Coleman and others attribute the problem to a lockdown boom in dog ownership , a large number of people walking their dogs as part of their daily exercise (rather than letting them go in the garden), and overstretched councils forced to ration dog waste collection to maintain even more fundamental services.
The virus has also shown itself capable of spreading to pets, with a third animal, a cat belonging to a Belgian owner, being diagnosed with Covid-19 on Friday night.(Picture: Getty Images)Belgium’s National Council for Animal Protection has stressed that there is ‘no reason to abandon your animal’ over coronavirus fears.
The poor dog was close to death and was severely underweight (Picture: Northumberland County Council/SWNS)Tiggy is now being cared for in a foster home organised through Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels where she is on a special diet to help her regain some weight.
A beach-goer sits with his dogs as he enjoys the sunshine by the sea in Camber Sands in Sussex (Picture AFP/Getty)The laws banning dogs were introduced on the beaches Porthgwidden, Porthminster, Porthmeor and Carbis Bay seven years ago by the town council.
“We have been very concerned by the recent cases of leptospirosis in Sydney , affecting dogs in our local area, so have decided to double the number of rat bait stations in public areas and increase inspections to monitor rat activity,” she said.
ASHLEY the cat was a source of comfort for many bereaved visitors bidding farewell to loved ones at Worthing Crematorium in West Sussex. Ashley the cat (Image: Facebook ) cat (Image: fb)Now the much-loved feline, who wandered the grounds of the Crematorium for 16 years, had his very own kitty cremation after he passed away.
A spokesperson from Dublin City Council told The Journal: ‘Swans are wild birds and while it was only protecting its young, it led to an unfortunate outcome due to the dog swimming in the pond.’.
Craig Wood, 25, continually allowed the dog to poo in his garden (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto) But Mr Wood breached the notice five times and was later brought before Basildon Magistrates Court and ordered to pain a fine of £1,485.
Ms Hurry moved house soon after the incident and didn’t receive letters ordering her to appear before magistrates last week – she was fined in her absence (Picture: Eastnews Press Agency)‘I’d not been there for a while as I suffer from bad arthritis so my walks had been short but if I had known about the rule, Max would have been on his lead.
A regional council in New Zealand has proposed banning all domestic cats in an attempt to protect native animals. The South Island council’s new “pest plan” calls for all domestic cats in the Omaui region to be neutered, microchipped and registered.