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Drastic threat meant no harm
A scientist told Sky News he never intended to harm cats after sending a letter to neighbours warning of ‘drastic action’ if they were not controlled.
Dr Clive Mowforth, a research chemist educated at Oxford, sent 100 leaflets to homes nearby complaining cats were ‘murdering’ birds in his garden.
According to Orange News, the letter said: “I do not see why we should have to put up with this menace.
“If you have a cat, can you please keep it under control? If we continue to be plagued by cats, drastic action will be taken.”
Dr Mowforth, who lives in Dursley in Gloucestershire, addressed the leaflets to the ‘Cat Menace’.

Paper workers shell-shocked
An appeal has gone out to find the owners of a tortoise in Devon – after it travelled nearly 300 miles in the back of a lorry to Norfolk.
Workers at a paper recycling plant in Kings Lynn were surprised to see the tortoise buried under a pile of newspapers that were just about to be pulped.
They think the animal travelled 270 miles after being picked up from a recycling depot in Silverton, Devon.
A Mid Devon Council spokesman said: “It would appear that the tortoise must have been hibernating in a black box among paper put out for recycling.
“Following its big adventure, we are happy to say that the tortoise is alive and very well and currently being cared for by one of the mill workers in King’s Lynn.”

No udder way to cross road
A stranded cow was rescued after getting stuck climbing over a crash barrier.
Motorists driving on the road were warned by signs that cattle might be crossing – but didn’t expect to see one caught halfway over.
Jason Weigner nearly drove past the stricken cow near Chochis in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, but became its saviour as he and his wife pulled over to help rescue the calf.

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GA Direct brings out own-label Easter Dog Treats

GA Direct has launched its Easter Dog Treats for customers to brand as their own.

Cat charity reports record adoptions thanks to Pets at Home

Cats Protection’s Newbury Adoption Centre had a record year in 2014 by rehoming 570 cats and kittens – a 36% increase on the previous year.

PATS revamps website

PATS has launched a new website (www.patshow.co.uk) in line with its growing stature as an international pet trade show.

Long-running pet shop to shut its doors

A stalwart of a north-east town’s high street for more than 20 years is being forced to shut up shop amid pressure from a national retailer.

Evolution Aqua launches eaMarine aquarium range

Evolution Aqua has released a new range of marine and freshwater aquariums with three models; 450, 600 and a 900mm, holding 101, 135 and 202 litres respectively.

Hedgehog charity receives cash boost

Ark Wildlife has donated £2,500 to the Ark Hedgehog Heroes BIG Giveaway event.

Mr Motivator gives podgy pooches a boost

With dog and human obesity reaching record levels, fitness instructor Mr Motivator joined overweight dogs and their owners to kick-start their weight loss mission at a boot camp-style event for the launch of the Kennel Club’s Get Fit With Fido health and fitness campaign 2015.

Venture capitalists eye up pet-sitting service

Start-ups that bring pet owners together with pet-sitters are attracting investment in the US from top-tier venture capitalists, CNBC reports.

Gelert Pet Nutrition launches five new ranges

Gelert has refreshed and extended its entire Country Choice portfolio, designed primarily to meet the specific nutritional needs of working, sporting and more active dogs.

Holiday Inn supports Disabled Access Day

Aster, a black Cocker spaniel puppy, recently arrived in Edinburgh as charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People launched a new puppy training project in Scotland.

Tickets go on sale for Crufts 2015

Estimates suggest that around 22,000 dogs and hundreds of thousands of dog-lovers will return to the NEC in Birmingham on March 5-8 for Crufts.

New Zealand reports non-native threat to lakes

New Zealand streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands are under threat from non-native aquatic species including catfish and red-eared turtles.

Arden Grange wins big at consumer magazine awards

Sussex-based super premium pet food company Arden Grange has again received recognition for both its feline and canine ranges in the Your Dog and Your Cat Magazine awards 2014/15 and scooped the top prize Best Dry Cat Food for its Adult fresh chicken and potato recipe.

Buying group sees significant sales growth in 2014

Last year can be described as ‘nothing short of a sensation’ for bira direct and the independent retailers it supplied with product during the year, the organisation says.

Canadian cat litter makes its entry into the UK

BSB Products has launched the Canadian cat litter Intersand into the UK.

New microchip qualification launched

Lantra has launched a qualification for the implantation of microchips in animals, in support of The Microchipping of Dogs (England) Regulations 2014 and the Pet Travel Scheme(s). 

Llama reaches the grand old age of 100

A pet llama living on the north-east coast of Scotland has been declared the oldest in Britain.

‘Lazy Daisy’ crowned UK pet slimmer of the year

A formerly bulging Bulldog – who was so lazy she had to be bribed with ham to exercise – has been crowned ‘pet slimmer of the year’ after shedding more than a quarter of her bodyweight.

EU to withdraw equestrian riding helmet standard

The EU Commission has announced that the European equestrian riding helmet standard BS EN 1384 is to be withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union at its next publication.

UK agency to collect marine data in Kuwait

The Lowestoft-based Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture (Cefas) has signed a multi-million pound agreement to collect marine data on behalf of government agencies in Kuwait.

Hands off My Hobby campaign relaunches for General Election

In the run-up to this year’s General Election in May, the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association is relaunching the #handsoffmyhobby campaign to let all the political parties know that fish make good pets too.

Owner spends £300 to save constipated goldfish

A fish owner has spent £300 on his goldfish after it became constipated.

Exploding fish tank saves family from fire

A sleeping Warrington family was saved from a blaze in the living room when the fire was doused by water from a fish tank.

NT Labs brings out new water tests

NT Labs has launched the Aquarium Lab Multi-Test Kit to monitor water quality in aquariums. Its liquid test range now includes tests for ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, hardness (GH and KH) along with two pH test kits.

More than 100 entries expected for AQUA 2015 New Products Showcase

Visitors to the two-day AQUA 2015 exhibition can expect to see ‘an impressive display’ of new products when the aquatics and water gardening trade show takes place at Telford International Centre on October 14-15.

Council asks retailer to record every fish sold

The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has stepped in to help after a retailer was asked by his local council to register every ornamental fish that was sold.

Tense final at international biotope competition

Biotope competitors from around the world met in St Petersburg, Russia, for the Biotope Aquarium Design Contest, which judges said was of an unbelievably high standard.

Thousands of fish moved for lock repairs

Thousands of fish have been taken out of the Northampton arm of the Grand Union Canal ahead of a £100,000 restoration of lock gates.

Two more rare fish found in Cumbria lake

Two adult vendace, Britain’s rarest freshwater fish and a relic of the last Ice Age, have been found in Bassenthwaite Lake, more than a decade after being declared ‘locally extinct’.

Billy gets a new home with the sharks

A puffer fish that became an international celebrity after being featured in a National Geographic magazine is now a star attraction at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium.

Tetra launches BalanceBalls for aquarium filtration

Tetra is expanding its range of aquarium filtration products with the launch of Tetra BalanceBalls.

Nishikoi relaunches Sinking Food pellets

Nishikoi has relaunched its Sinking Food pellets, with a new formula.
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