Puppies found covered in oil after being illegally smuggled into UK

Puppies found covered in oil after being illegally smuggled into UK

The puppies were seized at Dover port during lockdown, having been illegally imported from Romania despite coronavirus restrictions in the UK preventing non-essential travel (Picture: Dogs Trust / PA Wire)Six puppies drenched in oil were rescued from the back of a van after they were illegally smuggled into the UK from Romania.

Unwanted abandoned dog finds home with autistic woman feeling lonely

Unwanted abandoned dog finds home with autistic woman feeling lonely

Beauty has found a home with her new human Cheryl who is on the autism spectrum (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS)She said: ‘I will never forget the day this amazing dog came into my life.

Adorable special needs pups have a condition that makes them wiggle

Adorable special needs pups have a condition that makes them wiggle

Trimble and Twitch just love being around people, so much so that Christie often takes them to visit children in her community who also have special needs.

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.

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.

Shampoo me right

Shampoo me right

The anatomy of the skin of dogs is different hence the chemicals which are soothing to us in our human shampoo may not be comfortable for the pets, or suit them.

Abused puppy saved from being put down after life-saving operation

Abused puppy saved from being put down after life-saving operation

French Bulldog Myles has been given fresh hope after life saving surgery (Picture: Hope Rescue)Vets have saved a nine month old puppy who suffered one of the ‘worst cases of anal prolapse ever seen’.

Border Collie cross with wheelchair is ‘happiest dog ever’

Border Collie cross with wheelchair is ‘happiest dog ever’

Moby is loving life after a difficult start (Picture: Mercury)A dog who needs a wheelchair to get around is loving life after being returned three times to a shelter by people who couldn’t cope.

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Royal Veterinary College researchers point to misconceptions about how ‘minimal care and handling’ pet rabbits need.Overgrown nails and teeth, gut stasis and dirty backsides – which can result from poor diets and lead to myiasis – were some of the most common conditions found in a study of over 6,000 rabbits taken to vets.

A dog who has to wear sunglasses to go outside is looking for her forever home

A dog who has to wear sunglasses to go outside is looking for her forever home

Zoe looks adorable in her doggles (Picture: Saving Huey Foundation /Caters News)A dog whose rare condition means she can only go out for walks when wearing special doggy sunglasses is looking for a forever home after being left at an animal shelter by her former owners.

Defenceless puppy dies after being ‘repeatedly kicked in the head’ by thugs

Defenceless puppy dies after being ‘repeatedly kicked in the head’ by thugs

The dog appeared to be recovering over the weekend but took a turn for the worse on Monday (Picture: Triangle News)Joanna, who has worked in America rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, said the injuries were consistent with an attack.

Photos of emaciated elephant in Sri Lanka spur calls for action

Photos of emaciated elephant in Sri Lanka spur calls for action

AFP - Getty ImagesThe Esala Perahera festival (also known as the Festival of the Tooth) is an annual Buddhist festival celebrated with elegant costumes, performers and decorated elephants in Kandy, located in central Sri Lanka.

Dog dies from kidney infection after overheating during boiling lunchtime walk

Dog dies from kidney infection after overheating during boiling lunchtime walk

Speedy died of a kidney infection after becoming too hot (Picture: Medivet)A dog has died after suffering from kidney failure and severe heatstroke during a lunchtime walk in the park.

Man behind worst dog abuse RSPCA rescuers had ever seen is spared jail

Man behind worst dog abuse RSPCA rescuers had ever seen is spared jail

Daisy suffering from a chronic skin condition but her owner failed to bring her to the vet (Picture: SWNS)A dog owner of a pet who lost her fur in one of the worst cases of animal neglect the RSPCA has ever seen has been handed a suspended prison sentence.

You can now buy your dog a luxury home with in-house treat dispensers

You can now buy your dog a luxury home with in-house treat dispensers

Your dog would be very happy to stay in this (Picture: Caters News)A company has launched a new range of luxury dog kennels that cost up to £170,000.

Cat who can’t stop sneezing stuck at rescue centre because ‘nobody will adopt him’

Cat who can’t stop sneezing stuck at rescue centre because ‘nobody will adopt him’

“He has been in our homing wing for around 10 days now,” she adds, explaining that as soon as people know a cat has a medical issue, people are reluctant to adopt them.

Clive the dog is a medical hero as he warns owner when to take medication

Clive the dog is a medical hero as he warns owner when to take medication

However, after a chance talk with a doctor at dog show Crufts, 31-year-old Michelle made the incredible discovery Clive was actually trying to signal to her to take her medication by detecting a scent from her mouth.

Podgy pug has a condition which means he has lots of chubby rolls

Podgy pug has a condition which means he has lots of chubby rolls

An adorably podgy pug born with excessive fat rolls is defying the odds by living his best life. ‘We have owned dogs our entire lives, however we didn’t know much about pugs, and unfortunately, we trusted Theo’s breeder.

Beards can be dirtier than dog fur – here’s how to keep yours clean

Beards can be dirtier than dog fur – here’s how to keep yours clean

A survey claims bearded men carry more germs in their facial hair than dogs carry in their fur. Now, a report says men with beards carry more germs in their facial hair than dogs carry in their fur.

Puppy with chronically swollen legs finally gets his loving forever home

Puppy with chronically swollen legs finally gets his loving forever home

(Picture: Michael Swan/Caters News)‘If he gets a cut on his back legs it could be fatal, I don’t want him to stop running around or going through sticks though so I try not to limit him.