Beloved dog passes away minutes after owner dies of cancer

Beloved dog passes away minutes after owner dies of cancer

"(Hutchinson and his wife, Danielle) had three dogs, Nala, Nero and their puppy, Amelia, but Nero was Stuart's favorite," Hutchinson's mother, Fiona Conaghen, told TODAY.Just after Hutchinson passed, his wife, Danielle, broke her glasses, so her father returned to Hutchinson's home to get a replacement pair.

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Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Linda Torelli, director of marketing for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, which has three locations in Delaware and cares for more than 14,000 animals each year, credited a multipronged approach with helping the First State achieve no-kill status — and its citizens.“The community in Delaware is very oriented to pet advocacy, so we had their support,” she told TODAY.

YouTuber Brooke Houts under fire after video shows her smacking, shoving dog

YouTuber Brooke Houts under fire after video shows her smacking, shoving dog

YouTube personality Brooke Houts is under investigation after a video uploaded to her channel showed her smacking, shoving and yelling at her dog.“We are aware of the incident and we’re looking into the matter,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told TODAY.The shocking video showed Houts, who has more than 300,000 subscribers, smacking, scolding and shoving her Doberman pinscher, Sphinx.

'This is meant to be': Dierks Bentley adopts a puppy live on TODAY

'This is meant to be': Dierks Bentley adopts a puppy live on TODAY

"I've been texting back-and-forth with my wife and kids," he said during a conversation with Jenna Bush Hager and Willie Geist , while the dog's adoption paperwork was being taken care of.

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.

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

How to keep your pets safe in a dangerous heat wave

The American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty has put out a list of tips people can use to make sure their pets stay safe in escalating temperatures this weekend, when TODAY's Al Roker says more than 100 heat records could be smashed.

One of the last dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring dies

One of the last dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring dies

Erin Menard / Best Friends Animal SocietyTess Rushton happened to be interning at Best Friends at the time and decided to adopt Layla.“She turned out to be absolutely lovely,” Rushton told TODAY.The “clumsy goof” adapted well to being spoiled by her new mom, who cooked organic food to mix into high-quality kibble, and made toys with hidden treats to help stimulate the clever dog’s mind.

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary rescues dogs, pays vet bills

Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary rescues dogs, pays vet bills

“When they come to us from the shelter, we say, ‘Today is the day that they start their new life,’” Zina Goodin, co-founder of Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, told TODAY .

Farewell, Sunny! See where TODAY's puppy with a purpose is headed next

Farewell, Sunny! See where TODAY's puppy with a purpose is headed next

TODAY’s puppy with a purpose spent his last day with the show on Thursday, and while we’ll miss our friend, he’s moving on to a new and exciting chapter in his life.

When is Bring Your Dog to Work Day and how to get involved?

When is Bring Your Dog to Work Day and how to get involved?

Your report is late Rover, this unacceptable (Picture: Getty)Today is National Bring Your Dog to Work Day, so you might notice a little more barking in your office throughout your Friday.

Bring Your Dog To Work Day sees good boys and girls take over the office

Bring Your Dog To Work Day sees good boys and girls take over the office

Today those feelings of happiness never have to end, with employees all over the UK taking their pets to the office for Bring Your Dog to Work Day. Animal lovers have begun tweeting snaps of their furry friends enjoying their new surroundings, with some dogs settling in quite well.

Dogs at polling stations are here to warm the hearts of Brexit-tired Brits

Dogs at polling stations are here to warm the hearts of Brexit-tired Brits

Just look at them (Picture: Alamy Live News/ PA)Let’s be honest, everyone’s favourite part of elections is seeing dogs at polling stations. Brits are taking their four-legged friends to vote in the European Parliament elections at polling stations across the UK today.

Now your pup can be the 'Stanley Pup' with TODAY's new Snapchat lens!

Now your pup can be the 'Stanley Pup' with TODAY's new Snapchat lens!

Sunny, the real Stanley Pup, demos our new Snapchat lensIf you are reading this on your phone, you can unlock the TODAY Stanley Pup lens by clicking here.

Mini Labradoodle says he was called Archie Harrison first

Mini Labradoodle says he was called Archie Harrison first

It seems there’s more than one cute Archie in town (Picture: Twitter/TomH)A little Labradoodle has had his thunder stolen after the newborn royal baby took his name today.

Some dogs clearly don’t like being made to wait at polling stations

Some dogs clearly don’t like being made to wait at polling stations

Bad boy vs good boy (Picture: Twitter)There might be some very important local elections going on today, but let’s be honest, we only care about adorable dogs at polling stations. The hashtag #DogsAtPollingStations took off again on Twitter, following what has now become a tradition on election days.

Prehistoric monster that makes today’s lions look like moggies found in museum drawer

Prehistoric monster that makes today’s lions look like moggies found in museum drawer

Its existence only came to light when Ohio University researchers, Dr Nancy Stevens and Dr Matthew Borths, studied specimens that had been placed in a drawer at the National Museums of Kenya several decades ago.

CAT MYSTERY: Moggie missing for 9 YEARS returned home for final cuddles before she died

CAT MYSTERY: Moggie missing for 9 YEARS returned home for final cuddles before she died

After nine years apart Mike Marshall cuddles Babsy the cat (Image: RSPCA)Inspector Cooper today described the “goosebumps” moment she handed Babsy to Mr Marshall after checking out the address details from the microchip.

Still the best! Labradors are the most popular dog breed in US for 28th straight year

Still the best! Labradors are the most popular dog breed in US for 28th straight year

Sunny and his buddies are still No. 1!The most popular dog breed in the country for the 28th straight year is the Labrador, just like TODAY's own puppy with a purpose, according to the American Kennel Club.

'Designer' dog crisis: RSPCA warns HUGE hike in 'trendy' breeds being abandoned

'Designer' dog crisis: RSPCA warns HUGE hike in 'trendy' breeds being abandoned

French bulldogs have become the UK's top dogs over the past decade but more need rescuing (Image: GETTY) RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said today: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and dachshunds.

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