Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick and his Pet Homing Plan on Live TV

Noel Fitzpatrick.  Anyone thinking of getting themselves a new pet might want to pick one live on TV.

Channel 4 is staging a five-day adoptathon to find homes for the record number of abandoned animals currently living in shelters.
Hosted by Supervet himself, Noel Fitzpatrick,and TV presenter Steve Jones, the live series hopes to find new owners for every dog, cat, rabbit and bird at the Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter.

With 250,000 pets left to the care of rescue centres every year, many other sites across the UK will also join in. And viewers looking to buy a puppy or kitten will be encouraged to go and adopt their pet instead.
Called Clear the Shelter, the live hour-long programmes will be spread across five weeknight August 11th.

Noel says: “Through raising awareness of the fun, love and hope that rehoming an animal can bring, I think we speak a language of joy and compassion, and that this is a fantastic message to put out into the world right now.”

The UK is home to more than 16 million dogs and cats but a huge number get abandoned, often through moving house. So now more than ever, the displaced pet population needs a helping hand – and the series aims to dismantle the stigma associated with rescue animals.

Throughout the shows, viewers will have access to experts to guide them through the adoption process. All applicants will be subject to the usual strict protocols to ensure the safety of the animal being adopted.
“Clear the Shelter aims to involve viewers in a national campaign.

“This is a live series that really hopes to make a difference.”

Host Steve adds: “I love animals, I love live TV and I love The Supervet. This is going to be a great show with a great purpose. Can’t wait.”


Win a Pet Snuffle Mat for You and a Charity

WIN for yourself and pet and a charity


They are giving away 2 Snuffle Mats; 1 to the lucky winner and 1 to their chosen animal charity. All you have to do to enter is:

1. Like the Pet Snuffle Mat East Midlands page
2. Tagging a friend in the comments who would also like to win a mat would be great
3. Tell us which charity you’re choosing & why

The competition closes when the page reaches 1000 likes and remember sharing is caring



Pimp Your Dog With Clothes For Free: VIDEO

Pimp your dog by making your own doggy outfits

Cats may be cool as cucumbers, but dogs need a bit of an extra helping hand in the cool looks. They’re lovable, cuddly balls of fur and drool, but they’re not quite as good when it comes to strutting their Saturday Night Fever Outfits.

Thankfully, you can help turn your dog into a player with awesome dog accessories and dog clothes. You can get your pet all dressed up and looking their best, helping him to impress the lady pooches when he takes his daily turn around the neighbourhood. (We do suggest designer dog clothing for that, but not dog booties)

Of course, we do suggest moving past dog Halloween costumes and other funny dog costumes and heading straight to the goods. Whether you’re after fully grown dog clothing or puppy clothes, you can always make your own.
Go on have a go, pimp your dog for all those doggy occasions. Dont spend the hard-earned cash.


Foraging for Mushrooms, an APP to Help You identify Them

Ever fancied foraging for wild mushrooms to add to a meal or a salad but
never done so because of the risk of picking the wrong variety and getting seriously ill.

Well this may be the answer, an APP for identifying mushrooms whilst foraging in fields and forests.

Mushroom Id

Mushroom Id is a field guide to identifying fungi for safe picking. It is available for the iPhone, ipad,  iPod Touch and Android devices.

The app has been developed by professional published ecologists with the main aim of helping identify fungi in the wild.

Easy Identification

For identification the app asks a short series of questions about the mushroom you have located. Based on your answers, it calculates and displays a short list of the most likely fungi it could be. The user is given an estimated percentage likelihood that the species is correct. Clicking on a mushroom in the list displays more information about it.

MushroomId: Mushroom Identification in You Tube

Mushroom Id can be used to keep a log of your fungi sightings making it easy to build a record of all the fungi you have encountered.

Mushroom Id is an evolving product, and you get free upgrades.

Why was the mushroom always invited to every party? Because he was a fun guy.


Unusual Trees from Around the Planet: See the Video

Unusual Trees That will Astound You

From rare trees that only one exist in the whole world to trees so weird you won’t believe like dragons blood and rainbow eucalyptus.

Why Trees are so Important

Trees are vital to the planet. They are the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabalise the soil and give life to the world’s living organisms. They also provide us with materials for tools and shelter.

Not only are trees essential for life, but as the longest living species on Earth, they give us a link between the past, present and future.

It’s important that woodlands, rain forests and trees in urban settings, such as parks, are preserved and sustainably managed across the world. Play your part and plant some.

Trees benefit health

The canopies of trees act as a physical filter, trapping dust, absorbing pollutants from the air – removing up to 1.7 kilos per tree annually. They also provide shade from solar radiation, reduce noise, bind the soil and provide homes for countless species.

Over 20 species of British trees and shrubs are known to have medicinal properties. The oil from birch bark, for example, has antiseptic properties.

Research shows that within minutes of being surrounded by trees and green space, your blood pressure will drop, your heart rate will slow and your stress levels will come down. Isnt that what we all need?

Any comments as to the unusual trees in this video?, have you seen any? do you know of any exceptional ones?