Nine-year-old paints stunning animal portraits to buy resources for shelters

Nine-year-old paints stunning animal portraits to buy resources for shelters

Pavel Abramov, from the city of Arzamas in Russia, creates exquisite paintings of his pets and other cats and dogs and sells the works in exchange for resources for animal shelters.

Boy, 11, ‘thought he would die’ in bull terrier attack

Boy, 11, ‘thought he would die’ in bull terrier attack

Cooper, 11, thought he wouldn’t survive being mauled by the dog attack (Picture: Liverpool Echo)A boy has described the moment his arm was ripped by a dog so badly that he could almost see his own bone.

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

Experience: my dog is a champion surfer

I never planned to raise a surf dog, but she had been in a kids’ pool at eight weeks old and showed great balance on a boogie board. Surf dog contests were becoming popular in southern California and someone suggested she take part in one, at Ocean Beach in San Diego.

Labrador who took in nine orphaned ducklings adopts six more

Labrador who took in nine orphaned ducklings adopts six more

Fred’s a new dad, again (Picture: Mountfitchet Castle/SWNS)Fred is a very good boy. Soon enough, the ducklings started to climb on top of his back and one brave bird even took a seat on Fred’s head.

Cool cat facts

Cool cat facts

Cats can drink seawater because, unlike humans, they can filter out salt and use the water content to hydrate their bodies. Only cats can hear these sounds, not dogs or humans.

Chipper the recycling dog inspires on Earth Day

Chipper the recycling dog inspires on Earth Day

Chipper and his owner, Katie Pollak, are on a mission to help the environment, picking up garbage wherever they spot it near their home in Mesa, Arizona. Chipper and his owner, Katie Pollak, in their home state of Arizona.

Tributes to boy, 9, mauled to death by dog during caravan holiday

Tributes to boy, 9, mauled to death by dog during caravan holiday

Tributes have been flooding in for Frankie Macritchie after he was killed by a ‘bulldog-type’ breed while alone in a caravan (Picture: SWNS) Relatives leave flowers at the entrance to Tencreek Holiday Park, Looe, Cornwall (Picture: SWNS)In a tribute issued through Devon and Cornwall Police, his family said the schoolboy had a ‘special heart’.

First picture of woman arrested after dog attack that killed boy, 9

First picture of woman arrested after dog attack that killed boy, 9

Sadie Totterdell was named as the woman arrested after Frankie was mauled to death (Picture: Facebook) The boy is believed to have been killed while he was in a caravan with the dog (Picture: SWNS)It was reported earlier on Monday that the boy had been left alone with the dog, named Winston – despite him already having carried out four less serious attacks, one of which happened just weeks before the fatal incident.

Boy, 9, mauled to death by dog is pictured as tributes pour in

Boy, 9, mauled to death by dog is pictured as tributes pour in

Frankie Willis was staying at the Tencreek Holiday Park in Cornwall (Picture: Facebook) Tributes have begun pouring in for the youngster (Picture: Facebook)It is thought the dog owner was staying next to them in a neighbouring caravan.

Britain’s unluckiest greyhound DESPERATE for a home after seven years without an owner

Britain’s unluckiest greyhound DESPERATE for a home after seven years without an owner

Stevie loves walking in the countryside as well as snoozing (Image: Dogs Trust )Ms Campbell continued: “We will continue to love and look after him until the day comes when he heads off to his forever home.

What a pickle! Terrified cat finally FREED after getting head trapped in glass jar

What a pickle! Terrified cat finally FREED after getting head trapped in glass jar

Even when she had finally managed to capture the dehydrated animal, its head was so firmly jammed in the jar that it took veterinary help and a mighty struggle to get the pet out of a pickle.

Adorable Shiba Inu dog runs his own roasted sweet potato store in Japan

Adorable Shiba Inu dog runs his own roasted sweet potato store in Japan

(Picture: @hobby_space_jun/Twitter)This is Ken-kun being a very good boy and greeting customers at his sweet potato stall. On the island of Hokkaido, Japan, Ken-kun mans the stall all day, with customers coming up and taking roasted sweet potatoes.

A letter to Ruby, my son’s sorely missed cat

A letter to Ruby, my son’s sorely missed cat

I told him of your happy life, and that death came when you were ready: the letter you always wanted to write I felt the need to buy you a tin. I told him of your happy life, filled with love, and that death came when you were ready.

Britain's loneliest dog finally finds forever home after 500 days at shelter

Britain's loneliest dog finally finds forever home after 500 days at shelter

(Picture: SWNS) Britain’s loneliest dog has finally found a home after spending more than 500 days at an animal shelter, and we couldn’t be happier for him. ‘He’s adored by staff and we couldn’t understand why he was always overlooked.

Hunt for thief who stole puppy from little boy on dog walk

Hunt for thief who stole puppy from little boy on dog walk

The thief picked up the puppy and began walking off with her (Picture: Deadline News) ‘The young boy hurried along the side of him trying to keep up with him.

Remus the puppy only responds to Harry Potter spells in adorable video

Remus the puppy only responds to Harry Potter spells in adorable video

We’ve fallen head over heels in love with a puppy named Remus, who only responds to Harry Potter spells. Anna Brisbin, a voice over and screen actress and YouTuber, shared a video of herself giving Remus Harry Potter spell commands using a wand, and him responding to them perfectly.

The best animals of 2018

The best animals of 2018

From new born baby wombats, to the Messi the pet puma and beyond- it’s been a vintage year for good boys and interminably cute critters.

Hunt for cruel person who left dog chained to lamppost in freezing temperatures

Hunt for cruel person who left dog chained to lamppost in freezing temperatures

Someone very cruel left this frightened dog chained to a lamppost in freezing temperatures. Someone very cruel left this frightened dog chained to a lamppost in freezing temperatures (Picture: BPM Media)‘I then took him to Newbrook Animal Hospital for a checkup.

Baby boy fighting for life after being attacked by dog

Baby boy fighting for life after being attacked by dog

The baby, who is yet to be identified, was attacked at 1.47am on Sunday at a house in Yaxley, near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (Picture: SWNS)A 28-year-old-man and a 31-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of child neglect and two Staffordshire Bull Terriers have been seized following the incident.

Two dogs tie the knot in a wedding ceremony at a care home

Two dogs tie the knot in a wedding ceremony at a care home

(Picture: Ethan Allen Residence/SWNS.COM)Boy wore a collar and bow tie and ate dog treats during the vows as 80 guests, most of whom were residents at the home, cheered them on.