Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says

Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says

Jack Hanna, the director emeritus of Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, has been diagnosed with dementia now believed to be Alzheimer's disease , his family announced Wednesday on Twitter."Doctors have diagnosed our dad, Jack Hanna, with dementia now believed to be Alzheimer's disease.

Silence about my race kept my family apart. Could a rescue dog bring us together?

Silence about my race kept my family apart. Could a rescue dog bring us together?

But in March 2020, just as the world began to change, I headed to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London to meet an anxious greyhound called Jasper.When Jasper and I eventually went home to Sutton, I found that my mother and I disagreed on whether my father had truly loved dogs.

Pensioner saved from drowning by hero dad after dog refused to leave his side

Pensioner saved from drowning by hero dad after dog refused to leave his side

Hugo has been given a local hero award (Picture: SWNS) Lucas, 4, held Hugo’s lead while his dad saved Brian (Picture: SWNS)Locals helped to keep Brian warm by giving him their coats while the group waited for an ambulance to arrive.

Senior dog discovered lying on late owner's chest in the snow finds new home

Senior dog discovered lying on late owner's chest in the snow finds new home

Baby Dog stayed at Placer County Animal Services in Auburn, California, after a search party found him in the snow lying on his late owner's chest.

Farewell to a good girl

Farewell to a good girl

As recompense, I sent my dad a book called Test Your Dog’s IQ and he revelled in the fact that she aced every test, so much so he didn’t even mind when Caoimhe and Eddie flooded WhatsApp with pictures and videos of her completing each task.

Woman walks vulnerable dad's dog so she can wave to him in isolation

Woman walks vulnerable dad's dog so she can wave to him in isolation

‘I’m grateful that Tara gives me a reason to see my folks every day, even if I can’t yet give my Dad the welcome home hug he deserves’ (Picture: Heidi Scrimgeour)Heidi adds: ‘We chat from a safe distance when I call at his front gate each day to collect the dog as my parents can’t walk her at the moment.

Shelter needs help to complete bucket list for a dog who has Alzheimer's

Shelter needs help to complete bucket list for a dog who has Alzheimer's

Dogs 4 Rescue are helping Zach complete his bucket list (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)Grandad Zach the Staffie has Alzheimer’s and spondylosis, a spinal cord condition, and he doesn’t have much time left.

Meet Hulk, the lime green puppy taking the internet by storm

Meet Hulk, the lime green puppy taking the internet by storm

Although Stamey was initially “freaked out a little bit” by Hulk’s color, she remembered seeing a Facebook post from years ago in which someone posted a similar story about their dog, and said that the coloring was not harmful to the puppies.

Something to chew on: New Zealand man sets up 'stick library' for dogs

Something to chew on: New Zealand man sets up 'stick library' for dogs

“While trimming the trees, my dad found himself with a lot of dead branches, and knowing from experience how hard it can be to find a good stick, and that the new dog park was opening soon, he had the idea that he would save them and put them in some kind of box,” Reece told Metro.

Dad creates ‘stick library’ for dogs

Dad creates ‘stick library’ for dogs

Tayla Reece, Andrew Taylor and the ‘stick library’ (Picture: Caters News Agency)Andrew’s invention has been a hit with dogs and their owners at the park.

Man heartbroken by dog's death gets its face printed on prosthetic leg

Man heartbroken by dog's death gets its face printed on prosthetic leg

However, after making a special request to doctors when he was fitted with a £12,000 prosthetic left leg, experts were able to superimpose the pup’s face onto a computerised image on the limb – meaning Michael can still forever have Charlie walking by his side.

Heartbroken dog waits by owner’s hospital bed after he died

Heartbroken dog waits by owner’s hospital bed after he died

The picture of Moose, a three-year-old Labrador mix, was shared online by North Star Pet Rescue, a charity in New Jersey, in hopes of finding him a new home.

Woman buys matching wedding dress for her dog to walk her down the aisle

Woman buys matching wedding dress for her dog to walk her down the aisle

Jennifer decided to walk down the aisle with Bailey and her dad, so when she was choosing a dress, she realised her pet would need something to wear too. (Picture: @baileythehousehippo)She looked online and found CocoAndBushkaCouture, who make dresses for dogs.

Hank the dog saves his family from a massive fire in their garden

Hank the dog saves his family from a massive fire in their garden

One family couldn’t figure out why their dog Hank kept barking up a storm one night when they went to bed. ‘At midnight last night, Hank started barking from the living room,’ wrote the dad.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Saves French Bulldog from Drowning

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Saves French Bulldog from Drowning

Johnson says he wasted no time in jumping into the pool, and that once Brutus was out, “He was a little delirious, took a moment, threw up all the water he swallowed.” Lessons learned Every new pet brings new lessons.

Sorry but this skateboarding dog needs your attention right now

Sorry but this skateboarding dog needs your attention right now

Pumpkin’s dad Prince isn’t as keen on skateboarding (Picture: SWNS) ‘She’s completely obsessed with it, even if I put out a bowl of treats in front of her she wouldn’t be bothered and would only want her skateboard.’ Pumpkin’s dad, Prince, who is five-and-a-half years-old, runs after Pumpkin when she’s doing the skateboarding but doesn’t fancy taking up the sport himself.

Mum broke her neck tripping over her dog and falling down the stairs

Mum broke her neck tripping over her dog and falling down the stairs

Bexx Hunt tripped over her dog and fell down the stairs in a freak accident (Picture: James Linsell-Clark/ SWNS.com)‘It was just something you would never expect.

'Dad Bods and Dogs' calendar helps rescue pups find homes

'Dad Bods and Dogs' calendar helps rescue pups find homes

'Dad Bods and Dogs' calendar helps rescue pups find homes copied! Dallas-based photographer Ricki Beason is putting a twist on the hunky firefighter calendars in the name of charity.

Hospital relaxes rules to let dying man see his dog one last time

Hospital relaxes rules to let dying man see his dog one last time

But an exception was made when Peter Robson’s family told staff at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, that the 70-year-old’s only last wish was to see his dog Shep one last time.