Puppy taken hostage by a wild monkey for three days

Puppy taken hostage by a wild monkey for three days

It is thought the puppy was snatched from a litter of a stray dog in the neighbourhood, so Saru has now been adopted and is settling well into her new home.

Vets pull rubber duck from dog's stomach after he swallows whole toy

Vets pull rubber duck from dog's stomach after he swallows whole toy

After using an endoscopy – which involves passing a video camera down the animal’s oesophagus before entering his stomach – the team used a simple loop to pull the toy out of the one-year-old pooch.

Couple sell home to live 'off-grid' on bus with two kids and two dogs

Couple sell home to live 'off-grid' on bus with two kids and two dogs

Their expenses come to around £635 a month (Picture: big_bus_adventure / CATERS NEWS)The Mansfields made the change to van life two years ago, and Kym said they no longer know routine, and lead a ‘very inexpensive life’.

Veteran with amputated leg adopts three-legged dog with the same injury

Veteran with amputated leg adopts three-legged dog with the same injury

German Shepherd Kane lost his leg after it was severely fractured when he was hit by a car (Picture: Jam Press) People have been left in tears over a video of the new family leaving the animal shelter together (Picture: Jam Press)And a video of the moment the pair went home to start their lives together has left viewers in tears.

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.

Toddler mauled by large French Mastiff dog while playing in park

Toddler mauled by large French Mastiff dog while playing in park

The huge dog attacked a three-year-old boy in a Stoke park (Picture: Getty/Google)A three-year-old boy was hospitalised after being mauled by an out-of-control French Mastiff.Get your need-to-know latest news, feel-good stories, analysis and more.

Mischievous dog lucky to be alive after eating nine socks

Mischievous dog lucky to be alive after eating nine socks

Beau looks positively guilty (Picture: Vets4Pets Lisburn)Beau, a Beagle-Harrier cross, was certainly in the dog house after gobbling up nine socks.Beau’s vets were concerned that the sock would create long-term damage in his gut and would need to be removed by either surgery, induced vomiting or a natural approach.

Dog who looked like a 'balloon on legs' put on a diet and rehomed

Dog who looked like a 'balloon on legs' put on a diet and rehomed

Lily had difficulty breathing and moving, and even had sores on her belly because of how it dragged on the floor as she walked (Picture: RSPCA / SWNS.COM)An over-fed and under-exercised dog who was so chunky she looked like a ‘balloon on legs’ has been rehomed by the RSPCA.

80-year-old woman sets off on yearly 600-mile pony trek from Hexham to Inverness

80-year-old woman sets off on yearly 600-mile pony trek from Hexham to Inverness

Jane lives on a diet of porridge, oatcakes, and cheese (Picture: Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS)‘I refuse to go slogging on through pouring wet rain,’ Jane said.Jane has no plans to stop her annual journey any time soon (Picture: Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS)Campervans on single track roads have also become a more persistent problem.

Woman rescues puppy thrown in front of her car on busy road

Woman rescues puppy thrown in front of her car on busy road

She’ll be prioritising her pooch in future relationships (Picture: PA Real Life)But Wilf came into his own in November 2019 when Lexie split up with her boyfriend of six years, after realising that they had grown apart and wanted different things.

Chubby dog transformed as 5k runs help him lose 4kg

Chubby dog transformed as 5k runs help him lose 4kg

His new owner said: ‘When I used to pick him up, he was like a big, heavy marshmallow’ (Picture: Mercury Press)A bichon frise who weighed a whopping 13.5kg looks completely different after going on a diet and getting plenty of exercise.

Send your sausage dog to get pampered at these hotel retreats

Send your sausage dog to get pampered at these hotel retreats

Sausage dog owners need not despair, because now you can send your pooch to a hotel to be pampered with nail trimming, teeth cleaning and coat conditioning, as well as playdates with other pups and walks in the countryside.

Albino dachshund rejected for his unusual looks is now living the good life

Albino dachshund rejected for his unusual looks is now living the good life

This was due to his rare looks and special needs – the sausage dog is albino, meaning he’s all-white with a pink nose and light blue eyes, he is partially deaf and blind, and is super sensitive to sunlight.

How to protect your pet from being abducted

How to protect your pet from being abducted

Cats, dogs, rabbits and even horses can be microchipped – but you should speak to a vet to make sure it’s suitable for your pet.

Pet thieves face strict new laws in crackdown on stolen lockdown dogs

Pet thieves face strict new laws in crackdown on stolen lockdown dogs

Dog owners may also be invited to register their dogs with local police forces to make them easier tot track if they are stolen (Picture: Getty Images)The report concludes: ‘There is growing public feeling that criminal law and the sentencing for offences involving the theft of pets do not sufficiently recognise an animal as something more than mere property.

Five ways to help your dog live a longer, healthier life

Five ways to help your dog live a longer, healthier life

Weighing your dog’s food can help you regulate their weight (Picture: Getty Images)Use feeding guidelines as a starting point for how much to feed your dog, but you might need to change food type or the amount you feed to maintain a healthy weight as your dog gets older, or depending on how much activity they get.

Dog starved to death after owner left him in kitchen for 34 days

Dog starved to death after owner left him in kitchen for 34 days

Katie Louise Oldridge was convicted of two animal welfare offences after the RSPCA found her dog Frank’s decomposing remains (Pictures: MEN Media)A dog was discovered lying dead next to an empty tin of food after his negligent owner left him abandoned for more than a month.

Hairdresser says chihuahua saved her life after dog detected stage three cancer

Hairdresser says chihuahua saved her life after dog detected stage three cancer

Tess said: ‘I’m going to fight it all the way because I’ve got so much I want to do (Picture: North News and Pictures)‘I’m not the kind of person to cry about it.

Dog doubles in weight and can only walk for 10 minutes after lockdown

Dog doubles in weight and can only walk for 10 minutes after lockdown

Geraldine, a full-time carer for her son, Harley, 15, and also mum to Redley, 22, and Lewis, 17, said: ‘It’s awful for Paolo, he struggles to walk longer than 10 minutes.