Dog abandoned for being 'too old' thrives in new home and as an 'ambassadog'

Dog abandoned for being 'too old' thrives in new home and as an 'ambassadog'

Maria BuckIt pains her to think of Rex being abandoned, particularly without teeth or the ability to defend himself if he “got in a jam.” She hopes families won’t give up on senior pets, and that more people will consider adopting them when they do need new homes.

Family whose dogs were stolen ‘get hoax calls saying their heads were chopped off’

Family whose dogs were stolen ‘get hoax calls saying their heads were chopped off’

Simon Lilley is walking to Downing Street to highlight the plight of families whose pets are stolen (Picture: BPM)‘We’ve had lots of hoax and scam calls, we’ve had children phone us up and say it’s about your dog, then giving us hope and then saying it’s dead.

Sunday with Heather Small: ‘I like films that talk about women’

Sunday with Heather Small: ‘I like films that talk about women’

My mother lives with me and still loves to cook a Sunday lunch.I loved Rocks , the British coming-of-age drama because, growing up, nobody really took the time to find out about families on council estates, especially people of colour.Sunday is family time, so we’ll try to do something intergenerational.

One puppy found dead and three put down after being dumped in crate beside road

One puppy found dead and three put down after being dumped in crate beside road

The dirty, plastic crate the animals were found in (Pictures: SWNS) The RSPCA is now concerned about a potential increase in abandoned puppies over the coming months (Pictures: SWNS) It is believed the animals were from a ‘puppy’ farm (Pictures: SWNSThere was a huge surge in demand for dogs during lockdown as families made the most of spending more time at home.

Prison for pet thieves as dognapping to be made criminal offence

Prison for pet thieves as dognapping to be made criminal offence

He said: “Pet theft can leave families in utter turmoil and have serious welfare implications for animals ripped away from everything they know.“The new Pet Abduction Offence will acknowledge the seriousness of this crime and we hope will encourage courts to hand down much tougher sentences to pet thieves,” he added.

Ex-marine Pen Farthing and pets cleared for Afghanistan evacuation

Ex-marine Pen Farthing and pets cleared for Afghanistan evacuation

The former Royal Marine and his supporters had been campaigning to get his staff from the Nowzad charity shelter as well as their families, 140 dogs and 60 cats evacuated from the country in a plan he named Operation Ark. In a tweet posted on Friday evening, the MoD said: “Pen Farthing and his pets were assisted through the system at Kabul airport by the UK armed forces.

7 cats rescued following eight-alarm fire at New York City apartment complex

7 cats rescued following eight-alarm fire at New York City apartment complex

The seven cats arrived at the Upper East Side clinic of the Veterinary Emergency Group wet and smelling like smoke.Courtesy of Veterinary Emergency GroupThe hospital will board the “great group of cats” for as long as needed while their families figure out their living arrangements.

Australia's grumpy cat: shelter staff bent on finding 'demonic' Chester a home

Australia's grumpy cat: shelter staff bent on finding 'demonic' Chester a home

Returned to the RSPCA by four different families in the past seven years, “demonic” Chester may be the least-loved cat in Australia, but workers at the shelter are still determined to find him a home for Christmas.

Americans are starting to give up their pets because of COVID-19 hardships

Americans are starting to give up their pets because of COVID-19 hardships

In March, the nonprofit launched a $5 million COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Initiative to help families keep their pets at home by improving access to veterinary care, pet food and supplies.

Puppy nearly drowns after falling into hot tub when owners looked away

Puppy nearly drowns after falling into hot tub when owners looked away

Sales of hot tubs surged in lockdown as families spent more time at home (Picture: Shutterstock)Boris was discharged on Sunday but Ms Cash said the ordeal was ‘such a scare’.

Abandoned by families, many large dogs struggle in shelter homes in Bengaluru

Abandoned by families, many large dogs struggle in shelter homes in Bengaluru

Sam, as it turns out, was abandoned by his former pet parents, as they realised the difficulties of keeping a big dog in a family with children a tad too late.People tend to buy a breed that is trending and fashionable, and those end up in the abandonment circle,” Chinthana signs off.

Our pets will miss us when we return to work. Here's how to prep them for it

Our pets will miss us when we return to work. Here's how to prep them for it

With many families sheltering in place , signs in windows proclaim, “At least our dogs are happy!”.“If the dog is used to that constant attention and suddenly it goes away, that huge, abrupt change could definitely cause them some big initial panic,” she told TODAY.

Why fostering a shelter animal during the coronavirus pandemic is a win-win

Why fostering a shelter animal during the coronavirus pandemic is a win-win

U.S. animal shelters and rescue organizations always rely on volunteers to care for dogs, cats and other pets in their homes temporarily while they wait for a forever home, but foster families will be particularly important during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rock out your dancing shoes, a sausage dog disco is coming to London

Rock out your dancing shoes, a sausage dog disco is coming to London

It’s disco, baby (Picture: Dachshund Cafe)If you’re a fellow dog lover, then by now you’re probably familiar with Pug Café – the company that hosts pop-ups of the greatest kind: with dogs.

Dogs Trust suspends all adoptions until after Christmas

Dogs Trust suspends all adoptions until after Christmas

“Not everyone celebrates the festive season, and for some families having additional time off from work and other commitments could make it a good time to settle in a new dog,” Adam Clowes, operations director at Dogs Trust, explained to Metro.

Brazilian priest brings in stray dogs to Sunday mass so families can adopt them

Brazilian priest brings in stray dogs to Sunday mass so families can adopt them

This sleeping doggy needs a forever home (Picture: Padre Joao Paulo Araujo Gomes)It’s heartbreaking to see homeless dogs wander the streets, unloved and underfed.Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes who is the head of the parish of Santana brings them to mass in hopes to convince families to adopt them.

Do you know these fascinating facts about dogs?

Do you know these fascinating facts about dogs?

As family is their world, it is likely that dogs dream about their pet parents and activities with them.Dogs also have streaks of grey – a result from stress-related anxiety, fear of loud noise and unfamiliar animals and humans.

Landlords charge 'pet rent' to recoup losses after ban on unfair fees

Landlords charge 'pet rent' to recoup losses after ban on unfair fees

The new practice means tenants with animals are being charged up to £50 a month additional rent for a single pet, adding considerably to the cost of housing at a time when more and more families are priced out of buying and rely on rented homes.

12 goldendoodle puppies find homes after viral Facebook post

12 goldendoodle puppies find homes after viral Facebook post

"The owner is taking her time and making sure that the puppies are going to good homes, and making sure that she matches families up with the right dog," Mikols said.

How Brexit can CRACK DOWN on evil puppy smugglers - RSCPA urge MPs to act

How Brexit can CRACK DOWN on evil puppy smugglers - RSCPA urge MPs to act

Smuggled beagle puppy being checked after being seized at port (Image: RSPCA )The RSPCA says greater border security could thwart smugglers trafficking thousands of puppies into the UK every year – many too young and sick to be sold legally to families.

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