Guide dog attacked while helping owner lost confidence since being kicked

Guide dog attacked while helping owner lost confidence since being kicked

Nicholas Bateman says Labrador Angus is his world (Picture: PA)A guide guide has been left ‘bruised and subdued’ after being attacked by a youth in Plymouth.

Puppy found shut in a garden crate with its ears cut off

Puppy found shut in a garden crate with its ears cut off

Michael Dawson, aged 49, was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay a £100 victim surcharge at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court.Police and the RSPCA raided his home in Plymouth and found the American Pocket Bully dog – named Riot – in a crate in the garden with its ears cropped.

Britain’s fattest dog put on diet after ballooning to 11 stone

Britain’s fattest dog put on diet after ballooning to 11 stone

George weighs as much as an average British woman after munching on pasties and pies (Picture: Farlap) George will be cared for at Gables Farm in Plymouth, Devon, where the country’s two previous fattest dogs were both looked after (Picture: Farlap)Ruth Pickards, deputy manager for the farm, said she and the team were proud of the work they did to help obese animals get a better life.

Obese dog nicknamed Hattie the Fattie loses half her body weight

Obese dog nicknamed Hattie the Fattie loses half her body weight

Hattie before losing all the weight (Picture: SWNS)Eight-year-old Hattie arrived at Gables Farm Dogs and Cats home in Plymouth, Devon, in February this year and was immediately put on a strict weight controlled diet.

Cat which was once one of Britain's FATTEST looking for a new home

Cat which was once one of Britain's FATTEST looking for a new home

Two months on, the eight-year-old moggy now weighs in at a slimline 12.7lbs (5.79kg) having lost an incredible five-and-a-half pounds.Mitzi was re-homed earlier this year but was returned to Woodside Animal Welfare Trust in Plymouth, Devon, in August.Staff at the centre are trying to find another new home for the glutenous cat.Lisa Darcy, Woodside's assistant manager, said: "She's a quirky girl.