Dog dumped at railway station takes on charity challenge with 'soulmate' owner

Dog dumped at railway station takes on charity challenge with 'soulmate' owner

Now, the ‘soulmate’ pair plan to run 30km in 30 days in August to raise money for Pound for Paws, to help the Scottish SPCA help more animals like Kai find their forever homes.

What you need to know before bringing home your new pet

What you need to know before bringing home your new pet

Kelly DiCicco, manager of adoptions promotions at the ASPCA Adoption Centre, says “there’s no doubt that the response from people across the country willing to open their homes to animals in need during this challenging time has been enormous and unprecedented.”.

Carole Baskin of 'Tiger King' awarded control of Joe Exotic's zoo

Carole Baskin of 'Tiger King' awarded control of Joe Exotic's zoo

A federal judge has granted Carole Baskin of Florida's Big Cat Rescue control of the 16-acre zoo in Wynnewood, property that was previously owned by Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, known as "Joe Exotic" in the hit Netflix docuseries.

Race to find homes for greyhounds as pandemic closes Florida tracks

Race to find homes for greyhounds as pandemic closes Florida tracks

Portela saw on the news that Florida’s greyhound tracks were closing because of the pandemic and that dogs were in need of homes, but that doesn’t reflect the magnitude of the challenge that has befallen the state’s network of adoption agencies almost instantaneously.

These therapy dogs ease anxiety, bring joy to kids and seniors in need

These therapy dogs ease anxiety, bring joy to kids and seniors in need

In 2016, she started the nonprofit Therapy Dogs of Long Island, which now brings certified dogs to people with physical or mental health challenges at private homes, schools and senior care facilities, in addition to hospitals.

Quarantined bulldog sadly watches kids play from his balcony

Quarantined bulldog sadly watches kids play from his balcony

Three-year-old dog Big Poppa was snapped looking crestfallen as he watched two children play outside from his balcony.He was cute when he was small Poppa (Picture: Rashida Ellis)Rashida has been trying to keep Big Poppa entertained but the pup prefers to play with children.

RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

The RSPCA has launched an emergency appeal amid the coronavirus outbreak (Image: RSPCA) The charity is appealing for donations as it continues to rescue and care for animals during the pandemic (Image: RSPCA)“We are facing immense challenges and huge pressures on strained resources, but our hugely dedicated teams are out there dealing with emergencies and our centres continue to deliver vital care to thousands of animals, with more expected in the coming weeks.

Etsy is selling personalised plant pots which feature your dog’s face

Etsy is selling personalised plant pots which feature your dog’s face

These will definitely cheer you up (Picture: Meow3DStore/Etsy)If online shopping is helping you through this challenging time, then we’ve found a product that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face – a personalised puppy plant pot.

Woman's mini felt model of her dog looks 'like it's had a stroke'

Woman's mini felt model of her dog looks 'like it's had a stroke'

Oh dear (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Emma Allen was left in fits of giggles after ordering a mini felt replica of her Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Missy – and ended up getting one that looked ‘like it’s had a stroke’.

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Dog gives birth to 10 new puppies of Britain’s rarest breed

Red and white setters have been on the decline since Victorian times (Picture: BNPS) The red and white setter has fallen to the bottom of the Kennel Club’s vulnerable breeds list after only 39 were born last year (Picture: BNPS)Jim Cuddy, chairman of the Red and White Setter Club of Great Britain, said: ‘Having 10 new puppies does help the breed, given as there were only 39 last year.

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

After being challenged by M&S five times now, he says he might have to launch legal action against the chain (Picture: John Dickinson-Lilley)He was waiting in the queue when a member of staff spotted eight-year-old Brett, and said ‘You’re not allowed that in the store’.

Rescued ducklings saved from slaughter become best friends with dog

Rescued ducklings saved from slaughter become best friends with dog

Boris with his pet duck Shushi (Picture: Boris Bozhinov/SWNS/Cambridge)When he found the ducklings, Boris was on his way to work and so had to keep them in a box during his shift.The ducklings have fallen in love with their pooch sister, seven-year-old Daria (Picture: Boris Bozhinov/SWNS Cambridge).

Beagle Luigi is crowned pet slimming champion after giving up roast dinners

Beagle Luigi is crowned pet slimming champion after giving up roast dinners

Missi put on weight thanks to a passion for ice cream (Picture: PA)Owner Gemma Pittaway, from Walsall, said at the start of Missi’s challenge: ‘She gets very excited when she hears the ice cream van coming – it’s her favourite.

A puppy who lost all of her fur due to mange now looks like dog model

A puppy who lost all of her fur due to mange now looks like dog model

Vet assistant Jessie DeFreitas fell in love with little Terra, despite the poor pup suffering from such a bad skin condition that all her fur had fallen out.She suffered badly with mange (Picture: RSPCA /SWNS.COM)‘The vet said if the dog wasn’t signed over to them, she wouldn’t have survived.

Dogs do parkour: Canine agility sport proving a hit in the UK

Dogs do parkour: Canine agility sport proving a hit in the UK

Dog Parkour sessions are just like human Parkour where they learn how to climb, jump, balance and run on challenging obstacles such as beams and tree stumps.Michelle, from Failsworth in Manchester, says: “Parkour helps owners build a bond with their dogs and makes walks more fun.

Caught On Camera: Police Save Terrier Dog from Busy Highway

Caught On Camera: Police Save Terrier Dog from Busy Highway

Officers Allen Speed and Paul Garcia temporarily stopped traffic during their rescue, reports Phillip Townsend (WFAA).It wasn’t an easy task considering the dog seemed to be nervous and avoiding the officers, luckily enough, reports Townsend, Garcia happened to have dog treats with him and he used those to lure her to safety.

‘Wobbly’ disabled goldendoodle is living his best life travelling the USA

‘Wobbly’ disabled goldendoodle is living his best life travelling the USA

‘I had tonnes of fostering experience but none with special needs, so I knew Josh would be a new challenge,’ says Kim. The fluffiest boy (Picture: CATERS UK) ‘I didn’t even care that he had a disability though; I just felt it in my heart that this opportunity was meant for us,’ she continues.

Playing cat and mouse over posh nosh

Playing cat and mouse over posh nosh

• Christine Allen, of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, writes of the excellent work being carried out to counter climate change by many people in the Catholic church (Letters , 13 July). • Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Firefighters haul ass after pet donkey found trapped in septic tank

Firefighters haul ass after pet donkey found trapped in septic tank

A miniature donkey has caused a stink after falling into a large septic tank, sparking a challenging rescue north of Brisbane . Firefighters were called to a Morayfield property on Thursday night after its panicked owners called to say their donkey had tumbled into the concrete tank and was wedged firmly inside.

Guide dog celebrates Leeds United’s winning goal with its owner in the stands

Guide dog celebrates Leeds United’s winning goal with its owner in the stands

Nikki Allen began attending Leeds’ games at Elland Road after losing her sight and is aided by her guide dog Rita. This woman’s guide dog going mental for Jack Harrison’s winner @TheSquareBall @NothingButLUFC @LeedsUnitedHQ @PhilHayYEP #lufc — Sean Clare (@Sean__Clare).

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