Meredith Vieira's 16-year-old dog, Jasper, survives coyote attack

Meredith Vieira's 16-year-old dog, Jasper, survives coyote attack

Trending stories,celebrity news and all the best of TODAY.A veterinarian told Meredith that Jasper's injuries were most likely from a fight with a coyote and that the 16-year-old dog had suffered a broken jaw, two teeth ripped out and deep puncture wounds, which led to numerous staples in his abdomen.“He looks a little like Frankenstein,” she said to Rappaport.

Man let German Shepherd starve to death in home ‘littered with faeces’

Man let German Shepherd starve to death in home ‘littered with faeces’

Michael Warren, 35, has been found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to his dogs , Bolt and Panther, after RSPCA inspectors discovered horrifying conditions upon entering his Teesside home.

Meet, 'rent' or adopt a dog through Zoom meetings

Meet, 'rent' or adopt a dog through Zoom meetings

Pedigree's Dogs on Zoom campaign helps shelters like Nashville Humane Association host virtual meet-and-greets with adoptable dogs, and sponsors adoption fees for pets adopted through the program.Michigan Animal Rescue League launched a videoconferencing fundraiser in which people can "rent" an adoptable dog, cat or kitten to appear in Zoom meetings.

Therapy dogs spread cheer through virtual volunteering

Therapy dogs spread cheer through virtual volunteering

Duke and Tiger Maynard-White visit residents at Harbor Village Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in New London, Connecticut.Tiger Maynard-White "touches" a woman's hand on the other side of the window at a skilled nursing facility.

Tell us about your cat disputes with your neighbours

Tell us about your cat disputes with your neighbours

After one disagreement over a cat resulted in a £20,000 court case, we would like to hear about your experiences.But having a cat can make life difficult – especially when it comes to relationships with our neighbours.

How a program where men walk dogs is helping mental health

How a program where men walk dogs is helping mental health

Rob Osman says dog Mali has helped him with both his mental and physical health.Courtesy of Rob OsmanOsman also hopes that "Dudes and Dogs" can help normalize mental health care for men.

Fiona the Hippo stars in new book 'A Very Fiona Christmas'

Fiona the Hippo stars in new book 'A Very Fiona Christmas'

Fiona the hippo weighed just 29 pounds when she was born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in January 2017.

Woman says her dog sniffed out ovarian cancer 4 times

Woman says her dog sniffed out ovarian cancer 4 times

Courtesy Stephanie HerfelA CT scan revealed that Herfel's cancer had spread to her liver this time.“She just changed from this really sweet pet to one that is a life-saving member of the family that is a little like a human,” she said.

Deaf woman ‘trained dog to be used as a weapon against Asian shopkeeper’

Deaf woman ‘trained dog to be used as a weapon against Asian shopkeeper’

Sonya Wadsworth, 41, let her dog Tyson off the lead and encouraged him to bite Varun Ditta after being confronted for putting children’s sweets in her coat pocket.

Woman killed her dog by punching it in the head four times

Woman killed her dog by punching it in the head four times

Natasha Brown was spared jail South Tyneside Magistrates’ Courtat for killing her dog (Picture: NNP)A woman killed her dog after flying into a fit of rage when her ex-girlfriend spurned her advances.The dog was ‘screaming’ during the attack before it went ‘limp and lifeless’, a court heard.

Dad and daughter kept starving dogs in faeces ridden puppy farm

Dad and daughter kept starving dogs in faeces ridden puppy farm

Sansha Lamb was banned from keeping animals for life (Picture: SWNS) The dogs were underfed and riddled with lice and skin lesions (Picture: SWNS)Martin Pizzey, defending Peter, said his client had no commercial interest and only became involved to help his daughter.

Thugs caught wild rabbits and filmed as they fed them to their dogs

Thugs caught wild rabbits and filmed as they fed them to their dogs

The wild rabbits were caught near playgrounds and fields in the Eastbourne area of East Sussex (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS)It was then discovered that his son Liam Smith, had been going out with Earwaker rabbiting and ferreting, and they were catching rabbits and ‘dropping’ them in front of their dogs for the dogs to chase.

Dog faces death after owner used it as a weapon to attack another man

Dog faces death after owner used it as a weapon to attack another man

Andrew Cornes has owned the dog for 10 years (Picture: West Mercia Police) Co-defendant Bobby Watts is due to be sentenced for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray for his role in the incident (Picture: West Mercia Police)He added that the default position was that the court make a destruction order ‘unless the court is satisfied the dog does not present a danger to public safety’.

Starving dog abandoned with recliner thrives in forever home

Starving dog abandoned with recliner thrives in forever home

It’s hard to believe that a robust, happy dog who loves playing with his canine “sister,” eating ice cream and lounging on his family’s sofas nearly starved to death less than two months ago.

Puppy beaten to death and dumped in trees by ‘angry’ owner

Puppy beaten to death and dumped in trees by ‘angry’ owner

The 11-month-old pet was battered so badly that she died almost instantly (Picture: BNPS)A pet owner kicked and punched his 11-month puppy to death in a fit of rage before attempting to hide the body in woodland, a court has heard.

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.

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

Shelter pets find work (and homes) as hotel 'lobby dogs'

Courtesy of the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and SpaThe program helps dogs get used to socializing with people and children, and gives guests a chance to spend time with a dog, which can be particularly meaningful if they’re missing one at home.

Neglected dog’s fur was so matted her paws dissolved

Neglected dog’s fur was so matted her paws dissolved

Owner Freer was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for two years, at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Friday, after pleading guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal.

Goats detect slight emotional changes in other goats' calls

Goats detect slight emotional changes in other goats' calls

But a new study finds that goats recognize slight emotional changes in other goats’ calls and respond both behaviorally and physiologically, which indicates the listener’s feelings shift, too. Researchers think that by understanding how goats responding to other goats' calls they can uncover the social lives of the creatures.

Meet the real-life Batman who gives freedom rides to shelter animals

Meet the real-life Batman who gives freedom rides to shelter animals

On his most recent transport, Van Dorn spent several days driving four dogs from Florida to Vermont, including two pit bull puppies named Ace and Zeus.