08.10.14

We joined with members of the Royal British Legion and the Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) Regiment to commemorate the extraordinary work of Jimmy the donkey.

Jimmy (nicknamed ‘The Sergeant’) was a courageous wartime mascot of the First Scottish Rifles Regiment during World War One. He was born in June 1916 after a shell injured his mother and sent her into labour at the Battle of the Somme. Jimmy was then found cowering beside his mother by advancing Scottish troops and … Continue reading…

01.10.14

We’re appealing for information about two kittens found dumped in the corner of a car park behind Ringwood High Street.

The two male kittens, who have been named Woody and Buzz, were found on Sunday morning (28 September) shortly before 9am, when Inspector Penny Baker was called out to the Fridays Court car park.

There was no form of identification on the kittens and neither had a microchip. Both are aged about six to seven months old and … Continue reading…

01.10.14

An independent review of our prosecution activity has concluded that we should continue our role as a prosecuting body.

However the report, which was commissioned by us, has recommended a re-positioning of our long-standing enforcement role to bring it up to date with 21st century expectations of transparency and accountability.

The review acknowledges the “substantial and important” role undertaken by us in enforcing animal welfare legislation in England and Wales and its “huge contribution to animal welfare.”… Continue reading…

29.09.14

Stars of Strictly Come Dancing have helped to put a spring in the step of two abandoned Staffies after they made appeals on social media to help find them a new home.

Reigning dancefloor champion Abbey Clancy was among the stars to send out tweets encouraging a new owner to come forward for Fred and Ginger.

The two lovable staffies were named after the iconic Hollywood dance partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

Show favourites – judge Bruno Tonioli … Continue reading…

26.09.14

We’re desperately trying to find a new home for a very special mum who gave birth to a litter of kittens under a storage container at an Asda store in Lincoln.

All four kittens have found new homes, including the only boy George, who was aptly named after Asda’s clothing range.

But mum Asti, who was named by Asda staff, is still in need of a new home. We’re hopeful someone will come forward and take her on soon…. Continue reading…