Kennel Club provides cash injection for London charity

Posted On 2012-09-11 01:09:35

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has handed a £10,000 grant to the busy London animal charity The Mayhew. This money will go towards creating a block of special recovery kennels for dogs to help them cope with the rising number of animals that require post-operative care. It is currently undergoing... more

RSPCA shelter pleas for cats to be rehomed

Posted On 2012-09-10 04:09:26

Members of staff at the RSPCA’s Common Farm Cattery in Hednesford are appealing to local people for help in rehoming some of the felines in residence. New homes are being sought for dozens of cats after a surge in the number of animals being abandoned across Walsall and Cannock. A... more