Stoke-on-Trent: Boy, 4, savaged by neighbour's lurcher while in toilet

Stoke-on-Trent: Boy, 4, savaged by neighbour's lurcher while in toilet

Leon Lawlor, 4, suffered injuries to his mouth and eyelid (Picture: Stoke Sentinel/BPM Media)Horrifying pictures show the facial injuries a four-year-old suffered when he was attacked by a friend’s dog.He was left covered in blood and needed surgery after lurcher Duke savaged him on his mouth and eyelid, Stoke-on-Trent Live reports.

Nervous lurcher with 'so much love to give' marks 365 days in shelter

Nervous lurcher with 'so much love to give' marks 365 days in shelter

He’s very chill about wearing his muzzle (Picture: RSPCA)Emma said: ‘I just don’t understand why Bandit has received such little interest, it’s heartbreaking.‘We understand that he’s nervous, and he’ll need committed owners who are willing to come and meet him multiple times before taking him home.

Rescue dog seeking home after being overlooked by adopters due to facial scars

Rescue dog seeking home after being overlooked by adopters due to facial scars

The lurcher cross also knows plenty of commands, and loves learning more (Picture: RSPCA)They say he’s great at walking on a lead and gets on well with other dogs (despite sometimes needing a little reassurance around other males).

Lurcher named Marigold thanks to mysteriously yellow paws needs a home

Lurcher named Marigold thanks to mysteriously yellow paws needs a home

What a sweetie (Picture: RSPCA)Rachel explained: ‘As Marigold was a stray we know very little about her, and we don’t believe she’s lived in a home before, so she’ll need owners who can give her time to settle.

Rescued lurcher mum and her eight pups now thriving in new homes

Rescued lurcher mum and her eight pups now thriving in new homes

Finn is in a much better way now (Picture: North News )Strong-willed and playful Frank is now with his new family in Chester-le-Street – who say the pup is a fast-learner.Look at little Frank (Picture: North News )While Flora – now renamed Tilly – is enjoying life in her new home in South Tyneside.

These animals are desperate for forever homes – will you be their Valentine?

These animals are desperate for forever homes – will you be their Valentine?

A distinguished gentleman (Picture: Blue Cross)Pongo is a one-year-old Lurcher cross who’s looking for active and experienced dog owners who can take him for lovely long walks and keep up with him.

Lonely, people-loving dog who spent almost all her life in kennels needs a home

Lonely, people-loving dog who spent almost all her life in kennels needs a home

She loves people but only has her cuddly toys for comfort at night (Picture: RSPCA)Meet Bella, the lonely lurcher who is in desperate need of a forever home.‘Bella is a friendly, affectionate dog who loves to spend time with people,’ they added.

Dog facing fourth Christmas in kennels is asking Santa for a new home

Dog facing fourth Christmas in kennels is asking Santa for a new home

Sweet Sue deserves a loving family (Picture: RSPCA)A loving home has been on one lurcher’s Christmas list for the past four years.

Dog left tied to a lamp post with a broken leg finally finds a loving home

Dog left tied to a lamp post with a broken leg finally finds a loving home

After a really rough time, Steve is looking forward to his first Christmas with a loving family (Picture: RSPCA)When lurcher Steve was found tied up to a lamp post at a bus stop, in Canterbury, Kent, he was freezing cold, terrified, and in pain.

‘We sponsored an opera seat for our cat’: readers on commemorating their beloved pets

‘We sponsored an opera seat for our cat’: readers on commemorating their beloved pets

Lindsey Manton’s tattoo of her yorkshire terrier, Kimi.Photograph: Lindsey Manton/Guardian Community.Photograph: Stephanie/Guardian Community.Photograph: Valeria/Guardian Community.Photograph: Jennifer/Guardian Community.Photograph: Andrew Lewis/Guardian Community.Photograph: Nicholas Cook/Guardian CommunityWhen our lurcher Nelson passed away during lockdown, it was crushing.

‘UK’s loneliest dog’ looking for a home after four years in the shelter

‘UK’s loneliest dog’ looking for a home after four years in the shelter

Sue has already learnt basic commands like ‘sit’ and ‘paw’ (Picture: Jam Press) The lurcher is very affectionate and loves playing with her toys (Picture: Jam Press) Sue has watched 941 of her kennel-mates get adopted (Picture: Jam Press)Sue needs an experienced owner who can help continue her training as she has some challenging behaviours she needs to unlearn.

UK’s ‘loneliest’ rescue dog finally finds a loving home

UK’s ‘loneliest’ rescue dog finally finds a loving home

Doris the lurcher with Dawn Hurst (L) and Helen Stanbury (R) from Freshfields Rescue Centre in Liverpool (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)After rescue staff first discovered abandoned Doris on their grounds six years ago, it took them a month to find a family willing to take her home.

Skeletal lurcher dog thrown over gates of Merseyside animal sanctuary

Skeletal lurcher dog thrown over gates of Merseyside animal sanctuary

Staff at Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary were left stunned when a car pulled up outside and hurled Casper onto the premises on the evening of Halloween.Casper had several growths on his body (Picture: Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary/ @SOSmoggies)One person wrote: ‘Oh Casper you beautiful boy.

Westminster Dog of the Year cancelled for second time amid Brexit protests

Westminster Dog of the Year cancelled for second time amid Brexit protests

MP Alex Norris’ border collies Corona (left) and Boomer were last year’s winners (Picture: PA) Cockapoo Corbyn, belonging to Mike Amesbury MP, was the winner of 2018’s Pawblic Vote (Picture: PA) MP Jo Platt got off to a good start last year with Lurcher Pam (Picture: PA)‘This is due to concerns about the increase in protests around Parliament; ensuring the safety of the dogs and the MPs taking part is absolute priority.

Shocking moment terrified dog found tied up and dumped because he could no longer hunt

Shocking moment terrified dog found tied up and dumped because he could no longer hunt

Abandoned dog Toby tied to countryside sign with string (Image: RSPCA) The heart-wrenching scene of the weak and underweight lurcher callously dumped in the countryside has shocked animal rescuers.

HEARTBREAKING: The 'adorable' dog so unlucky in love he has been rejected 3,000 times

HEARTBREAKING: The 'adorable' dog so unlucky in love he has been rejected 3,000 times

We absolutely adore him and just want to see him settle into a long term home.” Blue the lurcher is described as calm and friendly and yet nobody has offered him a home (Image: RSPCA) Playful Blue has been overlooked by more than 3,000 potential owners (Image: RSPCA) As the RSPCA was making a case for Blue to be rehomed, it detailed the average times different breeds spend waiting at its rescue centres before being adopted.

Man's best friend! Rescue puppy helps new owner beat diabetes - 'He has helped my SOUL!'

Man's best friend! Rescue puppy helps new owner beat diabetes - 'He has helped my SOUL!'

Long dog walks with Charlie have helped owner Ron Lightfoot reverse diabetes (Image: Dogs Trust) Ten-mile-a-day walks with Charlie the lurcher have been vital for helping the retired firefighter lose almost four stone and improve both his mental and physical health.

Lurcher, Blue, has been rejected by 3,420 potential owners

Lurcher, Blue, has been rejected by 3,420 potential owners

(Picture: RSPCA)Who could see that happy little face and not want to take four-year-old lurcher, Blue, home? Since then, he’s seen 49 kennel-mates taken to their fur-ever homes before him, and only one person has shown an interest in adopting him since November last year (and this unfortunately fell through).