12:47 pm, Mon 08 Apr 2013 Spate of cat shootings
RSPCA warning after 'spate of cat shootings'
Sandy having recovered from shooting.
A cat has been shot with an air rifle in Ferndown, Dorset, leaving the pellet lodged in his jaw muscles just behind his eye.
The RSPCA say they are hunting the person responsible for the shooting. Sandy, a one year-old cat, was found last week by his owners with the bullet wound.
They rushed him to the emergency vets where he underwent treatment. He is now making a good recovery.
However, the RSPCA warns that there has been a spate of shootings in the area and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
RSPCA Insp Graham Hammond said: "Since the owner reported this incident, we have learned that there have been a number of similar incidents in the local area – so we are asking people to be vigilant.
“This cat appears to have been shot deliberately and could have been killed."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the RSPCA in strictest confidence on 0300 1238018.
9:10 pm, Wed 08 Aug 2012 Bolt strikes a pose in Dorset
Lightning inspiration for school children in Dorset
Are you finding yourself run off your feet by the children during the summer holidays?
Does the finishing line seem a long way off? Are you looking for something that will channel their energy?
Well, organisers at one activity club - turned to an inspirational role model to help keep youngsters entertained. Martin Dowse went to see the results... you can see them here
3:19 pm, Wed 08 Aug 2012 Bolt strikes a pose in Dorset
Snoozing or striking the pose?
Cocker Spaniel Harry gets in on the act
Credit: Chris Smee
It seems the famous athlete's lightning bolt pose is being adopted everywhere... even animals are getting into the Olympic spirit in preparation for the 200 metre finals tomorrow night.
The famous Bolt pose
2:22 pm, Wed 08 Aug 2012 Bolt strikes a pose in Dorset
Cat cashes in on the Bolt pose
Cash tries out the Bolt pose
Credit: Lydia F
Cash, a three-year-old Norwegian Forest cat owned by Lydia from Hove, has been watching Usain Bolt on TV - here is his attempt at the Bolt pose....
7:50 am, Wed 08 Aug 2012 Bolt strikes a pose in Dorset
Usain Bolt makes model appearance
Credit: East Dorset Council
Olympic champion Usain Bolt has become a 'role model’ for a generation of fans in East Dorset.
To celebrate the most important fortnight in British sporting history, artist Darrell Wakelam and dozens of youngsters from Ferndown have built this life-size model of the Olympic 100m gold-medal winner.
Needless to say, they have him striking his world-famous pose!
2:29 pm, Fri 18 May 2012 Church vandalised in Ferndown
Police in Ferndown are appealing for witnesses and information after an attack on a church and a community charity project.
Vandals threw paint over the front door and walls of the Turbary Church and Bus Stop Club, in Corbin Avenue, between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
This an appalling act of vandalism affecting the local community and residents.
“It is likely that those responsible would have black and white paint on their clothing.
“I am very keen to speak to anyone who has any information that may help theinvestigation and urge that they call 101 in strictest confidence.”
– Const Joe Turner of Ferndown police