Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

The Mamma Mia star has been a fan of animal therapy ever since she acquired her beloved dog Finn, the lolloping brown nine-year-old Australian shepherd who helped her deal with the ­anxiety that came with being a young actress living away from home in Hollywood.

Dogs really are man's best friend as these clever canines prove

Dogs really are man's best friend as these clever canines prove

FROM flying in warplanes and surviving POW camps in the Second World War to discovering ancient works of art, saving lives and collecting money for charity, a new book containing extraordinary tails proves once and for all that dogs really are man’s best friend.

Dog smashed out of boiling car after being inside for THREE HOURS in heatwave

Dog smashed out of boiling car after being inside for THREE HOURS in heatwave

The Charles Cross Police Team said on Twitter: “Another dog left in the sun, another window smashed! The dog appeared to be very happy to be released from the hot car (Image: CHARLES CROSS POLICE TEAM).

4th of July fireworks: Why are dogs scared and how to keep them calm on Independence Day?

4th of July fireworks: Why are dogs scared and how to keep them calm on Independence Day?

4th of July: Dogs are likely to be scared by Independence Day fireworks (Image: GETTY) 4th of July 2019: Americans celebrate Independence Day with a pomp (Image: GETTY)The study reads: “Owners most commonly reported fearful responses to fireworks in their dogs.

Dog meat horror: Yulin festival ‘abhorrent’ and ‘appalling’ - actor condemns sick event

Dog meat horror: Yulin festival ‘abhorrent’ and ‘appalling’ - actor condemns sick event

Downton Abbey actor Peter Egan condemned the sick festival, which sees thousands of dogs cruelly killed and eaten every year.

Dog meat horror: Dozens of pets SAVED from slaughterhouse before sick Yulin festival

Dog meat horror: Dozens of pets SAVED from slaughterhouse before sick Yulin festival

Chinese animal activists found 62 dogs in a backstreet slaughterhouse in Yulin (Image: HSI) The terrified pooches were dehydrated, malnourished and some showed signs of sickness (Image: HSI) It comes in the run-up to the annual dog meat festival, which kicks off on Friday (Image: HSI)Many are strays picked up from the streets but others are stolen pets.

Dog WARNING: Deadly lungworm spreading through UK

Dog WARNING: Deadly lungworm spreading through UK

It took several months for Coco to get back to full active health (Image: Vets4Pets)“Coco’s case just goes to show how easy it can be for dogs to contract the lungworm parasite and how important preventative treatments are,” Stephen continues.

Grumpy Cat dead: Instagram star of viral memes dies after becoming worth millions

Grumpy Cat dead: Instagram star of viral memes dies after becoming worth millions

Revealing the news of Grumpy's death, the cat’s owners said: "Some days are grumpier than others..."Despite care from top professionals, as well as from her very loving family, Grumpy encountered complications from a recent urinary tract infection that unfortunately became too tough for her to overcome.

Heroic police dog covered in HUNDREDS of porcupine quills during manhunt – SHOCK pictures

Heroic police dog covered in HUNDREDS of porcupine quills during manhunt – SHOCK pictures

Odin the K9 police dog was hit by 200 porcupine quills (Image: Coos County Sheriff's Office)Heroic Odin was on the trail of a human suspect when he came face to backside with one nature’s most dangerous creatures.

Prehistoric monster that makes today’s lions look like moggies found in museum drawer

Prehistoric monster that makes today’s lions look like moggies found in museum drawer

Its existence only came to light when Ohio University researchers, Dr Nancy Stevens and Dr Matthew Borths, studied specimens that had been placed in a drawer at the National Museums of Kenya several decades ago.

Black cat loses leg after sickeningly being targeted in close-range AIR GUN sniper attack

Black cat loses leg after sickeningly being targeted in close-range AIR GUN sniper attack

A PET CAT has been left struggling on three legs after being shot at close range by an air gun thug. As Monty recovers from his ordeal, animal welfare campaigners are calling for tougher air weapon controls to stop the indiscriminate shooting of pets and wildlife.

Rubbish bin HORROR: Cute cat that looks like much-loved Bagpuss found ABANDONED

Rubbish bin HORROR: Cute cat that looks like much-loved Bagpuss found ABANDONED

Matilda the dumped cat looks like famous Bagpuss character (Image: RSPCA)The Persian tabby that bears a striking resemblance to the saggy-clothed television character who delighted generations of children was only saved by sharp-eyed dustmen. Jo Elmes, from RSPCA Putney, said: “As soon as we saw poor Matilda she reminded us of the much-loved childhood character Bagpuss.

Doggy-paddle and super vets save pet from dying in near-freezing swimming pool

Doggy-paddle and super vets save pet from dying in near-freezing swimming pool

A MIRACLE saw a pet survived being trapped in a near-freezing swimming pool for six hours because of its desperate doggy-paddle and the brilliance of emergency vets.

Heartwarming moment blind moon bear feels sunshine for first time after years of abuse

Heartwarming moment blind moon bear feels sunshine for first time after years of abuse

Finally, having developed confidence in other rescued bears at the Animals Asia sanctuary in Tam Dao, Vietnam, Mai has been filmed walking on grass for the first time since she was captured from the wild as a cub and left to pine away on one of the country’s bile farms.

Vets ‘surprise' find during operation on pet feared to have cancer – a KINDER EGG

Vets ‘surprise' find during operation on pet feared to have cancer – a KINDER EGG

VETS made a “surprise” find when they operated on a seriously ill dog feared to be suffering from cancer – they discovered the mischievous pet had swallowed a Kinder Surprise egg.

Heartbreaking pictures of sparrowhawk snared with cable tie –animal cruelty probe launched

Heartbreaking pictures of sparrowhawk snared with cable tie –animal cruelty probe launched

Sparrowhawk was fastened to bottle by cable tie (Image: SSPCA)Shocking images of the bird of prey with its leg bloodied by the black plastic fastener biting into its flesh have been released by wildlife welfare campaigners as they investigate whether this was an incredible accident or a callous act of cruelty.

Game of Thrones star fights for dogs in 'alarming' direwolves trend – 'Simply too many'

Game of Thrones star fights for dogs in 'alarming' direwolves trend – 'Simply too many'

Earlier this week, British animal welfare charities reported how they had seen a surge of “wolf look-a-like” breeds such as huskies, akitas and malamuts coming into their rescue centres because of the Game of Thrones phenomenon.

Adorable kitten fighting for life after eating flower pollen – 'Small amount can be fatal'

Adorable kitten fighting for life after eating flower pollen – 'Small amount can be fatal'

Suspecting Luna had swallowed lily pollen, the quick-thinking owner knew her pet needed expensive emergency treatment. Veterinary care assistant at PDSA Jemma Hughes explains: “Lilies have become quite popular in Easter bouquets, but all parts of the plant, including the flower and leaves are toxic to cats.

Adorable 5-week-old puppy with twisted legs 'thrown away like rubbish' – 'It's shocking!'

Adorable 5-week-old puppy with twisted legs 'thrown away like rubbish' – 'It's shocking!'

Hockney the puppy was dumped in box without food, water or a blanket to keep warm (Image: Dogs Trust)"We were so shocked when we first saw him as he was in a terrible state.

Pretty as a picture - Miracle survival of rescue puppy named after world famous artist

Pretty as a picture - Miracle survival of rescue puppy named after world famous artist

Hockney looks as pretty as picture after being rescued (Image: Dogs Trust) The tiny terrier was only five weeks old and weighed less than a bag of sugar when he was cruelly abandoned with no food, water or blanket to keep warm.