Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Beagles from MBR Acres are driven two hours north to Humberside Airport (Picture: The Hull Animal Rights Team)Activists say they won’t rest until a ‘puppy factory’ stops breeding beagles which are used for lab tests and put down at six months old.

Can pets catch Covid?

Can pets catch Covid?

Yes, dogs can get Covid-19 (Picture: Getty)In the June 2021 study, Utrecht University found that out of 310 swabs they took of pets from households with Covid-19, 4.2% tested positive for the virus.

Stranded dog saved from rising tide after rescuers attach sausage to drone

Stranded dog saved from rising tide after rescuers attach sausage to drone

She resisted efforts to encourage her to a safer spot until a drone pilot suggested attaching food to one of the unmanned aerial vehicles that had been used to track the dog.“It was a crazy idea,” said Chris Taylor, the chair of the Denmead Drone Search and Rescue team.

Hong Kong to cull thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11

Hong Kong to cull thousands of hamsters after Covid found on 11

The order includes pets that were bought days before Christmas be handed over, with a warning not to “kiss or abandon them on the street” as Hong Kong and mainland China attempt to sustain a zero Covid strategy, attempting to suppress all outbreaks internally while maintaining tight border controls with the outside world.

Charity shares warning on flat-faced breeds

Charity shares warning on flat-faced breeds

Battersea has shared that they have performed life-saving Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) surgery on nearly half of all the flat-faced dogs that have been given to them over the years.

Dame Joanna calls for change - 'Stop blasts killing whales around UK'

Dame Joanna calls for change - 'Stop blasts killing whales around UK'

The Stop Sea Blast campaign, which Dame Joanna fronts, is calling for a change in how munitions left in the water from the wars are disposed of when building offshore wind farms.

Why pet owners believe the Pope is wrong about choosing animals over children

Why pet owners believe the Pope is wrong about choosing animals over children

For pet owners like Greer, however, the main gripe is that the Pope’s comments show a lack of understanding of the close relationship they have with their four-legged friends.

Dogs may be able to tell difference between speech patterns, study finds

Dogs may be able to tell difference between speech patterns, study finds

Researchers – who arranged for headphone-wearing dogs to listen to excerpts from The Little Prince, a novella – revealed the brains of our canine companions can tell the difference between speech and non-speech when listening to human voices and show different responses to speech in an unfamiliar language.

Search and rescue dog found after going missing for six days

Search and rescue dog found after going missing for six days

Her owner, RAF engineer Ian Danks, told ITV he and his family had spent over 55 hours searching for their pet, who was has helped find several missing people since she qualified as a rescue dog in 2019.

Why feeding your pets insects could become all the buzz

Why feeding your pets insects could become all the buzz

Environmentally minded pet owners are choosing to feed their animals meals made out of crickets, mealworms and black soldier flies in an attempt to curb the huge carbon emissions produced by raising livestock for traditional, meat-based diets.

Puppies rescued in appalling state find loving homes in time for Christmas

Puppies rescued in appalling state find loving homes in time for Christmas

At just a few weeks old, the dogs were roaming the streets alone, covered in sores and with most of their fur coming off (Picture: Battersea)Three lucky puppies will be spending their first Christmas in loving homes today, after being found wandering the streets when they were only a few weeks old.

Adorable pet-themed Christmas gifts that support animal charities

Adorable pet-themed Christmas gifts that support animal charities

Charities like Dogs Trust, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and Cat Protection all make their own goodies, and the proceeds go towards looking after animals.Royalties from the sale of the product go towards supporting the work of Battersea Cats and Dogs Home.

Video of giant sunfish spotted off California makes big splash

Video of giant sunfish spotted off California makes big splash

German, 52, an ocean enthusiast and environmental activist, said he spotted the sunfish, also known as Mola mola, while he was paddling with his friend Matt Wheaton on Dec. 2) German, of Laguna Beach, founded the nonprofit Project O to preserve the ocean and the life within it.

TODAY's Annual Toy Drive is going virtual — here's what you need to know

TODAY's Annual Toy Drive is going virtual — here's what you need to know

TODAY is working with Walmart Registry for Good, which helps nonprofits share their needs, whether it be food, clothing or toys.This week, we're featuring Jumpstart for Young Children, which has various hubs across the country.

Gisele Bündchen rescues sea turtle from net: ‘Change begins with a single act’

Gisele Bündchen rescues sea turtle from net: ‘Change begins with a single act’

The supermodel, 41, posted a video on Instagram on Saturday of her freeing a sea turtle that was caught in a fishing net on the beach.She added praying hand and heart emoji to the video as the turtle makes its way to the water and swims away.

Catch them if you can? Meet the exotic pet detectives

Catch them if you can? Meet the exotic pet detectives

Mullins, 70, who lives in Leicestershire, had founded a Facebook group, Beastwatch UK, in 2001 as a place to document exotic animal sightings in the British countryside, so it was natural for news of this sort to trickle his way.

You can now get paid to play with guide dog puppies

You can now get paid to play with guide dog puppies

Guide Dogs are looking to take on a new recruit, working as a Canine Science Assistant – with part of the responsibilities including cuddling puppies.

Stray Labrador deemed 'unruly and untrainable' proves everyone wrong

Stray Labrador deemed 'unruly and untrainable' proves everyone wrong

Though it usually takes between 18 months and three years to train a search and rescue dog, Bailey could be fully trained and working as early as April.

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.

Experience: I taught two dogs to fly a plane

Experience: I taught two dogs to fly a plane

Initially I was hesitant about the project, which involved taking 12 carefully selected rescue dogs through a training regime that would ultimately allow three of them to take the controls of a Cessna light aircraft.Their final test was to perform a figure of eight in an airborne Cessna, making banking turns while controlling their altitude.