22.09.14

Our inspectors are urging any witnesses to come forward after a gravely ill Akita puppy was dumped by a roadside in Ripponden, Yorkshire.

The four-month-old female pup was found hidden in undergrowth next to a road by Booth Wood Reservoir by passers-by. Who then called us for help when they heard her screaming out in pain.

Sadly when she was taken to the vets the puppy was found to be extremely ill and was put to sleep to prevent … Continue reading…

15.09.14

We’ve partnered with Pets at Home to launch a website which will help educate the next generation of pet owners on the importance of animal welfare.

‘My Pet Pals Academy’ encourages children to care for animals responsibly and with respect. It is hoped that developing these attitudes at an early age will reduce incidences of pet abandonment and mistreatment in the future.

Working in partnership with us, Pets at Home’s My Pet Pals Academy will provide teaching resources for … Continue reading…

11.09.14

We’re appealing for information after five baby bunnies were found dumped in a box in a field in Soham, Cambridgeshire on Tuesday, 9 September.

The domestic baby rabbits, called kits, are thought to be around just three-weeks-old – too young to survive on their own. A passing member of the public found them abandoned in a field and brought them into the nearby Pet Doctors vets.

The box contained shavings and hairs thought to belong to the kits’ … Continue reading…

Homeless in a half shell!

10.09.14

Three rare red-footed tortoises were found by bemused staff in the outdoor display of rabbit hutches at a Pets at Home store in Woodrow Way, Gloucester, last Saturday 30, August 2014.

The staff called us and we collected the animals and took them to be checked over by a specialist vet. The vet found the tortoises were cold and slightly underweight but otherwise unharmed by their ordeal.

We are unsure as to whether the … Continue reading…

08.09.14

Rosa the campaigning chicken ended her 39-day tour of the European Union (EU) yesterday (Monday, 8 September), finishing with a public event outside the European Parliament in Brussels.

For 39 days, from August 1, Tamsin French, a free-range chicken farmer’s daughter from Devon, UK and a team of campaigners, have been touring the European Union dressed as a six-foot chicken called ‘Rosa’.

Rosa has visited 21 EU countries calling for clear and compulsory welfare labelling of poultrymeat. She wants … Continue reading…