A dog so badly treated he lost a leg is looking for a loving home

A dog so badly treated he lost a leg is looking for a loving home

Rocco’s leg was broken and had to be amputated (Picture: Jake McPherson / SWNS)Could you help Rocco trust people again and give him the love he deserves?But instead of taking the dog to a vet, Rocco’s owners left him to suffer and the RSPCA had to step in.

Dog who lost her leg after a stroke won't let it break her spirit

Dog who lost her leg after a stroke won't let it break her spirit

Juniper before she lost her leg (Picture: Maggie Hull /SWNS.COM)For a while, the pair enjoyed their life together – but unfortunately, just five months after being adopted by Maggie, Juniper suffered a spinal stroke that left her paralysed from the waist down.

Denver might end pit bull ban after 30 years

Denver might end pit bull ban after 30 years

Herndon said the legislation will make Denver residents safer because there are already pit bulls living illegally in the Colorado capital, but the city doesn’t know where they are since they’re unlicensed.

Dachshund won't let his short legs stop his dream of being a sheepdog

Dachshund won't let his short legs stop his dream of being a sheepdog

Archie on the farm (Picture: Ebony Hewitt)‘Archie would almost be my pick if I had to choose – he is small and has very fast little legs which means he can get around the sheep with ease and speed.

Dog shook so violently with fear at New Year fireworks she is now paralysed

Dog shook so violently with fear at New Year fireworks she is now paralysed

Melissa Sinclair is calling for a ban on the publuc sale of fireworks after her dog lost the feeling in her legs due to violent shakes (Picture: Melissa Sinclair)New Year’s Eve fireworks caused a dog to shake so violently with fear that she can no longer walk.

Dog tied to lamppost and left for dead has dream life in Lake District

Dog tied to lamppost and left for dead has dream life in Lake District

Cher was abandoned and left for dead three years ago (Picture: Hayley Leece / SWNS)A dog who was left for dead in Cyprus is now living a dream life swimming in lakes, running in hills, and playing in waterfalls in the Lake District.

If Charlie can, you can

If Charlie can, you can

Covered in blood after a gruesome accident, which crushed his right hind leg completely, he was barely able to open his eyes.One day, children from the Spastics Society visited the shelter and we were astounded to see the way Charlie bonded with them.

Dog who can only use two limbs gets prosthetic leg so he can go snowboarding

Dog who can only use two limbs gets prosthetic leg so he can go snowboarding

Go, Gus, go (Picture: Melody Rezzonico/Caters News)‘Every time he puts his prosthetic legs on, he knows he’s going on an adventure and his face just lights up.

Why senior dogs, often the last to be adopted, make great pets

Why senior dogs, often the last to be adopted, make great pets

In fact, many Lily's Legacy dogs have had short life expectancies due to health issues but defied the odds and lived much longer thanks to medical care and love, she said.

Dog ‘raped by human until intestines fell out’ saved from being put down

Dog ‘raped by human until intestines fell out’ saved from being put down

Olive was found with horrific injuries in the streets of west London (Picture: Olive’s Fight Against BSL)A new home has finally been found for a stray dog who was suspected of being raped by a human before authorities threatened to put her to sleep.

Winnie the ‘wonky’ bulldog is learning to walk thanks to swimming lessons

Winnie the ‘wonky’ bulldog is learning to walk thanks to swimming lessons

Little Winnie is having swimming lessons (Picture: SWNS)A ‘wonky’ puppy with bowed legs is looking for her forever home after her previous owners gave her up because of her collapsing legs.

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Domestic rabbits plagued by diseases and poor diets, study finds

Royal Veterinary College researchers point to misconceptions about how ‘minimal care and handling’ pet rabbits need.Overgrown nails and teeth, gut stasis and dirty backsides – which can result from poor diets and lead to myiasis – were some of the most common conditions found in a study of over 6,000 rabbits taken to vets.

Three-legged dog who spent years in Turkish rescue shelter adopted by amputee

Three-legged dog who spent years in Turkish rescue shelter adopted by amputee

This English Pointer Popsey was found starving n Turkey with a rotten leg (Picture: Gofundme) She has been adopted by John after three years of living in a rescue shelter (Picture: GoFundMe)He told : ‘It was an unexpected encounter but when I heard she had three legs I just knew I had to take her.

3D printing and spine surgery helps paralyzed dog walk again

3D printing and spine surgery helps paralyzed dog walk again

St. Francis Veterinary Center of South JerseyWhen Loraine knew something wasn't right with her husband's "best buddy" she took him to Saint Francis Veterinary Center outside Philadelphia where doctors told her he needed emergency spine surgery .The procedure was necessary but also very risky, as Andy’s bones and blood vessels all fit into a space as small as a human finger.

Clever street dog fakes broken leg to get snacks

Clever street dog fakes broken leg to get snacks

Watching Gae struggle with his limp leg is tragic (Picture: Viral Press) He seems helpless as he hunches over trying to pull himself along (Picture: Viral Press) But he soon springs up and runs around wagging his tale (Picture: Viral Press)She said: ‘This old dog has lived my workplace for a few years.

Leg found in search for Chihuahua snatched from garden by seagull

Leg found in search for Chihuahua snatched from garden by seagull

Gizmo vanished after being scooped up by a seagull that flew off with him (Picture: )A leg bone has been found in the desperate search for a miniature Chihuahua that was snatched by a seagull. Becca Hill hopes Gizmo will be found alive (Picture: )Gizmo was taken six miles away at Becca’s home in Paignton.

Man who had leg amputated after being shot by dog reveals how he nearly died

Man who had leg amputated after being shot by dog reveals how he nearly died

Describing the accident, which occurred in December on an annual duck hunt with friends and family near Eagle Lake, west of Jackson, Branch, from Monroe, Louisiana, said it was not until he saw the hole in the car that he realized what had happened.

Toddler nearly blinded when dog attacked after she gave it a stroke

Toddler nearly blinded when dog attacked after she gave it a stroke

Isla Williams had been trying to stroke the dog (Picture: Wessex News)A two-year-old girl was nearly blinded during a family day out after a dog lunged for her face, narrowly missing her eye. The dog lunged for her face (Picture: Wessex News).

Block-rocking beaks: Snowball the cockatoo – reviewed by our dance critic

Block-rocking beaks: Snowball the cockatoo – reviewed by our dance critic

And now, behold the latest viral star, Snowball, a sulphur-crested cockatoo. Sulphur-crested cockatoos can live for up to 80 years in captivity, so Snowball has many dancing days left yet.

Man heartbroken by dog's death gets its face printed on prosthetic leg

Man heartbroken by dog's death gets its face printed on prosthetic leg

However, after making a special request to doctors when he was fitted with a £12,000 prosthetic left leg, experts were able to superimpose the pup’s face onto a computerised image on the limb – meaning Michael can still forever have Charlie walking by his side.