All creatures great and small

A few colleagues and I have just had a lengthy discussion about pets (all in the name of volunteering of course).

We discussed everything from Ray's cat who ate potato skins and cucumber (I know, weird!) to cats chasing (and be-heading pigeons) to the very sad day when you hear the news that your moggy 'whiskers' or 'scruff the dog' isn't much longer for this world.

The discussion started when Andy said he'd never seen his friend so distraught as the time he heard his family pooch was really ill. We concluded, and I don't think this is a new fact, that we are in fact a nation of animal lovers and our pets are well loved family members. Put your love of animals to good use and volunteer - find out different ways to get involved.