Brave service dogs awarded for saving lives and fighting crime

Brave service dogs awarded for saving lives and fighting crime

BBC News presenter Rich Preston gave the Lifesaver award to German shepherd Calli and PC Megan West, 28 – who prevented a man from taking his own life in June.PC Megan West and German Shepard Calli helped prevent a man from taking his own life (Picture: PA).

Vet demands ban on dog breed after woman ‘mauled to the bone’

Vet demands ban on dog breed after woman ‘mauled to the bone’

Emergency services at the scene of the attack in Macarthur (Picture: Seven)Dr Kovac does not want existing American Staffordshire bull terriers to be put down.Dr Kovac believes American Staffordshire bull terriers should not be bred in Australia (Picture: Supplied)‘Most of the time they won’t be killers.

One puppy found dead and three put down after being dumped in crate beside road

One puppy found dead and three put down after being dumped in crate beside road

The dirty, plastic crate the animals were found in (Pictures: SWNS) The RSPCA is now concerned about a potential increase in abandoned puppies over the coming months (Pictures: SWNS) It is believed the animals were from a ‘puppy’ farm (Pictures: SWNSThere was a huge surge in demand for dogs during lockdown as families made the most of spending more time at home.

UK to crack down on dognappers with new pet abduction offence

UK to crack down on dognappers with new pet abduction offence

Ministers have yet to confirm what sort of penalties those convicted of pet abduction could face but said the new offence would prioritise the welfare of pets as sentient beings and recognise the distress to the animal in addition to its owner.

Pensioner beaten up for throwing dog mess at man who threatened his pet

Pensioner beaten up for throwing dog mess at man who threatened his pet

Ethan Bartlett, 20, said he would hurl the old man’s dog in the canal if it didn’t move (Picture: South Wales Police)A man has been jailed for 14 months for attacking an elderly man who threw a bag of dog mess at him.

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

What our treatment of Afghan people tells the world about us

The emotive language of Gaby Hinsliff’s article (What a story to tell the world: Britain values dogs more than Afghan people, 30 August ) not only risks deflecting attention from the consequences of the reactive, rather than proactive, response of the British government, but also suggests that one cannot care equally about the victims of humanitarian crises and the plight of other innocent species in manmade conflicts.

How animal shelters are helping save pets after Hurricane Ida

How animal shelters are helping save pets after Hurricane Ida

"It's definitely hard for them, but at the end of the day we think it's better that they're here and alive and they're safe," Lucky Dog Animal Rescue program manager Ashley Roberts said on TODAY.Sanders had some quality time petting Pacific the puppy, who is part of a group of 48 cats and dogs that went on an 18-hour journey by vehicle from Louisiana to south Florida to the Humane Society of Broward County.

Concerns over pet welfare crisis due to high demand for ‘pandemic puppies’

Concerns over pet welfare crisis due to high demand for ‘pandemic puppies’

They found that while many people who bought dogs during Covid did so with the best intentions, the extreme rise in demand has heightened the risk of puppies being sourced from poor welfare environments, bred or raised on puppy farms, or illegally imported.

Gymnast Aly Raisman reunited with her missing dog

Gymnast Aly Raisman reunited with her missing dog

Former gymnast Aly Raisman reunited on Friday with her beloved dog Mylo after he went missing over the Fourth of July weekend.Friday, two people (and one dog, it seems) came through and helped reunite Raisman with Mylo.

UK dog owners warned about thieves staking out parks and luring puppies

UK dog owners warned about thieves staking out parks and luring puppies

Stalking parks in affluent areas and luring puppies out of gardens with treats are among the methods dog thieves are using, campaigners have said, amid suggestions the government is preparing to clamp down on pet abductions.

Professional dog walker whipped woman in face when she went over to stop row

Professional dog walker whipped woman in face when she went over to stop row

Miss Clay says she saw Mrs O’Donoghue arguing with the man about his dog allegedly growling at one of several she was walking.

Axe-wielding thieves break into home and steal family’s 10-week-old puppy

Axe-wielding thieves break into home and steal family’s 10-week-old puppy

The victim believes the thieves smashed into the home to steal their pet (Picture: MEN Media) The family have made a desperate plea for Skylar to be returned safe (Picture: MEN Media)Police were called and a forensics team took evidence from the flat on Petal Court.

Aly Raisman 'completely heartbroken' over missing dog Mylo, offers reward

Aly Raisman 'completely heartbroken' over missing dog Mylo, offers reward

Aly Raisman is asking her followers in the Boston area to be on the lookout for her beloved dog Mylo , who ran off over the July Fourth weekend after he was spooked by fireworks .The former gymnast and two-time Olympian, 27, said she's "completely heartbroken" about her missing dog and is offering a reward for anyone who can provide information leading to his safe return.

Puppy smuggling: UK plans crackdown with curbs on dog imports

Puppy smuggling: UK plans crackdown with curbs on dog imports

Of the approximately 66,000 dogs imported to the UK last year, 843 puppies were seized at the border, up from 324 in 2019.In one case, four eight-week-old beagle puppies – believed to have been illegally brought into the UK from Ireland – were found hungry and dehydrated in the back of an abandoned vehicle in London.

I have separation anxiety. I’m stuck in locked-down Sydney without my dog

I have separation anxiety. I’m stuck in locked-down Sydney without my dog

He gets scared of the wind and barks at it and reminds us that a world exists beyond lockdown and our house.‘The chemical effect of my companion is an also an increase in serotonin, dopamine and endorphins that my brain, even with pills, can’t properly manage on its own.’ Photograph: SuppliedI have known life with a depressive disorder and PTSD longer than I’ve known the dog and can vouch for the positive difference he has made to my illness.

Cat owners: have you experienced issues with pet illness related to cat food?

Cat owners: have you experienced issues with pet illness related to cat food?

We would like to hear from anyone who has experienced issues with these cat foods, or pet food more generally.Your responses are secure as the form is encrypted and only the Guardian has access to your contributions.If you’re having trouble using the form, click here.

Wrangler, TODAY show's 1st puppy with a purpose, dies at age 6

Wrangler, TODAY show's 1st puppy with a purpose, dies at age 6

Samantha Okazaki / TODAYIn December of 2017, Wrangler graduated from the K-9 detection program and started his life alongside his police partner, Trooper First Class Kevin Reed, who patrolled with him as part of the Mass Transit Unit, keeping trains and train stations safe from New Haven, Connecticut, to New York City.“I’m so grateful to Kevin and his family for giving Wrangler the most incredible life, and for loving him so much,” Eastman wrote.

How to take the lead in dog walking – and earn unconditional love in return

How to take the lead in dog walking – and earn unconditional love in return

During a dog walk, according to Anna, host of the weekly podcast A Dog’s Life, owner and pooch should be in constant communication: the hound praised by its owner, returning when it is called (recall), and rewarded with verbal cues or edible treats.

Deer dies after running into fence while being chased by dog in Bushy Park

Deer dies after running into fence while being chased by dog in Bushy Park

An owner was fined £602 in January after a deer was killed when his red setter chased it, attacked it and forced it into the path of a car in Richmond Park.He added: ‘It’s illegal for a dog to chase deer in Richmond and Bushy Parks, and owners may face prosecution if caught.’.

Hunt for man seen carrying dog by collar across park

Hunt for man seen carrying dog by collar across park

The RSPCA is looking into the incident which took place in east London (Picture: RSPCA)A hunt has been launched to find a man who carried a dog through a park by its collar.