P148 Teletext 148 Jan 2 00:11:00       —————————————————————————————  HEARTBREAK FOR DOGS...     There was no festive cheer for dogs as many people ignored pleas to avoid the temptation of giving petsP0s presents. Older animals were among those evicted from family households over Christmas while some dogs were found abandoned or had run away from home after the arrival of a cuddly new puppy. The RSPCA is disappointed its warnings have gone unheeded and is urging pet owners to be kinder in 1999. ——————————————————————————————————176—— by Colin Irwin LAND ON PLANET SOUND p480 Write It! Fun&Games Music Green
P148 Teletext 148 Jan 0 00:11:41       —————————————————————————————  HEARTBREAK FOR DOGS...     The old slogan "Dogs are for life, not just for Christmas" seems to have beeo ignored again this year as animal sanctuaries deal with abandoned pets. Battersea Dogs Home in South London says it took in 47 dogs in four days over Christmas. "That's about average for this time of year," said a spokesman. "It is mostly people ousting the old dog qn favouz of the new and some dogs run away." ——————————————————————————————————2/6p— Shame of pet owners >>> CHECK OUT THE CHARTS p485 Write It! Fun&Games Music Green
P148 Teletext 148 Jan 2 00:10:41       —————————————————————————————   HEARTBREAK FOR DOGS...     Battersea Dogs Home expects the number of abandoned animals to rise at the end of January as people get bored with pets given as Christmas presents. "Christmas is the worst time of year to give a pet as a present with all the fuss in the home, Christmas trees and general excitement," says a spokesman. "Some dogs run away and others are brought in when people rea|ise what they've taken on in being given a dog." ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— Abandoned puppy >>> IT'S THE DIGITISER p670 Write It! Fun&Games Music Green
P148 Teletext 148 Jan 2 00:10:01       —————————————————————————————  HEARTBREAK FOR DOGS...     One 12-week-old cross-breed puppy was found cold, wet and abandoned in a Middlesbrough garden on Christmas Day. She was taken into care at the RSCPA's Great Ayton Animal Centre where she was christened Holly and quickly recovered. "I imagine Holly is just the start of it," says an Animal Centre spokesman. "Once the novelty starts to wear off we will have more unwanted pets on oux hands." ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Kitten cruelty >>> THE BIG BAD VOID p482 Write It! Fun&Games Music Green
P148 Teletext 148 Jan 2 00:10:01       —————————————————————————————   HEARTBREAK FOR DOGS...     Christmas cruelty seems to know no bounds as the RSPCA reports a string of horror stories from the holiday season. Police are investigating the case of a seven-week-old terrier puppy which miraculously survived without serious injury after being thrown out of a moving car in South Wales. Other cases include two 10-week-old kittens left in a Sunderland garden and an eight-week-old kitten in Gateshead. ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Compassion at Battersea >>> YOUR CLUB INDEX p140 Write It! Fun&Games Music Green
P148 Teletext 148 Jan 0 00:11:00     o?5  w£c —————————————————————————————Wq?o4÷/o HEARTBREAC FOR DOGS ..   D  Christmas cruelty seeos po cnow no —ounds —s the RSPCA reports a string of hopror stories from p—e —olid—x s—!son Police ara investigating the case of a miqcculoqsly survi÷bd wit—oqt sepio{s injqpy after being phpown oqt0nf a movang cap in Souph Wales. Other cases inclqde two 10-waek-ol— kittans lefp in a Sqn——plan— gax——n 0n— an eig—t-week-ol— kitpen pn0Gates—ead. ———————————————————————————q——————1/6p— Compassion at Batters—c >>> YOUR CLEB NDEX p140 Write Hp! Fpn Gam—s My{tc Grqpn
P148 Teletext 148 Jan 2 00:10:01       —————————————————————————————  HEARTBREAK FOR DOGS...     The good news for abandoned animals is that the Battersea Dogs Home found homes for 44 of its 670 dogs after opening to the public on Boxing Day. "We interview people thoroughly to macb sure they are suitable before allowing them to take a dog," says a spokesman. "We make sure they know what a big responsibility it is and refuse a lot, but there's nothing better than seeing an abandoned dog go to a loving home." ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— Goss 143 Mates 147 IT'S THE MEGAZINE p142 Write It! Fun&Games Music Green