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.

Tim Dowling: we’re looking after a puppy. It’s riding our dog

Tim Dowling: we’re looking after a puppy. It’s riding our dog

I set my alarm for 7am to release the puppy from the cage at its accustomed hour, but when it goes off, my wife is already downstairs, the tiny dog running figures of eight round her ankles.“I knew you’d be down here, sucking up to it,” I say.“Did you want to be the one to let it out?” she says.“No,” I lie.“The extractor fan man will be here soon,” she says.“That’s today?” I say.

Dog who was set on fire and had his head ‘caved in’ by attackers makes miraculous recovery

Dog who was set on fire and had his head ‘caved in’ by attackers makes miraculous recovery

Bruce was rushed to surgery for his injuries (Picture: SWNS)RSPCA Inspector Sam Morris said about finding him: ‘I was absolutely gobsmacked at what I saw.

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.

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Would You Like a Cat with That Coffee? Yes Please!

Located in Oakland, California, The Cat Town Café & Adoption Center has become the first cat café in the United States which opened in late October, reports Carol Pogash of the New York Times.

Busy road becomes pet dumping hot spot as heartless owners throw dogs away like rubbish

Busy road becomes pet dumping hot spot as heartless owners throw dogs away like rubbish

Almond and Cashew were in a pitiful state when discovered in cage (Image: RSPCA) As RSPCA inspectors were investigating the appalling way two suffering pets had been abandoned in a locked cage came reports of another dog left tied to a bale of straw.

Tragedy: Dog left with yellow stained fur FOR LIFE after cruelly left living in filth

Tragedy: Dog left with yellow stained fur FOR LIFE after cruelly left living in filth

Dumped dog showing off yellow-stained belly from living in filthy cage (Image: RSPCA) Inspector Melvin said: "Staff discovered health problems which indicate he had been kept in a cage for a long time.

Sad and shocking! Adorable puppy found dumped 'COLD' and 'ALL ALONE' in car park

Sad and shocking! Adorable puppy found dumped 'COLD' and 'ALL ALONE' in car park

The case of Snoop the Staffordshire bull terrier-type pet shocked animal lovers globally after CCTV images showed a man getting out of a car with the pet and its bed then deserting it on the pavement on the other side of the road.

New Year’s Eve: How to keep pets calm during midnight fireworks

New Year’s Eve: How to keep pets calm during midnight fireworks

As with dogs, you can make your cat feel more at ease during the fireworks by putting on the TV or radio to muffle the sound and closing the curtains.

NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS: Heartbreak as adorable puppies DUMPED in freezing weather

NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS: Heartbreak as adorable puppies DUMPED in freezing weather

Bramble and Crumble were barely alive when they were rescued huddling against their litter-mates’ bodies.“These pups were abandoned in a cage behind an old sofa, in a remote shed, so the chances of them ever being found was almost zero,” said Inspector Stubbs.“It’s just fortunate that someone was out walking their dogs which picked up the pups’ scent because, if not, the chances are there would have been four dead puppies in the cage, had they been left undiscovered any longer.”The vulnerable cockapoos, aged between six and seven weeks and too young to be taken away from their mother, are believed to have been suffering at the location for two days.

The secret to… helping children cope with the death of a pet

The secret to… helping children cope with the death of a pet

A much loved animal is a member of the family – how the loss is handled will help children deal with their grief The death of a pet can bring you closer, as children realise their parents are also sad.

Hero volunteer rescues 6 dogs from rising Florence floodwaters

Hero volunteer rescues 6 dogs from rising Florence floodwaters

A heartwarming video posted on Sunday to Twitter by journalist Marcus DiPaola shows a volunteer freeing six frightened dogs locked in an outdoor cage in Leland, North Carolina, as floodwaters rise.

Animal cruelty: RSPCA seeking identity of drivers who strapped puppy in cage to roof of car

Animal cruelty: RSPCA seeking identity of drivers who strapped puppy in cage to roof of car

A dog was left to die by its owner1:03A owner left her dog to die and after a tip-off from a neighbour the RSPCA investigated the matter.