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Being an equine home visitor means I get to help horses find new homes

Sgt Pepper

I’ve loved horses for as long as I can remember and last year my life-long dream came true as I bought my Lusitano gelding ‘Pepito’, who is spoiled rotten and takes up most of my spare time (and money).

When I heard that RSPCA Lockwood Centre for Horses and Donkeys were looking for people to carry out equine home visits I jumped at the opportunity to help.  With the current horse overpopulation crisis there are more horses and ponies than … continue reading ››

Brrrr…it’s cold outside!


After enjoying a lovely hot summer this year I have found the sudden drop in temperature and the change from sunglasses to scarves particularly difficult to cope with…but whilst I’m curled up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate, the autumn and winter months can be a tough time for wildlife.

This is why I enjoy preparing my garden for an array of creatures that may choose to visit.  From hibernating hedgehogs to hungry house sparrows – they … continue reading ››

Pedigree Dogs Exposed – five years on…


Today marks the fifth anniversary of the airing of ‘Pedigree Dogs Exposed’ a groundbreaking documentary which exposed the health and welfare problems facing many pedigree dogs due to the way they are bred placing looks above health and welfare.

The RSPCA has produced a report which outlines the progress which has been made and what still needs to be done to protect the welfare of dogs.

Many people will have no idea that the way many dogs are bred … continue reading ››