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Life-saving operation for Devonshire dog

Dog re-homed after life-saving operation Credit: Margaret Green Animal Rescue

A stray dog from Devon has been re-homed after recovering from a life-saving heart operation. Sally, an 8 month old Border Collie was found straying on Dartmoor in November last year. She was taken to the Wingletang Rescue and Re-homing Centre near Tavistock.

Vets found she was suffering from a severe heart murmur and would need a £4,000 operation to save her life. Locals donated the money and Sally has now recovered and is enjoying her new home.

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Fighting dog fouling on the streets of West Devon

by Jacquie Bird

It's the bane of every neighbourhood, but local communities are starting to take the issue of dog fouling on their streets much more seriously.

In West Devon the local dog warden has turned pavement artist to highlight the problem - quite literally - and as Jacquie Bird reports volunteers in Tavistock have spent the day handing out free bags to dog owners.

Tavistock dog wardens to spray paint dog mess

Tavistock is launching a dog-fouling crackdown Credit: PA

A Tavistock dog warden is carrying out spray paint patrols in the town today to literally highlight the problem of dog fouling. Wardens will also be handing out free dog poo bags to people in Tavistock.

Dog mess can carry the Toxicara virus, which in the worst cases can make children go blind.

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Fire crews cordon off area because of 'volatile nature of acetylene cylinders'

Fire crews had requested the Environment Agency to attend the fire at a building on Collaton Lane in Tavistock, to help control a diesel spillage.

Western Power has also been at the site and disconnected the electricity to help make it safe.

At 0700, a cordon has been put around the area and fire crews were monitoring the incident from a safe distance because of the volatile nature of acetylene cylinders.

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