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02 Sep VETERINARY NEWS #2

Latest news and issues from the world of vets and veterinary sciences:

Woman made up abandoned puppy story to get free vet care

Woman made up story about finding puppy abandoned with slit throat so she could get free vet care. Vets press for criminal charges after woman crowdfunded £326,000 by winning hearts of a nation with a lie. The images rippled across the country: a forlorn pup, her muzzle and throat all pink like she had broken out in a rash. Read more here

 

The vet whose mission it is to make cats feel less terrified

If you’re a decent cat owner, chances are you’ve seen the inside of a veterinary practice before, probably on many occasions. Chances are also that you’ve been worried that your beloved cat finds the whole experience horribly stressful. But Marie Carter meets one vet who is changing this. Read more here

 

Turkish beekeeper finds thieving bears prefer premium honey

A beekeeper in Turkey who was harassed by a particularly persistent group of bears has discovered a profound truth: the animals have very expensive tastes when it comes to honey. Read more here

 

Climate change draws Mediterranean butterfly to British shores

The Long-tailed Blue butterfly is coming in record numbers this summer because of climate change, say conservationists. Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation said it believes rising temperatures are behind the greater than normal influx of the striking Mediterranean migrant, with numbers exceeding previous records in 2015 and 2013. Read more here

 

Man crowdfunds vet bill after porcupine takes on dogs

Dennis Mazur, a youth worker, was out walking his dogs – Mahalo, Nestah and Solijah – when they came across the spiny rodent and were stabbed with its quills in Saskatchewan, Canada. Mahalo was severely injured and required extensive surgery to remove quills from her heart and lungs, Mazur told CBC news. Read more here

 

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