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.

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.

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study.Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England.Dogs and cats are the second most reported roadkill in North England.

Escaped guard dog attacks two little girls in street

Escaped guard dog attacks two little girls in street

The huge dog attacks the two toddlers after escaping from a nearby business (Picture: Facebook/Mohammed Hussain)Two young children were rushed to hospital after being mauled by an escaped guard dog.

Hairless dog mistaken for a seal becomes a model

Hairless dog mistaken for a seal becomes a model

Norman wears heavy coats outside and pyjamas in the house as he gets cold very easily (Picture: Caters)‘In the winter, he is in clothes pretty much all day, every day.

‘Animal abuser killed stranger’s dog for chasing his car’

‘Animal abuser killed stranger’s dog for chasing his car’

James Franklin, 26, has been charged with aggravated animal cruelty (Picture: Ouachita Correctional Center)An alleged animal abuser has been accused of shooting a dog dead after it chased his car when he drove past the owner’s house.

Drunk e-scooter salesman banned after falling off and breaking dog’s leg

Drunk e-scooter salesman banned after falling off and breaking dog’s leg

Jabbari, representing himself, said: ‘Unfortunately I really didn’t know it’s against the law to drive an electric scooter.

From smart planning, extra food to pet-friendly accommodations, pet parents take road trips with safety checks amid pandemic

From smart planning, extra food to pet-friendly accommodations, pet parents take road trips with safety checks amid pandemic

And while our furry buddies need a change of scenery as much as we do, there are a few ways to make road trips with pets safe and fun amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

James Van Der Beek and his family are on the move to Texas — see the pics

James Van Der Beek and his family are on the move to Texas — see the pics

On Wednesday, the couple posted photos from their road trip and revealed that they've adopted two rescue dogs to come along with them on their new adventure.

‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

‘Filthy and emaciated’ Labradoodles found abandoned by side of road

The animals have now been taken to a rescue centre (Picture: Scottish SPCA / SWNS.COM)Jenny Scott, an SSPCA inspector, said: ‘The dogs were found in an appalling condition.

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.

Disappearing cats and deadly ditches

Disappearing cats and deadly ditches

• Your report on Samira Ahmed’s equal pay claim (31 October) suggests the BBC thinks it right to pay more for an entertainment presenter dealing with topics in a lighthearted way than for a programme where a journalist deals with them seriously.

Dog goes for a wild ride after getting stuck in car bumper

Dog goes for a wild ride after getting stuck in car bumper

Coco the dog is home safe after going on a wild ride in upstate New York.Coco did suffer some injuries, including a broken elbow, but the pooch is in stable condition and now resting at home with her family.

Mystery illness kills dozens of dogs in Norway

Mystery illness kills dozens of dogs in Norway

A mystery sickness has struck dozens of dogs in Norway , killing at least 25 and prompting authorities to warn owners to keep their pets on a lead and away from other canines until the cause is established.

Dog eaten alive by maggots after leg is chopped off and left for dead

Dog eaten alive by maggots after leg is chopped off and left for dead

The dog had been tied with a rope that had embedded into his skin It had several open wounds across his back Maggots were eating the dog alive‘It could be that a dog catcher severed his leg off and put it on the side of his house.

Heroic Dog Saves Family by Jumping in Front of Bullet

Heroic Dog Saves Family by Jumping in Front of Bullet

An unnamed witness says that when the bullets hit the car, the brave German shepherd dog jumped out and took a bullet that may have been intended for the children. Unfortunately the German Shepherd was critically wounded and hurried away behind the building to die without the children seeing.

Police Stop Train to Save Dog Tied to Tracks

Police Stop Train to Save Dog Tied to Tracks

A dog was recused by Tampa police Wednesday night after being tied to the railroad tracks and shot at, reported by M. Tampa police received three phone calls about shots being fired which lead them to the dog tied to the tracks with a belt.

Saddest dog in the world abandoned after being tied to lamppost

Saddest dog in the world abandoned after being tied to lamppost

The white boxer was found looking like the saddest dog by a local resident (Picture: Graham Dobson/MEN Media)A picture of the sad-looking dog in Scott Street has caused outrage in Hull and several people have offered to adopt him.

Jenny the dog survives being dragged 300m when her lead got attached to a car

Jenny the dog survives being dragged 300m when her lead got attached to a car

(Picture: SWNS) ‘A van driver stopped and directed the traffic, and lots of Ralph Allen pupils, who were amazing and so kind, came over to try to pet Jenny and calm her down.’ Joanna added: ‘A lovely lady, called Shelley, then took us off to Rosemary Lodge Veterinary Hospital down the road to treat her injuries.

Busy road becomes pet dumping hot spot as heartless owners throw dogs away like rubbish

Busy road becomes pet dumping hot spot as heartless owners throw dogs away like rubbish

Almond and Cashew were in a pitiful state when discovered in cage (Image: RSPCA) As RSPCA inspectors were investigating the appalling way two suffering pets had been abandoned in a locked cage came reports of another dog left tied to a bale of straw.