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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."

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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