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Abandoned Pets Over Christmas Holidays – RSPCA

Three abandoned pets every hour over Christmas says the RSPCA.

The charity is again inundated with cats and dogs over this Christmas, in particular Staffordshire bull terriers.
Three pets are being abandoned every hour during the Christmas period, says the RSPCA.

The animal charity has investigated 329 complaints of abandonment between 23 and 27 December, and has dealt with 1,676 complaints since the beginning of the Christmas month. Branches of the charity have been inundated with cats and dogs, in particular Staffordshire bull terriers and Staffie crosses.

A spokesperson for the RSPCA, said: “Christmas is one of our busiest times of year for animal abandonments – second only to the summer when birthing rates are high together with people going on holiday. The Staffy has been the most commonly dumped breed throughout the year and we’re campaigning to help change the breeds image.”

Six Staffordshire puppies were taken into the RSPCA’s Mallydams Wildlife Centre, East Sussex, on December 23 after being abandoned. The manager at the RSPCA’s Patcham centre near Brighton, where the six-week-old puppies are now being looked after, said: “They are in reasonable condition but are too young to have left their mother.

“Many people are still breeding Staffies because they think it is a good way to make a few hundred pounds at Christmas. However, we know that there are lots of Staffies out there, and not enough homes for them.”
Other owners are just dumping their pets on the roadside. A three-month-old German Shepherd abandoned pets was found  in a box in a Sheffield alleyway on Christmas morning.

Steve Bryne, manager of the Sheffield centre where the puppy, Eve, is being cared for, said: “She was very nervous when she first came to us and wasn’t eating much. But luckily, she has come on well in the last few days so we hope she will pull through her ordeal.”

Last Christmas the charity’s cruelty advice line received an average of 1,663 calls each day about animals that were being hurt, neglected or abused during the festive season.

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Free Competition UKmums.TV – Win a Pet Hamper Worth £160

Free Competition Win This Hamper, includes:

1. Penlan Farm Range – Mixed Box (400g) available from burnspet.co.uk priced £10.38

Developed by Veterinary Surgeon, John Burns, Penlan Farm is an award-winning moist food range. Containing natural ingredients and no artificial chemicals or preservatives, this food is ideal for dogs of all breeds and ages.

Pettura veterinarian formulated dietary supplements for dogs, available from Amazon, Fetch and www.pettura.co.uk

2. Pettura Oral Health priced £24.99

Pettura Oral Health veterinarian formulated supplement for dogs contains a Patented Plaque Inhibiting Complex approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council.

3. Pettura Healthy Joints priced £24.99

Pettura Healthy Joints veterinarian formulated supplement for dogs combines glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) to boost flexibility and mobility.

4. Pettura Calming £24.99

Pettura Calming veterinarian formulated liquid supplement for dogs combines valerian, chamomile, L-Tryptophan and ginger root to soothe stress and promote calming.

5. Pettura Skin & Coat £24.99

Pettura Skin & Coat veterinarian formulated liquid supplement for dogs combines vitamins A and E, essential fatty acids, fish oils, biotin and zinc to promote healthy skin and a nourished, visibly shinier coat. Offering visible results within seven days.

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Pettura Multi-Vitamin veterinarian formulated liquid supplement for dogs is full of antioxidants which are important for dogs because as they age their need for antioxidants is increased.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for your Domestic Pet and Friend

Christmas Gift, choose for your  Pets

Read these then click on the link below to see what we are talking about.

Stuck for what to get your four-legged friend for Christmas this year? This pet tipi is the perfect gift for stylish cats and dogs. This tipi also comes with a handmade wool pompom garland to add a festive touch to your pet’s new sleeping place. If you want to make your gift extra-special, the tipi can also be monogrammed with your pet’s name. What a great Christmas gift.

Don’t forget your furry friends this year when decorating your Christmas tree! These quirky handcrafted Christmas decorations can be personalised with your loved ones name, right down to their breed and colour. Available for dogs, cats and even ponies, the decorations are crafted from birch wood and engraved with your pet’s name or a personal message.

This is sure to keep your cat occupied for hours on end. Packed with catnip, the ball also has a catnip-filled tail for your beloved pussy to chase around.

Ahoy there! This is the ultimate activity centre Christmas gift for moggies. Fully-equipped with a dangly toy, ribbons and a hidey hole, there’s endless catty or kitty fun to be had.

Your pampered pooch will love this Santa toy. Fitted with a water bottle for your dog to sink his teeth into, the replaceable bottle means your dog can crunch on this toy time and time again.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/christmas-picture-galleries/10509194/Best-gifts-for-pets-this-Christmas.html?frame=endScreen
ALTERNATIVELY click on our shop button to take you to the pet store.

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black friday

Black Friday November 26th, Get a Bargain

Black Friday

A Day to Shop
Lots of people take a day off work or opt to take a day from their quota of annual leave on Black Friday. Some people use this to make trips to see family members or friends who live in other areas or to go on a holiday. Others use it to start shopping for the Christmas season and to snap up the bargains.
Shopping for Christmas presents is also popular on Black Friday. Many stores have special offers and lower their prices on some goods, especially the toy area.

What’s Open or Closed?
Black Friday is not a bank holiday. Many people take a day of their annual leave on this day.
Public transit systems usually run on their normal schedule . Some stores prolong their opening hours on this day. There can also be congestion on roads to popular shopping destinations, so allow travelling time.

About Black Friday
Black Friday is one of the busiest shopping days in store and online. There is a  popular theory as to why its called Black Friday it possibly comes from an old way of recording business accounts. Losses were recorded in red ink and profits in black ink.

When it comes to doing your online shopping, you want the latest products at the lowest prices. BlackFriday.com is the authority on Black Friday and holiday deals in the USA, and their aim is to make the shopping experience simple and stress free. They feature thousands of deals that are worth lining up for, but because many of the deals are available online, you can skip the crowds and save money without leaving the house. They bring you all of the Black Friday 2016 ads, the most popular being Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad this coming November.  Not sure if any UK site does this.   Prepare your self to research those pet products, especially the expensive ones, diamond collars!!,  large kennels, hutches, ring the pet stores or email online companies asking if they are having a black Friday sale. Save you self dosh, get Christmas gifts.

So, on November the 25th, fire the computer up, make a coffee, show the credit card some daylight and get shopping!

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global warming

Paris Global Warming Agreement to Enter into Force on 4 November

New York, 5 October— The Paris Agreement to address global warming will come into force on 4 November 2016.

“This is a momentous occasion,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the latest instruments of ratification were accepted in deposit. “What once seemed unthinkable, is now unstoppable. Strong international support for the Paris Agreement entering into force is a testament to the urgency for action, and reflects the consensus of governments that robust global cooperation, grounded in national action, is essential to meet the climate challenge.”

He cautioned that the work of implementing the agreement still lay ahead. “Now we must move from words to deeds and put Paris into action. We need all hands on deck – every part of society must be mobilized to reduce emissions and help communities adapt to inevitable global warming impacts.”

The Agreement provides that it shall enter into force 30 days after 55 countries, representing 55% of global emissions, have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or accession with the Sec-Gen. From today, 73 countries and the European Union have joined the Agreement, exceeding the 55 percent threshold for emissions which contributes to global warming.

The requirements for entry into force were satisfied today when Slovakia, Portugal, Bolivia, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Malta, Nepal, Austria as well as the European Union, deposited their instruments of ratification with the Sec-Gen.
These countries were the latest to join the Agreement, following New Zealand and India, and the 31 countries which joined at a special event at the UN on 21 September during the General Assembly high-level week. In early September, the world’s two largest emitters, China and the United States, joined the Agreement, providing the impetus for other countries to quickly complete their home ratification or approval processes.

The Agreement will now enter into force in time for the Marrakech Climate Conference in Morocco in November, where countries will convene the first Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement. Countries that have not yet joined may still attend as observers.

Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, said, “Above all, entry into force bodes well for the urgent, accelerated implementation of global warming action that is now needed to realize a better, more secure world and to support also the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.”

“It also brings a renewed urgency to the many issues governments are advancing to ensure full implementation of the Agreement,” she added. “This includes development of a rule book to operationalize the agreement and how international cooperation and much bigger flows of finance can speed up and scale up national climate action plans.” she added.

The Paris Agreement’s entry into force was extremely swift, particularly for an agreement that required a large number of ratifications and two specific thresholds.

The Paris Agreement, adopted on 12 December 2015 in Paris, marks a watershed moment in global efforts to address climate change. Adopted by 196 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change  last December in Paris, the Paris Agreement’s central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The Agreement calls on countries to combat global warming and to accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low-carbon future, and to adapt to the increasing impacts of climate change. Additionally, the Agreement aims to strengthen the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change. It calls for scaled up financial flows, a new technology framework and an enhanced capacity-building framework to support action by developing countries and the most vulnerable countries in line with their own national objectives. The Agreement also provides for enhanced transparency of action and support through a more robust transparency framework and a stock taking mechanism to ramp up ambition over time.

Additionally, many countries have announced they are committed to joining the agreement this year. For a country that joins the Agreement after it enters into force, the Agreement will become binding 30 days after it deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Secretary-General.

191 countries have signed the Agreement, signifying their intention to join.

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