Puppies die after being abandoned in cardboard box in 30°C heat

Puppies die after being abandoned in cardboard box in 30°C heat

Samantha Garvey, the RSPCA’s chief inspector for Essex, said the animals were killed by suspected parvovirus – a highly contagious disease that causes severe vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration.

Meet the people who look just like their pets

Meet the people who look just like their pets

Donia Youssef (right) with Cookie (left) who is three quarters Boston Terrier with a bit of French bulldog and Chihuahua, from Grays, Essex (Picture: ITCHPet).Archer (left), the Chow Chow, and Andy (right), from Sheffield (Picture: The Kennel Club) Do you have a doppleganger pet?

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Dog owners warned of flesh-eating Alabama Rot as five new UK cases confirmed

Symptoms include lethargy and vomiting, with dogs also likely to have lesions or ulcers on their tongues or lower limbs (Picture: Wessex News) It affects dogs of all types and ages (Picture: Wessex News)Since the disease reached Britain from America in 2012, the highest number of deaths have been in Greater Manchester, Dorset and the New Forest in Hampshire.

New cases of deadly Alabama Rot which eats flesh of dogs found in UK

New cases of deadly Alabama Rot which eats flesh of dogs found in UK

A poor dog which has been infected with the Alabama Rot skin disease (Picture: Wessex News)The latest cases were confirmed by Anderson Moores, a specialist veterinary referral centre in Winchester.

Toddler nearly blinded when dog attacked after she gave it a stroke

Toddler nearly blinded when dog attacked after she gave it a stroke

Isla Williams had been trying to stroke the dog (Picture: Wessex News)A two-year-old girl was nearly blinded during a family day out after a dog lunged for her face, narrowly missing her eye. The dog lunged for her face (Picture: Wessex News).

Tropical disease which can be caught by humans kills first pet in the UK

Tropical disease which can be caught by humans kills first pet in the UK

Vets warn more pets being imported is likely to increase infection rates (Picture: Getty)Earlier this year an English Pointer who never left Essex developed leishmaniasis, with vets believing his owners could have brought sand flies back from spain in their luggage.

Loyal dog loses owner and is now dying from a broken heart - desperate appeal launched

Loyal dog loses owner and is now dying from a broken heart - desperate appeal launched

Sadly, when the owner’s health began to fail, Rocco’s own fate took a turn for the worse, leaving him to eventually have be taken in by the RSPCA Essex South, Southend and District branch earlier this month.

Owner puts up £50,000 reward for safe return of stolen puppies

Owner puts up £50,000 reward for safe return of stolen puppies

Mother dog Lily feeding stolen puppies (Image: Essex Police/Mark Orley)Knife-wielding robbers held up Mark Orley’s teenage son at the family home and escaped with the two litters of puppies – seven French bulldogs and four dachshunds – sparking fears they will now die in the wrong hands.Mr Orley says the newly born dachshunds are too young to be taken from their mother as they have not been weaned.One of the dog raiders managed to trick the teenager into opening the door by turning up in a high-vis jacket and pretending to be from a utility company.