Category Archives: Animals

New PDSA Vet Practice Approved

I blogged about the PDSA – Pet Hospital Appeal well a new £2 million animal hospital has taken a step forward after plans were recommended for approval. The plans come after an increase in demand for services by the PDSA at its current base in Hagley Road, Quinton.

The new centre would be built on Wolverhampton Road, in Oldbury, if councillors back the scheme at a meeting on April 23. The charity has been raising money to fund the construction of the new hospital. I hope they do back the scheme as the old centre is too small





Cat found in charity shop sofa after five days

A cat spent five days trapped in a sofa donated to a charity shop before being found by the couple who bought it.

The three-seater settee was given to St Luke’s Hospice charity shop in Grays, Essex, by Pauline and Bill Lowe, both 66, from Corringham.

Ten-year-old Crockett was discovered when the new owners heard “a soft miaow” coming from the furniture.

Mrs Lowe said she had been “devastated” to lose Crockett and the family were “delighted” to have him back.

Charity shop staff took two sofas from the Lowes’ house in York Avenue on 24 March, but one had to be taken apart to get it through the door.

Read more on BBC News

A Career working with animals

Britain is known for being a nation of animal lovers so it’s hardly surprising that working with animals is becoming an increasingly popular career choice.

So has you may notice I have done an Animal Care course at Dudley College and that is what I want as a job working with animals. I went to a careers opening at Connexions  and I talked to an National Careers Adviser she was nice and helpful and talked about what I wanted to do.

She said it was difficult finding employment in animal care. I would prefer animal care work but would prefer to work in the following occupation: animal care, care or retail.

High winds and rain damage Midlands animal sanctuary

High winds and heavy rain have caused around £1,000 worth of damage to an animal sanctuary in the Midlands.

More than 70 livestock had to be moved from Brockswood Animal Sanctuary near Sedgley when the fields became quagmires and a number of shelters were damaged.

via High winds and rain damage Midlands animal sanctuary | Central – ITV News.

Help black cats improve their luck

Cats Protection is holding its annual National Black Cat Day on Thursday 25 October to encourage more people to adopt unwanted black moggies.

Following the success of last year’s black cat campaign, the charity aims to raise awareness of the plight of black cats which tend to lose out on homes to more colourful varieties.

The UK’s leading feline welfare charity currently has around 1,300 black cats in its care and says that homes are far less easy to find for black cats than other felines.


Enterprise at College

We raised more than £300 in aid of the Blue Cross Animal Charity. 😀  by running an ‘enterprise’ business selling handmade dog biscuits and organised a sponsored walk.

This was part of the work we had to do as part of a module which raise support a animal charity and also we had a visit from a lady at the Blue Cross who collected the cheque as you can see from the picture

See what the Blue Cross do here

PDSA – Pet Hospital Appeal

PDSA urgently need to build 3 new hospitals and equip each room to treat the thousands of sick and injured pets our vets and nurses see each day. more info here 

Bursting at the seams

BBC Midlands Today paid a visit to one of PDSA pet hospitals in Birmingham, which is bursting at the seams. They want to raise £2million to replace the facilities, helping us to care for even more sick and injured pets. If you can help by donating whatever you can afford, please text BUILD to 70099. Or visit here  for more information. Thank you.