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Police Dog Skye sniffed out suspects near Lidl in Warminster

Three teens arrested after supermarket thefts thanks to police dog Skye

THE skills of Police Dog Skye were put to good use when three suspected burglars were apprehended in Warminster. Police…

Taunton MP Rebecca Pow spoke about her pets in the Commons. Picture: Parliament TV

Watch: Somerset MP draws ‘aaaahhhs’ during Commons debate on pets

SOMERSET MP Rebecca Pow (Con, Taunton Deane) has name-checked her pets in the House of Commons. During a debate on…

Margoat and Robbie with owner Alice, and PC Sebastian Haggett. Picture: Dorset Police

Police get baby GOATS stolen from West Dorset property back to their owner

POLICE have reunited two GOATS – stolen from a West Dorset property – with their owner. Margoat and Robbie, two…

Captain was found and cared for by Cats Protection

The heartbreaking story of Captain the abandoned cat prompts charity plea

“HE was given the name Captain by the volunteers, who felt it only right he go with a name…

Biggie pre- and post-surgery, after being rescued in India by the Worldwide Veterinary Service, based in Wimborne, Dorset. Pictures: WVS

How a Dorset charity saved the life of a stray dog – 5,000 miles away…

A DORSET charity has saved the life of a stray dog suffering with a 2kg brain tumour – despite…

Kittens abandoned in Derbyshire. Picture: RSPCA

Number of animals being abandoned in Dorset soaring, says RSPCA

THE number of animals being abandoned in Dorset has soared in 2023, according to new figures. Animal welfare charity the…

Proposed rules on dogs in public places revealed in Dorset Council papers

PROPOSED restrictions on dogs in public places – including a maximum lead length of 2m and a standardised beach…

Jessie was reported missing on September 10

Dog that went missing from Gillingham found safe and well, say police

A DOG it was feared had been stolen from Gillingham has been found ‘safe and well’. Police said that on…

Jessie was reported missing on September 10

Police tracing dog who may have been stolen in Gillingham

A MAN who found a dog in Gillingham did not return it to its owner, according to police. Officers are…

International Dog Day: The stories of Avon and Somerset Police’s canine crime fighters

To mark International Dog Day, Avon and Somerset Police historian ALAN VOWELS looked back through time at the role…