Lucy Pasha-Robinson’s horrible predicament brought tears to my eyes (I’m one of the 28m in Britain who live with chronic pain – where is the plan to help us?, 16 May ).Why did the Queen get given an Oyster card (Queen makes surprise appearance at Elizabeth line opening ceremony, 17 May )?
A TINY chihuahua weighing less than a bag of sugar has claimed the unofficial title of Britain's smallest dog.Daisy is a tiny Chihuahua cross, weighing in at less than 2lb.Mrs Sheppard said: “I can’t imagine any dog is smaller than her.
Henry is patiently waiting for a forever home (Image: BATTERSEA/RSPCA)"Henry struggles with anxiety and is looking to find somebody who can spend and dedicate time with him until he is feeling settled.
Staff at his animal shelter call him ‘the perfect pet’ but note Freddie is ‘complex’ and needs a strong owner as he tends to over-guard and this puts people off.
Meanwhile, Vetlife, a charity that provides emotional, financial and mental-health support to the veterinary community, received 4,000 calls to its helpline in 2020 – its busiest year on record.
We British, who like to think we’re a nation of animal lovers, have been given an opportunity to bask in the warm glow of this reassuring self-image now that more than 150,000 people have signed a petition calling for the West Ham footballer Kurt Zouma to be prosecuted after a video emerged of him kicking his cat.
Dale, 60, who is backing the Daily Express Green Britain Needs You campaign, said: "Millions of Brits will be shocked and disgusted to discover how hunts are treating their dogs, and will be horrified to find out their lights might be puppy-powered.".
The decision to bring Pip into their lives perfectly illustrates what Glazebrook preaches most fervently – it’s vital to analyse and understand your circumstances before you choose a dog, rather than picking a breed you think looks cool, and ending up with a dog that is incompatible with your lifestyle, making everyone miserable.
Covid has been a factor in that rise, with 7% of owners surveyed saying they got a cat for reasons related to the pandemic, such as furlough or spending more time at home.
A BBC and Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals investigation found puppies were being bred in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and illegally moved across to Great Britain through Belfast port to cater for the rocketing demand for pets during the Covid lockdown.
The emotive language of Gaby Hinsliff’s article (What a story to tell the world: Britain values dogs more than Afghan people, 30 August ) not only risks deflecting attention from the consequences of the reactive, rather than proactive, response of the British government, but also suggests that one cannot care equally about the victims of humanitarian crises and the plight of other innocent species in manmade conflicts.
Tandie has had a bittersweet reunion with the RSPCA shelter that originally rehomed her (Picture: Triangle News)A dog has been dubbed the unluckiest in Britain after returning to the rescue home she was adopted at 14 years ago.
Thanks to the continued commitment of 2021 seemingly to give me simultaneous infarctions in every organ, the week opened with the news that Ian “Beefy” Botham is to become the new trade envoy for Australia and John Cleese is to host a new series looking at “wokeness” and “cancel culture”.Now look.
“But there was what felt like a lot of dog bites,” says Simon Minford, an advanced nurse practitioner specialising in cosmetic surgery for trauma patients at Alder Hey.While W54s include dog “strikes” – people being knocked over – Tulloch says records show the vast majority of cases are bites.
For the Observer Magazine of 20 June 1982, Eva Kendall found out why cats in particular were on the verge of becoming Britain’s most popular pets (‘The Cult of the Cat’).‘Their stillness has a spiritual quality,’ one cat breeder told Kendall.
Frankie Tipton with Victoria and his previous guide dog Bentley (Picture: Thames Water / SWNS)But the news that’s definitely good is that the dog has now found a loving home where she doesn’t need to stress about doing a job that wasn’t right for her.