40 animals are being dumped across the country every day in lockdown

40 animals are being dumped across the country every day in lockdown

It has received more than 112,000 calls from members of the public and there are now more than 4,600 animals in RSPCA care.A spokesperson for the charity said: ‘Although much of the country is in lockdown, sadly there are still thousands of animals who need our help, including abandoned pets.

Oprah reveals dog Sadie is in quarantine over coronavirus fears

Oprah reveals dog Sadie is in quarantine over coronavirus fears

While King explained that she did not think pets can infect their owners, Winfrey interrupted and said: “I heard about a pug in New York!

#Coronacrisis: Cases of abandoned pets rise, activists urge people not to fall prey to misinformation

#Coronacrisis: Cases of abandoned pets rise, activists urge people not to fall prey to misinformation

But on the on the ground, animal activists across the country are facing the problem of abandonment of pets which has increased rapidly during the lockdown.It is illogical to abandon a dog especially at a time when animals can be great companions for people who are in quarantine," she adds.

Cat lovers crash national vets' website after coronavirus fears

Cat lovers crash national vets' website after coronavirus fears

The association was forced to clarify that only cat owners who are self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus should keep their pets indoors, after a study found cats can spread the virus.

A tiger has coronavirus: Is your pet at risk?

A tiger has coronavirus: Is your pet at risk?

It's believed the Bronx tiger got sick from a human, and as of March 25, at least two dogs in Hong Kong had tested positive for the coronavirus after close human contacts also did, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.

How to protect dogs from canine coronavirus

How to protect dogs from canine coronavirus

Canine coronavirus can pass through infected bowls (Picture: AFP/Getty Images) The virus passed between dogs is completely different to the strain rapidly spreading between humans (Picture: EPA)Although it is not fatal it can cause gastroenteritis-type symptoms including vomiting and diarrhoea in animals who pick it up.

Can dogs get coronavirus? Experts say not to worry

Can dogs get coronavirus? Experts say not to worry

A spokesman for Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department said that a pet dog had been tested "weak positive" for the COVID-19 virus, but also noted that AFCD "does not have evidence that pet animals can be infected with coronavirus or be a source of infection to people.".

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

April Lock was also devastated after hearing her dogs had gone missing (Picture: SWNS) Ralph (L) and Charlie were in Louise’s care while April went to Spain (Picture: SWNS)April, of Streetly, West Midlands, said: ‘We want justice for the dogs.

Therapy dogs ‘overwhelmingly’ help children in hospital beat anxiety

Therapy dogs ‘overwhelmingly’ help children in hospital beat anxiety

These very good boys and girls have helped put children in hospital at ease (Picture: PA)Therapy dogs have helped patients at a children’s hospital so much staff are calling for them to be used in wards across the country.

Adaptil advert for plug in that 'calms stressed dogs' banned over lack of evidence

Adaptil advert for plug in that 'calms stressed dogs' banned over lack of evidence

Despite this, the ASA ruled that the advert led consumers to believe that the diffuser could treat anxiety and behavioural issues in dogs caused by separation from their owners, and that, once the device was plugged in, owners would begin to see results with no further training or instruction necessary.

Cats can recognise their own names, say scientists

Cats can recognise their own names, say scientists

Dr Atsuko Saito, first author of the research from Sophia University in Japan, said: “There are so many studies about dog ability to communicate with humans.

New study says cats respond to the sound of their own names

New study says cats respond to the sound of their own names

A new study suggests household cats can respond to the sound of their own names. Vitale, who said she has trained cats to respond to verbal commands, agreed that the new results don't mean that cats assign a sense of self to their names.

Your canine friend can help reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

Your canine friend can help reduce ADHD symptoms in kids

"In addition, the fact that parents of the children who were in the CAI group reported significantly fewer problem behaviours over time than those treated without therapy dogs is further evidence of the importance of this research," Schuck added.