Annual dog festival returns and it’s everything we need right now

Annual dog festival returns and it’s everything we need right now

Scott Miller, resident vet on This Morning will be on hand to give tips on pet care (Picture: Dogstival) The event welcomes dogs of all ages and breeds (Picture: Dogstival)Dogstival has worked closely with New Forest District Council and Hampshire Police to ensure that the event follows government guidelines in lockdown, with hand sanitiser stations and cleaning teams on-site every day.

Bouncer the Labrador has tumour lump the size of a football removed

Bouncer the Labrador has tumour lump the size of a football removed

Bouncer after the op (Picture White Cross Vets / SWNS)Zoe, a mother-of-four, said: ‘We were scared as the lump had grown so suddenly, but government guidelines meant unless it was an emergency, we could not go to the vets at that time.

I've Zoomed and I've dog groomed and I still don't know how to stay alert

I've Zoomed and I've dog groomed and I still don't know how to stay alert

On 30 April – possibly owing to Kevin saying his voice was a little huskier than usual, but more likely because of the government’s desperation to meet its 100,000 daily target by the end of the month – he was told he was eligible for a test and was invited to go to a centre in Cambridge the next day.

World’s first dog to have Covid-19 dies after beating virus

World’s first dog to have Covid-19 dies after beating virus

The Pomeranian, 17, was quarantined at a government facility in Hong Kong last month after being believed to have caught coronavirus from its owner, Yvonne Chow Hau Yee, 60.

Thousands more pets could be abandoned in China over coronavirus, charities warn

Thousands more pets could be abandoned in China over coronavirus, charities warn

The charity Humane Society International (HSI ), which is working with 35 Chinese animal shelters, said the government-sponsored culling of street dogs in Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Heilongjiang, Hebei, Wuhan, Shanxi, Shanghai has continued to stoke panic.

Is Crufts 2020 still on or is it cancelled because of coronavirus?

Is Crufts 2020 still on or is it cancelled because of coronavirus?

Our hearts… (Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)In a statement on their website, organisers The Kennel Club wrote: ‘Further to the government COBRA meeting held on Monday 2 March, and following further discussion, the Kennel Club can confirm Crufts 2020 is currently going ahead as planned.

Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats

Shenzhen could be first city in China to ban eating of dogs and cats

Shenzhen is set to become the first city in mainland China to ban the eating of dogs and cats, if a draft regulation released by the municipal government in a wider push to restrict the consumption of wild animals is approved.

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

A wallaby eats after NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken areas.NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff fly with carrots and sweet potatoes before air-dropping them for animals in bushfire-stricken areas.

Shock tactics: can electric dog collars ever be ethical?

Shock tactics: can electric dog collars ever be ethical?

This seemed to work, and Andrews has since asked Coffey to help to overturn the government’s plans for a ban on remote-control collars.Aversive training methods, and electric collars in particular, are opposed by the RSPCA, the Kennel Club, the Animal Behaviour and Training Council and the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

Passports, pets and GB stickers: the Brexit advice issued to Britons

Passports, pets and GB stickers: the Brexit advice issued to Britons

Renew your passport earlier than planned, buy a GB sticker for your car, and prepare to wait four months before you can take your ferret on holiday: these are all among the snippets of advice offered by the government’s new Brexit website for British citizens planning to travel to the EU after 31 October.

Cats could be banned from going outside under new Australian law

Cats could be banned from going outside under new Australian law

Government officials in Perth are reviewing cat and dog legislation after a rise in complaints about stray animals. Since 2013, punishment for dog owners whose pets attack people or other animals was increased to a maximum $10,000 fine or 12 months in jail.

Puppy and kitten farming to be banned under 'Lucy's law'

Puppy and kitten farming to be banned under 'Lucy's law'

A law banning puppy and kitten farming, which campaigners hope will end the practice by some unscrupulous breeders of keeping animals constantly pregnant and often in dirty and cramped conditions, is to be laid by the government.

Loving dog tragically KILLED after being abandoned - his crime was being the wrong breed

Loving dog tragically KILLED after being abandoned - his crime was being the wrong breed

The RSPCA today released heart-breaking footage of Bailey playing at a rescue centre shortly before being put to sleep when it criticised to the Government’s decision not to review a controversial section of the Dangerous Dog Act. The video tells how one year old pitbull terrier Bailey, a “playful, happy and friendly dog” when he came into the charity’s care last year through no fault of his own, was doomed.

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

California will soon require pet stores to only sell rescue dogs and cats

Originally approved in October of 2017 by Governor Jerry Brown, a new state law will go into place on January 1, 2019 that requires all pet stores to get dogs, cats, and rabbits from rescue organizations rather than breeders.

Victory for Finn the Police Dog: Law to save brave frontline animals BACKED

Victory for Finn the Police Dog: Law to save brave frontline animals BACKED

The new law will protect service animals on the frontline (Image: PA) This Bill will offer stronger protection for the many brave service animals that help to protect us Michael Gove - Environment Secretary This get-out will be abolished by the Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill which has been introduced as private members’ legislation but will now be given Government support when it gets its second reading today.

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

Lynx campaigners REFUSE to give up on big cat comeback despite Michael Gove set back

The Eurasian lynx (Image: Chris Godfrey)But Dr Paul O'Donoghue, chief Scientist for Lynx UK Trust, says the arrival of the iconic species has only been delayed by the Government’s rejections.He told supporters: “Our plans are pioneering and would mean an apex predator back in the UK for the first time in 1,300 years."No one has ever tried this before.

Video captures police officer saving clucking chicken from fire

Video captures police officer saving clucking chicken from fire

Body camera footage released by the Ossining Police Department shows Officer Patrick McGovern, 35, entering a burning shed before discovering a chicken hiding behind some propane tanks. No other animals could be seen in the video, and McGovern says he has no idea why that chicken was there.

Brexit: Pets will need rabies checks costing up to £60 when travelling to Europe after no-deal, government warns

Brexit: Pets will need rabies checks costing up to £60 when travelling to Europe after no-deal, government warns

“We are also concerned that pet travel changes under a no-deal Brexit could spark a surge in demand for small animal vets and laboratory capacity to fulfil increased requirements for rabies testing and vaccination at a time when the workforce is already experiencing shortfalls.

Hurricane Florence: Abandoned pet shelter to kill animals if they are not adopted by time storm hits

Hurricane Florence: Abandoned pet shelter to kill animals if they are not adopted by time storm hits

Jewel Horton, manager of Pender County Animal Shelter in North Carolina, said on Wednesday that local government-run animal shelters were filling up fast and that those that hit capacity must “make space”.

BANNED: Electric dog collars to be made ILLEGAL in Britain in animal cruelty breakthrough

BANNED: Electric dog collars to be made ILLEGAL in Britain in animal cruelty breakthrough

Campaigners say this can disrupt a dog’s sensitive sense of smell, while other collars emit sounds which are painful for animals.Using electric collars on animals will be banned (Image: PA)The RSPCA’s dog welfare expert, Dr Samantha Gaines applauded the government’s move to ban shock collars.Dr Gaines said: “These cruel collars have been illegal in Wales since 2010 and we've long been calling for them to be outlawed in England too.

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