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Six-month-old puppy missing from Northamptonshire

Six-month-old Poppy is missing Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police have launched an appeal after a puppy's believed to have been stolen in Northamptonshire.

A white Ford Connect van was seen heading along the drive of a farm in East Haddon on Wednesday afternoon. Two dogs from the farm ran out to the vehicle.

One of the dogs, a puppy called Poppy, was subsequently missing. She is a brown six-month-old Cocker Spaniel who is chipped, docked and has a small area of white on her bottom lip.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northamptonshire police.

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Red parrot rescued from Essex building site

The RSPCA are trying to find the owners of a red parrot found flying around a building site in Colchester in Essex.

The brightly-coloured eclectus parrot called Ripley was found by builders working on a new sports centre in United Way, next to Colchester United’s ground.

Ripley the parrot was found flying around a building site in Colchester, Essex. Credit: RSPCA

“Ripley obviously doesn’t give a hoot about health and safety but, luckily for her, the quick-thinking workers were able to confine her in an empty room before I got there to catch her.

“I took her to our Essex North East branch and Ripley is now being cared for by staff and volunteers at the RSPCA’s Danaher Animal Home.

– Rebecca Yarrow, RSPCA

The RSPCA is trying reunite Ripley with her owner and are asking anyone with information to contact the appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

If Ripley is not claimed with a set amount of time then she will be re-homed.

Appeal after chihuahuas dumped by side of road in Essex

Three-year-old Peggy and her six-week-old puppy Pip Squeak Credit: RSPCA

A fundraising appeal has been launched after two chihuahuas - one who is almost completely blind and one who may need a prosthetic limb - were found abandoned in Essex.

Three-year-old Peggy and her six-week-old puppy Pip Squeak were found by the side of the A127 in Basildon last month.

The dogs are now being cared for by volunteers at the RSPCA’s Essex South, Southend & District branch but will need extensive surgery to make a full recovery.

They're safe in our care now and are settling into their foster home.

Peggy is missing the lower part of her left rear leg - an injury which has now healed - and we believe she will need considerable veterinary and surgical treatment.

Little Pip is suffering from a build-up of fluid on the brain which the vet believes may have caused her blindness. The swelling to her head has thankfully gone down since she came into our care and she seems happy in herself, playful and bright.

– Kathy Butler , RSPCA

The RSPCA are appealing for help to cover the costs of Peggy and Pip's long-term treatment, care and rehabilitation.

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