Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Authorities and pet lovers in Hong Kong are locked in a game of cat and mouse, with citizens mounting a clandestine rescue operation for hamsters condemned to be euthanised over fears they could transmit Covid-19.On Tuesday, government and health officials announced traces of the virus had been found on 11 hamsters , all in a pet shop where a 23-year-old staff member had fallen ill.

Tragedy as dad-of-five mauled to death by dog at kennels

Tragedy as dad-of-five mauled to death by dog at kennels

Adam Watts helped care for dangerous dogs seized by police, charities said (Picture: Paul Reid)Tributes have poured in for a ‘hero’ father-of-five killed by a dog at his animal rescue centre.The tragedy struck at the kennels near Dundee where Adam rehomed dogs (Picture: Paul Reid)‘Adam died doing what he loved.

American bulldog that mauled boy to death wasn’t an illegal breed

American bulldog that mauled boy to death wasn’t an illegal breed

Jack’s mum said her heart ‘aches so bad that we won’t get to see you grow into that incredible man’ (Picture: PA) Police investigating the incident have now established the breed of dog (Picture: PA)These muscular, powerful dogs can weigh up to 100 pounds and are fiercely protective towards their owners.

Police force gives stab proof vests to all its working dogs

Police force gives stab proof vests to all its working dogs

‘Sadly, we have experienced how it can affect the force when a dog is injured during the line of duty and it means a lot that we are able to equip our dogs with these protective vests to help prevent them from harm.

Will Young cuffs himself to beagle breeding facility MBR Acres

Will Young cuffs himself to beagle breeding facility MBR Acres

Will has called for an end to animal testing (Picture: Twitter) Police were seen speaking to the singer (Picture: Terry Harris/CLICK NEWS AND MEDI)Hattie, a member of the Camp Beagle campaign, told : ‘He had said he would come and visit.

Eight-stone ‘beast’ dog that killed boy was sold on Facebook days before attack

Eight-stone ‘beast’ dog that killed boy was sold on Facebook days before attack

Jack Lis was mauled to death by the pitbull less than two weeks after it was re-homed (Picture: Wales News Service)An eight-stone pitbull that mauled a boy to death was sold online days before the killing over fears he would attack other animals.

Boy, 10, dies after dog attack at house

Boy, 10, dies after dog attack at house

The dog has been destroyed by firearms officers (Picture: Wales News Service)A 10-year-old boy has died after reports of a dog attack in Wales.

Guide dog attacked while helping owner lost confidence since being kicked

Guide dog attacked while helping owner lost confidence since being kicked

Nicholas Bateman says Labrador Angus is his world (Picture: PA)A guide guide has been left ‘bruised and subdued’ after being attacked by a youth in Plymouth.

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.

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.

Prison for pet thieves as dognapping to be made criminal offence

Prison for pet thieves as dognapping to be made criminal offence

He said: “Pet theft can leave families in utter turmoil and have serious welfare implications for animals ripped away from everything they know.“The new Pet Abduction Offence will acknowledge the seriousness of this crime and we hope will encourage courts to hand down much tougher sentences to pet thieves,” he added.

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.

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.

Mum and kids in hospital after vicious dog attack during Easter egg hunt in park

Mum and kids in hospital after vicious dog attack during Easter egg hunt in park

A mum and her daughter, 9, suffered from deep bite wounds during the attack, while her son was bitten on the arm (Picture: Metropolitan Police/SWNS.COM) A mum and her two children were hospitalised after being bitten by a vicious dog during an Easter egg hunt in a park.

Woman pushed to ground in street by two men who snatched ‘beloved’ sausage dog

Woman pushed to ground in street by two men who snatched ‘beloved’ sausage dog

Police are hunting two men who stole Minnie the sausage dog after shoving her owner to the ground (Picture: SWNS)A family has been left ‘heartbroken’ after their sausage dog was violently snatched by two men while out for a walk.

Escaped dogs put down after mauling great-grandmother to death in her garden

Escaped dogs put down after mauling great-grandmother to death in her garden

Lucille Downer, 85, who had dementia, was pronounced dead at the scene (Picture: West Midlands Police)Two dogs who killed a great-grandmother in a vicious attack in her own garden have been ‘humanely destroyed’.

27 animals rescued in ‘dognapping’ raid as woman and teenage boys arrested

27 animals rescued in ‘dognapping’ raid as woman and teenage boys arrested

Essex Police seized 27 dogs following a raid at an address in Braintree Road, Dunmow (Picture: Google)Pc Glenn Braden said: ‘We know the devastation the loss of a much-loved pet can cause and we take reports of thefts seriously.

If your dog goes for my sheep, then I will shoot, UK farmers warn walkers

If your dog goes for my sheep, then I will shoot, UK farmers warn walkers

Farmers are warning that attacks on livestock by dogs are reaching “epidemic proportions” as they brace themselves for a surge in dog attacks heading into peak lambing season.The start of lambing season has been fraught for farmer Gordon Wyeth due to attacks on his sheep by pet dogs.

Two Labradors stolen from outside M&S reunited with owners

Two Labradors stolen from outside M&S reunited with owners

Footage on the left shows the dognappers running off with Denzel and Welly (Picture: Crewe Police/Dale Robson)Two black Labradors have been reunited with their owners after two thieves ran off with them after snatching their leads from outside a supermarket.