Dog’s horrific injuries after being forced to fight with badger

Dog’s horrific injuries after being forced to fight with badger

The Patterdale Terrier was left cut and scarred by the incident (Picture: Derbyshire Police/SWNS) The pup was rushed to hospital for treatment on the right side of its face (Picture: Derbyshire Police/SWNS)Badger baiting is an illegal blood sport – outlawed since 1835 under the Cruelty to Animals Act – that sees a badger drawn out of its sett and threatened, prompting a fight.

‘Miracle’ dog missing part of his brain is ‘happiest in the world’

‘Miracle’ dog missing part of his brain is ‘happiest in the world’

She said he is the happiest dog in the world (Picture: Mediadrumimages/ @MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne) He gets along well with his siblings (Picture: Mediadrumimages/@MooseBoy16/JenniferOsborne)‘By the way Moose acts you wouldn’t think his brain had any issues.

Racist woman trained dog to attack Asian shopkeeper

Racist woman trained dog to attack Asian shopkeeper

Sonya Wadsworth was convicted of racial assault, harassment and having a dangerously out of control dog (Picture: Cavendish)A woman screamed racist abuse at a shop worker then set her dog on him after she was accused of stealing sweets.

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.

Mystery illness kills dozens of dogs in Norway

Mystery illness kills dozens of dogs in Norway

A mystery sickness has struck dozens of dogs in Norway , killing at least 25 and prompting authorities to warn owners to keep their pets on a lead and away from other canines until the cause is established.

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

• If Boris Johnson wants to deselect any Tory rebel MPs (Report , 2 September), surely progressive political parties should respond by allowing them to stand unopposed.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

We pensioners can’t strike but we can revolt

We pensioners can’t strike but we can revolt

Why can’t MPs just stage a mass sit-in in the Commons (Cross-party politicians call for an alternative parliament to fight no-deal Brexit, Letters , 31 August)?.I confess to not being able to resist the temptation (Letters , 29 August).

Passports, pets and GB stickers: the Brexit advice issued to Britons

Passports, pets and GB stickers: the Brexit advice issued to Britons

Renew your passport earlier than planned, buy a GB sticker for your car, and prepare to wait four months before you can take your ferret on holiday: these are all among the snippets of advice offered by the government’s new Brexit website for British citizens planning to travel to the EU after 31 October.

Defenceless puppy dies after being ‘repeatedly kicked in the head’ by thugs

Defenceless puppy dies after being ‘repeatedly kicked in the head’ by thugs

The dog appeared to be recovering over the weekend but took a turn for the worse on Monday (Picture: Triangle News)Joanna, who has worked in America rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, said the injuries were consistent with an attack.

Inseparable lovedogs are looking for home after months in shelter

Inseparable lovedogs are looking for home after months in shelter

(Picture: Support Adoption For Pets)Two dogs so inseperable they have been dubbed ‘lovedogs’ are looking for their forever home.They absolutely love each other (Picture: Support Adoption For Pets)However, they are being picky about their new owner – as Samir and Sabina need lots of love and attention.

Beautiful moment Labrador joins newlyweds for their first dance

Beautiful moment Labrador joins newlyweds for their first dance

The Labrador didn’t want to miss out on the fun (Picture:Nicole Funden/Storyful)To keep her steady, the bride and groom each hold one of her paws.‘They both spend so much time with Eva,’ Selena Gomes, one of the wedding guests, told the Dodo.

'Pawfect' health: Owing a pet decreases risk of heart disease

'Pawfect' health: Owing a pet decreases risk of heart disease

"People who owned a pet were likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal levels.The researchers compared the cardiovascular health scores of pet owners to those who did not own pets.

Bird or bunny? The latest optical illusion is freaking people out

Bird or bunny? The latest optical illusion is freaking people out

"As you can see the translucent nictitating membrane sweep across the eye horizontally (rabbits don't have membranes like this) and the positioning of the 'ears' are a little strange.".The odd position of the bunny "ears" — actually the bird's beak — appeared to be the real giveaway.

Woman selling glasses on Depop models them on her dog

Woman selling glasses on Depop models them on her dog

Images of Chubby serving looks were shared by another woman, Lucy Anderson on Twitter who wrote: ‘This girl on Depop models glasses she’s selling on her dog.

French bulldog dies 15 minutes after owner, 25, lost cancer battle

French bulldog dies 15 minutes after owner, 25, lost cancer battle

Stuart Hutchison, 25, died on August 11 this year (Picture: Hutchison family / SWNS)A cancer patient’s dog died just 15 minutes after he lost his battle with the illness.

‘Wobbly’ disabled goldendoodle is living his best life travelling the USA

‘Wobbly’ disabled goldendoodle is living his best life travelling the USA

‘I had tonnes of fostering experience but none with special needs, so I knew Josh would be a new challenge,’ says Kim. The fluffiest boy (Picture: CATERS UK) ‘I didn’t even care that he had a disability though; I just felt it in my heart that this opportunity was meant for us,’ she continues.

Starving dog abandoned with recliner thrives in forever home

Starving dog abandoned with recliner thrives in forever home

It’s hard to believe that a robust, happy dog who loves playing with his canine “sister,” eating ice cream and lounging on his family’s sofas nearly starved to death less than two months ago.

Heartbreaking moment German Shepherd suffers nervous breakdown after being abandoned

Heartbreaking moment German Shepherd suffers nervous breakdown after being abandoned

But it was Preethi Pillaipakkam, who fosters dogs through DFW German Shepherd Rescue, a volunteer rescue organisation in Texas, who got to the shelter first to give Rocco a new lease on life.

Heartwarming adoption gives 3 senior dogs a forever home

Heartwarming adoption gives 3 senior dogs a forever home

The adopter, a woman named Leslie, walked into the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center on July 24 and asked, "Which two dogs have been here the longest, with the most special needs?

'Mustache puppy' Salvador Dolly looks exactly like a certain artist

'Mustache puppy' Salvador Dolly looks exactly like a certain artist

The mustachioed puppy went viral after Hearts & Bones Rescue, which is jointly based in Salvador Dolly’s city of birth, Dallas, and New York City, posted a picture of her on Facebook on July 26 after rescuing her and her family via Dallas Animal Services.