New ‘Lucy’s law’ will protect dogs and cats in crackdown on puppy farms

New ‘Lucy’s law’ will protect dogs and cats in crackdown on puppy farms

Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who died in 2016 after being poorly treated on a Welsh puppy farm (Picture: PA)New laws are set to come into place next year to protect puppies and kittens from unscrupulous breeders.

People won't adopt this dog because she's too 'ugly' - can you give her a home?

People won't adopt this dog because she's too 'ugly' - can you give her a home?

(Picture: RSPCA / )Staff at a rescue centre are struggling to find a home for an abandoned dog – because people think she is ‘too ugly’. Craig added: ‘She’s such a sweet, friendly little dog and she really deserves to find a loving home to enjoy her senior years.

Puppies abandoned in plastic box given names after Marvel superheroes

Puppies abandoned in plastic box given names after Marvel superheroes

RSPCA said some of them appear underweight (Picture: Wales News Service)Ten puppies have been given names after Marvel characters after they were found abandoned in a plastic box in Newport.

Moment live dogs are beaten and butchered for humans to eat

Moment live dogs are beaten and butchered for humans to eat

The pets arrive on trucks at the factory in Surakarta (Picture: DMFI) Many don’t survive the journey to the factory (Picture: DMFI) Over 80 restaurants in Java openly advertise selling the meat (Picture: DMFI)‘They are then taken to filthy slaughterhouses where they watch other being slaughtered as they wait their turn, trebling in fear.

Police Stop Train to Save Dog Tied to Tracks

Police Stop Train to Save Dog Tied to Tracks

A dog was recused by Tampa police Wednesday night after being tied to the railroad tracks and shot at, reported by M. Tampa police received three phone calls about shots being fired which lead them to the dog tied to the tracks with a belt.

I might be blind but don’t treat me like I am invisible

I might be blind but don’t treat me like I am invisible

A security guard confronted us and said the centre had a no dog policy and asked that we leave immediately (Photo: Laura Radford)Working guide dogs have been around for decades in Britain, but misunderstanding of the support they give to blind and partially-sighted people still lurks.

Parrot found abandoned in Brazil gets radical new titaniam beak implant

Parrot found abandoned in Brazil gets radical new titaniam beak implant

As well as using the new beak to eat, she was using it to climb the cage in the touching footage posted by the center, which said she is recovering well from the operation.

Pets help boost health of older people: Study

Pets help boost health of older people: Study

Helping older people find low-cost ways to support pet ownership, while not sacrificing other important relationships and priorities is an investment in overall mental and physical health," said Cathleen Connell, Professor at the varsity.

Brexit’s spirit animal is a very fed-up pug

Brexit’s spirit animal is a very fed-up pug

A pal checks in on the exhausted dog to see if she’s okay (Picture: KHAP.The Mega Agency)If you need some more pictures of dogs with their tongues hanging out to get you through the rest of the week, then take a look at Elmer the eight-year-old Bernese mountain dog.

Why it’s so important to adopt not shop when it comes to dogs

Why it’s so important to adopt not shop when it comes to dogs

‘There are many reasons dogs come into the care of our rehoming centres but often it’s because they are purchased without owners doing the proper research to make sure their pet can feasibly fit into their life.

Fury as orangutan BLINDED after being shot 74 times in cruel attack - 'Hit in BOTH eyes'

Fury as orangutan BLINDED after being shot 74 times in cruel attack - 'Hit in BOTH eyes'

Hope the orangutan blinded after being shot 74 times (Image: GETTY) Hope undergoes surgery to her smashed collar bone (Image: YEL-SOCP/Suryadi) X-ray shows surgical repair and pellets still embedded in Hope (Image: YEL-SOCP/Suryadi) Dr Citrakasih Nente, SOCP’s supervisor of rehabilitation and reintroduction, explained why Hope cannot go back to the wild forests of her ancestors.

'Designer' dog crisis: RSPCA warns HUGE hike in 'trendy' breeds being abandoned

'Designer' dog crisis: RSPCA warns HUGE hike in 'trendy' breeds being abandoned

French bulldogs have become the UK's top dogs over the past decade but more need rescuing (Image: GETTY) RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said today: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and dachshunds.

Millions of dogs in UK left feeling 'frightened and lonely' when home alone warns RSCPA

Millions of dogs in UK left feeling 'frightened and lonely' when home alone warns RSCPA

DogKind poster released with campaign (Image: RSPCA) A quarter of owners went on to confess their working hours make it difficult for them to care for their dog as “they would like” while one in five admitted witnessing signs associated with separation related behaviour.

Dog news: Elderly pet needs 'quiet retirement home' – RSPCA launch appeal

Dog news: Elderly pet needs 'quiet retirement home' – RSPCA launch appeal

Tragic Eric looking for somewhere to sleep (Image: RSPCA) Elderly Eric the pooch needs nine hours’ kip every evening along with naps whenever the fancy takes him.

Alabama Rot WARNING: Three more British dogs die from deadly scourge

Alabama Rot WARNING: Three more British dogs die from deadly scourge

In a statement, Anderson Moores, who are based in Winchester, Hampshire, close to one of the major hotspots for cases, said: “We are in the time of year when historically we have identified more cases of CRGV and although this disease remains rare, we continue to advise owners to be vigilant and to seek advice from their local vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions and sores.

Incredible moment paralysed leopard cub WALKS again - WATCH

Incredible moment paralysed leopard cub WALKS again - WATCH

There was little hope for the seven month old cub when she was brought in for treatment at the Wildlife SOS Leopard Rescue Centre after being hit by a speeding vehicle trying to cross a busy road to catch up with her mother.

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

The Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) – made up of a number of animal welfare groups, including the RSPCA, Cats Protection, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Blue Cross, PDSA and Vets 4 Pets, believes having kittens spayed when they reach four months of age rather than at the traditional six months stage will help reduce these figures.

Britain's most love-starved dog DESPERATE for a permanent home after 5 years in a shelter

Britain's most love-starved dog DESPERATE for a permanent home after 5 years in a shelter

Muffin has been in a dogs home for almost all of her five years (Image: Dogs Trust) Ms Cochrane continued: “After all the hard work she has put in, we really hope Muffin finally finds her special someone.

RSPCA issues Valentine's Day appeal for HEARTBROKEN dog - 'We CAN'T understand it'

RSPCA issues Valentine's Day appeal for HEARTBROKEN dog - 'We CAN'T understand it'

He especially loves the beach, and we have learnt he likes to swim.” To help find Hector a home, the RSPCA has created a special online page to help potential owners decide if he is the dog for them.

British employees want flexible working hours and more staff benefits, study claims

British employees want flexible working hours and more staff benefits, study claims

The study also revealed employees who started their working life in 2010 or later are most likely to want pets in the office, and free breakfast supplies. Free tea and coffee is most valued by workers aged between 45-54, with over-55's the most likely to seek out an enhanced pension contribution.

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