Care home resident, 82, laughs with delight as she’s reunited with beloved dog

Care home resident, 82, laughs with delight as she’s reunited with beloved dog

Diana Darlington, 82, relocated from Kent to Cheshire to be closer to family after the death of her husband, Roy. She made the heartbreaking decision to leave her dog, Jak, behind with a relative when she moved into Redwalls Nursing Home in Sandiway.

Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Pen Farthing’s rescue mission gained a lot of public support, but was also accused of taking up valuable resources (Picture: REX/PA)Boris Johnson personally authorised the evacuation of 173 dogs and cats from Afghanistan during the Taliban ’s takeover, a government email reveals.

Eating dog meat could be banned in Seoul in move that may end ‘brutal’ industry

Eating dog meat could be banned in Seoul in move that may end ‘brutal’ industry

The South Korean capital could outlaw eating dog (Picture: Jean Chung/HSI)The Mayor of Seoul is under increasing pressure to bar people from eating dog meat in the city.Dog has been eaten in South Korea for centuries (Picture: Jean Chung)But critics point to the ‘brutality’ and ‘cruelty’ of the dog meat industry.

Pets at Home set for profit boost but supply chain costs increase

Pets at Home set for profit boost but supply chain costs increase

Bosses said sales hit £319.4 million in the 12 weeks to December 30, a jump of 5.8% on the same period a year ago.Pets at Home said: “We, like many others, are witnessing a number of inflationary pressures across the supply chain.

Heartbreaking photos of dog waiting patiently on doorstep for murdered owner

Heartbreaking photos of dog waiting patiently on doorstep for murdered owner

Mexican journalist Lourdes Maldonado Lopez was shot in her car on Sunday (Picture: Mexico Government) She was believed to often look after stray cats and dogs such as Chato (Picture: @moralesyo / Twitter).

Covid-19 issues behind record high in complaints to firms, survey finds

Covid-19 issues behind record high in complaints to firms, survey finds

The top 10 included Pets at Home, first direct, Saga insurance, Timpson, Skoda UK, Nissan and Greggs.

Abandoned dog found emaciated and traumatised is ready to find her forever home

Abandoned dog found emaciated and traumatised is ready to find her forever home

Poor Lacie needed months to recover (Picture: RSPCA)RSPCA animal rescue officer Ali Sparkes was off duty when a neighbour reported seeing Lacie abandoned back in March 2021.RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre deputy manager Anita Clark said Lacie’s true colours are finally showing after all the trauma she’s endured.

Clever deaf dog who understands sign language needs a forever home

Clever deaf dog who understands sign language needs a forever home

Sally says the little guy is ‘a wonderful example of just how resilient animals can be and proof that you can definitely teach an old dog new tricks.’.

Long in the tooth: Goldie the pufferfish has emergency dental work

Long in the tooth: Goldie the pufferfish has emergency dental work

Once the hour-long procedure was over, Goldie was moved to another large bowl filled with water from her home tank to recover from the anaesthetic.

What can dogs eat? Toxic foods to avoid, and snacks you can share

What can dogs eat? Toxic foods to avoid, and snacks you can share

From well-known prohibited foods like chocolate to more surprising bad foods, the list of toxic food for dogs includes: Onions Garlic Chives Chocolate Macadamia nuts Avocado Artificial sweetener Grapes and raisins Alcohol Nutmeg Raw yeast dough Mushrooms It’s woof having to be told no – but sometimes it’s for their own good (Picture: Getty)As well as understanding that some foods have toxic ingredients, there are other foods that dogs should avoid in terms of physical issues digesting.

Woman provides free end of life pet photography for owners

Woman provides free end of life pet photography for owners

A photoshoot with Indy and his owner Jake (Picture: Lauren Kennedy /Mercury Press)Since sharing her work on social media, Lauren is now inundated with requests for shoots.

Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Beagles from MBR Acres are driven two hours north to Humberside Airport (Picture: The Hull Animal Rights Team)Activists say they won’t rest until a ‘puppy factory’ stops breeding beagles which are used for lab tests and put down at six months old.

A Pennsylvania woman rescued a ‘scared’ animal. No one knows what it is

A Pennsylvania woman rescued a ‘scared’ animal. No one knows what it is

Eyth said that first, she thought the creature might be a coyote or a dog.Barron said that since the animal's behavior is on the timid side and it isn't exhibiting signs of aggression, she believes that the animal may be a dog.

Dog who lived muzzled in crate for years searching for loving new home

Dog who lived muzzled in crate for years searching for loving new home

RSPCA staff addressed his health issues, which included poor muscle tone and eye problems (Picture: RSPCA)She explained: ‘He’d had a really tough and restricted life, having spent at least two years living in a muzzle and shut in a crate following an incident in which he attacked the resident cat.

Dog walker covered in blood as she’s battered by thieves trying to steal pet

Dog walker covered in blood as she’s battered by thieves trying to steal pet

Gayle Smillie, 34, was attacked in broad daylight while walking in Greenhead Moss Nature Reserve (Picture: Google/Facebook/Paws and Claws Pet Services)A dog walker was left with blood streaming down her face after thieves attacked her in a park and tried to steal her miniature dachshund.

Pets prove to be the pandemic’s cute, furry growth area

Pets prove to be the pandemic’s cute, furry growth area

But it turns out that most of the dogs and cats who found new homes during the pandemic are still there.

Tim Dowling: the cat and I are both struggling with the new cat flap

Tim Dowling: the cat and I are both struggling with the new cat flap

The cat never really mastered the old flap anyway – he sat in front of it for hours, delicately prying it open with one claw and watching it fall back into place.“You don’t pull, you push it, you idiot,” I would say.

All aboard for a distracting announcement

All aboard for a distracting announcement

At a grammar school in the 1980s, we held fortnightly departmental meetings in a local pub (Letters, 20 January ).Working as a bus conductor in the 1970s, I remember that whenever a management meeting was held in the lounge bar of a local pub, a union meeting was arranged in the adjacent public bar.

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Authorities and pet lovers in Hong Kong are locked in a game of cat and mouse, with citizens mounting a clandestine rescue operation for hamsters condemned to be euthanised over fears they could transmit Covid-19.On Tuesday, government and health officials announced traces of the virus had been found on 11 hamsters , all in a pet shop where a 23-year-old staff member had fallen ill.

Rescuers save lost dog after tempting her with sausages dangled from drones

Rescuers save lost dog after tempting her with sausages dangled from drones

Millie was rescued from Romania two years ago (Picture: Solent News)‘We came up with the idea to hang sausages on the drone to lure her towards the team, as it was high tide and we didn’t want to risk her drowning.

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