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.
The Gloucestershire Gazette on Friday said dozens of its readers had complained about local “poo hotspots” getting worse during the national lockdown, possibly due to the dramatic rise in UK dog ownership over the past year.“Never understood why someone would go to the trouble of bagging their dog mess and then not just dispose of it properly and hang it off a tree or something ...
Samantha Garvey, the RSPCA’s chief inspector for Essex, said the animals were killed by suspected parvovirus – a highly contagious disease that causes severe vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration.
The supposed affection of cats (Yes, your cat really does love you… , G2, 25 September) is strongly suggested by the story of Doorkins Magnificat, the Southwark cathedral cat.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit
Mother dog Lily feeding stolen puppies (Image: Essex Police/Mark Orley)Knife-wielding robbers held up Mark Orley’s teenage son at the family home and escaped with the two litters of puppies – seven French bulldogs and four dachshunds – sparking fears they will now die in the wrong hands.Mr Orley says the newly born dachshunds are too young to be taken from their mother as they have not been weaned.One of the dog raiders managed to trick the teenager into opening the door by turning up in a high-vis jacket and pretending to be from a utility company.