Dog thought to be the fattest in Britain loses half her body weight

Dog thought to be the fattest in Britain loses half her body weight

Lulu before her weight loss (Picture: SWNS)Lulu the nine-year-old Rottweiler could hardly move and experienced pain in her back legs when she tipped the scales at 9st 10lbs.Owner Gill Jones, a 66-year-old grandmother of six, said: ‘She was a rescue dog and was born with a problem with her genes.

Woman turns 200 dog food bags into stunning dresses and swimwear

Woman turns 200 dog food bags into stunning dresses and swimwear

Would wear (Picture: Rochelle Haisley Photography/Caters)She said: ‘The dresses I have created for this calendar are to help raise awareness and hopefully make someone think twice before purchasing an animal from a shop.

12 animals longing for forever homes this Christmas after years in shelters

12 animals longing for forever homes this Christmas after years in shelters

(Picture: RSPCA)Seven-year-old Kitty Kat was extremely poorly when he arrived at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre in February – 320 days ago.

Hunt to find owners who dumped ‘skin and bones’ dog in street

Hunt to find owners who dumped ‘skin and bones’ dog in street

The poor dog was close to death and was severely underweight (Picture: Northumberland County Council/SWNS)Tiggy is now being cared for in a foster home organised through Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels where she is on a special diet to help her regain some weight.

Paws for thought: pet portraits are on the rise. But can they ever truly be art?

Paws for thought: pet portraits are on the rise. But can they ever truly be art?

The artists behind this enterprise will turn a photo of your dog or cat into a posed portrait in what is purported to be “Renaissance” style, dressed up as a queen or soldier.

Dog survives after owner shot and dragged her by a rope

Dog survives after owner shot and dragged her by a rope

Alma was allegedly shot twice before being dragged home where her owner is believed to have intended to kill her (Picture: Mundo Vivo)A hunter who allegedly shot his dog twice and dragged her by a rope after she gave birth is being investigated by police.

Adorable 30-day-old kitten left to die by horrific owner after being doused in glue

Adorable 30-day-old kitten left to die by horrific owner after being doused in glue

The kitten was treated with talcum powder (Image: CEN/Instagram/dranane)By day three through a series of baths and being doused in talcum powder, most of the glue had been removed from the kitten’s fur and it has began to build up its strength by eating once more.

Pets stolen, slaughtered and turned into bar snacks in Cambodia’s dog meat trade

Pets stolen, slaughtered and turned into bar snacks in Cambodia’s dog meat trade

Many dogs are hanged from trees as a cheap method of slaughter (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) Former restaurant owner Khieu Chan watches Four Paws team members rescue dogs from a facility in Takeo province (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) A woman prepares dog meat for customers at a slaughterhouse in Siem Reap (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)Four Paws initially met with the owner of the slaughterhouse who said he was desperate to get out of the business.

The tiger next door: America’s backyard big cats

The tiger next door: America’s backyard big cats

Brittany Peet, director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), says there are a “patchwork of laws” regulating the possession of big cats.

Homeless man reunites with lost dog in heartwarming video

Homeless man reunites with lost dog in heartwarming video

Rogers and his friends posted fliers around the city with a photo and details about Bobo as well as contact information in an effort to find his four-legged companion.

Hunt for woman who stubbed cigarette out in puppy’s eye

Hunt for woman who stubbed cigarette out in puppy’s eye

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Singapore are investigating the sickening clip (Picture: ViralPress) The puppy’s mouth appears to be tied up with tape to stifle its yelps (Picture: ViralPress)They said in a statement: ‘There are indications that the incident may not have occurred in Singapore but we are exploring all possibilities and urgently appealing for credible information to seek justice for the puppy.

Skeletal Great Danes rescued from abandoned breeding farm

Skeletal Great Danes rescued from abandoned breeding farm

The dogs have now been adopted by the King of Thailand (Picture: ViralPress) They were abandoned by their owner (Picture: ViralPress) Volunteers rescued the dogs after a relative reported the case (Picture: ViralPress)A housekeeper named only as Nui, 50, allowed them into the property and a vet was able to feed and treat the dogs.

What to know about blue-green algae that's killing dogs

What to know about blue-green algae that's killing dogs

"There have been blue-green algae blooms in Austin in previous years, but we have not been aware of any effects from neurotoxins," Austin city officials said in a recent statement warning owners not to let their dogs swim in an area lake..

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.

Catch him if you can: 'Eno the Emu' on the run in North Carolina

Catch him if you can: 'Eno the Emu' on the run in North Carolina

Catch him if you can: 'Eno the Emu' on the run in North Carolina.Last month, county wildlife officers were sent to “corral this emu, which did not work”, said Tenille Fox, an animal services spokesperson.

Terrified dog dumped at shelter because owners were expecting a baby

Terrified dog dumped at shelter because owners were expecting a baby

Rocco appeared frightened when he first arrived at the animal rescue centre (Picture: roccostar_gsd/Instagram)Quivering and cowering with fear, this German Shepherd has just been dumped by his family.

'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.

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

— New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary.

REVEALED: Dogs ABUSED and left to die

REVEALED: Dogs ABUSED and left to die

INJURED dogs and heartbreaking accounts of how they became victims of abuse are all over social media with images of them looking like "bags of bones". When Facebook user Tina Zellmer saw the video, she said: "I cried like a baby.

Neglected dog’s fur was so matted her paws dissolved

Neglected dog’s fur was so matted her paws dissolved

Owner Freer was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years, at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Friday, after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.