WATCH: Heartwarming moment Chris Packham REUNITED with poodle - 'Best day of my life!'

WATCH: Heartwarming moment Chris Packham REUNITED with poodle - 'Best day of my life!'

Scratchy shows joy at being reunited (Image: Twitter/Chris Packham) The operation was carried out by veterinary experts at Optivet Referrals in Havant, Hampshire, close to where the presenter lives in the New Forest with his aged black poodle and the frozen remains of brother Itchy who died two years ago.

Puppy found dumped in woods in a Sports Direct bag now has her forever home

Puppy found dumped in woods in a Sports Direct bag now has her forever home

(Picture North News / NNP) ‘I was lost for words that someone could, just days after Christmas, dump a tiny, vulnerable puppy in the freezing weather. Antony said: ‘I dread to think what Christmas was like for Eleven last year just days before she was discovered dumped in the woods.

Dog opens Christmas present to find his very own puppy inside

Dog opens Christmas present to find his very own puppy inside

She added: ‘It was kind of like love at first sight – Minnie has always loved other dogs and having friends now she has someone to grow up with and to help her be brave!’

Theresa May treats dog to a new bone at Christmas church service

Theresa May treats dog to a new bone at Christmas church service

The dog looked happy to greet the Prime Minister and her husband (Picture: PA) Blitz regularly attends the church with his owner (Picture: PA) Earlier this week, the Prime Minister focused on thanking UK troops as she made her Christmas message.

Hero police dog killed while trying to take down murder suspect on Christmas Eve

Hero police dog killed while trying to take down murder suspect on Christmas Eve

A police dog was killed while trying to tackle a suspected murderer outside a shopping centre on Christmas Eve. K9 Cigo was in the middle of taking down suspected Latin Kings gang member The Mall in Wellington Green, Florida, when he was shot.

Christmas puppies have each been named after Santa's reindeer

Christmas puppies have each been named after Santa's reindeer

(Picture: SWNS- Cambridge) The dogs will remain at the home to be cared for over Christmas Day and until they are old enough to go to their ‘forever’ home.

Bald dog covered in glitter found dumped in carrier bag - but look at her amazing recovery

Bald dog covered in glitter found dumped in carrier bag - but look at her amazing recovery

It’s utterly heart-breaking.” El before and after her Christmas dumping (Image: RSPCA) Hell for a bald puppy called El left to die in freezing cold (Image: RSPCA) The woodland spot where El was left to die in bag for life (Image: RSPCA) El having a swell time this Christmas with new owners (Image: RSPCA) A year on and adopted by Antony and Karl Simmons Sergent, El has a sparkling black and white coat and a life of pampering – light years from the horrors she faced last Christmas.

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.

Happy ending for dog stabbed in the head with screwdriver and set on fire

Happy ending for dog stabbed in the head with screwdriver and set on fire

Bruce was so underweight you could see his rib cage (Picture: North News) Poor Bruce suffered a terrible ordeal (Picture: North News) She says he’s happy and healthy and she is looking forward to spending their first Christmas together at her home in Carlisle.

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.

Christmas MIRACLE! Britain's UNLUCKIEST dog finally gets a break - 'We are so happy!'

Christmas MIRACLE! Britain's UNLUCKIEST dog finally gets a break - 'We are so happy!'

We’re looking forward to our first Christmas with her.”UK's unluckiest dog Daisy rolling with joy as she gets new home (Image: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Sad-eyed Daisy who spent 124 days in care before getting new hone (Image: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Daisy’s predicament as a “boomerang dog” – one that has been returned to a rescue centre – highlights the predicament faced by elderly pets coming through Battersea’s gates, with many having to wait far longer to be re-homed than their younger counterparts.Over the past three years, more than 900 dogs aged seven or over have been found new homes by Battersea, with the average stay before being resettled 40 days.

Over 500 sausage dogs dressed in Christmas outfits gather in Hyde Park

Over 500 sausage dogs dressed in Christmas outfits gather in Hyde Park

Dachshund Millie takes part in a sausage dog festive walk (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA)  Lulu takes part in a sausage dog festive walk (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA)  Dachshunds Sabrina (left) and Lola (right) take part in a sausage dog festive walk in Hyde Park (Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA)

Is it worth buying pet insurance?

Is it worth buying pet insurance?

Every week a Guardian Money reader submits a question, and it’s up to you to help him or her out – a selection of the best answers will appear in next Saturday’s paper. We’re getting a cockapoo puppy at Christmas (yes, it’s for life).

Home for Christmas! Stolen dog ABANDONED by sick breeders - 'My best friend is back!'

Home for Christmas! Stolen dog ABANDONED by sick breeders - 'My best friend is back!'

Bella's three-year ordeal left her riddled with mange (Image: Kennel Club/Francesca Sharp)Much-loved Bella as only reunited with her pining owner after being dumped on the streets having been treated abominably by unscrupulous breeders looking for fat profits.

Dog pajamas allow owners to curl up with their pets in matching outfits

Dog pajamas allow owners to curl up with their pets in matching outfits

4. PajamaGram Family Christmas Pajamas Set, $25+, Amazon 7. PajamaGram Matching Personalized Family Christmas Pajamas, $18+, Amazon This set comes with a dog hoodie and matching pajama pants for the humans. 9. PajamaGram Matching Candy Cane Fleece Christmas Pajamas, $20+, Amazon

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.

Let sleeping dogs lie (in the kitchen) | Brief letters

Let sleeping dogs lie (in the kitchen) | Brief letters

• So chief whip Julian Smith thinks MPs can be persuaded to back Theresa May by the thought that otherwise they might lose some of their Christmas break (Report, 1 December). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit gu.com/letters

TODAY's puppy with a purpose, Sunny, now has his own plush! Here's how to get one

TODAY's puppy with a purpose, Sunny, now has his own plush! Here's how to get one

This holiday season, you can make sure your disposition stays Sunny with this sweet plush made to look just like TODAY's puppy with a purpose. TODAY SUNNY PLUSH, $29.95, NBC Store TODAY SUNNY PLUSH, $29.95, NBC Store

Should you give your dog cannabis?

Should you give your dog cannabis?

As legalization spreads, owners are giving pets CBD – a chemical in marijuana – but owners are still largely on their own When it comes to marijuana itself, Richter emphasizes that despite popular belief, THC, the chemical in cannabis that gets users high, isn’t toxic for dogs.

Dramatic Bald-Eagle Rescue; Lead Poisoning to Blame

Dramatic Bald-Eagle Rescue; Lead Poisoning to Blame

Lead poisoning, which can cause lethargy and an inability to fly, certainly matched the symptoms of the eagle currently undergoing treatment at Avian Haven. "She is eating and active," says Amy. You can stay updated on progress through the Animal Haven facebook page and check out the gallery for incredible rescue photos.

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