'Distressing' Shetland pony seriously injured after being mauled in 'dog attack'

'Distressing' Shetland pony seriously injured after being mauled in 'dog attack'

RSPCA inspector Christine McNeil said the suspected attack must have been "distressing" for the Shetland pony and her foal.The Shetland pony suffered had injuries to both her hind legs and stomach (Image: RSPCA)"It must have been such a distressing incident for her and her foal.

Dad took £30,000 from his disabled daughter then refused to return her dog

Dad took £30,000 from his disabled daughter then refused to return her dog

Christopher Hughes dipped into a fund which was supposed to support his daughter Holly who suffers from cerebral palsy (Picture: Kent Police/SWNS)A dad who plundered £30,000 from his disabled daughter and refused to give her dog back has been jailed.

Stranded dog saved from rising tide after rescuers attach sausage to drone

Stranded dog saved from rising tide after rescuers attach sausage to drone

She resisted efforts to encourage her to a safer spot until a drone pilot suggested attaching food to one of the unmanned aerial vehicles that had been used to track the dog.“It was a crazy idea,” said Chris Taylor, the chair of the Denmead Drone Search and Rescue team.

Hong Kong to cull thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11

Hong Kong to cull thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11

The order includes pets that were bought days before Christmas be handed over, with a warning not to “kiss or abandon them on the street” as Hong Kong and mainland China attempt to sustain a zero Covid strategy, attempting to suppress all outbreaks internally while maintaining tight border controls with the outside world.

Creepy or cute? Neil Patrick Harris gets ‘replica stuffed versions’ of his dogs

Creepy or cute? Neil Patrick Harris gets ‘replica stuffed versions’ of his dogs

The "Matrix Resurrections" star showed off a Christmas gift on given to him by husband David Burtka in the form of eerily accurate stuffed animal replicas of their family's three dogs — Spike, Gidget and Ella.

Watch the emotional moment a little girl unwraps her dream puppy for Christmas

Watch the emotional moment a little girl unwraps her dream puppy for Christmas

It’s too much (Picture: SWNS)Feel like having a happy little twixtmas cry?For little Claire Hammer, a puppy had been at the top of her wish list since she was a toddler.(Picture: SWNS)Janee from Frisco, Texas, USA, said: ‘I was crying right along with her.

Litter of homeless puppies finds loving families just in time for Christmas

Litter of homeless puppies finds loving families just in time for Christmas

Karma’s heartbroken owner wanted the best for their dog, and so asked Blue Cross to care for both the 18-month-old mum and her litter and to find them all loving families once they were ready.

Puppies rescued in appalling state find loving homes in time for Christmas

Puppies rescued in appalling state find loving homes in time for Christmas

At just a few weeks old, the dogs were roaming the streets alone, covered in sores and with most of their fur coming off (Picture: Battersea)Three lucky puppies will be spending their first Christmas in loving homes today, after being found wandering the streets when they were only a few weeks old.

Couple discover genius way to keep their puppy away from the Christmas tree

Couple discover genius way to keep their puppy away from the Christmas tree

That’s when inspiration struck: ‘When Jordan got the hoover out [to clean up the mess], he started barking at it and we remembered how scared he was of it,’ says Georgia.They plan to keep the vacuum cleaner as part of their Christmas decorations for years to come, unless Hugo starts behaving.

I have spent the past 12 Christmas Days looking after rescue dogs

I have spent the past 12 Christmas Days looking after rescue dogs

I don’t have any big family commitments at Christmas Day so I knew I wanted to be with the dogs (Picture: Picasa/RSPCA)One day, a couple came to visit her.

Adorable pet-themed Christmas gifts that support animal charities

Adorable pet-themed Christmas gifts that support animal charities

Charities like Dogs Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Cat Protection all make their own goodies, and the proceeds go towards looking after animals.Royalties from the sale of the product go towards supporting the work of Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.

Dog facing fourth Christmas in kennels is asking Santa for a new home

Dog facing fourth Christmas in kennels is asking Santa for a new home

Sweet Sue deserves a loving family (Picture: RSPCA)A loving home has been on one lurcher’s Christmas list for the past four years.

The Dog House at Christmas review – bark the herald angels sing

The Dog House at Christmas review – bark the herald angels sing

At the Cambridgeshire animal charity Wood Green, the staff are wondering whether dogs know it’s a special day while giving extra back scratches and the occasional new toy, and promising a pooch-friendly Christmas dinner.But The Dog House brings goodwill to humanity all year round anyway.

How to keep your pets safe at Christmas

How to keep your pets safe at Christmas

By taking a bit of care over the festive season, we can all make sure it is a safe and restful time for us, our pets and our pets’ vets.

Pet sounds: dogs’ favourite Christmas songs revealed

Pet sounds: dogs’ favourite Christmas songs revealed

A survey of 1,000 dog owners by the charity Guide Dogs found Wham’s classic is the most beloved by canines, with 10% of the votes, followed by Jingle Bells (9%) and All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey (6%).Those who took part in the survey said their animals liked upbeat tracks, compared to quieter, slower or instrumental ones.

Tips for preventing fire, burglaries and food poisoning at Christmas

Tips for preventing fire, burglaries and food poisoning at Christmas

If going on holiday and your house is empty or not being checked in on, don’t advertise that you’re away.It’s safest to plug Christmas lights directly into a socket (Picture: Getty Images)Don’t use an extension leads and extension plugs.

Christmas 2021: 11 of the best gifts to give cats, dogs and small pets

Christmas 2021: 11 of the best gifts to give cats, dogs and small pets

Practical and stylishIf you like your designer homewares then this stylish curvy dog bowl by iconic Italian brand Alessi looks good enough to serve up a snack for yourself.

Christmas outings around the UK – from a festive afternoon tea to doggy treats

Christmas outings around the UK – from a festive afternoon tea to doggy treats

Hotel rooms you won’t be sleeping in (Picture: VRX Studios)New app Dayuse is bringing an elegant solution to the problem of needing somewhere relaxing and comfortable to get changed before the office Christmas party (rather than the shared loos), or to destress after barging your way along the high street looking for the perfect presents.

Deaf hunting dog and best friend left in shed finally find a loving family

Deaf hunting dog and best friend left in shed finally find a loving family

They’ll be getting lots of pampering over the festive season (Picture: RSCPA)The family is now looking forward to Christmas – especially Eve and Dasher, who for the first time will spend December 25 in a loving home.

Dog left tied to a lamp post with a broken leg finally finds a loving home

Dog left tied to a lamp post with a broken leg finally finds a loving home

After a really rough time, Steve is looking forward to his first Christmas with a loving family (Picture: RSPCA)When lurcher Steve was found tied up to a lamp post at a bus stop, in Canterbury, Kent, he was freezing cold, terrified, and in pain.

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