RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

The RSPCA has launched an emergency appeal amid the coronavirus outbreak (Image: RSPCA) The charity is appealing for donations as it continues to rescue and care for animals during the pandemic (Image: RSPCA)“We are facing immense challenges and huge pressures on strained resources, but our hugely dedicated teams are out there dealing with emergencies and our centres continue to deliver vital care to thousands of animals, with more expected in the coming weeks.

Shuttering of animal shelters prompts surge in pet fostering amid pandemic

Shuttering of animal shelters prompts surge in pet fostering amid pandemic

Shapiro is among thousands of volunteers who answered the call of animal shelters nationwide to foster a pet amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic.The number of animals needing homes is likely to climb, said Susan Schroeder, of owner Bronx Tails cat rescue in New York City.

Coronavirus UK: Vets reassure owners they can still take their pets despite lockdown

Coronavirus UK: Vets reassure owners they can still take their pets despite lockdown

If it’s an emergency, you can still go to the vet with your pet (Picture: Getty Images/Cultura RF)With the world in upheaval due to COVID-19, previously-important things like MOTs and dental checkups have gone out the window.

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

As shelters brace for fewer volunteers and more surrendered animals, Australians are being urged to consider adopting or fostering.As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, RSPCA shelters around Australia have had to change their hours and take a number of other steps to protect their employees, volunteers and animals.

Hand-reared puppies rejected by mum bringing cheer to shelter staff

Hand-reared puppies rejected by mum bringing cheer to shelter staff

The puppies are being hand-reared after being rejected by their mother (Picture: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Over at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, shelter staff are being cheered up amid the coronavirus crisis by a litter of young puppies.

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Bess had been at the shelter for ten years (Picture: Last Chance Animal Rescue / SWNS)A border collie given the title of Britain’s loneliest dog – after spending ten years in a rescue centre – has finally found a loving home.

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

During coronavirus closures, what happens to animal shelters?

If adopting or fostering isn't something you can do, the organization recommends donating supplies to both animal shelters and other organizations like human food banks.Similar to HSUS' recommendations, Lacey suggests reaching out to your local shelters to see if they need help fostering or adopting animals.

Tiny sausage dog Bosco absolutely loves massive sticks

Tiny sausage dog Bosco absolutely loves massive sticks

‘People also send us pictures or tag Bosco in their stories of their dogs carrying sticks, so it’s like he’s started a little trend there, that pretty cool to see.’.Ana-Luccia said her dog started picking up the big sticks at around seven months old – and hasn’t stopped.

Rae, a 'unicorn dog' with an ear on top of her head, is viral hit on social media

Rae, a 'unicorn dog' with an ear on top of her head, is viral hit on social media

"I officially adopted her when she was relinquished by her breeder due to her fragile state and unknown future of survival, but I wanted a shot to give her a chance at life," Vorhees told TODAY in an email.

Get a pup/dog only if you are a responsible enough...

Get a pup/dog only if you are a responsible enough...

Little do they realise that keeping a dog requires hard work and one needs a tremendous amount of patience and time.Don’t adopt dogs because your children or you find them cute.

Dog with badly disfigured face finds happiness after being rescued

Dog with badly disfigured face finds happiness after being rescued

Phoenix has an auto-immune condition (Picture: @phoenixthedawg/Instagram )The rescue centre posted an update on Phoenix’s condition, revealing just how much attention and care he has been given since they started looking after him.

Blind dog Devito needs a home after being left to fend for himself and eat roadkill to survive

Blind dog Devito needs a home after being left to fend for himself and eat roadkill to survive

Devito is currently living in a foster home (Picture: Oshkosh Area Humane Society)Despite his health issues, Devito would still make an amazing companion, and is ready to be adopted by someone who wants all the love from this 60lb gentle giant.

Pet raccoon spends his days riding a boat and hanging out with a golden retriever

Pet raccoon spends his days riding a boat and hanging out with a golden retriever

As the pet of Caryn Williamson, 44, who lives in Hudson, Indiana, Rebel gets to spend his days travelling around in a boat, eating his daily egg for breakfast, and hanging out with his best friend, a golden retriever called Remington.

My partner wants a dog but I worry as we go away a lot

My partner wants a dog but I worry as we go away a lot

I fear the cost of care while on holiday could be enormous.How do others solve this problem?How do others solve this problem?Do you have a problem readers could solve?

Dog owners share their heart-warming reasons for adopting pets from Romania

Dog owners share their heart-warming reasons for adopting pets from Romania

Caroline has urged owners to do their homework – as they would before getting any dog (Picture: Caroline Eyles)Lady was fostered the same way and Caroline was able to meet her first before deciding to adopt – while with Cody she had only seen a photograph and description before.

Jack Russells surge in popularity ‘thanks to Boris and Brexit patriotism’

Jack Russells surge in popularity ‘thanks to Boris and Brexit patriotism’

The Queen is a famous fan of corgis (Picture: Rex) The Queen is devoted to her pets and travels with them (Picture: PA)The Kennel Club said the Irish red and white setter had become the most vulnerable of all Britain’s native breeds, with 39 puppy registrations in 2019 – the breed’s lowest figures in 30 years.

Martha the horse is 2ft tall – the same size size as a golden retriever

Martha the horse is 2ft tall – the same size size as a golden retriever

Martha in her home in Missouri (Picture: R&R Ranch/SWNS)‘Martha does not let her leg deformities define her.Martha is smaller than her dog friends (Picture: R&R Ranch/SWNS)‘Just trimming Martha’s feet, alone, is not only expensive but, very time-consuming.

How the world's funniest-looking dog finally found a home

How the world's funniest-looking dog finally found a home

Jubilee the wide-eyed husky lay languishing unwanted in a shelter, until her carers hit on the idea of sharing her sad saga on Facebook.Anyway, Jubilee ended up at the Husky House shelter in New Jersey , where she languished for 18 months because no one wanted her.

Dog tired: will the new podcast for pooches soothe my surly whippet?

Dog tired: will the new podcast for pooches soothe my surly whippet?

“A lot of dogs are not getting enough rest,” says Alex Benjamin, a psychologist at the University of York who advised the producers.

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

April Lock was also devastated after hearing her dogs had gone missing (Picture: SWNS) Ralph (L) and Charlie were in Louise’s care while April went to Spain (Picture: SWNS)April, of Streetly, West Midlands, said: ‘We want justice for the dogs.