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Green Acres ask for support as they treat ill puppy

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GREEN ACRES ANIMAL RESCUE are striving to save a very ill Doberman puppy, calling for anyone who can donate money towards treatment.

On Monday (Sept 3), Green Acres Animal Rescue Manager Mikey Lawlor was told about an ill Doberman in desperate need of treatment. The 10 week old dog was severely dehydrated with obvious gastrointestinal problems, and so was hospitalised and put on a drip.

Mikey christened him Remus as he was put on a heat pad and drip, before Tuesday’s scans forced the vets to take urgent action.

Green Acres Animal Rescue said: “He had an abdominal scan which revealed he had some thickening of the intestine and our vets suspected Intussusception of the bowel. Emergency surgery was needed but our vets feared it may be too late and gave a very guarded prognosis.

“So surgery went ahead and our vets removed over a metre of his intestines. The surgery was successful and went as well as it could be expected but he is still not out of the woods.

“Remus has a wonderful foster home available just a few minutes from the vets for when he can be discharged. We pray this will be in a couple of days.”

Mikey went on to post: “I refuse to give up on an animal because of a financial implication so the last thing I say to the vet each time is ‘whatever he needs he will have’ and so far it’s working!

“Am I sure he will survive? Honestly? No I’m not, but there’s one thing I can be sure of and that’s he had a much better chance than he did if we’d have done nothing.

“Remus’ bill stands at £2,500 so far, so I am asking all my wonderful animal loving friends to donate just a couple of pound! It would be a huge help and his treatment will be ongoing for sometime so will mean we can keep giving him the absolute best.

“Thank you to those already donated and thank you for your kind words, prayers and wishes.

“Huge thank you to Liz Price of Doberman Rescue UK and Europe for her support through this worrying time. Please pray for Remus.”

On Wednesday (Sept 5), Mikey posted: “I don’t want to tempt fate and he’s really not out of the woods but Remus is definitely looking brighter. He’s shown some interest in a tiny amount of food and is enjoying all the fuss.
“Keep praying for him guys! We are still in the very early days.”

Donations can be sent on the website: http://www.greenacresrescue.org.uk/donating
Sending via PayPal to team@greenacresrescue.org.uk
Or Bank Transfer to HSBC – Sort Code: 40 23 21 A/C 01580299

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Strong winds close Cleddau Bridge, other traffic problems reported

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THE CLEDDAU BRIDGE closed to all traffic this evening due to high winds, but there are other problems on the roads.

Here is the latest.

Between Cresselly and Lawrenny a large tree has been uprooted with the council reporting that a nearby bridge may have been damaged.

The council is reporting that there is flooding on the following roads (as at 17:00 HRS):

  • Rosemarket to Honeyborough
  • Road between Sutton and Nolton

A large tree has been been blown down between Lawrenny and Cresselly and has possibly damaged a bridge, meaning that the road will need to remain closed until Monday.

Reports of flooded roads:

  • Trewent – Freshwater East
  • Targate Raod between Freystrop and Johnston
  • Old Hakin Road, Haverfordwest as leaving Merlns Bridge
  • Druidston – Nolton Haven Road
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Home office is ‘misleading the public’ over police funding, says Police and Crime Commissioner

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THE POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER has told The Herald that he believes that the Home Office is ‘misleading the public’ that his force will have an increase in funding in 2019/2020.

On the face of it, it appears that Dyfed-Powys Police will have an increase in funding of £8.1 million in 2019/20. However this figure is based upon the presumption that PCC Dafydd Llywelyn will increase the current Band D property precept level by £24 annually.
After what he describes as a frustrating delay, the Government’s provisional grant funding settlement has been announced, which sets out the position for Dyfed-Powys Police for the 2019/20 financial year. On the face of it, it appears that Dyfed-Powys Police will have an increase in funding of £8.1 million in 2019/20. However this figure is based upon the presumption that PCC Dafydd Llywelyn will increase the current Band D property precept level by £24 annually.
PCC Dafydd Llywelyn said: “The way in which the Home Office and Central Government are misleading the public is disgraceful and I am very disappointed in the way this settlement once again shifts the burden onto local tax payers. I continue to try and do the right thing to protect our communities but I feel we are being let down by the Government in London as their actions are likely to impact on our local services.”
“I am currently consulting with the residents of Dyfed-Powys; asking if they would be willing to pay additional police precept to continue to safeguard our communities. Within the survey I have outlined the impact of for Dyfed-Powys Police and its communities. My decision will be made by listening to local communities and the professional advice of the Chief Constable.”
“I am working closely with the Chief Constable to critically review all aspects of the budget requirement. Given the scale of financial challenges that are faced, a precept increase will be unavoidable, but how much this is increased by should not be dictated by Government.”

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Police issue warning over sheep attacks in Pembrokeshire

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE has issued advice to pet owners following a spate of livestock worrying incidents in the Saundersfoot, Narberth and Crescelly areas.

There have been six reports of dog attacks on sheep in the past three weeks, one of which caused a dog to be shot after it was caught attacking sheep in Solva.

PC Gerwyn Davies of the Pembrokeshire Rural Crime Team, told The Herald: “It is important dogs are always kept on leads near livestock, but especially so at this time of year. Sheep are heavily in lamb and their numbers have increased because they come from high grounds in mid Wales for the winter.

“Sheep worrying can have a long term effect on ewes as they can lose pregnancies as a result of stress. This obviously has a negative impact on farmers who not only lose out financially, but it is also very upsetting.

“Sadly, three ewes have been killed and several more injured in the past few weeks. One family dog was shot in Solva after it attacked sheep, which is a sad situation for the dog’s owner and upsetting for the farmer.”

Farmers can legally shoot any dog if they believe it is the only reasonable way of stopping it worrying livestock. If your dog chases or attacks livestock you should make arrangements to contact the landowner/livestock owner.

Anyone who has information about, or wants to make a report of livestock worrying, can contact the Pembrokeshire Rural Crime Team by calling 101.

Dog owners are reminded of this advice when walking in the countryside:

  • Do not allow your dog to enter a field on its own and keep it under your control at all times.
  • Keep your dog on a lead when crossing through fields that contain livestock.
  • Stick to public right of ways.

When at home:

  • Make sure you know where your dog is at all times.
  • Ensure that your property is secure and that your dog cannot escape day or night.
  • If you know your dog has previously chased or attacked sheep then take responsible measures to prevent it happening again.
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