Hero dog who took out Al-Qaeda gunman awarded animals’ Victoria Cross

Hero dog who took out Al-Qaeda gunman awarded animals’ Victoria Cross

Hero military dog Kuno with his PDSA Dickin Medal for valour (Picture: PA)A dog who charged through a hail of Al-Qaeda gunfire to save British special forces soldiers has been given the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.

Man, 74, wrestles alligator to save puppy’s life without even dropping his cigar

Man, 74, wrestles alligator to save puppy’s life without even dropping his cigar

Mr Wilbanks told ABC7: ‘I was able to save Gunner’s life, he had one little puncture wound, but my hands were just sheared up.’.

Florida man saves his puppy dragged into pond by alligator

Florida man saves his puppy dragged into pond by alligator

Wilbanks, an avid hunter, reacted quickly, jumping into the pond, grabbing the small alligator and pulling its jaw open, so Gunner, a three-month-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, could escape, surveillance video of the rescue shows.

'It was love at first sight': readers on their new lockdown pets

'It was love at first sight': readers on their new lockdown pets

Having dogs was a distant dream as I never thought I’d leave London, but a few months into lockdown I agreed with my employer that I would continue to WFH three days a week once we return to the office.

Turkmenistan leader unveils giant gold statue of local dog

Turkmenistan leader unveils giant gold statue of local dog

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has also written an ode to the local alabai breed and given one of the dogs to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin .The statue, which has a screen wrapped around the pedestal showing alabai dogs in action, joins another of Berdymukhamedov seated on a horse, also coated in gold, at a different junction in Ashgabat.

More than 160 starving and diseased dogs rescued from animal hoarding house

More than 160 starving and diseased dogs rescued from animal hoarding house

Animal hoarding is becoming a big problem in Japan (Picture: Reuters) Animal rights activists say it was one of the worst cases they’ve seen (Picture: Reuters)Public health officials first visited the house seven years ago after getting complaints from neighbours about the noise and bad smell but the owner refused to let officials investigate at that time.

Gay male penguins steal lesbian couple's eggs at Dutch Zoo

Gay male penguins steal lesbian couple's eggs at Dutch Zoo

A pair of two male African penguins at a Dutch zoo, who made international headlines last year when they stole an egg from a heterosexual couple, have now stolen the nest of a lesbian duo, DierenPark Amsersfoort said in a Facebook post.

Zoo removes potty-mouthed parrots for cursing at visitors

Zoo removes potty-mouthed parrots for cursing at visitors

The Lincolnshire Wildlife Park said they moved the five African gray parrots into aviaries away from public view after the nonstop profanity ruffled some feathers.

World Health Organisation: The pandemic has been a difficult phase for pets, say activists

World Health Organisation: The pandemic has been a difficult phase for pets, say activists

As these animals also reach to her at the Pawsitive Farm Sanctuary she runs for rescue and rehabilitation, where she is already taking care of 111 dogs and cats, she voices how the choice rests with humans.

Coronavirus: Millions of wild animals imported to UK from hot spots of emerging disease, risking new pandemics, study warns

Coronavirus: Millions of wild animals imported to UK from hot spots of emerging disease, risking new pandemics, study warns

Millions of live wild animals are being legally imported into the UK from hot spots of emerging diseases , risking the spread of lethal viruses , researchers have discovered.

Jessica Alba has close encounter with massive rattlesnake in chilling video

Jessica Alba has close encounter with massive rattlesnake in chilling video

While one person commented the snake could be a sign of good luck in their culture, most people expressed their shock and said they were glad Alba was safe.

Sick as a dog: canine allergies are on the rise – and adoring owners are to blame

Sick as a dog: canine allergies are on the rise – and adoring owners are to blame

In fact, it’s thought that almost a fifth of all dogs suffer with allergies.It means that we treat dogs like part of the family.Maybe we never used to notice dog allergies because we kept our pooches outside, made them work and ignored them.

Guide dog users are being denied access in pubs and bars post-lockdown

Guide dog users are being denied access in pubs and bars post-lockdown

But the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) states that ‘allergies are not valid reasons for denying access or refusing service to guide dog owners and other assistance dogs’.

Dog so overweight his spine collapsed has life-changing surgery

Dog so overweight his spine collapsed has life-changing surgery

Poor Button Moon (Picture: Jam Press)An adorable dog who was left paralysed after putting on too much weight has finally made a full recovery thanks to an animal rescue charity.

Woman says dog saved her life after five years with undiagnosed condition

Woman says dog saved her life after five years with undiagnosed condition

He helped her deal with her anxiety (Picture: Natalie Ryan)She says: ‘Ben named him and I don’t think I would have gone with Rocky but it’s funny because he is my rock.

Dog rescued by lifeboat after getting stranded chasing seagulls

Dog rescued by lifeboat after getting stranded chasing seagulls

The unnamed spaniel’s little adventure ended with it being reunited with its owner (Picture: Daily Post Wales/RNLI)A swimming dog had to be rescued by a lifeboat after chasing a flock of gulls out to sea this morning.

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.

Pet parents set to make it a merry Christmas for their furry babies

Pet parents set to make it a merry Christmas for their furry babies

Trixie, a four-year-old Scottish golden retriever will visit her favourite dog park on Christmas.News in Brief See All. Kangana to Mouni: How to wear desi looks in ice blue colour.

Meet August, the world's oldest golden retriever at 20 years old

Meet August, the world's oldest golden retriever at 20 years old

"When Augie hit 20, I gave her a couple more months, then contacted the rescue again, saying 'Now we have the oldest golden retriever, because she's over 20 years old,'" Hetterscheidt said, adding that she and her husband also checked Guinness World Records, but they don't qualify dogs by breed.

Bonnie the Staffy gets tongue stuck in tuna can after sneaking into the bin

Bonnie the Staffy gets tongue stuck in tuna can after sneaking into the bin

Louisa was worried about removing the tin herself so rushed her to the vets (Picture: PDSA) They had to put her under anaesthetic(Picture: PDSA)Louise took Bonnie to Nottingham PDSA Pet Hospital, where vets are running an emergency-service during lockdown.