Disabled dog tied to a tree ‘abandoned because of his legs’ as desperate appeal launched

Disabled dog tied to a tree ‘abandoned because of his legs’ as desperate appeal launched

She said: “It really upsets me to think his owner had decided to just dump him like rubbish and simply walk away from their terrified pet.“He must have been very confused and frightened to be tied up and abandoned like this.

Dog who just wants a fuss still patiently waiting for forever home after almost 500 days

Dog who just wants a fuss still patiently waiting for forever home after almost 500 days

A DOG who "loves a fuss" is still patiently waiting to be picked after almost 500 days at a rescue centre.The nine-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier has still not found a forever home (Image: RSPCA)Snowy is very clever and would be keen to learn more tricks with a new owner.

Tiny disabled deaf puppy abandoned by owner needs forever home

Tiny disabled deaf puppy abandoned by owner needs forever home

The 11-month-old puppy, named Frost, was abandoned as a result of her disability (Image: Yappy Ever After Dog Rescue)Speaking about how best to look after a hearing-impaired puppy, Ms Radford said: "One of the main challenges when caring for a deaf dog is recall.

Cabbage the Twitter-famous lost-and-found dog dies at 15

Cabbage the Twitter-famous lost-and-found dog dies at 15

A dog that went viral when she was stolen and then found within hours thanks to a Twitter campaign has died aged 15.Cabbage, the collie cross of the former BBC journalist Rory Cellan-Jones, trended on Twitter last November when she and five other dogs were stolen together with a van in Acton, west London , after a dog walker left his keys in the ignition.

Man who left two dogs to die in hot car walks free from court

Man who left two dogs to die in hot car walks free from court

The security dogs were kept shut in the boot of a Vauxhall Astra in Ilford, east London, as temperatures hit 24C (Picture: RSPCA) A man who left two dogs to die in a car on a hot summer’s day has been spared jail.

From the archive: the mouse breeders of Shipley, 1983

From the archive: the mouse breeders of Shipley, 1983

According to the National Mouse Club, ‘the mouse should be long in body, with long clean head, not too fine or pointed at the nose; the eyes should be large, bold and prominent; the ears large and tulip-shaped, free from creases, carried erect with plenty of width between them …’ There were fashions in mouse colours, too.

Let’s satnav our way out of lockdown

Let’s satnav our way out of lockdown

• Would Dominic Raab’s Brexit campaign have persuaded the over-50s if he had told them that they would be arriving in the promised sunny uplands not the day they cast off the shackles of the EU, but when they were well into their 60s, 70s and 80s – after four years of negotiation and then 10 years of misery in which nothing worked as foretold (Raab shrugs off Brexit troubles, urging people to take ‘10-year view’ , 14 February)?

Zara Home launches its first range for pets

Zara Home launches its first range for pets

Pet accessories (Picture: Zara Home)There are various beds on offer, from the natural wicker basket to the patterned soft cushioned options in both striped and floral styles.

These dogs are waiting for a home in lockdown

These dogs are waiting for a home in lockdown

These angels need a home (Picture: Birmingham Dogs Home)Last week, we told you about Alfie, the adorable pup who hadn’t received a single adoption enquiry.Look at this beauty (Picture: Birmingham Dogs Home)This 10-year-old Staffie might be old, but she still likes to play and be active.

Dogs could face extreme separation anxiety after lockdown is lifted

Dogs could face extreme separation anxiety after lockdown is lifted

But when coronavirus lockdown ends, canines will have to adjust back to ‘normal life’ without constant companionship – which could lead to problems.Dr Mugford says it’s important to get these pets ready for life after lockdown, as many will have a ‘huge shock’ once restrictions are lifted.

Queen's corgi trainer says dogs will suffer from 'severe separation anxiety' after coronavirus lockdown ends

Queen's corgi trainer says dogs will suffer from 'severe separation anxiety' after coronavirus lockdown ends

This distress could manifest itself in a variety of ways, according to Dr Mugford, who said that, when left alone, pet dogs can chew furniture, bark, go to the bathroom inside, and “sometimes even self-harm”.

Unexpected joys of self-isolation

Unexpected joys of self-isolation

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Latex detection dogs help people with allergy return to normal life

Latex detection dogs help people with allergy return to normal life

Ellen Heilman has been living with a latex allergy since she was 5 — a worsening sensitivity that can leave her struggling to breathe if there’s a rubber band, balloon or latex glove nearby.“It got to the point where I really couldn’t leave my house safely.

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.

Cupcake the therapy poodle visits hospital to help patients feel better

Cupcake the therapy poodle visits hospital to help patients feel better

Karen Simmons and Cupcake visiting a hospital patient (picture: Caters News Agency)‘Cupcake is an amazing dog who is calm and obedient – she is perfect for the job.

Hunters blame activists after pack of 40 dogs rip fox to shreds

Hunters blame activists after pack of 40 dogs rip fox to shreds

In response, a spokesman for the East Sussex and Romney Marsh Hunt has said there is no evidence to suggest the fox was alive when it was found, before slamming the saboteurs for blowing horns to distract the dogs.

Dog faces death after owner used it as a weapon to attack another man

Dog faces death after owner used it as a weapon to attack another man

Andrew Cornes has owned the dog for 10 years (Picture: West Mercia Police) Co-defendant Bobby Watts is due to be sentenced for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray for his role in the incident (Picture: West Mercia Police)He added that the default position was that the court make a destruction order ‘unless the court is satisfied the dog does not present a danger to public safety’.

An ‘ugly’ abandoned dog has finally found a new owner

An ‘ugly’ abandoned dog has finally found a new owner

Determined to give her new friend a new lease of life, Rio renamed her adopted dog to Morticia and brought her home to live with her 14-year-old chihuahua called Pea. Morticia with its new owner Rio Maye from Wilstead in Bedfordshire and her chihuahua called Pea (Photo: PA)‘Morticia settled in straight away.

Police Dogs May Face Early Retirement—Find Out Why!

Police Dogs May Face Early Retirement—Find Out Why!

Two drug-sniffing dogs, Narc and Cody; from the Medford, Oregon Police Department; could potentially face an early retirement due to the legalization of marijuana on July 1. Narc is trained to sit when she smells a drug, and Cody will freeze in place.

Man behind worst dog abuse RSPCA rescuers had ever seen is spared jail

Man behind worst dog abuse RSPCA rescuers had ever seen is spared jail

Daisy suffering from a chronic skin condition but her owner failed to bring her to the vet (Picture: SWNS)A dog owner of a pet who lost her fur in one of the worst cases of animal neglect the RSPCA has ever seen has been handed a suspended prison sentence.