21.11.14

It may be a lot nicer than living underground in District 13, but this Katniss lookalike would love a new home in time for Christmas.

To mark the release of the latest Hunger Games film, Mockingjay part 1 this week, our Bluebell Ridge cattery in Hastings have released a photo of their very own Katniss in the hope that someone will volunteer to give home to this beautiful survivor.

Katniss is a black-and-white semi-long haired female of around five-years-old, … Continue reading…

20.11.14

A YouGov survey for Freedom Food, has revealed 19 per cent of parents never bake with their children. A third also admit they never talk to their kids about how the animals that help produce our food are looked after and cared for.

In response, Freedom Food is urging children to take part in its annual Compassionate Cook competition.

Backed by celebrities – Katy Ashworth, presenter of Cbeebies’ ‘I Can Cook,’ Linda Barker, TV presenter and Celebrity MasterChef contestant, … Continue reading…

20.11.14

A lottery grant has come to the rescue of one of our pioneering projects, which had been under serious threat.

The Hastings Wild Things scheme has been running since 2010. It uses wildlife and nature to help disadvantaged young people and families gain new skills and confidence and engage with animal welfare issues.

It launched with the help of a three year lottery grant and offered children, teens and young parents the chance to experience the great outdoors through … Continue reading…

19.11.14

A dog whose legs were bound up by string and cable, then dumped in a Norwich park, has been rehomed.

Spencer, a brown-and-white boxer cross, was found in Sloughbottom Park early one Saturday morning in September tied to a post and unable to stand up or move. He was named after the police officer who found him and covered him with his coat for warmth.

After treatment and care in specialist boarding facilities and our centres, he’s now made … Continue reading…

17.11.2014

Defra has taken immediate action to prevent the spread of infection after the recent bird flu outbreak, including introducing a ten kilometer restriction zone around the Yorkshire based farm.

According to reports, DEFRA have identified the flu strain as the H5 virus, but they don’t believe it’s the H5N1 strain which poses more of a risk to human health.

The measures taken at present appear to be proportionate to the current risk and according to agreed protocols…. Continue reading…