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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Dog abandoned in church along with ‘I’m sorry’ note

Dog abandoned in church along with ‘I’m sorry’ note

A six-year-old dog was found abandoned inside a church in Lancashire with a note from his heartbroken owner saying: “I am so so so sorry.”.

12 animals longing for forever homes this Christmas after years in shelters

12 animals longing for forever homes this Christmas after years in shelters

(Picture: RSPCA)Seven-year-old Kitty Kat was extremely poorly when he arrived at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre in February – 320 days ago.

Dog has emergency surgery after eating three feet of Christmas tinsel

Dog has emergency surgery after eating three feet of Christmas tinsel

Benji’s owner Olivia Mullen says she was ‘an absolute mess’ when he was in surgery (Picture: PA) This X-ray shows three feet of tinsel inside Benji (Picture: PA).

Dogs Trust stops adoptions during Christmas so people don't rush into it

Dogs Trust stops adoptions during Christmas so people don't rush into it

You’ll have to wait if you’re planning to adopt a dog (Picture: Getty)Yes, getting a dog as a Christmas present is a wonderful gift but are you really prepared for a pet?

Balding puppies nursed back to health with specially-made Christmas jumpers

Balding puppies nursed back to health with specially-made Christmas jumpers

They were taken into Millbrook Animal Centre in Chobham, Surrey, where part of their treatment included wearing specially-made Christmas jumpers to keep them warm and cosy after the loss of their fur made them more likely to feel the chill.

Sausage dog puppies named after Santa's reindeer need your help this Christmas

Sausage dog puppies named after Santa's reindeer need your help this Christmas

The RSPCA is asking for help to look after nine miniature Dachshund puppies, named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolf, as well as their mum, Olive.

Tim Tebow mourning dog shows complicated grief of pet loss

Tim Tebow mourning dog shows complicated grief of pet loss

The unconditional love from a pet to owners causes deep emotional reactions, said Nielsen, who helps clients deal with the grief of losing a pet.“It’s profound because you are you're making a decision to actively take the life of your animal,” Nielsen said.

You can now get paid £30,000 to look after two dogs in a mansion

You can now get paid £30,000 to look after two dogs in a mansion

The job is part dog nanny, part cleaner with daily housekeeping, laundry as required, food shopping and errands also included in the job description.Cooking experience isn’t required, but could give you an edge, and the working days are Monday to Friday, with occasional weekends.

Dog dies from heatstroke after being left in van by pet-sitters

Dog dies from heatstroke after being left in van by pet-sitters

Kevin Thackrah, Petpals director, said: ‘We have now reviewed the correspondence and investigation carried out at the time and whilst we do not deny that Betty died while in the care of our Redcar franchise, it was not clear that this was entirely due to being left in the van for 20 minutes as the vehicle was air conditioned and still cool on the carers’ return to the vehicle after walking other dogs.