Gumdrop is 1st pit bull adopted in Denver since 30-year ban repeal

Gumdrop is 1st pit bull adopted in Denver since 30-year ban repeal

Courtesy of Denver Animal ProtectionAnn Cecchine-Williams, deputy executive director of Denver's Department of Public Health & Environment, which oversees Denver Animal Protection and its shelter, told TODAY in an email that a couple with an infant but no other dogs drove over an hour to meet and adopt Gumdrop on Jan. 5) They renamed him Odin.“Odin is a fun-loving, sweet and energetic boy who loves playing with toys,” she said.

Can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?

Can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?

The latest government guidance states the following services can remain open during lockdown: vets and retailers of products and food for the upkeep and welfare of animals animal rescue centres, boarding facilities and animal groomers (may continue to be used for animal welfare, rather than aesthetic purposes) You are also advised to contact the groomer in advance to make an appointment.

Battersea reveals the most popular cat and dog names of 2020

Battersea reveals the most popular cat and dog names of 2020

‘Regardless of the names of our dogs and cats, whether they be traditional or a one-off, each and every rescue animal has their own unique personality, which we celebrate here at Battersea.’.

Homeless mans runs into burning animal shelter to save 16 dogs and cats

Homeless mans runs into burning animal shelter to save 16 dogs and cats

Keith Walker was described as a ‘guardian angel’ (Picture: W-Underdogs/Facebook)A homeless man put his own life at risk to run into a burning animal shelter and rescue 16 dogs and cats.

Plan for compulsory microchipping of cats in England amid boom in pet ownership

Plan for compulsory microchipping of cats in England amid boom in pet ownership

Compulsory microchipping for cats and kittens could be introduced in England as early as next year, in a move that would help reunite thousands of owners with their lost or stolen pets.

Australia's grumpy cat: shelter staff bent on finding 'demonic' Chester a home

Australia's grumpy cat: shelter staff bent on finding 'demonic' Chester a home

Returned to the RSPCA by four different families in the past seven years, “demonic” Chester may be the least-loved cat in Australia, but workers at the shelter are still determined to find him a home for Christmas.

Pet shops selling thousands of dangerous or endangered crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes

Pet shops selling thousands of dangerous or endangered crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes

The charity said some councils failed to provide licensing information, so the numbers under-represent the true scale of wild animals for sale at pet shops.

Celebs under fire over 'designer' dogs amid surge in unwanted pets

Celebs under fire over 'designer' dogs amid surge in unwanted pets

Celebrities have come under fire for a ‘designer’ dog trend amid a reported surge in unwanted pets (Picture: PETA/Katie Price /@katieprice/Instagram)Celebrities are being urged to stop fuelling a surge in ‘lockdown pets’ at animal shelters by posing with cute designer puppies.

Rapper challenges the perception of Black men in cat rescue

Rapper challenges the perception of Black men in cat rescue

Courtesy of Sterling TrapKing DavisAfter five years of working at the shelter run by LifeLine Animal Project and training with Best Friends Animal Society, Davis founded the nonprofit TrapKing Humane Cat Solutions in 2017.His bold goal: to change stereotypes of men in cat rescue and bridge the communication gap between Black communities and predominately white animal welfare organizations.

More than 160 starving and diseased dogs rescued from animal hoarding house

More than 160 starving and diseased dogs rescued from animal hoarding house

Animal hoarding is becoming a big problem in Japan (Picture: Reuters) Animal rights activists say it was one of the worst cases they’ve seen (Picture: Reuters)Public health officials first visited the house seven years ago after getting complaints from neighbours about the noise and bad smell but the owner refused to let officials investigate at that time.

Leopard mauls man who paid $150 for 'full contact' experience

Leopard mauls man who paid $150 for 'full contact' experience

A Florida man was mauled by a black leopard after he paid $150 for a "full contact" experience that left him with gruesome injuries, according to a report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

'Sad' dog who hasn't had any adoption interest seeks a forever home

'Sad' dog who hasn't had any adoption interest seeks a forever home

The pup is eagerly awaiting an email from someone, anyone, to adopt him (Picture: Animal Rescue Cumbria)Do you have the space and love to take in a dog looking for a forever home?

Man 'caught having sex with dog told owner he was just hugging it'

Man 'caught having sex with dog told owner he was just hugging it'

Chevance Smith, 24, was caught allegedly having sex with an 8-month-old female Boxer named Meda (Photo: Police)A man caught having rough sex with a screeching dog while choking it told the owner he was just hugging the stricken animal, police say.

Doc Antle from 'Tiger King' charged with animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking

Doc Antle from 'Tiger King' charged with animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking

Bhagavan "Doc" Antle , the owner of Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina, has been charged by a grand jury in Frederick County with one felony count of wildlife trafficking and one felony count of conspiracy to wildlife traffic as well as 13 misdemeanor charges, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced in a news release on Friday.

Americans are starting to give up their pets because of COVID-19 hardships

Americans are starting to give up their pets because of COVID-19 hardships

In March, the nonprofit launched a $5 million COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Initiative to help families keep their pets at home by improving access to veterinary care, pet food and supplies.

Jennie Garth rescued a dog named Fauci during COVID-19. Now, she has this message

Jennie Garth rescued a dog named Fauci during COVID-19. Now, she has this message

Jennie Garth is this year's spokesperson for Remember Me Thursday, a global campaign by the nonprofit Helen Woodward Animal Center that shines a light on the need for pet adoption.

Coronavirus: Millions of wild animals imported to UK from hot spots of emerging disease, risking new pandemics, study warns

Coronavirus: Millions of wild animals imported to UK from hot spots of emerging disease, risking new pandemics, study warns

Millions of live wild animals are being legally imported into the UK from hot spots of emerging diseases , risking the spread of lethal viruses , researchers have discovered.

Anger as stray dog painted orange and black to look like tiger

Anger as stray dog painted orange and black to look like tiger

The Persatuan Haiwan Malaysia – Malaysia Animal Association shared the images on their Facebook page after the painted animal was pictured.It was pictured on the street (Picture: Newsflash) The RSPCA said it can be confusing and frightening for dogs to be dyed (Picture: @animalmalaysia/Newsflash).

‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

The animals have now been taken to a rescue centre (Picture: Scottish SPCA / SWNS.COM)Jenny Scott, an SSPCA inspector, said: ‘The dogs were found in an appalling condition.

Dog abandoned by owner found 'disorientated' after eating cannabis

Dog abandoned by owner found 'disorientated' after eating cannabis

Buddy is now recovering at one of the Scottish SPCA’s animal rescue and re-homing centres.Buddy is now safe at an animal rescue centre (Picture: PA).Anyone with information about Buddy or his owner is asked to call the Scottish SPCA’s animal helpline on 03000 999 999.