Category: Pets Paradise

‘You can’t be depressed here’

Christopher Vane fights back tears whenever he recalls something his mother, Ursula, used to say in her final years on Earth: “When I die, I’m going to have a barn up in heaven and I’m going to have all the animals and they’re going to stay with me.”

Sadly, Ursula died about six months before her son opened a no-kill sanctuary for farm animals — which he named Little Bear Sanctuary in her honor. (Ursula means “little bear” in Latin.)

“She was my biggest supporter,” Vane, 58, told TODAY. “She taught me compassion. She always loved animals. I know she’s

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Thousands of hedgehogs at wildlife rescue centre fed and happy thanks to donations

Photo credit: ANNEYP - Getty Images
Photo credit: ANNEYP – Getty Images

From Country Living

Over three thousand hedgehogs have been fed at Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue Centre in the past year thanks to Spike’s Hedgehog Food’s donations and a £25,000 financial boost.

The centre, which forms part of the Amazing Grace the Hedgehog campaign, receives a percentage from each sale of Spike’s Hedgehog Food, alongside food donations, to help feed and accommodate the hedgehogs. They also fund education and awareness campaigns across the country.

The support has been a welcome relief for the centre during COVID-19 in particular, with dwindling donations as a result of

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The special meaning behind Meghan and Harry’s dog’s name

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Photo credit: Samir Hussein – Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Although they left the UK for LA, to pursue a quieter life away from the spotlight, a new book all about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle has revealed a tidbit of information that has kept royal fans guessing for some time now: the name of their black, female Labrador dog. Exciting!

When the couple first got together, Meghan already had a Beagle named Guy (and a Labrador/Shepherd mix named Bogart, who sadly now lives apart from the couple in Canada) and in August 2018, they jointly welcomed another rescue pup into

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Veterinarians share 11 things every cat owner should do

Veterinarians told Insider some of their best pieces of advice for cat owners.
Veterinarians told Insider some of their best pieces of advice for cat owners.

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  • Veterinarians told Insider about a few things they think all cat owners should be doing. 

  • The experts said getting your cat vaccinated is a top priority and should be done in a timely manner.

  • Vets told Insider that your cat’s litter box should be big enough for them, and you should have more litter boxes than you do cats.

  • Make sure your cat has access to water and scratching posts at all times.

  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Taking care

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How to keep your pets cool in hot weather

Sunny weather offers little relief for pets, especially those with fur coats, so keep them from overheating with these products: iStock
Sunny weather offers little relief for pets, especially those with fur coats, so keep them from overheating with these products: iStock

As summer brings sunny skies and rising temperatures, it’s great for activities outdoors, sunbathing in the garden or having a swim in your local lido.

It’s less fun however for pets, who can find coping in the heat difficult as many domestic animals have fur coats which offer little respite. Not to mention, there’s little air conditioning to be found in homes across the UK.

As RSPCA animal welfare expert Dr Samantha Gaines explains, some pets, like dogs, don’t

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