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RSPCA Welcomes electric Shock Collar Ban

RSPCA Welcomes electric Shock Collar Ban

Electric shock collars for cats and dogs will be banned in England, the government has announced. The training devices deliver up to 6,000 volts of electricity or spray noxious chemicals to control animals' behaviour. Environment secretary...
1 in 3 Pet Owners Worry That Their Pet is Overweight

1 in 3 Pet Owners Worry That Their Pet is Overweight

A third of British pet owners believe their pooches and moggies have piled on the pounds and fear their pet is overweight. Concern over podgy pets has grown in the last few years, with veterinary...
Stowaway Baby Pigeons Found on Royal Navy Warship

Stowaway Baby Pigeons Found on Royal Navy Warship

Two pigeon chicks found in a hidden nest on HMS Queen Elizabeth have been rescued and safely transported by the Royal Navy to the RSPCA’s West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, Somerset. The chicks -...
Puppy and Kitten Pet Shop

Puppy and Kitten Pet Shop Sale Ban

Pet shops and dealers in England will be banned from selling puppies and kittens under government plans. The proposals, which have gone out to consultation, will mean those wanting to buy or adopt a pet...

Get knitting to help unwanted cats stay cosy this autumn

Knitters are being asked to help unwanted cats and kittens this autumn by making homemade blankets and mouse toys for Cats Protection. The UK’s largest cat charity will be launching its annual Knitting Bee appeal...

Hedgehog Poisoning Horror in Andover

Test Valley Borough Council has issued a warning to residents to take care when using rat poisons following a number hedgehog deaths in the West Wellow area. Portfolio holder for housing and environmental health, councillor...

Look Before you Lock to Protect Curious Kitties

A plea for the public to check their sheds and garages for cats has been issued following a rise in the number of missing felines this summer. Cats Protection is asking people to ‘look before...

Stag Saved from Swimming Pool

Two RSPCA officers saved the life of a stricken deer who’d fallen into a swimming pool in Hampshire during the heatwave. An Ibsley resident called the animal welfare charity on Friday morning (3 August) after...

Owning a Pet Increases your Chances of Being Happy and Successful

It’s official – owning a pet increases your chances of being happy and successful, according to a study. Experts who polled 1,000 dog and cat owners over the age of 55, and 1,000 adults of...

Poor Quality Feeding for Cats

Cat owners are unknowingly feeding their pets poor quality food as well as often handing out scraps of their own meals, including chocolate and cheese, research has found. A study of 2,000 cat owners revealed...

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Police investigate stabbing of Andover man

Police are officially appealing for witnesses to a stabbing of a 58-year-old man in Andover. Officers were called to the scene following a report from their...
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Kit Malthouse MP chairs panel on countryside issues

Kit Malthouse, MP for North West Hampshire and Minister of State for Housing and Planning, hosted a discussion panel earlier this week (8th of...

Knights Enham Car Boot Sale 2019

Following last years popular local car boot sale at Wyke Down, Knights Enham is launching their own Car Boot in aid to support fundraising...