‘Heartbreaking choice’: families forced to give up dogs and cats as Australia’s rental crisis bites

‘Heartbreaking choice’: families forced to give up dogs and cats as Australia’s rental crisis bites

In states where landlords are free to always refuse pets, “people are turning up with broken hearts”, said the RSPCA South Australia spokesperson, Carolyn Jones.

Adorable sausage dog Jumbo mowed down by e-scooter riding on the pavement

Adorable sausage dog Jumbo mowed down by e-scooter riding on the pavement

A 72-year-old dog owner has been left devastated by the death of her tiny pet (Picture: Sue Reynolds/SWNS)A sausage dog died after being sent ‘flying into the air’ by an electric scooter riding on a pavement.

Maryland man with 124 snakes in his house died of snake bite, autopsy finds

Maryland man with 124 snakes in his house died of snake bite, autopsy finds

A Maryland man found dead at his home alongside over 100 caged snakes died of accidental snake envenomation, according to an autopsy.Charles County officials investigate the death of a man who was found dead in his home with more than 100 snakes, including some venomous snakes.

Abused blind dog who likes to be cuddled like a baby is searching for a new home

Abused blind dog who likes to be cuddled like a baby is searching for a new home

A lover of hugs (Picture: Blind Dog Rescue)A spokesperson for the charity said: ‘Palomo was abandoned in a street near the home of one of our shelter volunteers.

Powerline falls on kennels killing 13 pedigree dogs during Storm Dudley

Powerline falls on kennels killing 13 pedigree dogs during Storm Dudley

A full investigation is now underway by Northern Power Grid (Picture: Cuckavalda Gundogs) A powerline of 11,000 volts was brought crashing down onto the runs where the dogs were kept (Picture: North News and Pictures)All of the dogs killed in yesterday’s accident were aged between seven months and six years.

‘Now is the danger time’: why the end of lockdown puts puppies at risk

‘Now is the danger time’: why the end of lockdown puts puppies at risk

As more people return to physical workplaces, fears are growing that new owners may try to sell on dogs on to inappropriate homes or simply abandon them.

French Bulldog’s face balloons after owner cleaned kitchen floor

French Bulldog’s face balloons after owner cleaned kitchen floor

Leanne Lindsay, 42, ‘thought 14-month-old Pixie was going to die’ (Picture: Caters News)A puppy’s face was left majorly swollen after a suspected allergic reaction to a cleaning product.Owner Leanne Lindsay, 42, said her 14-month-old French bulldog Pixie started struggling to breathe hours after she used Fabulosa products.

Top lawyer whose dog mauled Freddie the seal will face no criminal charges

Top lawyer whose dog mauled Freddie the seal will face no criminal charges

The seal had to be put down after suffering serious injuries (Picture: Duncan Phillips) The Met Police and RSPCA said they would not take any further action (Picture: Duncan Phillips) The charity said it was ‘deeply saddened’ by the incident and that it highlighted the need to keep dogs on leads near wild animals.

Where's the beef? This runaway steer has been roaming free for a month

Where's the beef? This runaway steer has been roaming free for a month

In a statement to TODAY, a Farm Sanctuary spokesperson said that many times when a farm animal is found roaming the streets, the animal has "likely escaped a traumatic situation propelled by their strong desire to live.".

How to avoid accidentally buying a stolen dog

How to avoid accidentally buying a stolen dog

The RSPCA and Dogs Trust shared their tips for prospective pet owners (Picture: )For those looking to buy from a breeder, The Puppy Contract gives prospective dog owners all the relevant information they need to make an informed decision.

Emotional support dogs in tutus delay flight after getting distressed

Emotional support dogs in tutus delay flight after getting distressed

A Norwegian Air spokesperson said the pilot decided to offload the dogs and their two owners, leaving them at the gate.

Moment police rescue puppies that had been buried alive

Moment police rescue puppies that had been buried alive

The puppies had been buried alive near a farm (Picture: AP) Officers said the mother showed signs she had given birth recently (Picture: AP) The Civil Guard were given an anonymous tip-off about the puppies (Picture: AP)A police spokesperson said two people were being investigated for committing a crime against domestic animals.

Dogs kept in cages overnight at Chanel store for ‘security purposes’

Dogs kept in cages overnight at Chanel store for ‘security purposes’

Tabitha Willett, 27, shared pictures of the dogs lying in their cages (Picture: Instagram) She wrote alongside the pictures: ‘Chanel why are there to dogs in tiny cages in your shop at 11pm?’ The TV personality, who is currently expecting her first child, then continued: ‘I phoned Chanel up who said the dogs were there for security purposes which I don’t understand as they are locked in crates and the crates are far too small for their size.

Dog killed during fox hunt after it was chased across a motorway

Dog killed during fox hunt after it was chased across a motorway

Hunt saboteurs shared the images on social media (Picture: Beds & Bucks Hunt Sabs)‘The hound was killed outright, the car driver was not injured and we thank her for her sympathy and understanding after this most unfortunate accident.