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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...

New Police Dog Joins the Service

A new police dog has joined the ranks at Wiltshire Police. Police Dog Bree and her handler PC Mark Jenkins became fully operational on Friday after gaining their licence following a 12 week training...

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Every dog lover knows that having your favourite pooch beside you lifts your spirits and generally puts you in a better mood. With their cute looks and fun antics, it’s no surprise that we...

Hedgehogs in the Headlines Brought a Rescue Record

Headlines about the plight of hedgehogs last Autumn has brought an all-time record at Wiltshire Wildlife Hospital. Hedgehogs have been in serious decline for many years and it’s thought the UK population may have...

Crackdown on Illegal Puppy Breeders and Smugglers

The RSPCA has welcomed plans announced by the Government today (Friday 22 December) to crack down on dog breeders in England who put profits ahead of the health and welfare of the animals -...

Hampshire Tops Dumped Pets Stats

The RSPCA is urging struggling owners in Hampshire not to dump pets as it received more than 10,000 calls nationally about abandoned animals in just three months last summer. The charity is braced for...
RSPCA Warn Of Fake Websites Advertising Premium Rate Numbers

RSPCA Warn Of Fake Websites Advertising Premium Rate Numbers

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is warning the public about rogue websites advertising fake premium rate numbers for their cruelty line. The premium rate 0844 numbers advertised are...

Paws for thought before giving a Pet Dog for Christmas

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas. The sad truth is that many dogs are given as presents, but are then abandoned and left to fend for themselves or perish after the...
RSPCA Issue Sky Lanterns Warning

RSPCA Issue Sky Lanterns Warning

A warning has been issued about the dangers sky lanterns pose to animals as Britain prepares to mark Halloween. Sky, or ‘Chinese’, lanterns, can be a popular part of the Halloween celebrations - but...

RSPCA Helped More Than 3.6Million Animals In The Past Decade

Charity celebrates ten years of Animal Welfare Act as it shines a light on its work this RSPCA Week. Since the Animal Welfare Act came into force ten years ago, the RSPCA has helped...

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Family pay tribute to Devizes man who died following collision

Family pay tribute to Devizes man who died following collision

The family of a man who sadly died following a collision on the A360 have paid tribute to him. Andrew Fulford, aged 47, of Devizes,...
Local pubs completes 'emergency repairs' after warning

Local pub completes ’emergency repairs’ after warning

The owner of the Five Bells pub near Nether Wallop has completed urgent repairs to the listed building after Test Valley Borough Council issued...

Woman fined for dumping drink cans and food containers

A Grateley woman has been made to pay an excess of £200 after she failed to check that the person getting rid of her...