Puppy put to sleep after cruel ear-cropping TORTURE to make it appear 'tough'

Puppy put to sleep after cruel ear-cropping TORTURE to make it appear 'tough'

Tragic puppy shows off cropped ears and barrel chest before being destroyed (Image: SSPCA) The one year old dog was dumped in a park suffering horrific pain from having her ears croppped to make her appear fearsome, as well as enduring the effects of intensive breeding.

Covering your dog’s balls in glitter is now a trend – but vets warn it’s a bad idea

Covering your dog’s balls in glitter is now a trend – but vets warn it’s a bad idea

They said: ‘I just thought I would let everybody know the latest creative grooming trend is glitter balls! Posting for your entertainment.’ Other pages though, showed off dogs with ‘the nicest set of testicles in the Grooming Industry.’ (Picture: Facebook) Most people were pretty taken aback by the idea though.

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.

Adorable puppies SAVED after rescue from toxic tar by heartwarming community teamwork

Adorable puppies SAVED after rescue from toxic tar by heartwarming community teamwork

Animal rescuers saving puppies coated in tar (Image: Humane Society International ) Kind-hearted pet lovers, ambulance drivers, journalists and animal welfare experts united for the emergency operation to stop the young dogs being mummified in the gluey bitumen.

Dog walkers issued strict new guidelines to keep pets safe as unregulated industry booms

Dog walkers issued strict new guidelines to keep pets safe as unregulated industry booms

Dog walking has become a boom industry (Image: RSPCA) With nearly one in three owners relying on dog walkers to exercise their pets, leading animal charities have come together to ensure high welfare standards in the growing but unregulated industry.

Dog abandoned and tied to tree 50 metres from animal shelter

Dog abandoned and tied to tree 50 metres from animal shelter

Officers from the RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre in Ringwood, Hampshire, said Bruce was ‘very scared and shaking’ when they found him. Bruce was ‘very scared and shaking’ when they found him (Picture: Solent) Now they have launched an investigation to try and find Bruce’s owner.

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California is set to become the first US state to ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in pet shops unless they are from rescue centres. Known as AB 485, under the new rules pet shop operators will have to provide records of each animal’s origin or face a $500 (£391) penalty.

Mayhew and Crisis team up again to help homeless people and their pets

Mayhew and Crisis team up again to help homeless people and their pets

(Picture: Mayhew) For the 12th year running, animal welfare charity Mayhew teamed up with homelessness charity Crisis to help people and their pets living on the streets over the festive period.

British pet shops to be banned from selling puppies and kittens

British pet shops to be banned from selling puppies and kittens

“We have always said that an end to third-party sales alone would not be enough to end the puppy trade crisis and we are pleased that this is being looked at alongside enhanced licensing conditions for breeders introduced earlier this year.” Topics

Faithful dog waits 83 days at spot where his owner was hit by a car and killed

Faithful dog waits 83 days at spot where his owner was hit by a car and killed

Every day since the woman’s death on August 21, the dog would show up at the same spot where his owner was hit, waiting for her to return.

'Dogs against Brexit' to march on Parliament to demand new EU referendum

'Dogs against Brexit' to march on Parliament to demand new EU referendum

Organisers of the “wooferendum” march say more than half of vets registering in the UK each year come from abroad, most from the EU, and they cite a report by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) saying a cut in numbers would be likely to cause shortages, jeopardising animal welfare and economic production.

Pets across the UK are ‘lonely, overweight and stressed’, says new report

Pets across the UK are ‘lonely, overweight and stressed’, says new report

A report from the veterinary charity PDSA revealed that 24 per cent of British pet owners carried out no preparatory work ahead of bringing an animal into their home, a figure equating to 5.2 million people.

Reptile on the loose alert turns out to be dog’s TOY: 'It was quite entertaining!'

Reptile on the loose alert turns out to be dog’s TOY: 'It was quite entertaining!'

Reptile on the loose alert turns out to be dog’s TOY: 'It was quite entertaining!' SHOCKED animal rescuers mounted a tricky operation to save a sick exotic reptile only to discover it was a chewed dog’s toy.

How could someone dump them? Tiny puppies left in plastic box in layby

How could someone dump them? Tiny puppies left in plastic box in layby

Tiny puppies left in plastic box in layby A LITTER of ten tiny puppies was found dumped in a plastic box on a country road.

Michael Gove’s puppy-farm ban shows he gets the politics of pets | Anne Perkins

Michael Gove’s puppy-farm ban shows he gets the politics of pets | Anne Perkins

Maybe he has realised that the understanding of the relative place of human and other animal life is undergoing a transformation that is of a quite different order to the boom in small-animal vets and the rise and rise of shops selling stuff for pets.

Stray Dog Jumps In Front of Speeding Truck to Save Little Girl

Stray Dog Jumps In Front of Speeding Truck to Save Little Girl

According to Detling, Angel is currently at the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Department, where he’s being treated for a fractured leg. Heroic Dog Saves Family by Jumping in Front of Bullet >> Heroic Cat Saves Her Guardian from a Fire >>