One of the last dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring dies

One of the last dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring dies

Erin Menard / Best Friends Animal SocietyTess Rushton happened to be interning at Best Friends at the time and decided to adopt Layla.“She turned out to be absolutely lovely,” Rushton told TODAY.The “clumsy goof” adapted well to being spoiled by her new mom, who cooked organic food to mix into high-quality kibble, and made toys with hidden treats to help stimulate the clever dog’s mind.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary rescues dogs, pays vet bills

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary rescues dogs, pays vet bills

“When they come to us from the shelter, we say, ‘Today is the day that they start their new life,’” Zina Goodin, co-founder of Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, told TODAY .

Dog shot 36 times and had legs chopped off

Dog shot 36 times and had legs chopped off

Flo has no hind legs (Picture: Pudz Animal Sanctuary)Mrs Fairless, 50, said: ‘When they first met they’d just used to play all the time.

Giant wolfdog with terminal cancer is given forever home

Giant wolfdog with terminal cancer is given forever home

We show off their adorable moments in the hope of helping people identify with them at least and maybe change their fear response into a healthy respect through education.’ (Picture: Brittany Allen) (Picture: Shy Wolf Sanctuary/Brittany Allen) Brittany also explained that wolfdogs can be hard to handle – given you never know which side (wolf or dog) will be most dominant.

Puppy born with upside-down front paws given surgery to finally help him walk

Puppy born with upside-down front paws given surgery to finally help him walk

(Picture: OkStateEdu / SWNS) ‘Many people will never see a case of it in their whole career.’ Milo awoke to find himself in rigid, front body splints following the life-changing surgery on 9 January 2019.

Adoption ban reminds Germans pets are not just for Christmas

Adoption ban reminds Germans pets are not just for Christmas

“We just don’t want to see animals being placed under the Christmas tree and then soon after returning to us because the creature turned out not to be such a good idea after all,” says Beate Kaminski of Tierheim Berlin.

ANIMAL CRUELTY: Shock after two dogs left in 'worst state EVER seen'

ANIMAL CRUELTY: Shock after two dogs left in 'worst state EVER seen'

The animal rescuers believe the poor dogs were “probably thrown from a car” and feared they would have to be put down.Robbie Bartington, from the Woodfield Animal Sanctuary, said: We were alerted to the abandoned dogs by a friend, and we hope to give them a home for the rest of their lives, but they were in a horrendous state.“Their hair was matted for about a foot in length, and was so long I don't think a vet's clippers would have worked on them.“Fortunately, some dog-grooming friends of ours have kindly agreed to help them so we can get them into a condition where we can take them to a vet to be seen and get their vaccinations.

Volunteer helps raise money for pet shelter ... by napping with cats

Volunteer helps raise money for pet shelter ... by napping with cats

Employees at the no-kill sanctuary, which specializes in rehabilitating cats with special needs, decided to post pictures of Lauerman taking catnaps with his furry friends on Facebook, and the post is melting hearts everywhere.