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June 17, 2013

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Cats Video and Coming Updates…

We are currently making some up dates to the website.

Some of the prices of the animals have gone up and will soon be amended on here.

We also have some new additions to the gang.

In the meantime, here is a small video about the shop cats…

April 13, 2013

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ANIMAL SCHOOL and other new ventures…


Feel free to join our pet club on Sunday 28th April for this month’s pet club.  It runs from 2pm- 3pm.

I will be bringing a range of small mammals, reptiles and insects for the kids to meet. As well as our usual cats, rabbits and guinea pigs.

Here at Hassocks Pet Centre we like to encourage children and adults alike to interact with pets. We hope you enjoy!



July 23, 2012

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Miss Snooks at The Cancer Clinc


Thank you to all those of you that have asked about Miss Snooks after her appearance on Foxes Live.

Anyone who missed the program can watch it on the link below.

To catch up, Miss Snooks and Steve have been attending a cancer clinic in Essex for Radiotherapy. There were six sessions in total and she has responded well to this. Miss Snooks is the first fox to ever recieve radiotherapy. Read what they think here.


December 2, 2010

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Sainsburys Song

For the last few days Hassocks Community Action group have been trudging through the snow collecting signatures against a fresh proposal for a supermarket giant to arrive like the death star on Hassocks High street.

This gets right up my nose. Back in the summer our local council refused the planning permission after receiving more than 2,000 letters of complaint, a multitude of signatures and I got blisters on my fingers planning my “Say NO to Sainsbury’s” protest song on the streets to amused onlookers.

The failed developer has decided to take a new approach to getting it’s own way and, this gets right up my nose, has lodged an appeal with the planning Inspectorate in Bristol to overturn the decision. Bristol! I mean what do they know about it.

I expect a lot of you don’t care, after all it’s not your back yard. Seriously though when a community has actually bothered to stand up against something they don’t think is right and actually DO SOMETHING about it they should at least be rewarded for their efforts.

STAND AND FIGHT is my suggestion (or maybe sing) Nobody in Hassocks seems to want this and if these big boys think they can muscle in while we all lie back and take it then they are mightily mistaken. Once again the Hassocks Community Action Group is out in force and good for them. I’m stuck in a snow drift but I’ve still got my song and I guess this is all I’ve got.

please to tell as many people as you can!
Until later,

The rumours that it is Sainsburys that want to develop on 22-24 Keymer road are not confirmed. That it IS a supermarket giant is a definite. I’m off to modify the lyrics so as not to offend any wrongly accused superstore. Whoever you are I don’t want you to win.

Please join our Facebook Group against this proposal!

Say No To Supermarkets. Hassocks Community Action Group

June 12, 2010

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Sky One- Pet Nation – Link.

So if you did miss it, here is another chance to watch us online!

I believe this should work. Please can you tell me if you are having any problems watching it!


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Of Snooks

Wow! What a treat to see Miss Snooks on television. Because she is so shy of strangers, I have never seen some of the behaviour she demonstrated on the footage from the Edgington family archive! I particularly loved seeing her rushing in from the cat flap, knowing that she would rather be around people than out in the wild.

It may seem strange to many of us that it is possible to keep a wild animal as a pet. Miss Snooks is an exceptional animal. Steve’s relationship with her is a special one which is bought with a lot of time and sacrifice.  To own a fox is to go without sleep, never to change your routine and to never leave them. Local customers know Steve is never far from his pet shop.  The hours he keeps are as strange as his foxy companion and while many of us might envy him the moments he shares with Miss Snooks, we do not encourage others to go out looking for foxes as pets.

 It is hard to interract with any animal without bonding with it. There is something in the action of touching and talking to a pet that draws out out our emotions to want to look after it. I love showing off our animals to those eager to learn about them.  The more information shared about a creature the more we want to know these creatures! 

I’m in the lucky position of being able to sell animals only if I am really happy with the homes they are going to. Here at the pet shop we try and encourage that initial bond which comes from a rush of learning with a test of patience that the fascination will last.

For this reason there is a one week wait for all animals that have just come into the store, a “go home and think” reservation policy and the promise that we will help with all queries or problems you might face when adopting your new pet.

Anyway, going to try and put the footage of Miss Snooks onto the Internet!

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