'Stay four koalas apart': an animal hospital's response to coronavirus – in pictures

'Stay four koalas apart': an animal hospital's response to coronavirus – in pictures

“It was a place where the students in my day used to celebrate the end of their faculty dinners with a keg into the wee hours, so it’s got a lot sentimental value,” says the hospital’s CEO, Dr Mark Lawrie.

People in lockdown told not to make impulsive pet decision

People in lockdown told not to make impulsive pet decision

Holly Conway, the head of public affairs at the Kennel Club, said: “While we would underline that now isn’t the right time to bring home a puppy, or make an impulsive decision to get a pet, these [search] figures could be a sign of more people looking to find a breeder directly in the future, which is extremely positive and what Lucy’s law aims to impose.

New laws making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets come into force

New laws making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets come into force

“The changes have the potential to make a real difference to the number of dogs and cats surrendered to Victoria shelters, and keep more pets with their owners for life,” she said.

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

April Lock was also devastated after hearing her dogs had gone missing (Picture: SWNS) Ralph (L) and Charlie were in Louise’s care while April went to Spain (Picture: SWNS)April, of Streetly, West Midlands, said: ‘We want justice for the dogs.

Animal cruelty horror: Heartbreaking end for helpless dogs at puppy farms exposed

Animal cruelty horror: Heartbreaking end for helpless dogs at puppy farms exposed

Their welfare was completely compromised as the puppies were left “damaged” and “at risk”.Mr Abraham said: “When I went undercover in puppy farms, it’s basically dogs kept as agricultural animals which obviously they’re not designed to be.

Veteran kicked out of Zara for taking support dog into shop with him

Veteran kicked out of Zara for taking support dog into shop with him

Richard Mearns was told he could wait outside while his friend carried on shopping (Picture: Richard Mearns)An ex-British Army medic was left feeling embarrassed and humiliated after a Zara security guard booted him out because of his PTSD support dog.

Couple ‘treated like criminals’ by restaurant for having epilepsy assistance dog

Couple ‘treated like criminals’ by restaurant for having epilepsy assistance dog

The youth worker says she was ‘treated like a criminal’ by the restaurant owners (Picture: Liverpool Echo)‘I tried to explain to him that Waldsley was an assistance dog so by law he has full public access rights.

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Sick reality INSIDE a puppy farm exposed as defenceless dogs suffer in 'brutal' industry

Mr Abraham said their welfare was completely compromised (Image: BBC) Mr Abraham’s campaign, Lucy’s Law, has since been successful in banning so-called puppy farms in England.

Microchip law loophole that is helping dog thieves get away with it

Microchip law loophole that is helping dog thieves get away with it

Since then her family have been on a mission to crack down on pet thefts (Picture: Debbie Matthews/Facebook)She says vets and shelters should always have to trace pets back to their very first appointments to find their original owners, who should be consulted on any changes in registration details.

Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

A momentary distraction from what is likely to be a hugely turbulent week in politics has arrived at Downing Street, in the form of a 15-week-old puppy.The arrival of the dog may come as a shock to 12-year-old Larry, the No 10 cat which has served three prime ministers.

Live puppies grabbed from inside claw machine in ‘disgusting’ video

Live puppies grabbed from inside claw machine in ‘disgusting’ video

The video has sparked outrage on social media (Picture: @BiologistDan/Twitter) The puppies are seen by a sign begging gamers to take them home (Picture: @BiologistDan/Twitter) The dogs trapped inside the machine next to stuffed children’s toys (Picture: @BiologistDan/Twitter)Twitter users have said a ‘twisted mind’ must be behind the game and said the people responsible have ‘no regard for life’.

New ‘Lucy’s law’ will protect dogs and cats in crackdown on puppy farms

New ‘Lucy’s law’ will protect dogs and cats in crackdown on puppy farms

Lucy, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who died in 2016 after being poorly treated on a Welsh puppy farm (Picture: PA)New laws are set to come into place next year to protect puppies and kittens from unscrupulous breeders.

Puppy and kitten farming to be banned under 'Lucy's law'

Puppy and kitten farming to be banned under 'Lucy's law'

A law banning puppy and kitten farming, which campaigners hope will end the practice by some unscrupulous breeders of keeping animals constantly pregnant and often in dirty and cramped conditions, is to be laid by the government.

Dog found swimming 130 miles off the coast of Thailand

Dog found swimming 130 miles off the coast of Thailand

Rig worker Vitisak Payalaw, an offshore planner with Chevron, told CNN that fellow staff members spotted the dog swimming towards the platform on the afternoon of April 12, and held out a pole for him.

I’m keeping the dog! The rise in ‘pet-nups’

I’m keeping the dog! The rise in ‘pet-nups’

Custody over pets is increasingly figuring in divorce proceedings – and one in 20 pet-owning couples now reportedly have a pet-nup detailing everything from contact time to grooming parlours. Maguire provides a template to give people an idea of what a pet-nup looks like.

Parliament UNITES at LAST! Finn the hero dog officer secures Westminster victory

Parliament UNITES at LAST! Finn the hero dog officer secures Westminster victory

Finn the multi-award winning hero police dog has united political opponents on all sides in the name of animal welfare.

‘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.

RSPCA shares HEARTBREAKING video of dog put down because of way he looked

RSPCA shares HEARTBREAKING video of dog put down because of way he looked

The RSPCA was forced to put him to sleep due to Breed Specific Legislation (BSL), which labels certain types of dogs as “dangerous” due to their appearance.

Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?

Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?

First picture of man charged with stabbing dad to death on Surrey train ‘It can be quite harmful to a pet if their routine is upset and you shouldn’t assume you will divide the time in half.’ After coming across so many disputes between former partners and their pets, Vanessa teamed up with Blue Cross to come up with a ‘pet-nuptial’ agreement, a specially created document to plan for pets’ futures and help avoid heartache if a relationship should end.

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California becomes first US state to only sell rescued animals in pet shops

California is set to become the first US state to ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in pet shops unless they are from rescue centres. Known as AB 485, under the new rules pet shop operators will have to provide records of each animal’s origin or face a $500 (£391) penalty.