Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Pen Farthing’s rescue mission gained a lot of public support, but was also accused of taking up valuable resources (Picture: REX/PA)Boris Johnson personally authorised the evacuation of 173 dogs and cats from Afghanistan during the Taliban ’s takeover, a government email reveals.

Heartbreaking photos of dog waiting patiently on doorstep for murdered owner

Heartbreaking photos of dog waiting patiently on doorstep for murdered owner

Mexican journalist Lourdes Maldonado Lopez was shot in her car on Sunday (Picture: Mexico Government) She was believed to often look after stray cats and dogs such as Chato (Picture: @moralesyo / Twitter).

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Authorities and pet lovers in Hong Kong are locked in a game of cat and mouse, with citizens mounting a clandestine rescue operation for hamsters condemned to be euthanised over fears they could transmit Covid-19.On Tuesday, government and health officials announced traces of the virus had been found on 11 hamsters , all in a pet shop where a 23-year-old staff member had fallen ill.

‘Insensitive’: pet owners react to pope’s remarks on animals and children

‘Insensitive’: pet owners react to pope’s remarks on animals and children

Instead, the pope’s comments likely reflect the fact that birth rates have been declining in Europe over the past seven decades, especially in traditionally Catholic countries in the south, where there is a lack of government childcare support, gender roles are more entrenched and youth unemployment is high.

Hunting trophy ban to protect world's threatened animals

Hunting trophy ban to protect world's threatened animals

A BAN on imports of hunting trophies could save thousands of endangered animals, Environment Secretary George Eustice has said.Humane Society International UK, said: "We welcome the Government's commitment today to a UK hunting trophy import ban that will protect thousands of species including lions, elephants and giraffes, ruthlessly targeted by trophy hunters.".

Cat owners to be obliged by law to have pets microchipped

Cat owners to be obliged by law to have pets microchipped

The government says it is already reviewing the dog microchipping rules and database systems to consider improvements, and that the new cat rules – which were welcomed by the RSPCA - will take effect once the review has been done.

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Mr Farthing said he was ‘so bloody happy’ when his staff managed to get to Pakistan last month (Picture: PA)He added: ‘Definitely the American government and the British government could have planned this withdrawal a lot better and in a different way, without a shadow of a doubt.

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

The emotive language of Gaby Hinsliff’s article (What a story to tell the world: Britain values dogs more than Afghan people, 30 August ) not only risks deflecting attention from the consequences of the reactive, rather than proactive, response of the British government, but also suggests that one cannot care equally about the victims of humanitarian crises and the plight of other innocent species in manmade conflicts.

Andrew Cuomo responds to report he left his dog behind at governor’s mansion

Andrew Cuomo responds to report he left his dog behind at governor’s mansion

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is speaking out following a report that he left his dog, Captain, behind at the executive mansion after he moved out and asked if any of his staffers wanted to keep the pup.

UK dog owners warned about thieves staking out parks and luring puppies

UK dog owners warned about thieves staking out parks and luring puppies

Stalking parks in affluent areas and luring puppies out of gardens with treats are among the methods dog thieves are using, campaigners have said, amid suggestions the government is preparing to clamp down on pet abductions.

PHOTOS: They rescue the dogs Spay and Spike, who fell in the sinkhole of Puebla

PHOTOS: They rescue the dogs Spay and Spike, who fell in the sinkhole of Puebla

The bottom of the sinkhole is filled with water that appears to have strong currents, and the National Coordination of Civil Protection of the Government of Mexico has indicated that experts believe it was caused by a kind of underground river.

Cat owners may be forced to microchip pets as UK thefts soar

Cat owners may be forced to microchip pets as UK thefts soar

Millions of cat owners could be expected to get their cats microchipped or face fines under new government plans as the number of felines being stolen has risen sharply during the pandemic.

Dog warning issued as 1,500 illegally smuggled puppies rescued after lockdown demand surge

Dog warning issued as 1,500 illegally smuggled puppies rescued after lockdown demand surge

STOCK IMAGE Dogs Trust have rescued 1,500 illegally imported puppies (Image: Getty Images ) STOCK IMAGE Dogs Trust is urging the Government to do more to end puppy smuggling (Image: Getty Images)The youngest puppies seized were just four weeks old.

Can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?

Can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?

The latest government guidance states the following services can remain open during lockdown: vets and retailers of products and food for the upkeep and welfare of animals animal rescue centres, boarding facilities and animal groomers (may continue to be used for animal welfare, rather than aesthetic purposes) You are also advised to contact the groomer in advance to make an appointment.

Brexit: how the new rules will change your visits to Europe

Brexit: how the new rules will change your visits to Europe

As of 1 January 2021, the UK government was advising travellers visiting the EU plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, to have at least six months left on their passport.

People are buying mini face masks for their dogs

People are buying mini face masks for their dogs

He does look quite stylish… (Picture: Pet Masks / SWNS)The World Health Organisation initially suggested that canines could not contract COVID-19, but on March 19 the Hong Kong government released a statement saying that two dogs had tested positive.

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

From 1 January, people travelling from Britain with pets and assistance dogs will need to ensure they have an animal health certificate (AHC) instead of a pet passport no earlier than 10 days before travel, the UK government said on its website.

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.

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