Yesterday saw the last ever greyhound race meeting at the Swansea Greyhound Stadium.
Fears had been expressed about the welfare of some of the greyhounds whose owners might not wish to continue to care for them.
All the animal welfare charities agreed to combine forces to ensure that temporary shelter could be found for any animal who needed it, and after the last race, there were people at the stadium ready with mobile kennels to take any unwanted animals to a safe place.
Many animals were saved.
Sadly though, two greyhounds were turfed out by their owner to fend for themselves in the very cold night air, and the busy streets of Swansea.
Many volunteers from various animal charities have spent hours today, searchimg streets and fields looking for these two poor greyhounds. We know that they have both already been hit by cars and are injured. This could lead them to try to shelter somewhere… as dogs do….and the first frost of the winter is forecast here for tonight…. but they need veterinary attention as soon as possible!
Despite the fact that the Government in Westminster has seen fit to allow English badgers to continue to live in their natural settings (or should I say sets?) , the Welsh Assembly has decided that the culling of badgers in Wales is to go ahead. Continue reading →
At long last, Swansea City & County Council are about to install traffic calming measures, a pelican crossing and a 20mph speed limit in Frampton Rd, Gorseinon.
This is necessary because it is a busy road passing a primary school. However, we don’t think it will make a lot of difference to the standard of driving in the area unless it is combined with a permanent speed camera.
In today’s unusual conditions, though, not even a camera could deter some of the local “children” who came out to play in the snow!
At a time when just about everyone in the country is fitting energy saving bulbs in their homes, tightening their belts against the economic crunch we are facing, having cavity wall insulation installed, closing curtains at dusk, turning down the thermostat and wearing extra clothes, switching off pilot lights and lights that are not strictly necessary…… Continue reading →
Last week, we had to transport a beautiful and very energetic Labrador dog to the vet. His visit was for castration, which is always performed before rescued animals can be re-homed into families as pets. Continue reading →