45 dogs rescued from Chinese meat market by Northern Ireland couple charity BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A Belfast rescue organisation set up to save dogs from China's meat markets and medical testing industry has helped 45 animals in its first year. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/45-dogs-rescued-from-chinese-meat-market-by-northern-ireland-couple-charity-37688466.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/article37688463.ece/afe51/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-08_new_47018216_I5.JPG Email A Belfast rescue organisation set up to save dogs from China's meat markets and medical testing industry has helped 45 animals in its first year. Nurse Gabby Gardiner (28), who co-founded Doggy 911 with her fiance Christopher Sheehan (35), says the lifesaving initiative has gone from strength to strength in the past year. The voluntary group works in partnership with Chinese sister organisation Harbin Slaughterhouse Survivors (SHS) to free animals living in horrific conditions. … [Read more...] about 45 dogs rescued from Chinese meat market by Northern Ireland couple charity
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Last but far from least in our list of inspirational individuals comes Derby and Derbyshire business support professionals and miscellaneous entrepreneurs. They include business coaches, marketeers, celebrated auctioneer Charles Hanson and leaders of health-related businesses such as Central Health Network and Milford Care. We even have a couple of inspirational vets who have built highly successful enterprises. Also listed is Margaret Miles-Bramwell whose Alfreton-based Slimming World business has helped inspire many thousands of people to lose weight, inarguably one of the county's most inspirational figures. She started out by borrowing £200 from a friend. Slimming World is now a multi-million-pound enterprise and employs hundreds of people and has a network of 4,800 slimming consultants. It doesn't get much more inspirational than that. Read More See who else features in our Inspirational 250 list Time Line Inspirational 250: Business support services and others Mike … [Read more...] about Inspirational 250: Business support services and others
Veterinary legend James Herriot once wrote: ‘Animals are unpredictable things, and so our life is unpredictable.’ And that rings true with the staff at Portsmouth PDSA Pet Hospital.From x-rays to life-threatening surgery, life under the knife at the practice in Cowplain, Waterlooville can be a rollercoaster of emotions – for the loving owners, unwell pets and caring staff.The surgery could be mistaken for a waiting room at Queen Alexandra Hospital.For the only difference is the patients who need care and attention are four-legged, slithering, flying or swimming.The PDSA is the UK’s leading pet charity, providing free and low cost veterinary care for the pets of people in need. ‘Max is my very best friend,’ says Natasha Green, smiling as she looks into the eyes of her golden labrador.Natasha and Max, from Bognor Regis, are just one of the many owners and pets waiting to be called into the consultation room at … [Read more...] about Portsmouth’s life-saving animal hospital – behind the scenes
The feathers of Dodo, the sleepy rowi kiwi, feel oily and a little bit rough. Snug in the arms of wildlife vet nurse Emily Brewer, while Wildlife Hospital Dunedin Trust chairman Steve Walker and I look on in awe, Dodo is blissfully unaware of her status as a member of the rarest of New Zealand's five species of kiwi - fewer than 450 rowi remain. Dodo has been in hospital this month being treated for a fractured bill, and is one of four kiwi in the recovery ward at present. The presence of the kiwi, along with a young harrier hawk, two kereru, a red-billed gull and a very rare kaki, at the wildlife hospital this week is indicative of the hundreds of sick and injured birds cared for at the wildlife hospital since it opened its doors in January. Many of the 305 patients treated by wildlife vet Dr Lisa Argilla, senior wildlife vet nurse Angelina Martelli, and latterly Miss Brewer, carry a nationally critical, endangered or vulnerable status. The most numerous patients have been yellow-eyed … [Read more...] about Wildlife hospital ’embraced by public’
0 Have your say Becoming a journalist is an ambition for many kids before they opt for something more ‘sensible’, but I wanted to be a vet, writes Jane Bradley. What did you want to be when you grew up? I dreamed of becoming a vet, after a summer visit to my aunt and uncle who live on a horse farm in the US and run a veterinary hospital. Age six, watching my Uncle Lenny stick his gloved hand into a horse to check on the position of a soon-to-be-born foal seemed somehow to be an unimaginably glamorous career path.Combine that with a love for the 1980s TV series All Creatures Great and Small and the scene was set: I was going to be a female James Herriot with a successful small animal practice in the Yorkshire Dales.There was only one problem, which I didn’t really admit to myself until a few years later – I didn’t really like animals that much. I was also, though I hated to acknowledge it, a little scared of them, particularly the … [Read more...] about Jane Bradley: I’m not doing my childhood dream job, are you?