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Dog Owners – Be Vigilant for Alabama Rot

Reports of the deadly Alabama Rot in dogs are on the increase and owners are warned to be vigilant. The disease was first found in the UK in 2012 and thus far the cause is unknown. Most dogs that have been identified as having the disease had been recently walked in muddy woodland areas. The […]

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Dogs are for life, not for Christmas

From Ryedale Dog Rescue: With Christmas fast approaching, we would like to make a plea – PLEASE do not buy a puppy as a present for Christmas! If you want to buy a gift for a dog lover, why not sponsor one of our dogs instead? Many dogs bought as Christmas presents will find themselves […]

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Signage on Manor Vale gate, Kirkbymoorside saying 'dogs on lead'

Manor Vale ‘dogs on lead’ sign not mandatory

There has been consternation amongst some of the town’s dog walkers with the recent new signage located on the Manor Vale gate and at the golf club footpath junction. A favourite local walk for dog owners used to letting their mutts off the lead they cannot understand who made the decision and the legality of […]

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Dog Day at Rievaulx Terrace

Every dog has his day at Rievaulx Terrace on September 4th.

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Dog killed in Manor Vale

Yesterday two Huskie dogs attacked and killed a small Maltese terrier in Manor Vale. Both huskies were off their lead with no owner apparently in the vicinity. The elderly owner of the terrier tried to fight off the huskies but it was too late by the time she eventually managed to get them away. This […]

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Human foods you can feed your dog

I came across this post on the Dog Buddy website and thought, as we have so many dog owning people in Kirkbymoorside, you might find it an interesting read. (Perhaps Jean, my co-editor, could source a similar one for cats who are much more her thing!) Anyway, a really interesting and informative piece so take […]

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What’s good for dogs …

Interesting to come across these large piles of horse poo at the entrance to Manor Vale this afternoon: Just a few yards later you come to the gate where signs urge the reporting of anyone seen not cleaning up their dog mess. (Just in case you have been wondering Dial 208 means phone Ryedale Council […]

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Free micro-chipping for dogs

Attention dog owners: if you missed the free micro-chipping for your dog back in April, note that free micro-chipping will again be available at the BATA stores in Malton on Thursday 18 June 2015, and in Helmsley on Thursday 22 October 2015. Each session is between 10 am and 3 pm. Get your dog microchipped […]

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Canine watch starts today

The Canine Watch initiative is rolling out across Kirkbymoorside with effect from today! PDF of Canine Watch poster PDF of Canine Watch Registration form

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Dog theft

From Ryedale District Council: Although not common, dogs do get stolen under a variety of circumstances. Owners should always be vigilant and follow basic security advice. Remember that your dog may be the most valuable possession that you own. Would you take more care of your other possessions than you would your dog? Brian Dunn, […]

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Dog owners, bag it and bin it, please

While our very own Crap Fairy has a bit of a rest from writing, though not from litter-picking, here is a reminder to all you dog owners: Some admonitions to good behaviour, however, have more enthusiasm than grammar.  Here’s one dog owner who took the advice literally:

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Dogs scared of fireworks?

Hearing the first fireworks being set off this evening reminded me how terrified one of my dogs used to be at this time of the year. I thought therefore I’d look up some advice if you have a pet who us currently shaking and hiding themselves away from the bangs. This from the RSPCA website: Fireworks […]

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The Kirkbymoorside Canine Community Project‏ Exhibition

International photographer Polly A Baldwin has taken time out of her schedule to focus on community matters a little closer to home in an innovative project for her neighbourhood, the community of Kirkbymoorside, Ryedale, North Yorkshire. The Canine Community Project has been 6 months in the making and highlights the importance of the community and […]

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Two small dogs found between Gillamoor and Kirkbymoorside

This morning a terrrier of some sort and what looks like could be a beagle were found without collars on a farm track. They are being kept in Gillamoor for the time being but have been reported to local vets and the dog warden. If you know anything about these dogs please contact the blog […]

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RDC scoops top dog award

Efforts by Ryedale District Council to deal with stray dogs in the district have earned a top award. For the second year in a row Ryedale District Council has earned an RSPCA Gold Footprint for its efforts to deal with stray dogs in regard to animal welfare. Around 100 stray dogs a year are looked […]

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More Volunteer Dogs Required!

I’d like to thank all the super people and their canine friends who have so far volunteered to be part of the Kirkbymoorside Canine Community Project – Dog Diversity.   I have loved meeting all of you and hearing all the stories about your beloved dogs. I thank you for your patience as I imagine […]

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Has your dog been captured yet?

Kirkbymoorside’s very own dog portrait project is gathering pace with local owners putting their four legged friends forward to be photographed by Polly who runs Dynamic Pictures (you may have seen her van around town). Here are two great examples: Polly is really keen to get more owners to take part for an exhibition in […]

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Calling all Kirkby dogs and their owners!

A wonderful photographic project is taking place in town for our many four legged friends and their owners. Read all about it below: Catch the latest updates on the project here.

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This week’s good cause (15/52): Ryedale Dog Rescue

Ryedale Dog Rescue was formed in 2005,  to re-home abandoned and unwanted animals within the Ryedale area.  However,  it soon became apparent that there were a large number of dogs in the East Riding of Yorkshire area and beyond facing the threat of unnecessary destruction and desperately needing help, so the area of activity expanded […]

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Microchip your dog – free

Ryedale District Council Dog Warden has contacted the blog to announce that with effect from 6 April 2016 all dogs must be micro-chipped. Several of the Ryedale Vets are currently offering FREE micro-chipping by appointment at Battle Flatts Vets, Norton; Eastgate Vets, Pickering: and Edgemoor Vets at Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering. On 21 May 2014 […]

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Dog Show this weekend

Ryedale Dog Rescue Fun Dog Show this Sunday 21st July, 11am – 4pm Scampston Park, off the A64 near Malton Lots of fun dog classes, craft fair, stalls, car boot and dog agility displays not to mention delicious home-made refreshments! So if you think your dog has the waggiest tail or is a fantastic biscuit […]

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Dog Fouling Sign

Dog fouling campaign sees patrols out on the streets

Ryedale residents are being urged to add their support to a campaign to crackdown on irresponsible dog owners who do not pick up after their pet. Following consultation with local people Safer Ryedale are working in partnership to tackle dog fouling – one of the main complaints highlighted by the Ryedale Community! Patrols will be […]

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Scallywags – pet supplies for Kirkbymoorside

This film features Helen, the owner of Scallywags Pet Shop situated at 49 West End, taking us on a tour of her shop. Working alongside her are Barb and Tania, and Stella the Labrador is often found behind the counter too. This film shows the wide range of stock they hold including foods and accessories […]

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Santa Paws in Dalby Forest this year….

They are big, furry and desperate to give Christmas revellers a helping paw in Dalby Forest. A pack of Newfoundland Dogs has been recruited by the Forestry Commission to help carry Christmas trees back to visitor’s cars when festive sales begin in the 3,440 hectare (8,600 acre) beauty spot, near Pickering, North Yorkshire. The gentle […]

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‘Bark in the Park’ – Sponsored Family Dog Walk – Sept 4

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A new year for Kirkbymoorside

On the eve of 2011 what would you like to see happening in the town over the next 12 months? I’ve been reminded by friends visiting over the holidays what a lovely town and region we live in – just today friends have reluctantly left to head back down south to stress-filled jobs, expensive housing […]

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Dog mess blackspots clean-up campaign launched in Ryedale

A crackdown on people who allow their dogs to foul on footpaths has been launched in Ryedale. ‘Clean it up’ messages have been stencilled in luminous paint on footpaths at dog fouling blackspots. Beckie Bennett, Streetscene manager at Ryedale District Council, said if the trial initiative was successful it could become a regular feature at […]

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