Happy Bonfire Night: How to keep pets safe on Guy Fawkes Night

Happy Bonfire Night: How to keep pets safe on Guy Fawkes Night

The RSPCA estimate that, in the UK, as many as 45 percent of dogs show signs of fear when they hear fireworks and other pets such as cats , small animals and horses can also be spooked and affected by the sounds of Bonfire Night celebrations.

Puppy ‘dies from heart attack’ during fireworks display

Puppy ‘dies from heart attack’ during fireworks display

Claire McParland, from the RSPCA, said: “We see the impact of fireworks on animals every year and we know there is strong public feeling about the use of fireworks with more than 100,000 people signing petitions to restrict their use in recent years.

A puppy who lost all of her fur due to mange now looks like dog model

A puppy who lost all of her fur due to mange now looks like dog model

Vet assistant Jessie DeFreitas fell in love with little Terra, despite the poor pup suffering from such a bad skin condition that all her fur had fallen out.She suffered badly with mange (Picture: RSPCA /SWNS.COM)‘The vet said if the dog wasn’t signed over to them, she wouldn’t have survived.

Thugs caught wild rabbits and filmed as they fed them to their dogs

Thugs caught wild rabbits and filmed as they fed them to their dogs

The wild rabbits were caught near playgrounds and fields in the Eastbourne area of East Sussex (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS)It was then discovered that his son Liam Smith, had been going out with Earwaker rabbiting and ferreting, and they were catching rabbits and ‘dropping’ them in front of their dogs for the dogs to chase.

‘Thinnest dog ever seen alive’ ate glass and batteries because he was so hungry

‘Thinnest dog ever seen alive’ ate glass and batteries because he was so hungry

The young dog was eating glass and batteries because he was so hungry (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Walter collapsed when he arrived at the vets (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Now the dog is a healthy weight and has made a ‘remarkable recovery’ (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)Nina said: ‘He’s the thinnest dog I’ve ever seen alive.

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).

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Jodie Fairbrother was handed a suspended sentence and banned from keeping or trading in animals for five years (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) RSPCA officers raid the 4Paws kennels in South Killinghome (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) Officers removed 160 dogs and cats, many of which had untreated medical conditions (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media)They were charged with a string of cruelty offences after RSPCA officers removed 160 animals from their rescue centre and veterinary clinic in Lincolnshire.

French bulldog puppy has nose job to save her life

French bulldog puppy has nose job to save her life

The puppy was often gasping for air and needed urgent help when it arrived at the RSPCA’s Bath Cats & Dogs Home (Picture: PA) Despite the life-saving surgery, the poor puppy will ‘probably always struggle’ (Picture: PA)The RSPCA said French bulldogs are brachycephalis, or flat-faced, breeds that have been bred to have exaggerated features to make them ‘cuter’ to buyers.

Man behind worst dog abuse RSPCA rescuers had ever seen is spared jail

Man behind worst dog abuse RSPCA rescuers had ever seen is spared jail

Daisy suffering from a chronic skin condition but her owner failed to bring her to the vet (Picture: SWNS)A dog owner of a pet who lost her fur in one of the worst cases of animal neglect the RSPCA has ever seen has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

Dog’s head smashed with hammer and dumped in river for ‘getting on nerves’ of owner

Dog’s head smashed with hammer and dumped in river for ‘getting on nerves’ of owner

RSPCA Inspector Rowena Proctor said: “He said he had gone to the shop and come home to find her dead before going on to admit hitting Molly on the head with a hammer, strangling her with the washing line that was around her neck when her body was found and dumping her in the River Tyne.“He said he did it because she was following him around and getting on his nerves and he lashed out.

French bulldog tied to car and dragged to death by sick thugs ‘barbaric and cruel’

French bulldog tied to car and dragged to death by sick thugs ‘barbaric and cruel’

The French bulldog was tied to a car and dragged to her death (Image: LIVERPOOL ECHO)The RSPCA has launched a manhunt for the vile thugs involved in the incident in Bootle, Merseyside, on June 17.

RSPCA appeals for the owners of elderly dog thrown out of window to come forward

RSPCA appeals for the owners of elderly dog thrown out of window to come forward

(Picture: RSPCA/SWNS/Google Map)The RSPCA is appealing for the owners of an adorable elderly dog to come forward after she was thrown out of a moving car.

People won't adopt this dog because she's too 'ugly' - can you give her a home?

People won't adopt this dog because she's too 'ugly' - can you give her a home?

(Picture: RSPCA / )Staff at a rescue centre are struggling to find a home for an abandoned dog – because people think she is ‘too ugly’. Craig added: ‘She’s such a sweet, friendly little dog and she really deserves to find a loving home to enjoy her senior years.

Nine-week-old puppy buried alive in ‘hideous act of cruelty’

Nine-week-old puppy buried alive in ‘hideous act of cruelty’

Investigating RSPCA Inspector Alison Fletcher, said: ‘When the dogs didn’t return their owner went to find them and realised they’d sniffed out a mound of disturbed earth in the middle of the field.

Laughing scumbag threw scared dog over a cliff into the sea as friend filmed

Laughing scumbag threw scared dog over a cliff into the sea as friend filmed

An RSPCA spokesman added: ‘We have been made aware of some upsetting footage showing a dog being thrown off a cliff in Falmouth on May 1.

Puppies abandoned in plastic box given names after Marvel superheroes

Puppies abandoned in plastic box given names after Marvel superheroes

RSPCA said some of them appear underweight (Picture: Wales News Service)Ten puppies have been given names after Marvel characters after they were found abandoned in a plastic box in Newport.

'An abandoned boa in Bristol': RSPCA rescue 4,000 exotic pets a year

'An abandoned boa in Bristol': RSPCA rescue 4,000 exotic pets a year

A three-metre long (10ft) boa constrictor found abandoned in a car in Bristol and a marmoset lying dead in a north London street were among the thousands of exotic animal-related incidents the RSPCA was called to last year.

'Warrior queen' kitten fights back from edge of death after being SAVAGED in dog attack

'Warrior queen' kitten fights back from edge of death after being SAVAGED in dog attack

Boudicca the kitten was left with horrific injuries after dog attack (Image: RSPCA)The rare female ginger kitten has been named after the ancient warrior queen because her iron will meant she did not succumb to near catastrophic injuries.

Rubbish bin HORROR: Cute cat that looks like much-loved Bagpuss found ABANDONED

Rubbish bin HORROR: Cute cat that looks like much-loved Bagpuss found ABANDONED

Matilda the dumped cat looks like famous Bagpuss character (Image: RSPCA)The Persian tabby that bears a striking resemblance to the saggy-clothed television character who delighted generations of children was only saved by sharp-eyed dustmen. Jo Elmes, from RSPCA Putney, said: “As soon as we saw poor Matilda she reminded us of the much-loved childhood character Bagpuss.

UK kitten crisis as charity warns it rescues three unwanted cats EVERY HOUR

UK kitten crisis as charity warns it rescues three unwanted cats EVERY HOUR

and I should know White and black mother cat rescued with kittens from busy London Underground station (Image: RSPCA)Four black and white kittens were saved by luck last month after being dumped like rubbish in a cardboard box near bins in Scafell Drive, Birmingham.

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