Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian The charity has 1,060 active patients, which includes 397 staffordshire bull terriers like Poochie, 93 cats, two rabbits and one ferret – and these pets provide crucial companionship and a sense of responsibility to people experiencing homelessness in different ways, from people sleeping on a friend’s sofa or living in temporary accommodation to those having to bed down on the streets.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier with residents Valerie and George Cook (Picture: Susannah Ireland) The couple love Dodger’s monthly visits with owner Karen Gee (left) (Picture: Susannah Ireland) Dodger ‘knows how to behave with different residents’ (Picture: Susannah Ireland) Karen Martindale, manager of the care home, is a fan of her monthly visitor (Picture: Susannah Ireland).
Skye was taken in by the RSPCA after she was dumped outside an animal shelter in January 201 (Picture: SWNS) Staff said the six-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier was the skinniest they had ever rescued and even nicknamed her ‘X-ray dog’ (Picture: SWNS) New owner Hayley Wessier, 30, took Skye in and she immediately became best friends with Hayley’s pet lizard George.
The case of Snoop the Staffordshire bull terrier-type pet shocked animal lovers globally after CCTV images showed a man getting out of a car with the pet and its bed then deserting it on the pavement on the other side of the road.
CCTV footage captures the cruel owner taking a white and black Staffordshire bull terrier from a car and leading it to the other side of the road.
The baby, who is yet to be identified, was attacked at 1.47am on Sunday at a house in Yaxley, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Picture: SWNS)A 28-year-old-man and a 31-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and two Staffordshire Bull Terriers have been seized following the incident.
The court’s ruling means the Staffordshire bull terrier can finally be rehomed (Picture: BPM)‘I took her for veterinary treatment and it was discovered the break was made more complicated by the fact she had not been treated for nine days.
it was the family’s Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Stan, whose barks alerted the family of the fire, saving the lives of the two cats trapped inside. He also proved that dog-cat stereotypes are utterly useless. Stan even broke breed stereotypes.
Here’s an interesting dog fact for you: Did you know a Pit Bull is not a specific dog breed? The term is usually used to refer to one or several different bully breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier (also known as Amstaff dogs), English Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier.
Little Charley the Staffordshire bull terrier was brought into the Blue Cross rehoming centre in Burford, Oxfordshire in June – and has remained there ever since (Picture: Blue Cross)Laura Crofts, rehoming manager, said it could be ‘a few weeks, a few months or a few years’.