Campaign to encourage landlords to allow pets

Campaign to encourage landlords to allow pets

By Ali Theobald Cats Protection launched a major new campaign called Purrfect Landlords to help more people living in rented housing own a pet. The aim is to transform renting so that responsible cat ownership benefits landlords and tenants – therefore happy...
Elderly dogs look for second chance

Elderly dogs look for second chance

Two elderly rescue dogs at Dogs Trust Salisbury are looking for a second chance at happiness in their twilight years. Chihuahua Thorn,10, lived in his previous home since he was a puppy, and 16-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bramble (pictured above) lived with...
Fight the flea enemy

Fight the flea enemy

At this time of year, it is important to keep up with flea treatments for your cats. The ideal temperature for fleas is 70-85 F, 21-29 C, as they can breed faster in warm and humid weather. It is much harder to treat a flea infestation, which can take weeks or months...
Summer time – cats get itchy!

Summer time – cats get itchy!

By Peter Coleshaw It’s harvest mite time again. For those who have not come across these before they are salmon-pink beasties (pictured) that jump onto your cat en-mass, taking residence in very specific places such as ear folds, between toes and on the face....
What does a solid money foundation look like

What does a solid money foundation look like

In order to build a skyscraper, you need to dig and set a good foundation. The same goes for financial freedom; you need a solid money foundation. It’s easy to fall into bad spending habits, but it’s never too late to go back to square one and rebuild. A solid...
Missing cat found after 12 years of heartache

Missing cat found after 12 years of heartache

Finally a good news story. Valley News has heard from an owner who has been reunited with her cat which went missing 12 years ago. Dominique, from Stratford Tony, had a cat, Lily, who went missing when being given to a friend. “Sadly, we had to rehome Lily and her...
Wild things in colonies

Wild things in colonies

We often get calls from farms and smallholdings asking if we have any feral cats to keep the rodent population down, and feedback is that they do a very good job. Cats learn what is normal at a very young age, during what is known as a ‘socialisation period’. Between...
Tick time is here again

Tick time is here again

By Peter Coleshaw It’s that time of year again – as the weather warms, some of our cats come in with ticks attached. But why only some cats and not others, and why with the warmer weather? The first part is easy to answer – unlike fleas, which spread readily from cat...
Barking mad doggy fun day

Barking mad doggy fun day

Dogs and their owners are invited to Dogs Trust Salisbury’s Fun Day on Sunday, June 2. The Rehoming Centre in Newton Tony is open from 11am to 3pm for fun and games, including the ever-popular Fun Dog Show. Classes include: Most Appealing Eyes, Waggiest Tail and Best...
Dog walkers needed

Dog walkers needed

A Gillingham resident asked for dog walking support for their 12-year-old Beagle from the Cinnamon Trust. Now the charity is looking for volunteers. The national charity assists the elderly and terminally ill and their pets to keep them together for as long as...
Stray cats need compassion

Stray cats need compassion

By Ali Theobald, Salisbury & District Cats Protection One of the worst things for a feline owner is if their cat goes missing and never returns. There is always the uncertainty whether they have chosen to move on to someone else or if they are lying injured or...
Neutering the stress-free way

Neutering the stress-free way

By Peter Coleshaw Neutering is not a new topic – but every year those queens start coming in season and the circle of life continues. Un-neutered girls make this very evident, becoming very affectionate, tail in the air when cuddled, often ‘calling’ loudly. This often...

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