People more likely to save pets in a flood over possessions
1 Dec
2011
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People more likely to save pets in a flood over possessions »

EXPENSIVE gadgets and sentimental items are not at the forefront of homeowners minds in the event of a flood, according to a new survey.   But as a nation of animal lovers, perhaps it is unsurprising that we would rescue our PETS ahead of laptops or treasured photographs.   The study by the Environment Agency [...]

Skeletons dressed in flowers
21 Sep
2011
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Skeletons dressed in flowers »

AT FIRST glance, these over-the-top sculptures look like taxidermy taken too far.   But no animals were harmed in the making of these ‘flower skeletons’ – they’re actually made from highly-realistic replica animal bones and fake blooms.   Sculptor Cedric Laquieze, 30, creates the brightly-coloured but sinister figures from replica animal skeletons and fake flowers. [...]

Poisoned pets plague town
7 Jun
2011
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Poisoned pets plague town »

POISONED pets have flooded veterinary centres as more than 15 cats and a dog from neighbouring streets died from ingesting antifreeze. Distraught pet owners are searching for a crooked culprit they suspect has systematically poisoned their beloved furballs. Two vets confirmed that 15 catsĀ  and one dog from Ramsons Walk and Maybank in Malvern, Worcestershire [...]

Super hospital just for animals
17 May
2011
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Super hospital just for animals »

WITH it’s sterile white walls, flat screen televisions and glass doors this could easily be a flagship new NHS super-hospital – but in fact it is a vets surgery. Run by renowned vet Dr Noel Fitzpatrick, who recently featured in the recent BBC1 series The Bionic Vet, the spotless state-of-the-art surgery is described as “the [...]

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