Horror as number of abandoned dogs soars by 25 percent after coronavirus lockdown

Horror as number of abandoned dogs soars by 25 percent after coronavirus lockdown

The number of dogs being abandoned has soared in Spain since the coronavirus lockdown was lifted (Image: GETTY) There has been a 25 percent spike in pooches being dumped in Spain after restrictions were eased, according to research by the Royal Canine Society of Spain (Image: GETTY)Demand for puppies soared during the lockdown but the charity fears many pets could be given up due to the economic fallout from the pandemic.

To help working parents, workplace has free on-site tutoring for kids

To help working parents, workplace has free on-site tutoring for kids

Mike Arms, president and CEO of Helen Woodward Animal Center, decided to create the program when he saw tears on the faces of his team of 170 employees right after California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that virtually all school campuses would be closed in the fall.

Actor Dennis Quaid Is Adopting a Virginia Shelter Cat Named 'Dennis Quaid'

Actor Dennis Quaid Is Adopting a Virginia Shelter Cat Named 'Dennis Quaid'

Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid is adopting a cat from the Lynchburg Humane Society in Virginia.“We take in about 4,000 animals a year, so we really just try to come up with creative names and just not have the same name twice,” Danielle Ulmer, Adoption Center Manager with the Lynchburg Humane Society, told WSLS.

Dog covered in cigarette burns abandoned outside RSPCA centre

Dog covered in cigarette burns abandoned outside RSPCA centre

Hector was tied up outside the RSPCA Leeds, Wakefield and District Branch Animal Centre in East Ardsley, Leeds, on August 1, with CCTV footage showing a black Mercedes with foreign number plates pulling up and leaving him behind.

Lonely dog given up for adoption as key worker owner had to work 12-hour shifts

Lonely dog given up for adoption as key worker owner had to work 12-hour shifts

Eight-year-old Shar Pei Bella Boo is up for adoption after her owner’s working patterns in lockdown left her anxious and lonely (Picture: Parrot & Pineapple | Pooch & Pineapple | Rophotographs)Lots of pets have enjoyed extra quality time with their owners in lockdown thanks to a move towards home-working.

Dennis Quaid, actor, adopts Dennis Quaid, cat

Dennis Quaid, actor, adopts Dennis Quaid, cat

Actor Dennis Quaid has just expanded his fur family by adopting a 6-year-old black cat."I was like there is no way this is real, like, someone is pranking us," Danielle Ulmer, Lynchburg Humane Society, Adoption Center Manager, told WSLS.Dennis Quaid, luckiest black cat alive.

Fears of puppy smugglers exploiting demand as prices for dog breeds rocket

Fears of puppy smugglers exploiting demand as prices for dog breeds rocket

After thousands started working from home demand shot up for puppies, meaning smugglers are making big profits (Picture: Getty)Coronavirus restrictions are creating the perfect storm for puppy smugglers to thrive, with the price for popular breeds reaching record levels.

End this cruelty! Heartbreaking images show starving dogs in 'despicable' puppy farms

End this cruelty! Heartbreaking images show starving dogs in 'despicable' puppy farms

The sickening photos were taken by Watchdog Thailand at puppy farms in the Bang Bua Thong district and the city of Chiang Mai. The images show pooches in tiny wire cages, while others are painfully skinny and appear to have been starved.

Streetwear Culture Goes to the Dogs

Streetwear Culture Goes to the Dogs

My name is Christopher Cargnoni and I’m the founder of Fresh Pawz, a pet brand dedicated to the streetwear culture.Being in the retail world my entire life, I’m super passionate about brand building and creating products that people can connect to, so I started to research the pet market.

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus

The dog was brought to the NC State Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh on Aug. 3 after showing signs of respiratory distress earlier that day, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.

Man let his dog starve to death then hid his body in car boot

Man let his dog starve to death then hid his body in car boot

Lee Roger Aylott’s dog Suzie (pictured) was also discovered in a poor condition (Picture: Media Wales)A man has been banned from keeping animals for life after he let his dog starve to death and hid his body in the boot of his car.

4 Reasons the Pandemic Is a Boon for the Pet Industry

4 Reasons the Pandemic Is a Boon for the Pet Industry

Add to this the growing availability of pet supplies online (the sector saw 11.3% percent growth for online sales in 2019 alone) plus the opportunity to connect with veterinarians and other professionals remotely via telehealth and other online options; the industry was well-positioned to take advantage of the COVID-19-induced circumstances.

How to cool down a dog in the heat - Top tips

How to cool down a dog in the heat - Top tips

The hot weather is forecast to continue for the next few days, with temperatures continuing above 30C.However there are some easy tips you can use to ensure your dog stays happy and healthy in the summer heat.

Do cats eat less in hot weather?

Do cats eat less in hot weather?

While the weather is hot, make sure to look out for symptoms of heatstroke in your pets (Image: GETTY) If your cat has symptoms of heatstroke, it's important you contact your vet immediately.

Lucy the golden Labrador gives birth to 13 black puppies

Lucy the golden Labrador gives birth to 13 black puppies

Lucy and Catherine (Picture: Murray Saunders/Daily Mail)The brood was actually one short of the English record for the breed set by Bella, who gave birth to 14 black and yellow puppies in May this year.

Puppies die after being abandoned in cardboard box in 30°C heat

Puppies die after being abandoned in cardboard box in 30°C heat

Samantha Garvey, the RSPCA’s chief inspector for Essex, said the animals were killed by suspected parvovirus – a highly contagious disease that causes severe vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration.

Love you to death: how we hurt the animals we cherish

Love you to death: how we hurt the animals we cherish

Beginning with an already narrow gene pool, selective breeding has greatly increased the incidence of disease in these animals, many of whom, as a result of our choices, suffer from life-limiting or chronic, painful conditions.

Dog owners turn their pets into Disney characters with new Snapchat filter

Dog owners turn their pets into Disney characters with new Snapchat filter

But this new Snapchat filter can make your dog look like a character in a Disney movie.She laughed that her dog Alaska, on the left, looks like ‘a temptress’ every time she uses the filter on her.

Two dogs rescued after being left for ‘over two hours’ in sweltering car

Two dogs rescued after being left for ‘over two hours’ in sweltering car

It is understood officers had to smash a window to save the dogs from the sweltering vehicle, which had parked up near Looe Beach on Saturday.A local man, who shared an image of the scene on social media, said the dogs had been left in the car unattended for ‘over two hours’.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra introduce new rescue dog Panda

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra introduce new rescue dog Panda

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have a new addition to their growing family.The famous couple took to Instagram on Saturday to announce their bundle of joy: an adorable husky-Australian shepherd named Panda.Panda is a Husky Australian Shepard mix rescue and we’re already in love ❤️.".

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