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Cat lost at Dubai Airport is finally home in Northampton

Dinky the cat Credit: ITV Anglia

Dinky the cat is finally settling in to life in Northamptonshire after being lost at Dubai Airport for more than two months.

He was meant to be moving back to the UK with his owners, Ian and Sue Lees but when they landed at Gatwick his cage was empty.

Now, they've been reunited after a social media campaign to find him.

Dinky was found at a rescue centre in Dubai. It is believed he escaped at the airport.

Click below to watch Sarah Byrd's report


Appeal after raccoon dog found in Essex garden

Raccoon dogs are members of the canid family which also includes foxes Credit: RSPCA

A raccoon dog has been found in a garden near Colchester.

The animal was spotted in Fingringhoe on Saturday in the courtyard of the back of a property.

It's being looked after by the RSPCA who are appealing to find its owner.

If anyone has any information about the animal, please contact the RSPCA’s appeal line on 0300 123 8018.

The poor animal seemed scared and was very timid. I gently coaxed her into a cage then took her to South Essex Wildlife Hospital, which has very kindly agreed to look after her until a permanent home can be found.

The householder put the word out around the village to find the owner, but to date no-one has come forward.

– Karl Marston, RSPCA Inspector

Herd of cows saved from slaughter by sanctuary

A herd of 70 cows has been saved from the slaughter house by an animal sanctuary in Norfolk.

The cows belonged to a farmer in Ireland who was retiring. They were due to be sent to the abattoir.

But the Hillside Animal Sanctuary raised money to have the herd moved to Great Yarmouth.

Click below to hear from Steph Leary from the Hillside Animal Sanctuary about how the herd is getting on.

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