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Thank you to pets Mag for featuring stolen Rocky

Rocky the puppy stolen from Manchester  on the 30th of March  has kindly been featured in Pets Mag…please do share this link far and wide to help Rocky get home. https://www.petsmag.co.uk/blog/missing-dog-alert-rocky?fbclid=IwAR2NV29Tcb2-NyUlN2fXccf689dTMFM-nP90_KWI68EZ4A3Hq5oZwkJlNQU

Dog owner shocked to find her great dane had 70 teeth

A dog owner was shocked to find that the great dane she adopted had 70 teeth. Aurora Rutledge, 31, rescued her dog Loki, who is believed to be one year old, two months ago, and decided to take him to the vet to have a routine check up. When the vet looked inside Loki’s mouth […]

Labrador puppy beaten to death with slipper for defecating inside house

A scaffolder who beat a puppy to death with a slipper has been jailed for almost six months. Callum Gerken, 27, became angry with 17-week-old Labrador Shadow for defecating inside the property and tearing the furniture, Oxford Magistrates Court heard. He then set upon her with his slipper, before sending vile messages to her owner […]

Dog punched in head in Bournemouth pub garden attack

A man seen throwing a dog against a fence and punching it in the head in a beer garden is being sought by police. CCTV footage shows how the large black dog was picked up by the throat, hit and later dragged away along the road. It happened at the Buffalo Bar, off Holdenhurst Road […]

Polling day

Please go against the trend of photographing dogs left tied up out side polling stations….please stay with any dog you see until owner comes out…and of course leave your dog at home. Thank you. Update…Now seeing the media showing dogs outside polling stations…so sad…hope none get stolen today. http://Dogs at polling stations are here to […]

Pet theft petition reaches target.

His statement last night says it all! “We have passed 100,000 signatures – we will get a parliamentary debate! A massive THANK YOU for every signature, every share, and everyone who supports #PetTheftReform x https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/244530” heft

Report from Microchip meeting at Battersea cats and dogs home.

Attended by CJ last Thursday…here is her summary… After an eventful journey driving across London- finally arrived at Battersea where we were allowed to park ( having a blue badge has its advantages). We were then escorted across to the conference building – then up in the lift-it was held on the 7th floor!! Before […]

Boy, 7, bursts into tears after being given puppy by grandparents

This is the emotional moment a little boy met his new puppy for the very first time. Jensen, seven, had had ‘a horrible week’ before his grandparents surprised him with the brand new pet, now named Buddy. His mum, Rebecca Sparkle Browne, said he had been ‘in tears again’ when leaving school and that coming […]

Dog rescues baby buried alive in field in Thailand

A dog in northern Thailand has rescued a newborn baby after it was buried alive, allegedly by its teenage mother. The baby boy is said to have been abandoned by his mother, 15, to hide her pregnancy from her parents. Ping Pong the dog was barking and digging in a field in Ban Nong Kham […]

Researchers find breathing problems in dogs is linked to DNA mutation

Popular dog breeds often suffer with breathing issues, something that could be down to their genetics. A particular DNA mutation linked to breathing problems has been found by researchers. And while the problems are often associated with flat-faced breeds – like pugs – the team say the mutation is also carried by other dog breeds […]

British teachers arrested in Oman after ‘trying to rescue abused dogs’

Two British teachers have been detained in Oman for attempting to rescue “abused dogs”, according to family. Jennifer Green, 33, and a female friend who were working as English language teachers for the British Council in the Omani capital Muscat, are accused of stealing the dogs from their owner. Mike Green, of County Durham, said […]

Therapy dogs ‘overwhelmingly’ help children in hospital beat anxiety

Therapy dogs have helped patients at a children’s hospital so much staff are calling for them to be used in wards across the country. A pioneering study at Southampton Children’s Hospital showed an ‘overwhelmingly positive’ effect on children nervously awaiting medical procedures. Children who were previously scared of dogs said they felt less nervous around […]

Puppy escapes burning car before it blows up in ball of flames

A man and his puppy had a lucky escape after their BMW burst into flames. Chris Hackett said he saw smoke billowing from his motor as he pulled away from his house. But, as the plumes got bigger, he and Staffordshire bull terrier Bailey had to run for their lives from the estate car. The […]

Lucy’s Law: Puppy farm ban set to be confirmed

A new law aimed at cracking down on so-called puppy farms in England is being presented to Parliament on Monday. Known as Lucy’s Law, it will ban the sale of kittens and puppies from third parties from spring 2020, making buyers deal with breeders directly. Environment Secretary Michael Gove said the new rules would give […]