13.05.14

During Rabbit Awareness Week we are appealing for new homes for our bouncing bunnies.

Rabbit Awareness Week runs from May 10 – May 18 and encourages owners to take ‘one small hop’ to improve their pets health.

To celebrate this we are hoping to raise the profile of all the rabbits needing homes in our care.

These five beautiful bunnies are at our Manchester and Salford branch and all need loving homes.

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13.05.14

News dog control laws that came into force yesterday won’t have any impact on reducing the number of dog bites being treated in hospitals.

Increased sentencing for dog control offences

We welcome the move to increase sentencing options for those convicted of some dog control offences and, extending the law to cover private property.

However, we don’t think the measures under the new legislation will meet the government’s aim to reduce the number of injuries from attacks.

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09.05.14

Our West Hatch Animal Centre is celebrating as Stella the Staffordshire bull terrier became the 12th dog they have successfully rehomed to the police force, and the fourth Staffie or Staffie cross they have rehomed as a sniffer dog.

Stella came to the West Hatch Animal Centre after she was found straying. RSPCA Inspector Jo Daniel picked her up and traced her owner, but sadly they didn’t want her back.

Kennel Supervisor Sue Dicks said:

“At first, Stella had

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09.05.14

Tomorrow (10 May) marks the beginning of Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW).  Which this year will be calling on rabbit owners to make one small change to improve their pets’ health and welfare.

According to the PDSA, nearly two thirds of pet owners are unaware of the five key welfare needs of their pets. These are the five things that all pets need to be healthy and happy. Which all pet owners now have a legal duty to provide…. Continue reading…

08.05.14

A swan is in intensive care after being shot twice with a crossbow in Norfolk, just a fortnight after a goose was similarly attacked down the road.

We were called on Sunday (4 May) after the injured bird was spotted on the river Nene in the village of Upwell, near Wisbech. Members of the public in boats on the water at March Riverside saw him trying to swim with a bolt coming from his shoulder

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