Incredible picture of Dachshund puppy born still in its amniotic sac

Incredible picture of Dachshund puppy born still in its amniotic sac

The sac usually bursts when it passes through the birthing canal (Picture: Kennedy News and Media) Breeder Karis Small had to burst the sac herself (Picture: Kennedy News and Media) The puppies are all since doing well (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)Karis, of Newton Abbot, Devon, said the birth could have been risky for Cosmo if she had not been there to assist.

Puppy stolen at knife-point during morning walk with owner

Puppy stolen at knife-point during morning walk with owner

Waffle had been with his owner at a park in St Austell, Cornwall, at around 7am when a man approached them and threatened her with a knife.The man is described by Devon and Cornwall Police as being around 5ft 8in and dressed in all black.

Woman tracks down stray dog she found on holiday and brings him home to Devon

Woman tracks down stray dog she found on holiday and brings him home to Devon

From the moment Levi met stray dog Punter, she couldn’t stop thinking about him (Picture: Levi Danyeil /SWNS.COM)Surely we’ve all had the experience of falling in love with a stray animal while we’re on holiday and desperately wanting to take them home.

Britain’s fattest dog put on diet after ballooning to 11 stone

Britain’s fattest dog put on diet after ballooning to 11 stone

George weighs as much as an average British woman after munching on pasties and pies (Picture: Farlap) George will be cared for at Gables Farm in Plymouth, Devon, where the country’s two previous fattest dogs were both looked after (Picture: Farlap)Ruth Pickards, deputy manager for the farm, said she and the team were proud of the work they did to help obese animals get a better life.

Tributes to boy, 9, mauled to death by dog during caravan holiday

Tributes to boy, 9, mauled to death by dog during caravan holiday

Tributes have been flooding in for Frankie Macritchie after he was killed by a ‘bulldog-type’ breed while alone in a caravan (Picture: SWNS) Relatives leave flowers at the entrance to Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe, Cornwall (Picture: SWNS)In a tribute issued through Devon and Cornwall Police, his family said the schoolboy had a ‘special heart’.

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Britain’s oldest pets: from a fortysomething goldfish to a centenarian tortoise

Photograph: Natalya Vilman/Getty Images/iStockphoto “He’s a lovely cat, although he has got a little grumpy in his old age,” said Michele Heritage, from Devon, of Rubble, who celebrated his 30th birthday at a party at the vet’s last year. In 2014, a female tortoise called Tommy was thought to be Britain’s oldest pet, aged 116.

Obese dog nicknamed Hattie the Fattie loses half her body weight

Obese dog nicknamed Hattie the Fattie loses half her body weight

Hattie before losing all the weight (Picture: SWNS)Eight-year-old Hattie arrived at Gables Farm Dogs and Cats home in Plymouth, Devon, in February this year and was immediately put on a strict weight controlled diet.

Cat which was once one of Britain's FATTEST looking for a new home

Cat which was once one of Britain's FATTEST looking for a new home

Two months on, the eight-year-old moggy now weighs in at a slimline 12.7lbs (5.79kg) having lost an incredible five-and-a-half pounds.Mitzi was re-homed earlier this year but was returned to Woodside Animal Welfare Trust in Plymouth, Devon, in August.Staff at the centre are trying to find another new home for the glutenous cat.Lisa Darcy, Woodside's assistant manager, said: "She's a quirky girl.