Meet the real-life Batman who gives freedom rides to shelter animals

Meet the real-life Batman who gives freedom rides to shelter animals

On his most recent transport, Van Dorn spent several days driving four dogs from Florida to Vermont, including two pit bull puppies named Ace and Zeus.

Tributes to boy, 9, mauled to death by dog during caravan holiday

Tributes to boy, 9, mauled to death by dog during caravan holiday

Tributes have been flooding in for Frankie Macritchie after he was killed by a ‘bulldog-type’ breed while alone in a caravan (Picture: SWNS) Relatives leave flowers at the entrance to Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe, Cornwall (Picture: SWNS)In a tribute issued through Devon and Cornwall Police, his family said the schoolboy had a ‘special heart’.

First picture of woman arrested after dog attack that killed boy, 9

First picture of woman arrested after dog attack that killed boy, 9

Sadie Totterdell was named as the woman arrested after Frankie was mauled to death (Picture: Facebook) The boy is believed to have been killed while he was in a caravan with the dog (Picture: SWNS)It was reported earlier on Monday that the boy had been left alone with the dog, named Winston – despite him already having carried out four less serious attacks, one of which happened just weeks before the fatal incident.

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Prize-winning show dog vanishes at airport before flight: 'A horrible ordeal'

Gale, a 22-month-old American Staffordshire terrier, was scheduled to fly to Amsterdam on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and had cleared security in her crate at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta three hours before the flight, her owner, Floris van Essen, told Atlanta's NBC affiliate WXIA.Gale, a show dog from the Netherlands, has been missing since Saturday after breaking free from her crate at an Atlanta airport.

How to Get Rid of Fleas in a Multi-pet Household

How to Get Rid of Fleas in a Multi-pet Household

How to Get Rid of Fleas in a House With Multiple Pets If you live with more than one cat or dog and fleas are discovered on one of your pets, that could spell disaster for the whole fur family. How to Get Rid of Fleas Step 1: Treat all the pets in your home.

National Weather Service issues 'small dog warning' due to 50-mph winds

National Weather Service issues 'small dog warning' due to 50-mph winds

Gusting winds in northern Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania reached the level of "hold on tight to your small dog so it doesn't fly away" this week. Thankfully there were no flying dogs reported in Ohio and Pennsylvania on Tuesday.

Pooch pizzas and pet psychics: life as a dog concierge at the Westminster Show

Pooch pizzas and pet psychics: life as a dog concierge at the Westminster Show

Jerry Grymek is there to accommodate every need It’s the weekend before this year’s Westminster Kennel Club dog show and the basement of the Hotel Pennsylvania is a bustle of canine activity.

Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?

Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?

First picture of man charged with stabbing dad to death on Surrey train ‘It can be quite harmful to a pet if their routine is upset and you shouldn’t assume you will divide the time in half.’ After coming across so many disputes between former partners and their pets, Vanessa teamed up with Blue Cross to come up with a ‘pet-nuptial’ agreement, a specially created document to plan for pets’ futures and help avoid heartache if a relationship should end.

Owner has heartwarming reunion with dogs after Camp Fire destroyed her home

Owner has heartwarming reunion with dogs after Camp Fire destroyed her home

Andrea Gaylord's dog, Madison, was waiting patiently for her return (above) a month after her home burned down in the Camp Fire in northern California.

Dachshund Fights off Burglar and Goes Missing

Dachshund Fights off Burglar and Goes Missing

Evan Greathouse, Ollie’s pet parent wasn’t home at the time of the break in; it was just Ollie, Greathouse’s fiancé and Heinz, another Dachshund in the apartment located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Ollie had two animal rescue groups looking for him: Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County and Ruby the Lost Greyhound.

Loyal dog guarded home for almost a month after deadly wildfire

Loyal dog guarded home for almost a month after deadly wildfire

Madison was there waiting when Andrea Gaylord was allowed back to check on her burned property in Paradise this week. Madison greets his owner, Andrea Gaylord, as she was allowed back to check on her burned property (Picture: AP)

How pets improve mental health issues, from depression to PTSD

How pets improve mental health issues, from depression to PTSD

Tom Maybury died five years ago at the age of 29, but the recent death of Tottie has led Tom’s mother Sally and younger brother Henry to raise awareness of how rescue dogs can make such a difference to people’s lives.

‘Pawternity’ leave? Company offers paid leave for pet care

‘Pawternity’ leave? Company offers paid leave for pet care

Company offers paid leave for pet care copied! A new type of paid time off is all about caring for a different family member: the animal! NBC’s Savannah Sellers meets with employees at mParticle, a New York City-based tech company that offers special perks to its staff, including leave for pet owners.

Cat cuddler job: ‘Crazy cat person’ with ‘cattitude’ wanted

Cat cuddler job: ‘Crazy cat person’ with ‘cattitude’ wanted

It’ll pay between A$29,970 and A$41,950, but you’ll need the following qualifications:— The ideal candidate must have gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time.— They need to be softly spoken and capable of cat whispering to calm the nerves of some of the in-patients.— An ability to understand different types of purring is a distinct added advantage in helping you secure this position.

Ukrainian Elena Ivanickaya tattoos cat

Ukrainian Elena Ivanickaya tattoos cat

Picture: InstagramSource:SuppliedA WANNABE Instagram star could face criminal proceedings for tattooing her cat to make it as “glamorous” as her.Ukrainian fitness fanatic Elena Ivanickaya sparked outrage after having an image of the winged Egyptian God, Anubis, inked onto her pet Sphynx’s chest.Photos show the bald moggy unconscious as a tattoo artist works on its chest, The Sun reports.Elena Ivanickaya had her cat inked.

Dog food recall: Advance Dermocare tied to deaths, illness

Dog food recall: Advance Dermocare tied to deaths, illness

Mars Petcare Australia has voluntarily recalled Advance Dermocare dry food, after learning a number of dogs have been affected by megaesophagus, a condition not usually linked to food.Nine police dog squad members, including one who was euthanased, have been struck down by the condition — an enlargement of the oesophagus.

The Ultimate Guide for Pet Sitters

The Ultimate Guide for Pet Sitters

Over the past year or so I have come up with a checklist for myself to ensure that everything I could possibly have concerns about is "covered." So for those of you who are crazy pet parents just like me, here it is -- from a source that has just about got this thing "nailed" when it comes to leaving your pet with a sitter.