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Dorset fat cat to take part in national diet programme

Ulric, a 2 stone tom cat from Dorset, is one of 13 dogs and cats taking part in a competition to shed the pounds. The 6 month programme has been set up by the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). Watch a full report on Ulric on ITV News West Country at 6pm.

Ulric is the fattest-ever cat to compete in the competition, which has been running for 10 years. Details on the PDSA's diet programme, and Ulric's fellow dieters, can be found on the ITV News National site.

"If it wasn't for the PDSA, I couldn't have Charlie"

An animal charity that provides treatment for injured and sick pets has moved into a purpose-built hospital on the outskirts of Plymouth. The PDSA raised £2m for the building and says it was essential with more pet owners turning to them because they can't afford vet bills.

Dog owner Pat Eveleigh talks about how important the charity has been for her and Richard Hooker, Director of Veterinary Services at the PDSA says the new building couldn't have come at a more important time.