One puppy found dead and three put down after being dumped in crate beside road

One puppy found dead and three put down after being dumped in crate beside road

The dirty, plastic crate the animals were found in (Pictures: SWNS) The RSPCA is now concerned about a potential increase in abandoned puppies over the coming months (Pictures: SWNS) It is believed the animals were from a ‘puppy’ farm (Pictures: SWNSThere was a huge surge in demand for dogs during lockdown as families made the most of spending more time at home.

UK to crack down on dognappers with new pet abduction offence

UK to crack down on dognappers with new pet abduction offence

Ministers have yet to confirm what sort of penalties those convicted of pet abduction could face but said the new offence would prioritise the welfare of pets as sentient beings and recognise the distress to the animal in addition to its owner.

Concerns over pet welfare crisis due to high demand for ‘pandemic puppies’

Concerns over pet welfare crisis due to high demand for ‘pandemic puppies’

They found that while many people who bought dogs during Covid did so with the best intentions, the extreme rise in demand has heightened the risk of puppies being sourced from poor welfare environments, bred or raised on puppy farms, or illegally imported.

UK dog owners warned about thieves staking out parks and luring puppies

UK dog owners warned about thieves staking out parks and luring puppies

Stalking parks in affluent areas and luring puppies out of gardens with treats are among the methods dog thieves are using, campaigners have said, amid suggestions the government is preparing to clamp down on pet abductions.

Puppy smuggling: UK plans crackdown with curbs on dog imports

Puppy smuggling: UK plans crackdown with curbs on dog imports

Of the approximately 66,000 dogs imported to the UK last year, 843 puppies were seized at the border, up from 324 in 2019.In one case, four eight-week-old beagle puppies – believed to have been illegally brought into the UK from Ireland – were found hungry and dehydrated in the back of an abandoned vehicle in London.

Lockdown boom in UK pet ownership fuels cat and dog food shortage

Lockdown boom in UK pet ownership fuels cat and dog food shortage

Sainsbury’s sent an email alert to customers who buy pet food regularly to apologise about a “national shortage of dog and cat food pouches”.A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “We are seeing an increased demand for pet food pouches and are working hard to maintain stock levels.

What to Expect After a Year of the Unexpected

What to Expect After a Year of the Unexpected

At the beginning of the health crisis, organizations were focused on business continuity, employee welfare and productivity, but as we look toward the “next normal,” sustainability efforts will accelerate in the same way remote work has.

Celebs under fire over 'designer' dogs amid surge in unwanted pets

Celebs under fire over 'designer' dogs amid surge in unwanted pets

Celebrities have come under fire for a ‘designer’ dog trend amid a reported surge in unwanted pets (Picture: PETA/Katie Price /@katieprice/Instagram)Celebrities are being urged to stop fuelling a surge in ‘lockdown pets’ at animal shelters by posing with cute designer puppies.

Smuggled beagles rescued from van as puppy prices reach all time high

Smuggled beagles rescued from van as puppy prices reach all time high

Dogs Trust say they’ve now rescued 100 illegally imported puppies since March and fear the beagles – named Biscuit, Bandit, Brian and Boo – are the latest victims of smugglers.

One in four dogs bought during lockdown could be from puppy farms

One in four dogs bought during lockdown could be from puppy farms

In response to the findings, the Kennel Club has launched a #BePuppyWise campaign urging people to take time and do proper research before purchasing their dog.

Fears of puppy smugglers exploiting demand as prices for dog breeds rocket

Fears of puppy smugglers exploiting demand as prices for dog breeds rocket

After thousands started working from home demand shot up for puppies, meaning smugglers are making big profits (Picture: Getty)Coronavirus restrictions are creating the perfect storm for puppy smugglers to thrive, with the price for popular breeds reaching record levels.

Hot dogs: what soaring puppy thefts tell us about Britain today

Hot dogs: what soaring puppy thefts tell us about Britain today

Photograph: Suffolk Police Annie and Betsy – and the other dogs stolen that day, 13 of which were puppies – had become the latest victims of surging demand for canine pets.

I applied to foster a dog, but a month into lockdown the entire nation had the same idea

I applied to foster a dog, but a month into lockdown the entire nation had the same idea

I had long wanted to be a dog foster parent but, as I was only ever home for a few days at a time (sleep off jet lag, wash clothes, go again), it was not the right environment for a pet – even for a borrowed one.

Dog breeders see huge surge in demand for puppies during lockdown

Dog breeders see huge surge in demand for puppies during lockdown

She said: ‘I think most responsible breeders have been quite cautious about that explosion in demand and just made sure that they find the puppy owners that have thought about the breed that they’re buying and that this is a lifetime decision, not just a Covid decision.’.

Roomba iRobot rolls into dog poo and vacuums it all over the house

Roomba iRobot rolls into dog poo and vacuums it all over the house

The Roomba had not only slid through the poo kindly left out by Ryan’s dog Apollo, it had spread it through the house. His name’s Apollo,’ wrote Ryan.

Homemade treats for your pooch

Homemade treats for your pooch

Chicken cinnamon treats Ingredients: 1 cup flour, 1 cup chicken broth, ¾ cup oatmeal, ¼ cup corn starch, ¼ cup oil, 1 tbsp baking powder and 2 tbsp cinnamon powder Method: Preheat your oven to 180-200 degree celsius. Let it cool and serve it to your dog.

Brexit: Pets will need rabies checks costing up to £60 when travelling to Europe after no-deal, government warns

Brexit: Pets will need rabies checks costing up to £60 when travelling to Europe after no-deal, government warns

“We are also concerned that pet travel changes under a no-deal Brexit could spark a surge in demand for small animal vets and laboratory capacity to fulfil increased requirements for rabies testing and vaccination at a time when the workforce is already experiencing shortfalls.

Commonwealth Bank: Pet luxury spending doubles in two years

Commonwealth Bank: Pet luxury spending doubles in two years

Getting a dog nails polished is apparently a thing.Source:SuppliedDeputy General Manager for Small Business Nicole McCormack says pet shops have been getting creative.They’ve been offering new services, conveniences and products — all aimed at pampering pets.“Australian pet spending continues to rise and as a result we’re seeing more entrepreneurs launch niche small businesses to cater for the growing demand.