Pets

Lenny – Dog of the month

Lenny – Dog of the month

Meet Lenny, Salisbury Dogs Trusts' Dog of the month. Lenny is a sweet eight-year-old Jack Russell who loves toys and enjoys a good tasty treat. He can take a little while to get to know people, but once he’s settled into a new environment he will bond closely with new...

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Fire and rescue service prepares for pet rescue

Fire and rescue service prepares for pet rescue

Pet resuscitation kits donated to Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service by Smokey Paws include pet oxygen masks. It is the latest recipient of the animal masks with in Amesbury, Salisbury, Shaftesbury and Swindon stations. Smokey Paws is a not-for-profit...

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Police go to the dogs

Police go to the dogs

Six new general purpose police dogs joined the force this week. The dogs and their handlers completed 13 weeks of intense training and now take to the streets of Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Avon & Somerset to protect the communities. The group trained together...

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How to find a lost cat

How to find a lost cat

Your cat has failed to come home – something we all dread. What now? Firstly take heart: I reckon 50% or more of such cats come home, so it’s not always an instant disaster. Sometime, something scary may have happened around your house – check every nook and cranny of...

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Education, education…

Education, education…

Cats have long been seen as mysterious creatures – in reality we simply didn’t understand them. By their very nature, they are not demonstrative or ‘in-your-face’, so interpreting their emotions and needs can be tricky. But huge advances have been made in our...

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Enjoyable living in senior years

Enjoyable living in senior years

Valley News has put together an informative editorial feature about many different aspects of senior life. The feature provides practical advice on various issues, explains where to get support and information, and introduces several local businesses, including care...

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Corinne chooses change over stability

Corinne chooses change over stability

By Vaida Tamkiene Starting a business is something many people think about at one time or another during their lives, and underneath a desire to make money, or to be your own boss, often lies a deeper motivation. Wilton-based Corinne Roberts, who has 16 years’...

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Albino Starling living in Wilton

Albino Starling living in Wilton

Mr and Mrs Booth who live in Bulbridge Wilton, by Wilton and Barford Primary School, were amazed when they spotted what they think to be a rare albino Starling on the bird feeder in their back garden. "He moved in about a week ago and keeps coming back. I haven’t as...

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Lost dog returns after seven month trip

Pay Grant, 85, was reunited with her beloved Manchester Terrier after more than seven months. The Chalke Valley dog went missing and ended up in Northamptonshire. “We had given up: there was no sign of the dog turning up," said Pay Grant The Grant family received a...

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No stress friendly visit for cat and master is given top marks

No stress friendly visit for cat and master is given top marks

Have you taken your cat to the vets recently? After reading Jaffa's regular columns in Valley News, I did wonder what all the fuss was about. My vet is just 10 minutes away from me, and has always provided a good service. But I have always noticed when taking the cat...

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Ducks rule OK!

Ducks rule OK!

People who keep pet ducks on fruit and veg allotments owned by the council will receive new written rules so they can quack in safety. The strict welfare instructions are being introduced at Ludgershall, Wiltshire, because it has become ‘very popular’ for people to...

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