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Duke of Gloucester to open charity’s new surgery

Posted On 2012-09-04 03:09:49

His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester will visit Wood Green, The Animals Charity’s new veterinary surgery on September 13th. He will officially open the surgery and kennel buildings to the public after the work on it was finished early last month. The previous surgery had not been altered since... more

Infection risk posed by cats

Posted On 2012-09-04 01:09:45

Medical experts have called for the raising of awareness about a disease that is spread by cats after figures show around 350,000 people a year in the UK get infected with toxoplasmosis. Although only a minority of people has symptoms, advisers believe that extra measures should be taken to control... more

West Midlands has most of UK’s big cat sightings

Posted On 2012-09-03 02:09:57

The West Midlands, with its expansive countryside between Birmingham and the Black Country, has supposedly become the main attraction for people on the lookout for big cats. According to the latest figures from the British Big Cats Society, the West Midlands has seen the highest number of sightings of anywhere... more

Rabbit rescue centre forced to close

Posted On 2012-09-03 02:09:42

A rabbit rescue centre in Scotland has been forced to turn away new entrants after becoming inundated with bunnies that people can no longer care for. Buddies Bunny Rescue in Midlothian has said it can no longer cope with more stray rabbits while it attempts to rehome dozens of animals... more

Ensure snakes are kept secure

Posted On 2012-09-03 01:09:39

The Scottish SPCA has urged people to be very careful about how safely secured their snakes are, having rescued 54 pets that have strayed this summer already. It took in 15 snakes during June and July respectively, while August saw an increase of 24. All of these are suspected to... more

Wood Green charity shop makes it to ten years

Posted On 2012-09-03 01:09:29

Wood Green, The Animals Charity is celebrating the tenth anniversary of one of its charity shops. The Sandy Charity Shop on High Street in Bedfordshire originally opened its doors on September 6th 2002 and it continues to do the organisation proud. Sandy is one of three charity shops that the... 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

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

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