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.

Out of the dog house: pressure grows to open up rentals to pets

Out of the dog house: pressure grows to open up rentals to pets

The proposed legislation, which is backed by the RSPCA and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, would place limits on landlords’ ability to put clauses in tenancy agreements that bar people who can prove that they are responsible owners.“It gives tenants and their pets the justice they deserve: an end to cruel and unnecessary separation, while protecting landlords from irresponsible owners,” says Rosindell.

As dog thefts soar, owners and charities call for tougher penalties

As dog thefts soar, owners and charities call for tougher penalties

The survey, by the police and crime commissioner for Sussex, Katy Bourne, had nearly 125,000 responses and she said the “huge” response showed widespread fear among dog owners about pet theft and a lack of confidence that the crime is taken seriously by police.

‘Animal abuser, 34, sold sick puppies who died days later at new homes’

‘Animal abuser, 34, sold sick puppies who died days later at new homes’

Jian Karlos Ortiz Mendez, 34, has been charged with 11 counts of aggravated animal cruelty (Picture: Hernando County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook)A 34-year-old man allegedly sold sick puppies to excited new owners days before they died at their new homes.

'A brilliant way to get humans to behave': the shelter where volunteers read to farm animals

'A brilliant way to get humans to behave': the shelter where volunteers read to farm animals

“We started the reading program a few years ago with two goats, Marieke and Michaela,” says Ahern.Veterinarian and behavioural expert Dr Emma Hughes says the Edgar’s Mission reading program might be unique in Australia, at least for livestock and farmed animals.

All the presidents’ pets: a history of strange animals to live in the White House

All the presidents’ pets: a history of strange animals to live in the White House

President Herbert Hoover had several dogs during his tenure at the White House, from 1929 to 1933, but few appeared to attract as much attention as Billy, a wild opossum the family adopted after he strayed onto the property, according to the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum.

Lost cat turns up thousands of miles away in Alaska. Here's how he got home

Lost cat turns up thousands of miles away in Alaska. Here's how he got home

Clevenger said that it wasn't until she read the post in more detail that she realized that Panda had been found at a Home Depot in Kenai, Alaska.

Carole Baskin of 'Tiger King' awarded control of Joe Exotic's zoo

Carole Baskin of 'Tiger King' awarded control of Joe Exotic's zoo

A federal judge has granted Carole Baskin of Florida's Big Cat Rescue control of the 16-acre zoo in Wynnewood, property that was previously owned by Joseph Allen Maldonado-Passage, known as "Joe Exotic" in the hit Netflix docuseries.

New laws making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets come into force

New laws making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets come into force

“The changes have the potential to make a real difference to the number of dogs and cats surrendered to Victoria shelters, and keep more pets with their owners for life,” she said.

Couple buy bigger house to make space for their 14 dogs

Couple buy bigger house to make space for their 14 dogs

The couple say dogs are easier to take care of than children (Picture: Mandy Whitnall/Mercury Press & Media)The couple wanted to move years ago to accommodate their dogs but couldn’t afford it.

Dog owner devastated after burglars break into flat and steal Frenchie puppy

Dog owner devastated after burglars break into flat and steal Frenchie puppy

Ayla Williamson has been left devastated by the disappearance of Winston (Picture: Mercury)Burglars who spied on a young woman as she took her dog for a walk later ransacked her home and stole him, says a heartbroken pet owner.

Lessons I learnt from my dog

Lessons I learnt from my dog

2) Live in the moment: Ever noticed how peaceful your pet is while playing with you?Look at your pet; s/he never forgets to repeatedly do things they love.

Help your dog cope with arthritis

Help your dog cope with arthritis

Some pets hide their arthritis pain, but you’ll notice they don’t want to play because it’s difficult to run and wrestle.As a responsible pet parent, you can help your pooch to deal with this painful condition with the following practices:.

'Pawfect' health: Owing a pet decreases risk of heart disease

'Pawfect' health: Owing a pet decreases risk of heart disease

"People who owned a pet were likely to report more physical activity, better diet and blood sugar at ideal levels.The researchers compared the cardiovascular health scores of pet owners to those who did not own pets.

Simple techniques to de-stress your pooch

Simple techniques to de-stress your pooch

calm and gentle, keep arms down, body slightly sideways and head turned to side – your dog is more likely to approach you without fear or feeling threatened.Use the harness and teach your dog not to pull before using a lead on the dog’s collar.

How to choose a pawfect name

How to choose a pawfect name

I am a regular reader of your Pets and Us section and wanted to send a story about my puppy named Johnny, a Pomeranian Spitz.

Know the ingredients you need to avoid in your dog’s grooming products

Know the ingredients you need to avoid in your dog’s grooming products

Nowadays, most of us check the ingredient list of beauty or personal care products and ensure that the face wash or shampoo is sulphate or SLS free, the night cream or body lotion does not contain paraben and what not.

Puppy dumped with chair, TV nearly starved waiting for owner

Puppy dumped with chair, TV nearly starved waiting for owner

Yesterday animal control officer Sharon Norton of Brookhaven, a small city in Mississippi located about 60 miles south of Jackson, responded to a tip about a dog abandoned on the side of a remote road with a recliner chair and tossed TV.

Firefighters haul ass after pet donkey found trapped in septic tank

Firefighters haul ass after pet donkey found trapped in septic tank

A miniature donkey has caused a stink after falling into a large septic tank, sparking a challenging rescue north of Brisbane . Firefighters were called to a Morayfield property on Thursday night after its panicked owners called to say their donkey had tumbled into the concrete tank and was wedged firmly inside.

‘Hero’ dog chased away burglars threatening his owners in their home

‘Hero’ dog chased away burglars threatening his owners in their home

The family described the dog as a hero (Picture: INS News Agency Ltd) He was unharmed in the incident (Picture: INS News Agency Ltd)A spokesman for Surrey Police said: ‘Four suspects entered the property in Chalmers Road, armed with weapons and cleaning spray.