Is COVID-19 just an excuse for pet abandonment?

Is COVID-19 just an excuse for pet abandonment?

Animal activist Sai Vignesh has rescued close to 12 such abandoned dogs in the past few months.Pets are abandoned on a regular basis and the coronavirus era is no exception, explains Chennai-based animal activist Shravan Krishnan.

TV tonight: Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick returns with a puppy special

TV tonight: Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick returns with a puppy special

A soothing “how it’s made”-style series pairing jolly narration with factory footage of how our favourite foodstuffs are produced.Sport choice: Premier League football: Sheffield United v Tottenham Hotspur 5.30pm, Sky Sports Main Event.Premier League football: Manchester City v Liverpool 8pm, Sky Sports Main Event.

Street Cat Named Bob: pet who inspired books and film dies aged 14

Street Cat Named Bob: pet who inspired books and film dies aged 14

James Bowen met Bob in 2007 during his battle with drug addiction when he found the cat abandoned and injured and decided to look after him .Paul McNamee, editor of The Big Issue, said: “First Bob changed James Bowen’s life, then he changed the world.

Hollywood hounds: canine film stars – in pictures

Hollywood hounds: canine film stars – in pictures

It was meeting a collie called Hey Hey, a direct descendant of the first dog to play Lassie, that gave author and film journalist Wendy Mitchell the idea for her new book, Citizen Canine: Dogs in the Movies.

Dog survives after owner shot and dragged her by a rope

Dog survives after owner shot and dragged her by a rope

Alma was allegedly shot twice before being dragged home where her owner is believed to have intended to kill her (Picture: Mundo Vivo)A hunter who allegedly shot his dog twice and dragged her by a rope after she gave birth is being investigated by police.

These are the most popular dog names for 2020

These are the most popular dog names for 2020

The Twilight craze led to Bella topping the pet name charts for both dogs and cats the year the final instalment was released, and it’s still the second most popular puppy name seven years later.

Labradoodle inventor regrets making 'frankenstein's monster'

Labradoodle inventor regrets making 'frankenstein's monster'

Speaking with Sum of All Parts, an Australian science podcast, Wally Conran, who invented the breed, said: ‘I opened a Pandora box and released a Frankenstein monster.’.

You can now win a rooftop wedding for your dog

You can now win a rooftop wedding for your dog

The bride doesn’t look thrilled about the wedding, but maybe it’s just because her veil is crumpled (Picture: Rooftop Film Club)If you’ve been dreaming of the day your pooch can marry his or her sweetheart, we’re happy to announce that the wait is finally over.

The Art of Racing in the Rain review – Kevin Costner as a lovable pup

The Art of Racing in the Rain review – Kevin Costner as a lovable pup

You have to bow down to the pure demonic inspiration of creating a sentimental live-action family film about a lovable golden retriever, whose grouchy inner monologue is voiced by none other than Kevin Costner .

US cinema allows dogs and has bottomless wine and whiskey

US cinema allows dogs and has bottomless wine and whiskey

It’s a great way for the dogs to get out of the heat (Picture: @K9Cinemas / Instagram) K9 owner Eric says its the first of its kind in the world (Picture: @K9Cinemas / Instagram)There aren’t plenty of rules, but you do need to make sure you clean up after your dog (you should really be doing this anyway), and bring in their papers so you can confirm they’re up-to-date with vaccinations.

'Make sure they don't eat the set!' Movie animal trainers' tips

'Make sure they don't eat the set!' Movie animal trainers' tips

You can train a lion like a dog, as it wants love, while tigers are solitary and more like cats, motivated only by food. When people say: “I need a lion trained up in the next few weeks,” I always say: “No, because I don’t want to die.” It’s not something to take on lightly.

Cast of Cats film to be size of actual cats

Cast of Cats film to be size of actual cats

Stars including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Taylor Swift will be shrunk via CGI and made hirsute using ‘digital fur technology’. Would the cast, including Judi Dench, Ian McKellen and Taylor Swift , be donning Lycra, heavy makeup and fluffy wigs in the style of the stage show?

Peta being sued by owners of Dog’s Way Home star Bella over ‘smear campaign’

Peta being sued by owners of Dog’s Way Home star Bella over ‘smear campaign’

Shelby stars as young pup Bella in Dog’s Way Home (Picture: Sony) The owners of an adorable mixed-breed pup named Shelby who starred in A Dog Way’s Home are allegedly suing Peta for defamation after what they have called a ‘smear campaign’.

Dogstars … is it time canine actors had their own Academy Award?

Dogstars … is it time canine actors had their own Academy Award?

From Dogs – a new Netflix series about our relationships with canines – to Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs via Italy’s Oscar-nominated drama Dogman, shaggy-dog stories have been inescapable on-screen in 2018.

Heartbreaking moment dog tries to wake friend killed in hit-and-run

Heartbreaking moment dog tries to wake friend killed in hit-and-run

The dog tragically hasn’t realised his friend is dead (Picture: Viral Press)‘Some people will say “oh, it’s just a dog”, but look at the video. After filming, Jay said he walked to the roadside and moved the dead dog into the bushes.

Bradley Cooper cast his own dog in 'A Star Is Born' for the sweetest reason

Bradley Cooper cast his own dog in 'A Star Is Born' for the sweetest reason

Bradley Cooper stars alongside Lady Gaga in "A Star Is Born." His dog Charlie also makes cameo appearance in the film. See a 1st look at Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in 'A Star Is Born'

7 Must-See Classic Halloween Movies With Pets

7 Must-See Classic Halloween Movies With Pets

So, throw on your matching footed pajamas, heat up some popcorn and whip out some cat and dog treats as you prepare to binge watch these seven classic pet Halloween movies.

These pets are richer than Kim Kardashian

These pets are richer than Kim Kardashian

she’s worth $99,500,000 (£78,199,040) (Picture: comaprethemarket.com)The data, compiled by comparison website Compare the Market, found that the rich pet list was topped by a German Shephard called Gunther IV. It’s not just cats and dogs that make up the list of rich pets.