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Police dog in cancer battle

ONE of the region’s finest defenders of the peace has taken an early retirement after a cancer battle.

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Share your charity memories

THE Scottish SPCA is urging people in Dumfries and Galloway to share their stories, photos and memories of the charity as it prepares to celebrate its 180th birthday.

Eagle experts left baffled

A YOUNG eagle at a reintroduction site in the region has been attacked by another in behaviour that experts say has not been observed before.

Red Kite deaths

TESTS have proven that illegal pesticides were used to kill two Red Kites in the region.
And police are now seeking the help of the community to find out who was behind it.

Passionate pooch owners jump on craze

Welcome to the first ever Animal Magic column!
This new regular feature by chief reporter Amanda Kennedy will bring to you the weird, wild, wacky and wondrous stories of Dumfries and Galloway’s animals – big and small.
If you’ve got a cute or crazy story about your pet, email to feature in a future column.

£6k reward for missing puppy

A DEVASTATED former Lockerbie lass is offering a £6000 finders fee to anyone who can help nd her missing puppy.

Red alert for squirrel numbers

RED squirrel populations in the region remain under threat, research has found.

Alfie in scan SOS

A FUNDRAISING campaign has been launched to help pay for a greyhound’s pricey vet bills.

Sss-o sad

Could you provide a forever home for a lovable serpent?

Bird count

FARMERS, landowners and game keepers across the region are being urged to take part in the Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC), which is back for the sixth successive year.

Don’t let them be chilly this winter

WARM hearted individuals are being asked to help keep the residents of an Annandale animal sanctuary out of the cold this winter.

Don’t let them be chilly this winter

WARM hearted individuals are being asked to help keep the residents of an Annandale animal sanctuary out of the cold this winter.

Bizarre dog theft warning

TWO dogs have been taken from outside shops and then dumped elsewhere in the past week.

It’s a dog’s life

EVER wondered what police dogs get up to in their own time? If they like to play, do they like hugs and kisses? I, chief reporter Amanda Kennedy, a dog lover through and through, have always wondered what a working dog’s life fully entails, so last week I asked the expert.

Special visitor

A KEEN bird watcher from Annan was delighted to see a rare bird stop off in her garden last week.

House a hound

FOSTER carers for dogs are being sought by a charity in the region.

Puppy love

PUPPIES abandoned like ‘trash’ at a road side have now found their forever homes.

Family save abandoned pups

A FAMILY who saved two tiny puppies that had been dumped on a roadside near Moffat say it was a distressing discovery.

Driver deer warning

DRIVERS across Dumfries and Galloway are being advised to look out for deer crossing the roads as the evenings draw in. The deer rutting season is at its peak and Scotland TranServ has identified the A701 Beattock to St Ann’s and wooded areas of the A75 as potential local hotspots for deer strikes. Their senior […]

New board for rescue centre

Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre at Glencaple, Dumfries has a new board of directors, pictured. They are: Diane Craven, Angela Sinyard, Dora Sweetman, Sheena Pate, Fiona Chisholm, Dianna Lord and Scott Wells.
The directors would like to thank all the local people who have given their generous support for the charity for its first 15 years and are looking forward to the next chapter in the centre’s story.

The hills are alive with eagles

THREE young Golden Eagles have been released in the Moffat Hills, it emerged this week.

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