Stoke-on-Trent: Boy, 4, savaged by neighbour's lurcher while in toilet

Stoke-on-Trent: Boy, 4, savaged by neighbour's lurcher while in toilet

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.

4 Beijing-Style Recipes to Celebrate 2022 Olympics: Dumplings, Meat Pies and More

4 Beijing-Style Recipes to Celebrate 2022 Olympics: Dumplings, Meat Pies and More

The Ms. Chi Cafe owner and author of "Chinese Heritage Cooking from my American Kitchen," takes us on a journey through her childhood with dishes like grilled lamb skewers and Beijing meat pies.

Meet the people who view their pets as 'substitute children'

Meet the people who view their pets as 'substitute children'

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.

Why pet owners believe the Pope is wrong about choosing animals over children

Why pet owners believe the Pope is wrong about choosing animals over children

For pet owners like Greer, however, the main gripe is that the Pope’s comments show a lack of understanding of the close relationship they have with their four-legged friends.

Pope claims couples who choose to have pets but not children are ‘selfish’

Pope claims couples who choose to have pets but not children are ‘selfish’

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.

‘Insensitive’: pet owners react to pope’s remarks on animals and children

‘Insensitive’: pet owners react to pope’s remarks on animals and children

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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Tell us: share your thoughts on the Pope’s comments about pets and children

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Pope Francis warns that choosing pets over children ‘diminishes us’

Pope Francis warns that choosing pets over children ‘diminishes us’

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 calls couples who choose pets over having children ‘selfish’

Pope calls couples who choose pets over having children ‘selfish’

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.

Boy, 10, dies after dog attack at house

Boy, 10, dies after dog attack at house

The dog has been destroyed by firearms officers (Picture: Wales News Service)A 10-year-old boy has died after reports of a dog attack in Wales.

The viral 'demonic' Chihuahua has multiple Halloween costumes — see pics

The viral 'demonic' Chihuahua has multiple Halloween costumes — see pics

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.

Toddler left scarred after Border Collie bit his face when he tried to stroke it

Toddler left scarred after Border Collie bit his face when he tried to stroke it

Paul Spence pleaded guilty to being in charge of a dog dangerously out of control (Picture: Stuart Boulton) A toddler has been ‘scarred for life’ after a Border Collie bit his face as he tried to stroke it.

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

"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.

Ainsley Harriott: ‘I talk to my ingredients when I'm cooking’

Ainsley Harriott: ‘I talk to my ingredients when I'm cooking’

Later on, I began to discover and love anything that was mildly related to cooking.I was absolutely taken by the enthusiastic way he cooked and the way that he always looked at the camera to engage us in the food.

Truffles the Kitty wears glasses to help kids feel confident in them, too

Truffles the Kitty wears glasses to help kids feel confident in them, too

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.

Losing a pet: How to talk to kids about the death of a pet

Losing a pet: How to talk to kids about the death of a pet

For younger children, a pet's death can even be their first introduction to the concept of loss and parents may find books like "I'll Always Love You" - a book about losing a friend and expressing love - a good starting point.

Pit bull attacked boy, 15, and ‘ripped half his face off’

Pit bull attacked boy, 15, and ‘ripped half his face off’

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.

Autistic boy learns to communicate with the help of his puppy

Autistic boy learns to communicate with the help of his puppy

They love to wear matching outfits (Picture: Together_anything_is_pawsible /Caters)Hayley, who runs a falconry business in Andover, Hants., added: ‘The help Fern gives us every day can’t be underestimated.

Spotting the pups in the #HiddenDogChallenge is harder than it sounds

Spotting the pups in the #HiddenDogChallenge is harder than it sounds

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.

Orphaned puppies cuddle teddies as they sleep next to their mum’s ashes

Orphaned puppies cuddle teddies as they sleep next to their mum’s ashes

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.