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Students in Hampshire Called On to Help ‘billions of chickens’

Students in Hampshire Called On to Help ‘billions of chickens’

There are around a billion meat chickens in the UK and most of these live in ‘unacceptable’ conditions, according to the RSPCA. This is why the RSPCA has been working with other animal protection groups...
First Aid Ignorance Can Cost Pet Lives

First Aid Ignorance Can Cost Pet Lives

Pet owners are being urged to learn basic pet first aid skills - after vet charity PDSA warned that the current knowledge gap could cost lives. Over 1,000 pet owners and animal workers have been...
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...

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Large police presence spotted above Andover

Yesterday evening and reportedly today helicopters have been spotted above Roman Way, Saxon Fields and towards East Anton, Andover. Many people are speculating on social...

Andover man, 20, set to stand trial for death of Martin...

Mr Jobling, of Romney Road, is being accused of driving dangerously which led to a collision in Smannell Road on February 25, last year,...

Chantry centre parking times extended by council

Visitors will now be able to enjoy Andover town centre for longer after Test Valley Borough Council announced that it will open the Chantry...