Dog who was almost put down is now autistic teen's best friend

Dog who was almost put down is now autistic teen's best friend

Vickie, from Whitefield, Manchester , said Stevie has helped completely transform the life of her autistic 18-year-old daughter Tegan was housebound and barely spoke until Stevie joined the family.

Teen devastated after stranger finds missing puppy but ‘won’t give it back’

Teen devastated after stranger finds missing puppy but ‘won’t give it back’

Melissa Baylis, 17, claims a woman sent her a Facebook message calling her ‘irresponsible’ for letting nine-week-old dog Nelly go missing.The family had only owned Nelly for a week when she vanished (Picture: Instagram/Melissa Baylis)As seen by the Manchester Evening News, it read: ‘I believe you have lost your puppy.

Schoolgirl used her own body to protect her dog from Staffie attack

Schoolgirl used her own body to protect her dog from Staffie attack

Elisha Aitken, 14, was left with a fractured wrist and other injuries as she put herself in the way of her pet dog Basil.Johnson, a brewery agent from Tottington, admitted being in charge of dog dangerously out of control and causing injury at Manchester magistrates court, and was ordered to pay Elisha £300 compensation.

TV tonight: woof! How did dogs become our best friend?

TV tonight: woof! How did dogs become our best friend?

9pm, BBC Two. The final episode of this series on the Manchester property boom follows interior designer Sarah as she puts the finishing touches to her million-pound penthouse suites at the West Tower development, while the proposed Northern Gateway promises 15,000 new homes.

TV tonight: Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick returns with a puppy special

TV tonight: Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick returns with a puppy special

A soothing “how it’s made”-style series pairing jolly narration with factory footage of how our favourite foodstuffs are produced.Sport choice: Premier League football: Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur 5.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event.Premier League football: Manchester City v Liverpool 8pm, Sky Sports Main Event.

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.

Boris Johnson cornered by man talking about excessive dog poo

Boris Johnson cornered by man talking about excessive dog poo

Get ’em out!’ (Picture: BBC)The prime minister has been stopped by a man complaining about a park ‘full of dog poo’.He was in Manchester on the election campaign trail when he had the exchange yesterday, with a man very passionate about people registering their dogs.

Police force welcomes nine incredibly cute new recruits

Police force welcomes nine incredibly cute new recruits

A litter of K9 puppies turned eight weeks old today (Pictures: Greater Manchester Police/Mercury)A police dog unit has welcomed its nine newest and cutest members – a litter of German Shepherd pups.

Dogs do parkour: Canine agility sport proving a hit in the UK

Dogs do parkour: Canine agility sport proving a hit in the UK

Dog Parkour sessions are just like human Parkour where they learn how to climb, jump, balance and run on challenging obstacles such as beams and tree stumps.Michelle, from Failsworth in Manchester, says: “Parkour helps owners build a bond with their dogs and makes walks more fun.

Man reunited with dog after police accidentally put him up for adoption

Man reunited with dog after police accidentally put him up for adoption

The decision to take Alfie to the vet rather than taking him home to Richard’s partner Kate and their children, was met with outrage (Picture: Bring Alfie Home)Greater Manchester Police initially said the force’s hands were tied due to legal issues, and there was no further action that could be taken to return Alfie from his new owners, Wigan Today reported.

Skeleton dog kicked out of BMW onto streets after he's rejected THREE TIMES

Skeleton dog kicked out of BMW onto streets after he's rejected THREE TIMES

Looking pitiful, Winston recovers from being kicked on to the street (Image: RSPCA) As Winston recovers in the Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home, the RSPCA has launched an investigation into the dumping.

14 fabulous sport stars & their spectacular pets

14 fabulous sport stars & their spectacular pets

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is the proud pet parent of Miley, a Cocker Spaniel-Jack Russell, who has been branded football’s most pampered dog due to the luxurious lifestyle provided by Smalling and his girlfriend Sam Cooke.

'She was clearly in pain' Dog dumped on the streets with a tumour the size of football

'She was clearly in pain' Dog dumped on the streets with a tumour the size of football

RSPCA animal collection officer Kelly Nix rushed the emaciated dog to the charity’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, but feared the worst the moment she saw the discarded pet.Tragic dog with huge football size tumour (Image: RSPCA)ACO Nix said: “When I first saw her I could tell she was in a bad state.

Six puppies dead after dogsnappers held knife to pregnant mum's stomach

Six puppies dead after dogsnappers held knife to pregnant mum's stomach

Only two of the stolen French bulldog have been reunited with their mother after thieves attacked Leeanne Corbett, 26, at her home in Stretford, on Tuesday night, Greater Manchester Police said.

The big picture: a bloodhound gets ready to shine at the Manchester dog show, 1966

The big picture: a bloodhound gets ready to shine at the Manchester dog show, 1966

Baker, born in Salford in 1932, has become most celebrated for her poignant, snatched documentary photographs of street life in her native city during the years of slum clearance. Dog Show 1961-1978 by Shirley Baker is published on Thursday (£14.95, Hoxton Mini Press)

Dog escapes from cargo centre at Manchester Airport

Dog escapes from cargo centre at Manchester Airport

Cola vanished shortly after arriving to the UK from Cyprus (Picture: Facebook/ Kayte Wilson-Smith)Cola was recused from Cyprus by the Baytree Pointer Setter Rescue group. Shortly before he disappeared the group posted a picture of the dog to Facebook saying: ‘The lovely Cola has just landed..

Adorable dog tries real hard to get big stick through door

Adorable dog tries real hard to get big stick through door

Adorable dog tries real hard to get big stick through door copied! A dog in Manchester was so excited to find a huge stick to play with, but he ran into some issues when trying to bring the stick home. TODAY’s Carson Daly has the Daly Click. Read More