Family offer £4,000 reward after 17 dogs and puppies stolen from kennels

Family offer £4,000 reward after 17 dogs and puppies stolen from kennels

Meanwhile, Melissa and Darren are offering £2000 each for the safe return of chocolate-coloured cocker spaniel Annie, and grey and white cockapoo Betsy, to their home in Chippenham, near Newmarket.

Country diary: magpies are not to be seen in black and white terms

Country diary: magpies are not to be seen in black and white terms

For several years, the ivy’s inner reaches have been home to a pair of magpies, whose calls one eminent ornithologist unkindly compared to the sound of machine-gun fire.I counted five magpies flying towards the shot bird.

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.

Woman creates obstacle course for chickens and dogs in her garden

Woman creates obstacle course for chickens and dogs in her garden

Joe Collings Nutkins ,40, had been meaning to set up the course for a while, but as she has Myalgic Encephalitis (ME), which causes extreme pain and fatigue if not managed, and often needs to rest between playing and training her dogs, she had yet to find the time.

Cat looking for a home after no one turned up to her birthday party

Cat looking for a home after no one turned up to her birthday party

She’s a sweet girl who loves a snuggle (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)Battersea’s Cattery Team Leader, Chrissie Grindrod, said: ‘It’s always a shame to see one of our cats be repeatedly overlooked, especially one so young and with so much to offer as a pet.

Let them soar: A sweet story of baby parrots

Let them soar: A sweet story of baby parrots

I was at my office and received a call from my husband asking me to come home immediately.I rushed home to find two small feeble chicks (kids of parrots) in a shoe box.One day the younger one slipped while trying to fly.

What Chotu taught me

What Chotu taught me

My school bus had come, so I left hastily hoping to find him at the very place when I came back.I used to shake the cat food box and he came running.No matter how much food I gave him, Chotu didn’t grow at all.

Claws out! Why cats are causing chaos and controversy across Britain

Claws out! Why cats are causing chaos and controversy across Britain

“He’s so naughty!” says Gina Burnside, a 33-year-old payroll processor from Darlington, of her shorthair rescue cat, Hector.Mike offered the neighbours ownership of Bob, but changed his mind when they refused to put in a cat flap and went on holiday for a week, leaving Bob in their garden.

Are Christmas trees poisonous to cats, dogs, rabbits and other pets?

Are Christmas trees poisonous to cats, dogs, rabbits and other pets?

Christmas trees aren’t a hazard to your cats and dogs by being poisonous, but the RSPCA advise that your pets only be allowed around the tree when supervised.

Naughty beagles destroy £6,200 worth of designer bags, shoes and furniture

Naughty beagles destroy £6,200 worth of designer bags, shoes and furniture

Odette Forbes, 52, named Ron and Reg after the criminal Kray twins (Picture: Simon Jacobs/ Odette Forbes/ Caters News Agency)Two naughty beagles have cost their owners over £6,000 after they destroyed a series of designer handbags and shoes.

Fiona the Hippo stars in new book 'A Very Fiona Christmas'

Fiona the Hippo stars in new book 'A Very Fiona Christmas'

Fiona the hippo weighed just 29 pounds when she was born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in January 2017.

Alf the agoraphobic sausage dog will finally go outside thanks to new friend

Alf the agoraphobic sausage dog will finally go outside thanks to new friend

Alf is so happy to have his new friend (Picture: Mercury Press)An agoraphobic sausage dog who spent the first year of his life too terrified to leave the house now has the courage to step outside – thanks to his new best friend.

Bali hotel offers puppy therapy to its guests for free

Bali hotel offers puppy therapy to its guests for free

The best kind of therapy (Picture: @purigardenhotel)Some hotels in Bali are so luxurious you probably won’t even want to leave the place to go sightseeing.

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

Burying pet rabbits in gardens could spread deadly virus, vets warn

If people cannot afford to take their pet to the vet to establish the cause of death, they are advised either to have the rabbit properly cremated or, if they choose a garden burial, to carefully wrap their pet in plastic first to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.

Home to roost: my life as a pigeon fancier

Home to roost: my life as a pigeon fancier

A few months before I joined the club, Natalya and I found out we were going to have another baby, and our son was born, at home, the night before my first pigeon race. We’d watch them fly around the house each morning, and wait in the garden for them to come home from races.

Woman thought she'd been hacked after missing Facebook posts, but it was her dog

Woman thought she'd been hacked after missing Facebook posts, but it was her dog

Linda believed she’d been hacked (Picture: Kennedy News)A pensioner is feeling pretty embarrassed after reporting ‘hackers’ for deleting hundreds of her Facebook posts – only to find out it was actually her dog, who had sat on her phone.

Hank the dog saves his family from a massive fire in their garden

Hank the dog saves his family from a massive fire in their garden

One family couldn’t figure out why their dog Hank kept barking up a storm one night when they went to bed. ‘At midnight last night, Hank started barking from the living room,’ wrote the dad.

Missing puppy found hanged by a noose outside owner’s home days after being stolen

Missing puppy found hanged by a noose outside owner’s home days after being stolen

12-week-old Wilma was stolen during the burglary (Picture: Triangle News)Cruel robbers had hung Wilma in a wire noose and left her little body tied to the family’s garden gate, following Gemma’s Facebook appeal, which received hundreds of shares.

‘Thinnest dog ever seen’ ate glass and batteries after being left to starve

‘Thinnest dog ever seen’ ate glass and batteries after being left to starve

Poor Eric’s claws had been left uncut for so long they started to curl over (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) RSPCA inspector Nina Small said Eric was the thinnest dog she had ever seen alive (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) Inspectors are hunting for Eric’s owners but he has not been microchipped (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS)Luckily Eric is being given round-the-clock care and is on the road to recovery while an investigation is carried out to trace his owners.

Dog owner fined £1,500 for refusing to pick up poo in his own garden

Dog owner fined £1,500 for refusing to pick up poo in his own garden

Craig Wood, 25, refused to pick up his dog’s mess (File picture: EyeEm) Wood was initially served an abatement notice and ordered to clear the dog mess, and was told to pick up any future dog poo.