Leon Lawlor, 4, suffered injuries to his mouth and eyelid (Picture: Stoke Sentinel/BPM Media)Horrifying pictures show the facial injuries a four-year-old suffered when he was attacked by a friend’s dog.He was left covered in blood and needed surgery after lurcher Duke savaged him on his mouth and eyelid, Stoke-on-Trent Live reports.
Emma explains that pets have a huge benefit for our mental health and wellbeing – and often provide a place for people who are looking for somewhere extra to put their love, but can’t have, or don’t want children.
Pope Francis’ comments are likely to raise eyebrows among childless pet owners (Picture: Getty Images)The Pope has suggested that people who substitute pets for children are selfish.
Instead, the pope’s comments likely reflect the fact that birth rates have been declining in Europe over the past seven decades, especially in traditionally Catholic countries in the south, where there is a lack of government childcare support, gender roles are more entrenched and youth unemployment is high.
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Pope Francis has some pretty strong opinions about couples who choose to have pets instead of children.In fact, the child-free lifestyle has been enticing more and more millennials in recent years as many couples have begun to embrace the freedom that comes along with not having children.
Pope Francis risked the ire of the world’s childless dog and cat owners by suggesting people who substitute pets for children exhibit “a certain selfishness”.Speaking on parenthood during a general audience at the Vatican , the pontiff lamented that pets “sometimes take the place of children” in society.
But Prancer has come a long way since his adoption in April — so no, he won’t be wearing a Chucky costume on Oct. 31) Instead, Prancer’s Halloween costumes will showcase more sparkling facets of his personality, which has begun blossoming since he was adopted from Second Chance Pet Adoption League in New Jersey by Connecticut resident Ariel Davis.
"I am convinced at this point he is not a real dog, but more like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child that now haunts our home.”Second Chance Pet Adoption LeagueTyfanee Fortuna, Prancer’s current foster owner, with some photos and videos of the two-year-old pup, trying to find a way to make the dog sound appealing to future adoptive owners.
Courtesy of A Child’s EyesSome clients need to wear an eye patch for amblyopia, a fairly common childhood eye condition — which can make children feel self-conscious.
Tamara Doonkeen, from Yukon, Alaska, said her 15-year-old son was attacked by a ‘vicious’ dog while he walked in the street with two friends on Monday.The attack left the teen needing hospital treatment for injuries to his face and Tamara the dog will attack again.
In the Dogspotting Society Facebook group of 1.1 million dog lovers, members have shared pictures of their dogs in which they’re hidden to varying degrees, with some really tough to pick out.
Owner Donna Rennison, from Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, has documented her creative and adorable hand-rearing techniques, which include buying the pups heat pads, building them a feeding station and giving them teddies to cuddle.The puppies’ feeding station (Picture: Caters News Agency)‘The days following we researched a lot on how to hand-rear the puppies from the internet.