Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Pen Farthing’s rescue mission gained a lot of public support, but was also accused of taking up valuable resources (Picture: REX/PA)Boris Johnson personally authorised the evacuation of 173 dogs and cats from Afghanistan during the Taliban ’s takeover, a government email reveals.

Dog chased by helicopter and shot by armed police after attacking owner

Dog chased by helicopter and shot by armed police after attacking owner

The dog’s owners agreed that it should be killed in the interests of public safety (Picture: Getty Images)A dog was shot by armed police after attacking its owner and sparking a chase by a force helicopter.

Doubts cast on No 10 claims about letter clearing dog airlift out of Kabul

Doubts cast on No 10 claims about letter clearing dog airlift out of Kabul

Harrison’s letter, which emerged on Tuesday night , was dated 25 August and signed by her in her capacity as MP for Copeland in Cumbria and as “parliamentary private secretary to the prime minister”.It spelled out that the Foreign Office, Home Office and the Ministry of Defence – which had made last-minute objections – had cleared the way for Farthing and staff at his Nowzad charity to be evacuated from Kabul’s airport.

Dog abandoned days before Christmas makes incredible recovery

Dog abandoned days before Christmas makes incredible recovery

‘When you looked in her eyes she seemed broken like she’d given up hope’ (Picture: RSPCA) It took six months for Molly-Moo to recover enough to be adopted (Picture: RSPCA)‘I’m glad she can’t talk because I don’t think I could face hearing what she’s been through.

Blocking Boris: how to avoid the PM

Blocking Boris: how to avoid the PM

In the 1980s, Private Eye published a “Thatchcard” stating: “In the event of an accident, the holder of this card wishes it to be known that he/she does not wish to be visited by Mrs Thatcher in any circumstances whatsoever.” Perhaps a similar card could be created for Boris Johnson in light of his photo opportunities at hospitals (Letters, 10 November )?.

Where's the beef? This runaway steer has been roaming free for a month

Where's the beef? This runaway steer has been roaming free for a month

In a statement to TODAY, a Farm Sanctuary spokesperson said that many times when a farm animal is found roaming the streets, the animal has "likely escaped a traumatic situation propelled by their strong desire to live.".

Brexit deal is a rubbish gift for a gullible public

Brexit deal is a rubbish gift for a gullible public

• I have been teaching French and Spanish for 37 years and see first-hand the benefits of the Erasmus scheme (UK students lose Erasmus membership in Brexit deal , 24 December).• So the Brexit deal is Boris Johnson’s Christmas gift to the nation.

Downing Street dog Dilyn centre stage as he stars on PM’s Christmas card

Downing Street dog Dilyn centre stage as he stars on PM’s Christmas card

Jack Russell Dilyn was adopted by Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in September 2019 (Picture: Reuters/Downing Street)Boris Johnson ’s dog Dilyn is the star of the Prime Minister’s 2020 Christmas card.

Boris’s dog Dilyn believed to have caught Covid during No 10 outbreak

Boris’s dog Dilyn believed to have caught Covid during No 10 outbreak

The Jack Russell terrier was reportedly wheezy and too tired to go for walks (Picture: LNP / Getty Images)Boris Johnson ’s dog Dilyn is thought to have caught coronavirus at the time the Prime Minister was taken into intensive care.

Schoolgirl used her own body to protect her dog from Staffie attack

Schoolgirl used her own body to protect her dog from Staffie attack

Elisha Aitken, 14, was left with a fractured wrist and other injuries as she put herself in the way of her pet dog Basil.Johnson, a brewery agent from Tottington, admitted being in charge of dog dangerously out of control and causing injury at Manchester magistrates court, and was ordered to pay Elisha £300 compensation.

People leave sticks to pay tribute to a dog who died 100 years ago

People leave sticks to pay tribute to a dog who died 100 years ago

One said: ‘In Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn there is a gravestone for a dog named Rex. People bring him sticks and place them at his feet because he is still a good boy.’.

Behold Rothstein, the talented bulldog who loves to surf the waves

Behold Rothstein, the talented bulldog who loves to surf the waves

The bulldog absolutely loves being out in the water, whether that’s surfing, swimming, or just hanging out at the beach.Rothstein loves to ride the waves (Picture: John Garcia / SWNS.COM)‘We surf around five-days-a-week,’ said John.

Gogglebox: Do Giles and Mary know Boris Johnson?

Gogglebox: Do Giles and Mary know Boris Johnson?

Do Gogglebox’s Giles and Mary know Boris Johnson?It has been reported that Giles and Mary are very close with Boris Johnson and his sister Rachel.

Dilyn the dog could be key in virus fight

Dilyn the dog could be key in virus fight

• The culture secretary says it is important that students do not “give up a year of their life” by not going to university (Oliver Dowden defends university student lockdowns – video , 27 September).

23 Walks review – dog-lovers follow the path to romance

23 Walks review – dog-lovers follow the path to romance

Pensioner Dave (played by Dave Johns, from I, Daniel Blake ) is a retired psychiatric nurse, living alone near Hampstead Heath, London, where he regularly walks his gentle, elderly German shepherd Tillie.There are also some well-observed touches, especially concerning the fleeting friendships dog-walkers make with each other and the diversity of London’s population.

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Americans help animal shelters during coronavirus pandemic

Things were looking good for Axel Evensen, 17, when the coronavirus outbreak led to a stay-at-home order in California.“This has been his best and happiest year of school,” his mom, Jill Evensen, told TODAY.Axel Evensen, 17, cuddles his foster dog, Johnny.

Tiny paralysed chihuahua can now walk after getting 3D printed implant

Tiny paralysed chihuahua can now walk after getting 3D printed implant

Ping’s life was changed by the vet team (Picture: Hamlilton Specialist Referrals / SWNS Provider)Ping the chihuahua was paralysed from a young age, after his owner Zoe Cekalla noticed he was struggling to walk on all four legs at just four months old.

Jack Russells surge in popularity ‘thanks to Boris and Brexit patriotism’

Jack Russells surge in popularity ‘thanks to Boris and Brexit patriotism’

The Queen is a famous fan of corgis (Picture: Rex) The Queen is devoted to her pets and travels with them (Picture: PA)The Kennel Club said the Irish red and white setter had become the most vulnerable of all Britain’s native breeds, with 39 puppy registrations in 2019 – the breed’s lowest figures in 30 years.

Dog dumped for being 'too old' makes triumphant return to Dog Bowl this weekend

Dog dumped for being 'too old' makes triumphant return to Dog Bowl this weekend

That’s when Laurie Johnson, director of the nonprofit Florida Little Dog Rescue Group, volunteered to personally foster Karlie in her family’s home.“We didn’t know how long she would have, but we were committed to making sure that she had a great rest of her life, however long it was,” Johnson told TODAY.Laurie Johnson's daughter, Lindsay, carries Karlie out of the shelter to head to her new foster home.

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

After being challenged by M&S five times now, he says he might have to launch legal action against the chain (Picture: John Dickinson-Lilley)He was waiting in the queue when a member of staff spotted eight-year-old Brett, and said ‘You’re not allowed that in the store’.