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Dog charity's summer show

A Lincolnshire dog rescue charity will hold its annual summer show today after after bad weather forced organisers to cancel the event.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue was due to host the show at its centre in Algarkirk, Boston, on August 10 but it was called off at the last minute after storms caused minor flooding and strong winds.

Centre manager Jo Hickson said: "It was with a heavy heart that we had to rearrange our dog-themed summer show.

"We chose to postpone the event after the rain continued with no sign of stopping. We didn't want to bring the dogs out in such bad weather and it was proving very difficult to keep the stalls dry too."

The event will include a dog show, agility demonstrations where owners can take part with their pets, and the opportunity for visitors to meet the centre's rescue dogs.

Man bailed in sheep attack investigation

Police investigating an attack on sheep at a farm in Stainton, Doncaster, have bailed a 20-year-old man.

Officers found bite injuries on two sheep belonging to a 57-year-old man at a farm on Limekiln Lane. It is believed they were caused by another animal.

One of the sheep had to be put down because of its injuries.

Police believe this is the second time the farmer's sheep have been targeted.

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Controversial circus opens in Bradford as campaigners lobby parliament on animal shows

A controversial circus featuring camels, llamas, reindeer and zebras has opened in Bradford on the same day that an attempt has been made in Parliament to ban wild animals being used in circuses altogether.

Circus Mondao insists all its animals live a very happy and healthy life and have access to purpose-built stables and grazing in surrounding fields.

Campaigners sponsoring the Bill who met outside Parliament today say it is no longer acceptable to keep using wild animals in circuses:

Police trying to trace owner of cat found in water

Police are trying to trace the owner of a cat that was rescued from a drain in Lincoln following reports of someone throwing either one or more cats into Sincil Drain near to the Hermit Street bridge.

Location of Sincil Drain Credit: ITV News Calendar

A 34-year-old local man who was arrested on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has been released without charge.

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Charity reschedules summer show after washout

A dog rescue charity has rescheduled its summer show in South Lincolnshire after bad weather forced organisers to cancel the event.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue was due to host the show at its centre in Algarkirk, Boston, on August 10 but it was called off at the last minute after storms caused minor flooding and strong winds.

The event has now been rescheduled for September 14.

Centre manager Jo Hickson said: "It was with a heavy heart that we had to rearrange our dog-themed summer show.

"We chose to postpone the event after the rain continued with no sign of stopping. We didn't want to bring the dogs out in such bad weather and it was proving very difficult to keep the stalls dry too.

"Thank you to all the stallholders who were committed to keeping the event open as long as possible and have happily rearranged for September 14."

The event will include a dog show, agility demonstrations where owners can take part with their pets, and the opportunity for visitors to meet the centre's rescue dogs.

There will also be a children's activity zone, live music and stalls selling dog treats, dog toys, Christmas cards, calendars, and photography.

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Man flown to hospital after snake attack

A man has been seriously hurt after being attacked by an adder in north Yorkshire.

The snake bit the Doncaster man three times in the Dalby forest.

The 44-year-old was treated on the scene by a rapid-response paramedic and an off-duty paramedic, according The Great North Air Ambulance Service. A trauma team led by a doctor then arrived.

After they managed to stabilise the man he was flown to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

The man is in a serious but stable condition.

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