Wiltshire Police are trying to find the owners of a large greyhound after an incident in Calne where a man was left with a fractured pelvisRead the full story ›
Tippet the Patterdale Terrier got stuck up the tree in Newton Abbott after chasing a squirrel.Read the full story ›
A 38-year-old woman from Somerset has been banned from keeping dogs for five years after her pet was found underweight and suffering from a painful, untreated skin condition.
The RSPCA was contacted by a concerned member of the public who had seen Cookie covered in raw itchy scabs.
Those who own animals have a responsibility to care for them and ensure health conditions are dealt with promptly by a vet to avoid their pets suffering.
There is never an excuse for ignoring an animal in need.
Sarah Taylor from Burnham-on-Sea admitted causing unnecessary suffering to springer spaniel Cookie. She was also fined £380.
The RSPCA says Cookie has now been rehomed.
Earlier this month, Tavistock Fire Station were called to Gulworthy along with the specialist rescue team from Camels Head, where a dog had fallen down a shaft whilst working in the woods.
Gem, a 6-year-old working spaniel, had fallen around 30 metres down a straight shaft. Nothing had been heard from the dog for some time and it couldn’t be seen from the top.
Crews set up specialist lines with a recovery system. A detector was sent down to test for any traces of gases before a firefighter was lowered in.
The dog was located at the base in an alcove and brought up to ground level using an animal rescue bag, where she was reunited with her relieved owner.
She appeared relatively well despite her fall and was then going to be taken to the vet to get checked over.
More than 2,000 people have signed a petition against a ban on dogs using Weymouth beach for seven months of the year.
Weymouth and Portland Borough Council increased the ban in 2016 to cover Easter through to October, but campaigners want that reduced. Dog owners say a seven-month ban is too long and want it limited to the summer season.
The campaigners say the longer ban has led to a drop in visitors and loss in trade for cafes and kiosks along the seafront.
They want residents in Weymouth and Portland to back their petition.
All this week we're announcing our nominees for the ITV Fundraiser of the Year in the West Country.
We asked for your nominations for people in our region that go the extra mile to help others and raise money for charity.
The winner will be heading to the glitzy Daily Mirror Pride of Britain awards later this month.
David Pugh has been training rescue dogs for more than 28 years.
Members of 'Drone SAR For Lost Dogs UK' searched fields and farms after Ted the terrier was declared missing.Read the full story ›
Molly was rushed to an emergency vets, where X-rays showed the pellets still lodged in her face.Read the full story ›
A survey of more than 3,000 dog-owners across the country was carried out by the RSPCA.Read the full story ›
Wiltshire Police say three men have been arrested for poaching and hare coursing offences in the Salisbury area.
Police say the men, aged 22, 27 and 35, were arrested yesterday afternoon on suspicion of daytime trespass in pursuit of poaching.
The men have all been released under investigation.
The arrests are part of a wider anti-poaching operation by the force called Op Artemis.
Wiltshire Police say rural issues like poaching have an "undeniably negative impact on farmers and gamekeepers' quality of life.”
We want to send all poachers a clear message that Wiltshire Police is committed to tackling coursing and poaching. Wiltshire is not a soft touch and we will seek to prosecute individuals who seek to commit poaching related offences within the county where evidence exists.