Nine in 10 domestic abusers also target pets, survey finds

Nine in 10 domestic abusers also target pets, survey finds

The research project was carried out by Dr Mary Wakeham and also found that 97 per cent of professionals working in the domestic abuse charity sector also said that animals are often used as a means of controlling someone experiencing violence.

Hero dog saved owner’s life by ‘dragging him to cell phone’ when he had a stroke

Hero dog saved owner’s life by ‘dragging him to cell phone’ when he had a stroke

Six-year-old German Shepherd, Sadie, helped to save her owner, Brian (Picture: Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge)A German Shepherd saved her owner’s life by ‘dragging him to his cell phone’ when he had a stroke.‘Brian gave Sadie a second chance at life, adopting Sadie and welcoming her home.

Ailing swan rode New York subway — and ‘nobody really cared’

Ailing swan rode New York subway — and ‘nobody really cared’

If you rode New York City's subway last week, you might've spotted an unusual passenger: A sick adult swan took the A train on her way to receive treatment at an animal clinic.

Dumped dogs get much-needed transformation after fur was so matted they couldn’t move

Dumped dogs get much-needed transformation after fur was so matted they couldn’t move

(Picture: Furry Friends Refuge) ‘We do believe that there are more dogs where these came from and are working with law enforcement to investigate,’ shelter manager Andrea Touzani told The Dodo .

Everybody should have a dog – they remind us we are lucky to be alive | Arwa Mahdawi

Everybody should have a dog – they remind us we are lucky to be alive | Arwa Mahdawi

A pungent rubbish bin!) is a constant reminder that the world is full of wonders, and we are lucky to be alive. It is a constant reminder to slow down, smell the roses and find joy in small things.

New domestic violence shelter in New York to offer refuge for victims and their pets

New domestic violence shelter in New York to offer refuge for victims and their pets

A new domestic violence shelter will offer refuge to both abuse victims and their pets in a unique pilot scheme. She said the new refuge would mean "families in domestic violence situations will be sheltered safely with their pets and away from the abusers".