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Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2014’

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    Dog fouling and litter is blighting our area

    An outraged councillor has called for more responsibility from pet owners and residents after discovering streets and paths littered with dog muck and rubbish. Robert Betton also claimed more resources should be pumped into dealing with rubbish by Carlisle City Council after counting more than 80 …

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    Lining up for a woof workout

    Seascales’s very own dog-whisperer has been teaching man’s best friend new tricks for more than 20 years. The agility trainer for the West Lakeland Dog Club, Joanne Orrell, from Saltcrots, loved watching the agility classes so much that she got a puppy and became a …

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    Race for volunteers to help horse rescue centre

    A rescue centre for racehorses near Carlisle is appealing for help. Volunteers are urgently needed to help the Racehorse Rescue Centre complete an upgrade of its charity base at Westlinton, near Carlisle. The charity is currently caring for eight retired and rescued horses, most of which leaders …

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    Check your pet’s mouth regularly

    EVERY fortnight, JOHN STITT, BVM&S MRCVS, a vet at the Alexander Vet Centre, writes for our Pets pages. DO you brush your teeth twice daily? Do you visit the dentist once or twice yearly? How often do you look in your pet’s mouth? Research has …

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    Plum looks for loving home

    A Lonely feline is looking for love after being forced to live in the wild for two years. Pet charity Blue Cross is hoping a public appeal might help Plum find her forever home in time for Valentine’s day. The 10-year-old cat was forced to survive alone …

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    Leah and Tweed on form to win trophies at Greenlands

    Caldew Riding Club got its new season off to a great start with a well-attended and hotly-contested show at Greenlands. The club has been praised for making the show both fun and friendly as well as well-organised. There were classes to suit everyone from lead-rein beginners right …

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    Love my Valentine

    The Whitehaven News asked for photos of your beloved pets for Valentine’s Day and were delighted with the response. Here is a selection of our favorite much-loved pets from across Copeland.  

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    New Leash of Life

    It might sound like a spiky issue but acupuncture for pets is hitting the right spot, according to a Carlisle vet. Laura McKirdy, a small animal vet at Paragon Pets in Dalston, is singing the praises of the alternative treatment. She began practising acupuncture last October and …

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  • Keep up to speed with animal rights

    EVERY fortnight, JOHN STITT, BVM&S MRCVS, a vet at the Alexander Vet Centre, writes for our Pets pages. DURING the recent coverage of the Leece pony saga it occurred to me that maybe we as vets don’t do enough to raise awareness of animal rights. …

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