Deaf dog's pack provides 'protection ears' on outdoor adventures

Deaf dog's pack provides 'protection ears' on outdoor adventures

When Livesey learned the deaf cattle dog needed a new home, he drove with Bella and Bolt to meet her in New Mexico on leap day earlier this year.

Labrador gives birth to one of the biggest litters in history for the breed

Labrador gives birth to one of the biggest litters in history for the breed

‘We know, we’re adorable’ (Picture: SWNS) The litter was made up of four black boys, four black girls, three yellow boys and three yellow girls (Picture: SWNS) ‘Did somebody say food?’ (Picture: SWNS) Proud mum Bella endured a seven-hour labour (Picture: SWNS) The owners have a lot on their plate feeding 14 hungry labs (Picture: SWNS)Hazel said: ‘Bella was scanned when she became pregnant but the numbers are never right and we certainly were not expecting 14!

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

Battersea dog and cat foster carers – photo essay

The home has had lots of generous offers from people willing to open their homes to its animals during the past couple of months, but had to suspend new fostering applications in order to prioritise working with existing staff and volunteers to provide ongoing care for the dogs and cats during the coronavirus pandemic.

Orphaned calf thinks he’s a dog after being rescued by German Shepherd family

Orphaned calf thinks he’s a dog after being rescued by German Shepherd family

Buddy and one of the puppies (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)When Coral Algie, 52, and husband Wayne, 61, found a little Santa Gertrudis calf all alone, they took him in.Bella with Buddy and the puppies (Picture: Mercury Press & Media).

Woman jumped in river to save drowning dog weighted down with rock

Woman jumped in river to save drowning dog weighted down with rock

Hero Jane Harper says she was sure Belgian Shepherd Bella was dead until she saw her eyes move (Pictures: Raymonds/Facebook/BPM Media)A woman who threw herself into a river to save a drowning dog that had been weighted down has described the ‘horrific’ rescue mission.

Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

It’s received so much attention in recent months that people have been driving for hours for the chance to embrace, brush and talk to the sociable bovines, said owner Suzanne Vullers.Every "cow cuddling" session is different: Some people like to sit quietly with the animals; others talk to them.

National Puppy Day: Here are nine beautiful dogs who need a home

National Puppy Day: Here are nine beautiful dogs who need a home

(Picture: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)It’s National Puppy Day – and while we love the furry, friendly young pooches, that doesn’t mean the older ones don’t deserve the same level of attention.

Peta being sued by owners of Dog’s Way Home star Bella over ‘smear campaign’

Peta being sued by owners of Dog’s Way Home star Bella over ‘smear campaign’

Shelby stars as young pup Bella in Dog’s Way Home (Picture: Sony) The owners of an adorable mixed-breed pup named Shelby who starred in A Dog Way’s Home are allegedly suing Peta for defamation after what they have called a ‘smear campaign’.

Lady Gaga leaves Critics' Choice to be with her dying horse, Arabella

Lady Gaga leaves Critics' Choice to be with her dying horse, Arabella

She did pick up two Critics' Choice Awards for "A Star Is Born," but later learned that her beloved horse, Arabella, was dying. But it saddens me to say that just after the show I learned that my dear angel of a horse, Arabella, is dying."

Dog walker caught smacking pet on owner’s hidden camera

Dog walker caught smacking pet on owner’s hidden camera

Jacqueline Wilkins is filmed striking the dog (Picture: SWNS) Bella the boxer’s behaviour changed after the incident (Picture: SWNS) ‘I was shocked when I first saw the footage because it’s not something I’d have thought I had to worry about from someone who is supposed to love dogs,’ he said.

These are the most popular names for rescue dogs

These are the most popular names for rescue dogs

(Picture Dogs Trust / SWNS)Bella and Max are the most common names for rescue dogs taken in over the past year. Another crossbreed, four-year-old Max, is looking for a new home at the Loughborough centre in Leicestershire.

Home for Christmas! Stolen dog ABANDONED by sick breeders - 'My best friend is back!'

Home for Christmas! Stolen dog ABANDONED by sick breeders - 'My best friend is back!'

Bella's three-year ordeal left her riddled with mange (Image: Kennel Club/Francesca Sharp)Much-loved Bella as only reunited with her pining owner after being dumped on the streets having been treated abominably by unscrupulous breeders looking for fat profits.

17 Unlikely Animal Friends Who Are Winning At Life

17 Unlikely Animal Friends Who Are Winning At Life

Your best friend may be nothing like you—but they love you, and that’s what’s important. Image via: @frenchie__poptart Although they may seem unlikely friends, guinea pigs and cats share a mutual love of lounging and judging you. Image via: @bella.booboo.pig

Rising veganism in the west has a downside | Letters

Rising veganism in the west has a downside | Letters

If vegans reach a big enough majority, the thinking behind eating plants directly rather than eating what eats them might lead to keeping the animals that cats and dogs eat.