Covid: Concerns over ‘dogfishing’ and abandoned pets

Dog welfare charities in Wales say they are braced for a range of problems as people continue to battle with the coronavirus pandemic. At the start of the year, five times as many people, as usual, searched for puppies online – raising concerns they could be “dogfished”. “Dogfishing” is described as misleading someone into buying […]

Rare green puppy ‘Pistachio’ born in Italy

This year has been an unpredictable one, to say the least. But things got even stranger for Italian farmer Cristian Mallocci when his dog, Spelacchia, gave birth to a puppy with green fur. The tiny pooch was immediately named Pistachio. The puppy was part of a five-dog litter born at the farm on the Mediterranean […]

Knee surgery gives new life to former street dog

A dog rescued from Greece after being involved in a car accident when he was just days old has been given a new lease of life at a County Durham animal hospital. Rocco was taken to a vet in Athens for treatment by Christine Innes and Bruce Schlaitzer, who were living in the country at […]