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Big changes at Vital but it’s business as usual
Arden Grange grows grain-free Sensitive range
Major pet companies book their stands at PATS Sandown
Five industry awards in 2018 for Group55
Dogmatic wins Best Dog Collar Manufacturer award
Life-sized 'War Horse' sculpture visits pet food business
Webbox launches next phase of its Natural campaign
Lily's Kitchen launches its first natural dental chew
Beaphar steps up fight on fleas and ticks
Henry Wag extends its dog drying product range
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Residents object to pet food factory plans to tackle ‘obnoxious’ smell
Pet shop vows to stay open despite animal welfare accusations
Animals killed in pet centre blaze
Around 200 repitles rescued from Nottingham fire
Government warn pet owners about cost of no-deal Brexit appoints Chief Product Officer
PFMA investigates pet feeding and health trends
In Vogue Pets adds Italian-designed Winter Fashion Clothing Collection to range
Fireworks aren’t the only problem, says CSJ
Tetra relaunches FilterActive and Medica range for healthy fish
Intelligent pet tech start-up launches to vet community at London Vet Show
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Billy + Margot acquires premium UK pet food business Benyfit Natural
Pet firm lives up to ‘fastest growing company’ reputation as it expands into Australia
Nation's pets will suffer if there's a hard Brexit
Pet food business sets out ambitious plans for future
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Pet shop vows to stay open despite animal welfare accusations


A pet shop owner in Greater Manchester has vowed to stay open despite an online campaign calling for its closure on animal welfare grounds.


Radcliffe Pets Ltd was visited by Bury Council officers, who carried out an inspection of the premises and found the store to be compliant under the terms of its licence.


Local newspaper, the Radcliffe Times, reported that a visit was undertaken by the RSPCA following a referral by Greater Manchester Police and again no issues were found.

Owner Jonathan Beetson is quoted as saying: “My shop is not closing. It is open for business.”


A petition to ‘Close Radcliffe Pets’ has been signed by more than 88,000 people. Hundreds of comments have also been shared on social media, with allegations made about the treatment of animals.


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