This story broke last week but very interesting, controversial, and well-worth a read.
It suggests that the RSPCA will only take properly abused animals and not just unwanted ones. So basically if you want to successfully rehome your pet you have to be cruel to it first – bit ironic?
Furthermore, I watched an episode of [...]
[ April 28, 2010; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] I’m very excited about making my This Morning debut this Wednesday and joining Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby in the studio to talk about… Pets!!
This weeks item is all about ‘The First Pet’ and I’ll be giving advice about choosing a rabbit, hamster, gerbil or guinea pig for your family. I’ll also be following the [...]
[ May 2, 2010 1:00 pm to May 7, 2010 1:00 pm. ] I’m off to Mumbai, India to volunteer with the fantastic organisation Welfare of Stray Dogs India (WSD), a non-profit trust dedicated to helping street dogs set up and registered with the Government in 1985.
Recognised by the Animal Welfare Board of India (Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India) and associated with the Royal Society [...]
[ April 27, 2010; 11:00 am to 11:30 am. ] I’ll be back on BBC Radio Sussex on Tuesday 26th April at 11am inviting calls from concerned pet-owners.
As well as the monthly live phone-in, I’ll also be chatting about working with the lovely Joanna Page (from Gavin & Stacey), looking forward to my first ever item on ITV’s This Morning and next week’s trip to [...]
(BVA Release) Vets are celebrating a victory for the principle of ‘deed not breed’ in the control of dangerous or out of control dogs, after the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill passed Stage 3 in the Scottish Parliament unanimously today.
As a member of the Dangerous Dogs Act Study Group (DDASG), the British Veterinary Association (BVA) [...]
If you didn’t get to see last Saturday’s Britain’s Got Talent then here’s your chance to catch-up with one of the most impressive acts from the series opener.
Two years ago Kate & Gin dazzled us with their phenomenal heel-work to music routines that warmed the country’s hearts, and now it’s the turn of dancing duo [...]
(BVA Release) Following the Health Protection Agency’s advice to the public on the possible health effects of the Icelandic volcanic ash reaching ground level, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has issued some simple advice to pet owners in the UK.
The HPA has suggested that people who experience symptoms such as itchy or irritated eyes, runny [...]
As the very proud patron of Speaking Out for the Animals (S.O.F.A.) Group I’m delighted to inform you that they have just smashed the 10,000 signatures mark on their online petition to have compulsory microchipping made law in the UK.
This would not only help with lost/stolen pet unification and relieve overflowing rescue shelters, but also [...]
I was recently fortunate enough to be invited up North to rural Lancashire to meet a herd of breeding alpacas.
And what a great day it was too. It’s certainly not every day you get up close to one of these fascinating creatures even though their popularity is well on the rise with an estimated 20,000 [...]
[ June 13, 2010; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] I’m looking forward to supporting the Dogs Trust Shoreham Branch at their annual Open Day this Sunday June 13th.
Everyone will love this annual event with attractions including:
* A demonstration by Sussex Police’s Explosive Search Dog Unit
* Bouncy castle
* Yummy refreshments
* ‘Have-A-Go’ agility
* Doggy Dash
* A separate raffle to win a handcrafted rocking horse