Dogs really are man's best friend as these clever canines prove

Dogs really are man's best friend as these clever canines prove

FROM flying in warplanes and surviving POW camps in the Second World War to discovering ancient works of art, saving lives and collecting money for charity, a new book containing extraordinary tails proves once and for all that dogs really are man’s best friend.

Puppy farm breeders ‘burned dead dogs in a van’

Puppy farm breeders ‘burned dead dogs in a van’

The charity removed 105 animals, including 87 dogs (Picture: SWNS) Investigators said dogs on site were being intensively bred with little to no regard for their welfare.

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Dogs With Jobs: Meet the dogs giving chronically ill people back their lives

Stowe still gets plenty of time to play (Picture: Aaron Crowley/) How did Medical Detection Dogs get started? Stowe and Zoe were matched through the Medical Detection Dog charity (Picture: Aaron Crowley/)There are lots of way to get involved.

French bulldog tied to car and dragged to death by sick thugs ‘barbaric and cruel’

French bulldog tied to car and dragged to death by sick thugs ‘barbaric and cruel’

The French bulldog was tied to a car and dragged to her death (Image: LIVERPOOL ECHO)The RSPCA has launched a manhunt for the vile thugs involved in the incident in Bootle, Merseyside, on June 17.

Meghan Markle shares heartfelt message on the joy of pet adoption

Meghan Markle shares heartfelt message on the joy of pet adoption

The Duchess of Sussex has now written about her experience as a rescue dog owner and her passion for animals in the foreword for the 2018 Annual Review publication of Mayhew, a London-based animal welfare charity that is part of her patronage .The former Meghan Markle meets Maggi, a Jack Russell, during her visit in January to the Mayhew, an animal welfare charity.

'An abandoned boa in Bristol': RSPCA rescue 4,000 exotic pets a year

'An abandoned boa in Bristol': RSPCA rescue 4,000 exotic pets a year

A three-metre long (10ft) boa constrictor found abandoned in a car in Bristol and a marmoset lying dead in a north London street were among the thousands of exotic animal-related incidents the RSPCA was called to last year.

'Warrior queen' kitten fights back from edge of death after being SAVAGED in dog attack

'Warrior queen' kitten fights back from edge of death after being SAVAGED in dog attack

Boudicca the kitten was left with horrific injuries after dog attack (Image: RSPCA)The rare female ginger kitten has been named after the ancient warrior queen because her iron will meant she did not succumb to near catastrophic injuries.

UK kitten crisis as charity warns it rescues three unwanted cats EVERY HOUR

UK kitten crisis as charity warns it rescues three unwanted cats EVERY HOUR

and I should know White and black mother cat rescued with kittens from busy London Underground station (Image: RSPCA)Four black and white kittens were saved by luck last month after being dumped like rubbish in a cardboard box near bins in Scafell Drive, Birmingham.

How Brexit can CRACK DOWN on evil puppy smugglers - RSCPA urge MPs to act

How Brexit can CRACK DOWN on evil puppy smugglers - RSCPA urge MPs to act

Smuggled beagle puppy being checked after being seized at port (Image: RSPCA )The RSPCA says greater border security could thwart smugglers trafficking thousands of puppies into the UK every year – many too young and sick to be sold legally to families.

'MINDLESS!' Investigation after cruel thugs kill six swans - birds found DECAPITATED

'MINDLESS!' Investigation after cruel thugs kill six swans - birds found DECAPITATED

RSPCA Inspector Keith Hogben, who is investigating the incident, said: “These six swans were found to be decapitated with their necks and heads found close by.

Meghan Markle charity SAVES 'shaking, scared and starving' dog on brink of death

Meghan Markle charity SAVES 'shaking, scared and starving' dog on brink of death

When Tess arrived at Mayhew – the London animal home established in 1886 and which received Meghan’s royal patronage at the beginning of the year – she was in a pitiful state, weighing a fraction of the healthy weight of a German Shepherd and could barely stand.

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.

A MIRACLE! Lucky duck takes to water after surviving HORRIFIC blowdart attack

A MIRACLE! Lucky duck takes to water after surviving HORRIFIC blowdart attack

Blow dart went straight through duck's neck (Image: RSPCA) Duck was lucky to survive being shot in neck with four inch metal blowdart (Image: RSPCA) Inspector Sara Jordan said: “Almost every RSPCA officer in our area had a go at catching him but as he was still very active, and able to fly and swim, every time we tried, he managed to escape.

'Designer' dog crisis: RSPCA warns HUGE hike in 'trendy' breeds being abandoned

'Designer' dog crisis: RSPCA warns HUGE hike in 'trendy' breeds being abandoned

French bulldogs have become the UK's top dogs over the past decade but more need rescuing (Image: GETTY) RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said today: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and dachshunds.

How could someone dump this tiny, vulnerable, just weeks old puppy in a FREEZING field?

How could someone dump this tiny, vulnerable, just weeks old puppy in a FREEZING field?

Adorable Hockney weighed less than a bag of sugar when he was found in a field (Image: Dogs Trust) Hockney needed urgent veterinary care when he was found (Image: Dogs Trust) Emma Cooper, assistant manager at Dogs Trust Leeds who is helping to care for Hockney, said: “Puppies of this age shouldn’t be away from their mother, let alone left to fend for themselves in a field.

'APPALLING!' Fury at dog-smuggling gangs as UK campaigners issue plea

'APPALLING!' Fury at dog-smuggling gangs as UK campaigners issue plea

Daisy the dachshund's puppy born days after being smuggles into UK (Image: Beth Walsh) The mother dog was seized at a border checkpoint as part of a consignment of pedigree breeds heavily pregnant with lucrative puppies.

Britain's most love-starved dog DESPERATE for a permanent home after 5 years in a shelter

Britain's most love-starved dog DESPERATE for a permanent home after 5 years in a shelter

Muffin has been in a dogs home for almost all of her five years (Image: Dogs Trust) Ms Cochrane continued: “After all the hard work she has put in, we really hope Muffin finally finds her special someone.

There's a Valentine's dog walk for humans and hounds this weekend

There's a Valentine's dog walk for humans and hounds this weekend

The most loved-up couple (human and hound that is) will also win a prize – so it’s worth investing in matching Valentine’s outfits to set yourself apart from the crowd.

RSPCA shares HEARTBREAKING video of dog put down because of way he looked

RSPCA shares HEARTBREAKING video of dog put down because of way he looked

The RSPCA was forced to put him to sleep due to Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), which labels certain types of dogs as “dangerous” due to their appearance.

Is this be Britain’s unluckiest dog? Pet waiting more than a 1,000 DAYS for new home

Is this be Britain’s unluckiest dog? Pet waiting more than a 1,000 DAYS for new home

Zen is being backed by a Valentine's Day appeal (Image: NAWT) “Either the potential owners have pulled out, or their circumstances have changed and they could no longer give Zen a home.” Despite being feted on social media, coached by top trainers and having sleepovers and days out with animal charity staff, he awaits his forever home.

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