Friday, 20 June 2014

Paws for a cause – Margaret Green Animal Rescue
Established in 1965, Margaret Green Animal Rescue is the oldest and largest animal rescue charity founded in Dorset. Every year, the charity cares for over 1200 animals – many of whom have been abandoned, unwanted or ill-treated – and rehomes them to loving owners. With two centres in Dorset (Lincoln Farm and Church Knowle) and one in Devon (Wingletang Rescue), there is always a large variety of animals looking for forever homes, including dogs, cats, rabbits, donkeys, goats and pigs, to name just a few!
Margaret Green, founder of the Charity, was an amazing lady with incredible strength and determination. She passed away on Christmas Eve 2009, age 94. Despite being hospitalised for some weeks prior to her death, she still wouldn’t stop thinking of animals. Even on the night before she died, she insisted on checking that arrangements had been made for her annual Christmas donation of carrots for Angel and all the other horses at the Church Knowle Centre.
Margaret devoted much of her life to the rescue and care of animals, and everyone involved with the charity promises to continue her good work for the sake of all the animals in their care.
Margaret Green Animal Rescue receives no government funding, and relies heavily on donations to continue carrying out its important work. Every penny of every pound donated goes towards animal welfare.
Check out this video to find out a little more about the folk at Margaret Green Animal Rescue:
The Church Knowle centre near Wareham, Dorset, is free to visit, and has a great visitor's centre. It's also the place to go if you're thinking of adopting an animal such as a cat, rabbit, guinea pig or field or farm animal. Give them a call on 01929 480474, between 10am and 4pm every day for details.
Church Knowle also hosts an annual companion dog show and family fun day on Sunday 3rd August between 11am and 4pm. Why not enter your hound in the pedigree and novelty classes; enjoy the stalls; enter the raffle or grand draw, and enjoy something to eat and a glass of Pimms!
If you are thinking of giving a dog a loving forever home, please call the staff at Lincoln Farm Rescue & Rehoming for Dogs, Blandford on 01929 471340, or if you are thinking of rehoming a cat or a dog and you are based in Devon, please call the staff at Wingletang Rescue & Rehoming Centre for Cats & Dogs, near Tavistock on 01822 810215. 
For more information on any aspect of the work carried out by the Margaret Green, or to rehome an animal or make a donation, please contact your local Margaret Green Animal Rescue Centre. Alternatively, email or visit the website.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Jenga cat!

If you've not seen this video yet of a cat playing Jenga, then you are in for a real treat! This clever moggy is even better at the game than we are!
Click here to check it out. Altogether now ... "Ahhhhh!"

Friday, 6 June 2014

We love pet dads!

June 15th is Father's Day, and we wanted to take some time to celebrate each and every dad out there, including those of you whose kids are ... well ... a little on the fluffy side!

Throughout the month, we'll be asking you to send us your pictures of the pet dads in your life. Send us your pet dad pics, like the ones above, and we'll add them to our Facebook gallery!
Simply like the Hubble & Hattie Facebook page, and post your pet dad photo directly on to our wall. Alternatively, you can tweet your image to @HubbleandHattie, or email Remember to use the #DAD2014 hastag!

Looking for the perfect present for a pet dad? Check out the H&H website for some great gift ideas!

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Competition time with Nina Ottosson!


Nina Ottosson has been developing toys and puzzles since 1990 together with dogs, for dogs. Her philosophy is that a dog has four legs and one head, and all five need activity in different ways – both physical and mental, and her toys, puzzles and games help exercise both mind and body.
The Treat Maze wobbles, rocks and spins, challenging and entertaining your dog before revealing a tasty reward! It's a great way to stimulate your dog!

We’re giving three lucky winners the chance to win a fantastic Nina Ottosson Treat Maze, suitable for small dogs!

For your chance to win, simply answer the following question:
(Here's a tip ... you can find the answer here!)

Email your answer and your name to us at We'll announce the lucky winners in next month's Animal Magic. Good Luck!
You can view the full range of Nina Ottosson games and puzzles at the website, and remember to like the Facebook page for all the latest news, photos and competitions!