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RSPCA urges anglers to take care

Anglers asked to take care with discarded tackle Credit: Dan Joling/AP/Press Association Images

Cygnets and swans have been injured by discarded fishing litter across the country prompting the RSPCA to issue a safety warning.

The animal charity is asking anglers to take care with fishing litter such as hooks and nets after ta swan was found in Norwich with a hook in its eye.

It is working with The Angling Trust, the Environment Agency and the National Swan Convention (NSC) to prevent further injuries.

New ferret house costs £30,000

RSPCA builds top of the range ferret pens Credit: Press Association

The RSPCA in Suffolk has spent almost £30,000 on a new ferret pens.

The top of the range pens at the Martlesham Animal Home have temperature control and heaters, an exercise area, as well as a comfy place for the ferrets to sleep.

Becky Fox, deputy manager at the centre, said: “The new pens will give the ferrets a much better living environment compared to the older wooden run-down housing."

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Man jailed for dog cruelty

A man's been sentenced to 26 weeks in prison after being convicted of carrying out an 'horrific' attack on a dog. Last July bull terrier Barney had to be put down after suffering what the RSPCA described as 'one of the worst cases of animal abuse'.

Animal rights activists protested outside Colchester Magistrates' Court where Andrew Summerfield was being sentenced. They were campaigning for tougher punishments for animal cruelty.

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