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...
Eywa’s all heart

Eywa’s all heart

Eywa is a beautiful, four-year-old female Husky, looking for her special forever home. She is playful and really enjoys a game of fetch with her tennis ball and loves a good sniff in her snuffle mat. Eywa is clever but needs to be the only dog in an adult-only home....
Toileting problems

Toileting problems

By Peter Coleshaw Weeing or pooing in places other than the litter tray is a very common problem. But your cat is not being naughty or mean – this is a clear indication something is wrong from your cat’s perspective. However, the cause is not always easy to determine...
How to keep your pet healthy and safe during the summer months

How to keep your pet healthy and safe during the summer months

Summertime is here, and we joyfully bring out the sun-cream, paddling pools and enjoy some al fresco dining. However, when the heat turns up, some dangers to our pets increase too. Ticks and fleas are pesky parasites all year round, but with increased time spent...

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