Man fights town to keep potbellied pig as his emotional support animal

Man fights town to keep potbellied pig as his emotional support animal

Flatt said he’s been engaged in a two-year legal battle with Canajoharie, New York, which considers the pig a farm animal and therefore not allowed to be kept in town.

Will Young cuffs himself to beagle breeding facility MBR Acres

Will Young cuffs himself to beagle breeding facility MBR Acres

Will has called for an end to animal testing (Picture: Twitter) Police were seen speaking to the singer (Picture: Terry Harris/CLICK NEWS AND MEDI)Hattie, a member of the Camp Beagle campaign, told : ‘He had said he would come and visit.

You could risk a fine for setting off fireworks which cause dogs to suffer

You could risk a fine for setting off fireworks which cause dogs to suffer

Many owners have reported their animals ‘trembling’ and ‘shaking’ for days after firework displays have finished (Pictures: Images)As the temperatures get colder and the days get shorter, people turn to Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas and New Year’s Eve to get them through.

Man ‘caught having relations with dog at house with curtains open’

Man ‘caught having relations with dog at house with curtains open’

The alleged incident has been named ‘absolutely sickening’ (Picture: Getty Images)A man was allegedly caught having sex with a dog at a house after leaving his curtains open.Another man told The News: ‘It was absolutely sickening.

Westminster dog of year title goes to David Amess’s French bulldog

Westminster dog of year title goes to David Amess’s French bulldog

The Dogs Trust, which runs the annual award celebrating the bond between parliamentarians and their pets with the Kennel Club, said Vivienne was a fitting winner “in memory of Sir David Amess, a devoted animal lover”.The three-year-old French bulldog had won the backing of both the judges and tens of thousands of members of the public after appeals on social media to pay tribute to the murdered MP by casting online votes.

Puppy perks: should workers get three weeks of paid leave to bond with a new pet?

Puppy perks: should workers get three weeks of paid leave to bond with a new pet?

Mars Petcare, makers of Whiskas and Pedigree, gives employees 10 hours of paid leave to look after a new pet, and after that they can bring the animal to work.A Manchester IT company, BitSol Solutions, gives staff a week of paid leave.

Animal rescue charities race against time to get staff, pets out of Afghanistan

Animal rescue charities race against time to get staff, pets out of Afghanistan

Charlotte Maxwell-Jones has been working for months to evacuate the many animals her charity, Kabul Small Animal Rescue, have saved in Afghanistan, but it’s the safety of her 40 workers that she’s most concerned about at the moment.

Animal lovers not amused by viral videos of pets in ‘funny situations’

Animal lovers not amused by viral videos of pets in ‘funny situations’

If you like watching ‘cute’ animal videos, chances are that you’ve come across visuals of people hitting a soft toy to get a reaction from their dog to have medicine or food.This is a subtle form of animal cruelty," says Sudha.

Woman shares emotional poem she found included with her rescue dog’s paperwork

Woman shares emotional poem she found included with her rescue dog’s paperwork

Last month, when Ervin took Sylvie to work, she found a poem about adopted pets and their baggage included with the dog’s paperwork from the shelter, which she later shared on Facebook.“I took Sylvie to work with me today.

How would you react if you saw this long snake spotted in a Pittsburgh park?

How would you react if you saw this long snake spotted in a Pittsburgh park?

We thank the reptile specialists at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium for identifying the Frick Park snake as a Black Rat Snake.It has since been identified as a black rat snake by reptile specialists at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.

Dog forced to have eyes removed after acid attack by thugs 'life will never be the same'

Dog forced to have eyes removed after acid attack by thugs 'life will never be the same'

(Image: Facebook/Mandy Garner)In the UK, a new animal cruelty bill was passed by MPs last month which increased sentences from a maximum six months to up to five years in jail.

Joe Biden's dog, Major, bites second person in a month

Joe Biden's dog, Major, bites second person in a month

Joe Biden’s dog, Major, has been involved in its second biting incident in a month, the White House has said.Reporters had seen Major on a walk around the White House south lawn before the president and first lady travelled to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial early on Monday evening.

Top lawyer whose dog mauled Freddie the seal will face no criminal charges

Top lawyer whose dog mauled Freddie the seal will face no criminal charges

The seal had to be put down after suffering serious injuries (Picture: Duncan Phillips) The Met Police and RSPCA said they would not take any further action (Picture: Duncan Phillips) The charity said it was ‘deeply saddened’ by the incident and that it highlighted the need to keep dogs on leads near wild animals.

Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida

Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida

Florida is known as a state with a fondness for the exotic, from its long history of accommodating religious cults to the Bubble Room restaurant where every day is Christmas Day. But now time is running out for one type of eccentric Floridian: those who own or breed exotic and invasive reptiles and other non-native animals.

NASCAR driver Alex Bowman brings animal rescue to new audience

NASCAR driver Alex Bowman brings animal rescue to new audience

Alex Bowman, a stock car racing driver who competes full time in the NASCAR Cup Series, kicked off the season yesterday at Arizona’s Phoenix Raceway by driving a car with a paint scheme honoring the nonprofit Best Friends Animal Society.

Dog theft specialist officer appointed as cases surge

Dog theft specialist officer appointed as cases surge

Nottinghamshire Police said there is ‘growing alarm over the threat of dog theft’ as they revealed the new role following warnings from charities.

Where's the beef? This runaway steer has been roaming free for a month

Where's the beef? This runaway steer has been roaming free for a month

In a statement to TODAY, a Farm Sanctuary spokesperson said that many times when a farm animal is found roaming the streets, the animal has "likely escaped a traumatic situation propelled by their strong desire to live.".

‘Animal abuser, 34, sold sick puppies who died days later at new homes’

‘Animal abuser, 34, sold sick puppies who died days later at new homes’

Jian Karlos Ortiz Mendez, 34, has been charged with 11 counts of aggravated animal cruelty (Picture: Hernando County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook)A 34-year-old man allegedly sold sick puppies to excited new owners days before they died at their new homes.

Starving dog so thin he couldn’t stand or walk is found in park

Starving dog so thin he couldn’t stand or walk is found in park

The poor dog was rushed to a vet for emergency treatment (Picture: SWNS) The animal, thought to be a mastiff, could hardly stand or walk (Picture: SWNS).‘I believe his owner deliberately decided to dump him and left him in such a weak and neglected state in the park at night.

Here's how to help pets and animals affected by dangerous Texas cold

Here's how to help pets and animals affected by dangerous Texas cold

Many local animal groups have put out information on how to help animals and pets in Texas, especially ones that may have been outside during the inclement weather.Other shelters, like the Houston Humane Society, are always accepting donations to care for animals in their custody.