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.

There's a Valentine's dog walk for humans and hounds this weekend

There's a Valentine's dog walk for humans and hounds this weekend

The most loved-up couple (human and hound that is) will also win a prize – so it’s worth investing in matching Valentine’s outfits to set yourself apart from the crowd.

RSPCA shares HEARTBREAKING video of dog put down because of way he looked

RSPCA shares HEARTBREAKING video of dog put down because of way he looked

The RSPCA was forced to put him to sleep due to Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), which labels certain types of dogs as “dangerous” due to their appearance.

Is this be Britain’s unluckiest dog? Pet waiting more than a 1,000 DAYS for new home

Is this be Britain’s unluckiest dog? Pet waiting more than a 1,000 DAYS for new home

Zen is being backed by a Valentine's Day appeal (Image: NAWT) “Either the potential owners have pulled out, or their circumstances have changed and they could no longer give Zen a home.” Despite being feted on social media, coached by top trainers and having sleepovers and days out with animal charity staff, he awaits his forever home.

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.

Cats and dogs cruelly ABANDONED on streets in freezing cold in winter pet dumping epidemic

Cats and dogs cruelly ABANDONED on streets in freezing cold in winter pet dumping epidemic

Elderly terrier dumped on the streets with its blanket (Image: RSPCA) This pitiful scene of the black and white Jack Russell abandoned on the streets with his worldly possessions in a plastic bag has shocked animal welfare investigators.

Dog TRAGICALLY stabbed with 11-inch knife DESTROYED because he could never be a pet

Dog TRAGICALLY stabbed with 11-inch knife DESTROYED because he could never be a pet

“It is with a heavy heart that, following consultation with very experienced members of our animal welfare team and our chief veterinary officer, we have had to take the difficult decision to end Aslan’s struggle in life.” SSPCA badge (Image: SSPCA) The Scottish charity is pledging never to forget Aslan while also making every effort to bring his attacker to justice.

Urgent appeal for tragic ‘Mermaid Puppy’ whose deformed legs make her look like fish

Urgent appeal for tragic ‘Mermaid Puppy’ whose deformed legs make her look like fish

Urgent appeal for tragic ‘Mermaid Puppy’ whose deformed legs make her look like fish A RESCUE dog thrown from a van needs life-changing surgery so she can lose the sad nickname of Mermaid Puppy.

Devastated! Family’s horror as SIX cats in FIVE years killed from 'antifreeze' poisoning

Devastated! Family’s horror as SIX cats in FIVE years killed from 'antifreeze' poisoning

Button is the latest poisoning victim (Image: RSPCA) "I just want to warn other cat owners in the area to be aware of this and keep an eye on their own pets.

'She must have been so terrified!' Bald dog dressed in snowman jumper abandoned in cold

'She must have been so terrified!' Bald dog dressed in snowman jumper abandoned in cold

Ducky the terrier abandoned wearing a snowman jumper (Image: RSPCA) The animal welfare charity says it witnessed a massive surge in emergency calls between Christmas and the New Year, with abandoned pets and wildlife getting into difficulty seeing its frontline officers working round the clock.

New Year’s Eve: How to keep pets calm during midnight fireworks

As with dogs, you can make your cat feel more at ease during the fireworks by putting on the TV or radio to muffle the sound and closing the curtains.

Dog owner caught on CCTV dumping pet at roadside and ‘callously’ driving away

Dog owner caught on CCTV dumping pet at roadside and ‘callously’ driving away

The latest CCTV footage shows a car in Stoke-on-Trent pulling up at the side of the road and a man leaving the passenger side carrying a dog bed and leading a black-and-white Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog.

Animal cruelty: Pet snake thrown away like fly-tipped rubbish

Animal cruelty: Pet snake thrown away like fly-tipped rubbish

Animal cruelty: Pet snake thrown away like fly-tipped rubbish COLD-HEARTED reptile collectors left this striking snake to die amid a pile of rubbish because they no longer wanted to keep it as a novelty pet.

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Hunt for cruel thugs who hanged badger opposite school

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: Hunt for cruel thugs who hanged badger opposite school

Horror as badger hanged from crossbar (Image: RSPCA) This sickening scene greeted a school caretaker who hurriedly took down the dead animal before it was seen by children.

'Just DESPICABLE' Tragedy as 'skeleton' bulldog left to die under a bush

'Just DESPICABLE' Tragedy as 'skeleton' bulldog left to die under a bush

RSPCA Inspector David McAdam said the bulldog was suffering some of the worst health problems he has ever witnessed when the pet was found in a remote area of countryside near Blidworth, Nottinghamshire, last week.

Will you adopt this dog to save her from a kill shelter?

Will you adopt this dog to save her from a kill shelter?

Gina Mccallum, who runs Shar Pei Rescue of Scotland, said: ‘We were devastated when Noelle died so we decided to put the remaining funds raised for her towards helping the mum and her litter of puppies in Romania.

HEARTBREAKING: Dog loses pup after cruel owner DUMPS IT when it began giving birth

HEARTBREAKING: Dog loses pup after cruel owner DUMPS IT when it began giving birth

She is currently recovering on fluids and medications but is still in a serious condition.” Hangdog Florence on a drip at RSPCA hospital (Image: RSPCA) Florence’s abandonment this December comes at one of the busiest times for the RSPCA, with the charity bracing itself for a tidal wave of calls about pets, wild animals and livestock in difficulties over the festive period.

Callous and cruel! Miracle cat survives being SHOT with sling shot from point blank range

Callous and cruel! Miracle cat survives being SHOT with sling shot from point blank range

The cat’s survival is so miraculous that she has been nicknamed Angel.Animal cruelty investigators today appealed for witnesses who may have seen the cat being shot and are also trying to trace Angel’s owners.Angel was found with the bearing still embedded in her head by a member of the public in Church Road, Throwley, near Faversham, Kent, at 8.30am last Thursday.RSPCA inspector Grace Harris-Bridge said: “This poor cat has been targeted with what looks like a ball bearing in a callous and cruel attack.

Buddy the dog deemed 'too ugly to love' needs another new home

Buddy the dog deemed 'too ugly to love' needs another new home

Look at that face (Picture: Dogs Trust)Buddy came to Dogs Trust as a stray in 2014 and spent two years with the charity, overlooked by potential new owners because of his unconventional appearance and deafness.

NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS: Heartbreak as adorable puppies DUMPED in freezing weather

NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS: Heartbreak as adorable puppies DUMPED in freezing weather

Bramble and Crumble were barely alive when they were rescued huddling against their litter-mates’ bodies.“These pups were abandoned in a cage behind an old sofa, in a remote shed, so the chances of them ever being found was almost zero,” said Inspector Stubbs.“It’s just fortunate that someone was out walking their dogs which picked up the pups’ scent because, if not, the chances are there would have been four dead puppies in the cage, had they been left undiscovered any longer.”The vulnerable cockapoos, aged between six and seven weeks and too young to be taken away from their mother, are believed to have been suffering at the location for two days.

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