'Truly heart-breaking!' Dumped dog only named 'Puppy Number Five' by cruel breeders

'Truly heart-breaking!' Dumped dog only named 'Puppy Number Five' by cruel breeders

Puppy Number Five has now been given the name of Maggie and is living with loving owners after being rescued by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.

'This is a calamity': the surgeons keeping pugs and bulldogs alive

'This is a calamity': the surgeons keeping pugs and bulldogs alive

“We tend to say: ‘Oh, it’s a French bulldog – it’s normal for them to breathe like that,’” Opperman says. Some animals with BOAS find ways to prop their mouths open to survive the night, using furniture or toys as wedges Before Sidney’s surgery, Frankie, the French bulldog, was in theatre.

You can go speed dating with Battersea’s loneliest residents for Valentine’s Day

You can go speed dating with Battersea’s loneliest residents for Valentine’s Day

(Picture: Heal’s) It’s almost Valentine’s Day and this speed dating event means you can get the perfect match.

Fury as puppy bought and dumped on SAME DAY - warning over click-and-buy CRISIS

Fury as puppy bought and dumped on SAME DAY - warning over click-and-buy CRISIS

The tragic stories of Truffle the 12 week old Jack Russell and April the tiny cockapoo are being highlighted by Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to show how people are buying pets on impulse over the internet.

Covering your dog’s balls in glitter is now a trend – but vets warn it’s a bad idea

Covering your dog’s balls in glitter is now a trend – but vets warn it’s a bad idea

They said: ‘I just thought I would let everybody know the latest creative grooming trend is glitter balls! Posting for your entertainment.’ Other pages though, showed off dogs with ‘the nicest set of testicles in the Grooming Industry.’ (Picture: Facebook) Most people were pretty taken aback by the idea though.

'Love at first sight!' Overweight dog dumped with 'sorry' sign RE-HOMED after diet regime

'Love at first sight!' Overweight dog dumped with 'sorry' sign RE-HOMED after diet regime

Nelly the Elephant was dumped in a park with a (Image: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home) The heavyweight bulldog needed surgery to help tackle her breathing difficulties – a problem most likely made worse because she tipped the scales at more than 20lb over her healthy weight.

Christmas MIRACLE! Britain's UNLUCKIEST dog finally gets a break - 'We are so happy!'

Christmas MIRACLE! Britain's UNLUCKIEST dog finally gets a break - 'We are so happy!'

We’re looking forward to our first Christmas with her.”UK's unluckiest dog Daisy rolling with joy as she gets new home (Image: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Sad-eyed Daisy who spent 124 days in care before getting new hone (Image: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Daisy’s predicament as a “boomerang dog” – one that has been returned to a rescue centre – highlights the predicament faced by elderly pets coming through Battersea’s gates, with many having to wait far longer to be re-homed than their younger counterparts.Over the past three years, more than 900 dogs aged seven or over have been found new homes by Battersea, with the average stay before being resettled 40 days.

Will you help these rejected dogs find a home in time for Christmas?

Will you help these rejected dogs find a home in time for Christmas?

(Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)At just one year and six months old, Rosie is still a puppy at heart. (Picture: Jack Taylor/Getty Images)Bear loves going on runs, so if you’re an active type he’s the dog for you.

Daisy is the the ‘unluckiest rescue dog’ who has spent 100 days at Battersea as no one will adopt her

Daisy is the the ‘unluckiest rescue dog’ who has spent 100 days at Battersea as no one will adopt her

She still loves playing with toys and chasing squirrels (Picture: Battersea Dog and Cats Home)Steve continued: ‘Older dogs, like Daisy, are already house trained and while many still have a lot of get-up-and-go, older dogs need a lot less exercise making them a lot less work for a new owner.

‘Unluckiest rescue dog in the UK’ Unwanted Daisy boomerangs back to pets home

‘Unluckiest rescue dog in the UK’ Unwanted Daisy boomerangs back to pets home

This is the second time that the black mastiff-cross has found herself looking for a family at the famous animal home which has been rescuing pets since 1860 and last year helped 7,000 dogs and cats.