Springer spaniel given ‘animal OBE’ for helping thousands in virtual therapy

Springer spaniel given ‘animal OBE’ for helping thousands in virtual therapy

Max’s owner, Kerry Irving, said the springer spaniel was his ‘reason to live’ (Picture: PA)A virtual therapy dog is being honoured with the animal equivalent of an OBE after comforting more than 10,000 people around the world.

'Max rescued me!' Owner gives emotional interview on how miracle support dog saved him

'Max rescued me!' Owner gives emotional interview on how miracle support dog saved him

MAX the dog is receiving the animal equivalent of an OBE after his owner, Kerry Irving, revealed his furry friend saved him from depression.(Image: Facebook/Max Out In The Lake District) Max’s owner Kerry Irving says his dog gave him a “reason to live”.

Welsh sheepdog most expensive in world after selling for £27,100

Welsh sheepdog most expensive in world after selling for £27,100

Kim was sold a few days before her first birthday at an online auction (Picture: Wessex News Agency)A trained sheepdog has become the most expensive border collie in the world after selling for £27,100.

Deaf cocker spaniel rescued by JCB after 30 hours down 20ft rabbit hole

Deaf cocker spaniel rescued by JCB after 30 hours down 20ft rabbit hole

Dizzy was lifted from the hole and reunited with an emotional Duncan as onlookers cheered (Picture: Duncan Flowers / SWNS) The dog was stuck down a 20ft rabbit hole for 30 hours (Picture: Duncan Flowers / SWNS)The self-employed roofer, from Worcestershire, said: ‘We started digging, we didn’t even know she was in there, but I just had an inkling.

Man, 74, wrestles alligator to save puppy’s life without even dropping his cigar

Man, 74, wrestles alligator to save puppy’s life without even dropping his cigar

Mr Wilbanks told ABC7: ‘I was able to save Gunner’s life, he had one little puncture wound, but my hands were just sheared up.’.

Scientists found something weird when they scanned dogs’ brains

Scientists found something weird when they scanned dogs’ brains

(Credits: Eötvös Loránd University / SW)When a dog looks at you, they are ‘seeing’ whether you are from the same species as them, whereas humans look to the face of whatever animal they gaze on, a new study shows.

Animals lost in Beirut explosion begin to be reunited with their owners

Animals lost in Beirut explosion begin to be reunited with their owners

Mr Mier said: ‘The goal really now is to reunite people with their lost pets, and that’s been working well, we’ve found owners of at least 20 dogs and cats so far.’.

Grieving dog waits on bridge for owner after they jumped into river

Grieving dog waits on bridge for owner after they jumped into river

A local resident named as Mr Xu attempted to help the dog on June 5, but it refused food and water and would not move when called, said the Wuhan Small Animal Protection Association (SAPA).

Coronavirus stars: BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter's dogs Olive and Mabel go viral

Coronavirus stars: BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter's dogs Olive and Mabel go viral

Bereft of actual sports to preside over, Cotter turns to his two competitive pets.Exhibit A: the BBC sports commentator Andrew Cotter who, bereft of actual sports to commentate, has turned his attention to his two labradors: the older Olive and the younger Mabel.

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

Coronavirus pandemic sees huge increase in dog and cat adoptions

The greater amount of time people have been spending at home for the past few weeks has inspired many to provide new homes for pets, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home revealed.

Owner loses tooth biting Rottweiler to stop it attacking his dogs

Owner loses tooth biting Rottweiler to stop it attacking his dogs

Martin Fletcher, 55, thought his Jack Russell had been killed by the Rottweiler (Picture: North News / NNP)A man has been left missing a front tooth after he bit a Rottweiler to stop it attacking his two 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.

Naughty beagles destroy £6,200 worth of designer bags, shoes and furniture

Naughty beagles destroy £6,200 worth of designer bags, shoes and furniture

Odette Forbes, 52, named Ron and Reg after the criminal Kray twins (Picture: Simon Jacobs/ Odette Forbes/ Caters News Agency)Two naughty beagles have cost their owners over £6,000 after they destroyed a series of designer handbags and shoes.

Pet owners warned to keep animals away from chocolate at Christmas

Pet owners warned to keep animals away from chocolate at Christmas

Pet owners have been warned to keep their animals away from chocolate this festive season after a dog who ate edible Santa decorations off a Christmas tree was rushed to hospital.

Hunt saboteurs share naked pictures of judge who 'assaulted activists'

Hunt saboteurs share naked pictures of judge who 'assaulted activists'

Members of the Barlow Hunt during the New Year\’s Day event that allegedly ended in two animal rights activists being assaulted (Picture: Sheffield Hunt Saboteurs/Eugene Henderson)Defence solicitor Stephen Welford said Mr Jordan had citronella spray, often used to mask the scent of foxes, and Mr Robinson had a horn to distract the hounds.

Deaf woman ‘trained dog to be used as a weapon against Asian shopkeeper’

Deaf woman ‘trained dog to be used as a weapon against Asian shopkeeper’

Sonya Wadsworth, 41, let her dog Tyson off the lead and encouraged him to bite Varun Ditta after being confronted for putting children’s sweets in her coat pocket.

From the archive: Britain’s most exclusive doghouse, 1991

From the archive: Britain’s most exclusive doghouse, 1991

reporter, Martin Plimmer, went along to Alicia and Bill Eykyn’s Featherbed Country Club for Dogs in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire – where pets can stay for £125 a week, or £265 in today’s money (or to put it another way, four times as much as my student room cost at the time) – to find out about this piece of ‘canine heaven’.

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.

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.

Vietnam veteran in hospice care sees beloved dog ‘one last time’

Vietnam veteran in hospice care sees beloved dog ‘one last time’

When the story of their heartwarming reunion made the local newspaper, Nevarez said one of their longtime volunteers, Robert Candelaria, immediately reached out about adopting Patch.“There wasn’t a dry eye in the room,” Danny Nevarez said.