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Tetra prepares for Spring with new pond care and food range
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Miaa-ow many cats?
It’s certainly moggy mayhem at Silvana Valentino Locke’s home.
Accoridng to a report in the Mirror, she has 52 cats lucky enough to have the run of her four-bedroom house while a further 40 live at the bottom of her garden and another 30 in a neighbouring field.
She forks out £90,000 a year to have her pets fed, watered and their every need attended to by four live-in staff at her home and rescue centre.
But she’s not the traditional cat-loving spinster, the Mirror reports – she’s a 55-year-old mum-of-two with a husband of 32 years.
Hubby Tony puts up with her compulsion and provides nearly half the cash she needs to support her feline family. The rest comes from donations, fundraising drives and the charity shop she set up four years ago.

Pig litter-ally surprises rescuers
A pig rescued by the RSPCA after she was found roaming the countryside has given birth to a litter of seven piglets in her happy new home.
The seven piglets came as a surprise to the new owners of rescue pig Charlotte. They said the piglets are now doing well and are all strong and healthy.
Charlotte, a small crossbreed, was collected by RSPCA officers after several callers had reported sighting a ‘mysterious, dark beast’ roaming around the countryside in Eston Hill, Middlesbrough.

High price for double crossing dormouse
A mouse travelled 800 miles after stowing away in a car and hiding for TWO round trips between France and Britain.
Dr Sue Collard, from Hove, in East Sussex, unwittingly brought back the dormouse after a weekend in Saint-Gervais-des-Sablons, Normandy. But it took her 39 days travelling more than 800 miles before she got rid of the creature – costing her £280, according to the Daily Mail.

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McAdams Giveaway

‘Revolutionary’ new dog food to be won
New pet food brand McAdams is giving one independent pet retailer the chance to win a whopping £500 worth of stock to sell in store.

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Pooch and Mutt in the headlines

Pooch & Mutt has featured in the national press again, this time in the Business section of the Telegraph.

Battersea teams up with Vitabiotics

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and Vitabiotics SuperDog are working together to shine a spotlight on animal health and help sick animals that find themselves in the Home’s care.

Vets launch health strategy

The British Veterinary Association has launched its landmark animal welfare strategy at its annual London Dinner, highlighting the veterinary profession’s unique opportunity – and responsibility – to advocate animals’ best interests at individual, community and political levels.

Versele-Laga appoints sales manager

Garry Johnson has taken on the role of UK/Eire area sales manager for Versele-Laga. He has been in the trade for more than 30 years.

Soup is latest Gourmet product for cats

Purina Gourmet, the luxury wet cat food brand from Nestlé Purina, is launching an ‘expansive’ series of new products for 2016.

Brits blame owners for dog bites

The number of people admitted to hospital for dog bites has soared by 76% in the past decade, but it’s seems that Brits are blaming owners – rather than dogs.

All of a twitter over dogs at work

The third national Bring Your Dog To Work Day – organised by dog grooming product company HOWND – has been confirmed for early summer.

Win £500 Vitalin products at PATS

Visitors to PATS Sandown will be in with a chance of winning £500 worth of pet food from the Super Premium Vitalin range. The UK-produced range is wheat gluten free and hypoallergenic, with added botanicals.

Thousands sign puppy petition

Tens of thousands of people have signed an RSPCA petition calling on Westminster to introduce mandatory licensing for anyone selling puppies.

Franchise just keeps on growing

Oscar Pet Foods has started the year on a high, welcoming another seven new franchisees in just one month.

Hats off to new helmet scheme

The British Equestrian Trade Association and British Eventing have teamed up to develop the BETA Helmet Bounty Scheme, which will see riders who are concussed while competing at BE-affiliated events provided with a retail voucher that can be redeemed towards the cost of replacing their old hat.

Vets call for ban on electric pulse collars

The British Veterinary Association and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association are calling for a complete ban on the sale and use of electric pulse training collars, in response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the use of electronic aversive training aids.

AQUA confirms date for 2017 trade show

AQUA 2017, the market-leading showcase for the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade, will return to the Telford International Centre on October 18-19 next year.

Beco a ‘flag bearer for Britain’

The duo behind Beco Pets, Britain’s biggest manufacturer of eco-friendly pet products, attended a VIP reception in the City of London hosted by Europe’s top business awards.

Wooferly treats for Valentines

GA Pet Food Partners has introduced I Woof You treats for retailers to brand as their own for Valentine’s Day.

Retailer trains staff in first aid

Pets Corner is providing a pet and human first aid training course to its team of 600 shop floor staff.

Papers invited for nutrition conference

For the first time, Moulton College in partnership with the Pet Food Manufacturers Association will be running the Companion Animal Nutrition Conference and the call for papers is now open.

All set for Reading Year

Ancol Pet Products has donated a coat for Walsall Council’s 2016 Year of Reading dog mascot, Woody, to wear when he’s out and about visiting schools

Bonkers Burgess bake off pulls in crowds

Former Great British Bake Off contestant Sandy Docherty took part in a ‘bonkers bake off ’ for bunnies at the Burgess Premier Small Animal Show this weekend, whipping up wild food for rabbits at the show’s first cookery demo.

Make plans for pets, charity urges

A charity is urging pet owners to make emergency plans for their cats as half its waiting list now features animals that have ‘suddenly been left behind’.
The number of cats currently waiting to be taken in and re-homed by Yorkshire Cat Rescue is a staggering 750. Of those, 50% are emergency cases from households where the owner has either died, been taken seriously ill or gone into care.

Trade’s views wanted on licensing review

The Pet Industry Federation has welcomed the Government’s consultation on the review of animal establishment licensing, announced by the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at the end of 2015.

‘Posh’ pet food tipped among top business start-up ideas

Posh pet food is among the best business ideas for aspiring start-up founders in 2016, according to a new report published by the independent online business resource Startups.co.uk

Pets Corner opens another store

Family-run retailer Pets Corner has opened a new store in Wokingham, creating four new jobs.

Scruffs Bear prize ‘just right’

Manchester-based pet bedding specialist Scruffs has given one of its biggest creations, The Grizzly Bear Bed (RRP: £199.99), to Border Collie Rescue UK as part of a Facebook competition extravaganza.

OASE Group acquires Reef One

The OASE Group has acquired the assets of Reef One, home of the biOrb range of aquarium products.

Captive-bred Banggai cardinalfish on the way

A team from Maidenhead Aquatics has made a repeat visit to a marine conservation project in Indonesia, and among the many developments was news that the project has raised its first clutch of Banggai cardinalfish.

Aquatics dealer admits importing corals illegally

A ‘seriously ill’ aquatics dealer has avoided jail after being caught smuggling endangered coral from Indonesia into Manchester Airport.

Small fish emerge extinction winners

Small fish dominated oceans following a mass extinction 359 million years ago, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania. This finding sheds light on how species may develop after the next mass extinction.

Stowaways find new home

Baby crabs have made a rare public appearance after sneaking into Manchester Sea Life Centre hidden in a bag of mussels.

Enormous aquarium almost ‘tore house apart’

A fish hobbyist’s plan to send his wife on holiday while he installed a 5,000-litre marine tank in their home backfired spectacularly when the family was forced to live elsewhere for five months for repairs.

Vitalis Aquatic Nutrition reveals new-look packaging

World Feeds unveiled the re-branded Vitalis Aquatic Nutrition at this year’s AQUA Telford.

Tetra supports Project Piaba

Tetra has announced it is supporting Project Piaba, a fishery initiative located on the Rio Negro tributary of the Amazon river.

Eheim’s mission to keep newcomers in aquatics

Every year across Europe, thousands of people set up an aquarium for the first time. Yet within seven months, 50% give up, according to research commissioned by aquatics manufacturer eheim. Now, in a bid to boost retention figures, eheim has launched a mission statement.

Glimmer of hope for barley straw products

There appears to be good news on the barley straw products front, says the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association.

Global coral bleaching underway

Researchers say that a massive global coral bleaching event is jeopardizing the health of coral reefs around the world.

Eheim uses whole fish for fish food

Eheim has launched a range of food for freshwater and marine fish and terrapins, made using natural and fresh ingredients such as whole fish, which it says makes for a more natural and healthy diet.

It’s all gone swimmingly!

A marine biologist has had a touching reunion with a brain-damaged loggerhead sea turtle.

Team reports Yellow tang breeding success

Researchers at the Hawaii Pacific University have managed to breed Yellow tang successfully after 15 years of research.

King British unveils website with Advent giveaway

King British has launched its new website, which offers product information on its entire range, including product benefits, videos and reviews. The website also features tips and advice on caring for fish.

Blue Reef Aquarium re-homes fish

Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium has stepped in to re-home all the fish and marine life from an Isle of Wight public aquarium that closed in October.

A fishy rescue

German firemen made an unusual rescue when they saved 25 fish after a fire in an apartment.

Kessil AP700 LED light makes European debut

UK Kessil distributor Evolution Aqua has launched its latest LED light.

Waterlife reveals winner of Bacterlife competition

A large garden centre in the north-west has won a competition run by Waterlife during AQUA Telford.

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