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Pouch Recycling Scheme

Pets at Home have just introduced a pet food pouch recycling scheme in many of their stores. We have seen the collection bin in the Brentford store and there will be one in Richmond shortly. It doesn’t seem to be limited to the wet food pouches, but also extends to dry food […]

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Lucy’s Law

Have you heard of Lucy’s Law? It came into force in 2020 and is a new UK regulation on the sale of kittens and puppies. All dealers and pet shops in England are banned from selling kittens or puppies, effectively wiping out any third party pet sales. This means that that […]

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Inhumane Traps to be Banned

Inhumane rodent glue traps to be banned in England A government-backed private members bill received unanimous support for banning glue traps during its final reading in the House of Lords at the end of April. The ban will come into effect in England two years after receiving Royal Assent. Glue traps rip […]

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A Rescue by Trapping

A while back we were called by a concerned member of the public to help with a stray black mother cat and her kittens.  We visited and established that there were four kittens, 3 tabby and 1 black, aged about 8 weeks and one or two of them had weepy […]

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Treacle

A Fabulous Foster Mum Treacle is a young female calico tortie cat. A householder in the street where she was living as a stray contacted us for help as Treacle was heavily pregnant. She came to us and a few days later gave birth to a litter of 4 beautiful ginger kittens. […]

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Ealing Animal Fair 2022

The Ealing Animals Fair is on March 5th this year. HAWS will have a stall. It will be an amazing day out. There will be lots of other stalls too with gifts and bargains to buy and lots of information plus, of course, great guest speakers and live music. For […]

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Thank you Santa Paws 2021

Pets at Home Christmas Fundraising ending soon Thank you to all our supporters for continuing to raise funds via Santa Paws. Also to Pets at Home Richmond and Brentford stores for selecting our charity again this year and to the staff for raising so much for us. There is still […]

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Purina Felix

As Good As It Looks (AGAIL) Earlier this year, at the same time as the pancytopenia outbreak there was concern about ‘Purina Felix (AGAIL) voiced by cat and kitten owners which caused some confusion. Purina changed the formulation of their foods in the first quarter of this year and also moved […]

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Feline Pancytopenia update

Update – December 2021 The current situation on the outbreak of Pancytopenia is that the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have official records of 565 cats affected by pancytopenia, however this is only a proportion of animals known to have been affected nationally. The RVC managed to develop a way of treating […]

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Leo and Nala

You may remember the sad story about HAWS kittens Arwen and Maia? They were two of well over 300 kittens UK-wide which sadly died this year due to the Feline Pancytopenia outbreak. Well, we now have some very nice news. The lovely people who went through all that have now […]

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