A flash of a badger, a brazen fox, an angry bull – why I love a really wild show

A flash of a badger, a brazen fox, an angry bull – why I love a really wild show

And yet, I am an animal lover – especially given the way people always seem to disappoint these days – so I am finally embracing the label.

Michaela Strachan's dogs poisoned by crystal meth in Cape Town

Michaela Strachan's dogs poisoned by crystal meth in Cape Town

In an Instagram post shared on Sunday, Springwatch presenter Michaela revealed that her dogs Rio and Timmy began to suffer seizures after apparently eating human faeces laced with the drug methamphetamine, more commonly known as crystal meth.

7 cats rescued following eight-alarm fire at New York City apartment complex

7 cats rescued following eight-alarm fire at New York City apartment complex

The seven cats arrived at the Upper East Side clinic of the Veterinary Emergency Group wet and smelling like smoke.Courtesy of Veterinary Emergency GroupThe hospital will board the “great group of cats” for as long as needed while their families figure out their living arrangements.

Metro Lifeline: A medical detection dog gave us our lives back

Metro Lifeline: A medical detection dog gave us our lives back

As soon as our bouncy Labrador cross Golden Retriever came home with us, he started to make our lives better in ways I could never have imagined (Picture: Naomi Walsh) When the idea of having a medical detection dog coming to live with me and my son, Jamie, was first floated by a teacher, I have to admit – I wasn’t too sure.

Lady Gaga's dog walker recalls how lung collapsed several times in wake of shooting

Lady Gaga's dog walker recalls how lung collapsed several times in wake of shooting

Lady Gaga's dog walker Ryan Fischer, who was shot in February, learned just how close his brush with death was after he ended up back in the emergency room with a collapsed lung one week after his previous visit to the ER.

Stray review – exquisite dog's eye view of Istanbul

Stray review – exquisite dog's eye view of Istanbul

Perhaps because the star species here is more biddable and less camera-shy than the average cat, Lo’s film stays closer to its non-human heroine than Kedi did, creating a more lyrical, less anthropological study.

What’s worse than discovering a mouse problem? Half a mouse problem

What’s worse than discovering a mouse problem? Half a mouse problem

In the afternoon, the oldest one throws away all the old seeds and hoovers the drawers, but the mouse returns at night.

Lady Gaga's stolen dogs returned Friday night

Lady Gaga's stolen dogs returned Friday night

Lady Gaga's two stolen dogs were returned on Friday night, Los Angeles Police confirmed to NBC News.The family of the injured dog walker, Ryan Fisher, said Friday afternoon that he is expected to make a full recovery.

Starving dog so thin he couldn’t stand or walk is found in park

Starving dog so thin he couldn’t stand or walk is found in park

The poor dog was rushed to a vet for emergency treatment (Picture: SWNS) The animal, thought to be a mastiff, could hardly stand or walk (Picture: SWNS).‘I believe his owner deliberately decided to dump him and left him in such a weak and neglected state in the park at night.

Family offer £20,000 reward for sausage dogs ‘stolen’ in lockdown

Family offer £20,000 reward for sausage dogs ‘stolen’ in lockdown

Ruth said: ‘Purdey is her world and it hurts me even more knowing how much that hurts her and I can’t give her the consoling answers she needs.’.Get your need-to-know latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and more.

Jempet’s automatic pet feeder stopped my cat waking me up at 3am

Jempet’s automatic pet feeder stopped my cat waking me up at 3am

It was a cheap buy that meant Leo was able to gorge to his little heart's content on the good stuff with zero portion control.For more essentials, read our International Cat Day guide on everything you need to care for your feline friend or our guide to the best pet cameras.

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.

Changes, challenges: The not-so-secret life of pandemic pets

Changes, challenges: The not-so-secret life of pandemic pets

With this month’s U.S. rollout of vaccinations offering hope for normalcy in 2021, long-term impacts aren’t known.“If we think how much time most of our pets prior to the pandemic typically would spend without people around to 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it’s quite a lot,” says Candace Croney, a Purdue University professor who teaches about animal behavior.

Dalmatian caught by owners playing piano and singing along

Dalmatian caught by owners playing piano and singing along

Dexter is just a ‘big goofy dog who plays the piano’, his owner Esther Mason says (Picture: SWNS) Husband Rob Mason thought his daughter was playing the piano when they initially uncovered their Dalmation’s musical habits (Picture: SWNS) The family pet is the ‘best pianist in the house’ (Picture: SWNS).

Mandy Moore pays tribute after dog Joni dies 'very unexpectedly'

Mandy Moore pays tribute after dog Joni dies 'very unexpectedly'

Mandy Moore is mourning the loss of her dog Joni, who died Monday night.Moore, who is pregnant with her first child , also wrote that Joni devoured food and loved her other dog, Jackson, and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith .“To know her, was to love her.

Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it’ll outwit me, too

Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it’ll outwit me, too

It is just after 11pm and I am in the garden in a downpour that began precisely as I stepped outside, searching for the tortoise by the light of my phone.“I suppose it would be terrible if he were to sadly pass,” my wife says.

Silly sausage dog rescued after getting stuck down rabbit hole

Silly sausage dog rescued after getting stuck down rabbit hole

The little dog’s face says a thousand words (Picture: Royal Parks Police)This very silly sausage dog needed several helping hands after getting trapped down a rabbit hole.

Giant bear seen wandering aisles of California grocery store

Giant bear seen wandering aisles of California grocery store

For the second time in two weeks, a customer at the Kings Beach Safeway near Lake Tahoe has filmed a bear inside the store doing some light grocery shopping.

Dog owners warned after sausages laced with fish hooks left on road

Dog owners warned after sausages laced with fish hooks left on road

Warning to dog owners after sausages laced with fish hooks (Picture: Twitter / @dido15)Dog owners in Glasgow have been warned to be vigilant of their pets eating food found on the road after a man was spotted leaving sausages wrapped with fish hooks on the ground.

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.’.