Florida man bitten by 7-foot alligator he mistook for dog

Florida man bitten by 7-foot alligator he mistook for dog

The confrontation unfolded at about 12:34 a.m. on Tuesday near the Warm Mineral Springs Motel in North Port, according to statement by Sarasota County Sheriff’s spokesman Douglas Johnson.

Dog horror as tumour 'size of football' removed after owners thought he was just 'heavy'

Dog horror as tumour 'size of football' removed after owners thought he was just 'heavy'

(Image: SWNS) Marty enjoys a beach walk (Image: SWNS)"When Joanna called, she told us Marty’s spleen had ruptured due to the large tumour but that his body had stemmed the bleeding itself.

Rescue dog desperate to be finally picked by adopters after waiting for a whole year

Rescue dog desperate to be finally picked by adopters after waiting for a whole year

Bella is desperate to finally find a forever home after waiting for a whole year without any luck (Image: WOODGREEN) Sign up for FREE for latest news plus tips to save money and the environment.

Toddler’s face almost ripped off by ‘soft’ Staffie that was his ‘best friend’

Toddler’s face almost ripped off by ‘soft’ Staffie that was his ‘best friend’

Romy Griffiths, 2, was suddenly attacked by Blizzard, his family’s eight-year-old Staffy cross (Picture: Kennedy)A little boy’s face was ripped to shreds by his pet dog who was supposed to be his ‘best friend’.

Dog goes on 1,800 mile trip across Europe to be reunited with Ukrainian gran, 86

Dog goes on 1,800 mile trip across Europe to be reunited with Ukrainian gran, 86

Violetta, 86, feared she would never see her dog Tasha ever again (Picture: @omainnintomas/Twitter)An 86-year-old Ukrainian refugee who was forced to leave her beloved dog behind has finally been reunited with her best friend.

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.

Puppy rescued from Ukraine stolen and injured two days after arriving in UK

Puppy rescued from Ukraine stolen and injured two days after arriving in UK

Brandy the dachshund managed to wriggle free but is thought to have been hit by a car (Picture: Triangle News)An eight-month-old sausage dog rescued from Ukraine has been left severely injured after a bungled attempt to steal her two days after she arrived in the UK.

How Ukrainian pets bring solace for some refugees but heartbreak for others

How Ukrainian pets bring solace for some refugees but heartbreak for others

At a nearby refugee reception centre in Lodyna just over the Polish border, a young girl arrived with her mother after a long journey from eastern Ukraine and the first thing she did after being given a camp-bed was to feed and cuddle the rats in her pet carrier.

Adorable puppy ‘had face ripped off’ during horror attack while out on evening walk

Adorable puppy ‘had face ripped off’ during horror attack while out on evening walk

She said the other dog was not on a lead and “bit [Jolene’s] jaw completely off” such that “her face was gone”.The worried owner rushed the 11-month-old Griffon Bruxellois to the vets, who were able to operate on her, but she sadly died the following day.

5 things dog walkers wish you knew

5 things dog walkers wish you knew

Radke, who graduated from American University in Washington, D.C., in 2021, is still a dog walker but now works with private clients instead of using an online service that connects pet owners with caregivers.

You be the judge: should my fiance start cleaning our cat’s litter tray?

You be the judge: should my fiance start cleaning our cat’s litter tray?

Jerome loves Lilly and buys her luxury food and toys, but he’s very happy to risk Lilly’s life by letting her use a dirty litter box.We agreed before we got Lilly that the litter tray would be Erica’s job.

Pair of unwanted dogs desperate for home together before one-year anniversary in kennels

Pair of unwanted dogs desperate for home together before one-year anniversary in kennels

A PAIR of dogs are keeping their paws crossed for a new home before they reach their one-year milestone in kennels.Joe and Zac are looking for a home together (Image: RSPCA)"We don’t believe they’d ever had a bath or been brushed.

Hero dog saves the life of man stuck in MUD with huge move to alert deaf owner

Hero dog saves the life of man stuck in MUD with huge move to alert deaf owner

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Rescue dog seeking home after being overlooked by adopters due to facial scars

Rescue dog seeking home after being overlooked by adopters due to facial scars

The lurcher cross also knows plenty of commands, and loves learning more (Picture: RSPCA)They say he’s great at walking on a lead and gets on well with other dogs (despite sometimes needing a little reassurance around other males).

Parachuting spiders the size of your palm are making their way across the East Coast

Parachuting spiders the size of your palm are making their way across the East Coast

The Joro spider, which hails from Asia and was first spotted in Georgia about 10 years ago, is expected to make its way up the East Coast this spring, according to scientists at the University of Georgia.

Timid puppy rescued from Romania is looking for a loving home – can you help?

Timid puppy rescued from Romania is looking for a loving home – can you help?

Elsie is still timid but is making progress (Picture: Oakwood Dog Rescue)Elsie is around 10 months old and in need of a loving home.Elsie waiting on her new owners to come and take her home (Picture: Oakwood Dog Rescue)‘All it takes is patience and taking on board advice from staff.

Rabbit Wanted To Swim In The Lake

Rabbit Wanted To Swim In The Lake

Rabbit Wanted To Swim In The Lake.Jordan says that he got attached to the rabbit although he knew him for only a day.And as a farewell, Jordan advised the rabbit to never swim in the lake again.

California dog reunited with family 12 years after going missing

California dog reunited with family 12 years after going missing

On Friday, the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office uploaded a video to that described the unbelievable reunion.After Levin scanned the dog, he discovered that her name was Zoey and she was previously reported missing from Lafayette, Calif.Zoey will have a playmate as Michelle also has another 13-year-old dog.

‘Relentless calls and constant abuse’: why Britain’s vets are in crisis

‘Relentless calls and constant abuse’: why Britain’s vets are in crisis

Meanwhile, Vetlife, a charity that provides emotional, financial and mental-health support to the veterinary community, received 4,000 calls to its helpline in 2020 – its busiest year on record.

President Biden's dog Commander to make TV debut during 'Puppy Bowl'

President Biden's dog Commander to make TV debut during 'Puppy Bowl'

The German shepherd will appear with Biden's wife, Jill, in a video message about pet love during Sunday's broadcast of “Puppy Bowl XVIII” on Animal Planet.I'm Jill Biden, here at the White House with our new puppy Commander,” the first lady says.