Dognappers hold axe to man’s throat after barging into home to steal puppy

Dognappers hold axe to man’s throat after barging into home to steal puppy

David Waters, 20, and Caitlyn Maley, 21, had not even taken Cairo for his first walk before he was stolen at knifepoint (Picture: SWNS)A terrified dog owner had an axe held up to his throat as three thugs raided his home for his American bulldog puppy.

Man drills holes in fence so his nosy huskies can peer out at the world

Man drills holes in fence so his nosy huskies can peer out at the world

Andy said: ‘They all love the attention they get’ (Picture: James Linsell-Clark / )The huskies gained particular attention last weekend when Jenny Polhill, 26, was lucky enough to see all four of them peering through the fence when she walked by.

Mum and kids in hospital after vicious dog attack during Easter egg hunt in park

Mum and kids in hospital after vicious dog attack during Easter egg hunt in park

A mum and her daughter, 9, suffered from deep bite wounds during the attack, while her son was bitten on the arm (Picture: Metropolitan Police/SWNS.COM) A mum and her two children were hospitalised after being bitten by a vicious dog during an Easter egg hunt in a park.

Pet detective says stolen giant rabbit is ‘still hot’ and a smuggling risk

Pet detective says stolen giant rabbit is ‘still hot’ and a smuggling risk

Professional pet detective Robert Kenny said the theft showed how people would go to extreme lengths to get their hands on valuable animals like Darius, a continental giant rabbit.

Foster owner looking for forever home for 'neurotic, man hating, animal hating' dog

Foster owner looking for forever home for 'neurotic, man hating, animal hating' dog

Tyfanee Fortuna, from New Jersey, posted on Facebook about two-year-old Prancer, saying she’d tried to make the dog sound ‘palatable’, but ‘the problem is, he’s just not.’.

How to deal with separation anxiety in pets

How to deal with separation anxiety in pets

The Sharma family adopted a puppy last year and in the last few months the family has spent hours of quality time with their pet.News in Brief See All. My COVID Story: I experienced fatigue and joint pain the second day of vaccination.

Dog owners warned after puppy nearly died eating pizza 'Even small bits can be dangerous'

Dog owners warned after puppy nearly died eating pizza 'Even small bits can be dangerous'

Little Mabel had to be rushed to the vets for emergency treatment after eating uncooked pizza dough which continued to rise in her stomach.(Image: Gail Chalmers) Mabel's owners Lucy and Claire were testing out their new pizza oven.

Meet the artist who will write a song for your dog

Meet the artist who will write a song for your dog

‘Last year, I played a piece for my piano teacher, no lyrics, just a nice little tune, and called it Ted, after my friend’s dog,’ she says.

Australian dogs poo the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge each month. Where should it go?

Australian dogs poo the weight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge each month. Where should it go?

Photograph: Natalie Parletta“In our trial at just one dog park, we learned that we can divert at least 31,000 plastic bags and five tonnes of dog poop each year via just one green waste bin,” says project coordinator Ruth Miller.

On my radar: Nick Laird's cultural highlights

On my radar: Nick Laird's cultural highlights

Arlo Parks: ‘I love the whole summery vibe.’ Photograph: Thomas Jackson/AlamyThe title is taken from a line in one of my wife’s novels, though I’m not listening to it because of that.Capernaum: ‘Astonishingly powerful.’ Photograph: AlamyThe war in Syria entered its 10th year in March.

Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says

Famed zookeeper Jack Hanna diagnosed with dementia, family says

Jack Hanna, the director emeritus of Ohio’s Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, has been diagnosed with dementia now believed to be Alzheimer's disease , his family announced Wednesday on Twitter."Doctors have diagnosed our dad, Jack Hanna, with dementia now believed to be Alzheimer's disease.

Dream job pays £20 an hour to look at pictures of cute puppies

Dream job pays £20 an hour to look at pictures of cute puppies

TEN lucky people will be paid to look at pictures of dogs to test whether they can alleviate stress levels.Each candidate will be paid £20 an hour to wear a heart rate monitor and look at pictures of dogs as they go about their day, except taking hourly breaks to look at a series of pre-prepared dog images.

Dogs getting fat in lockdown with London pets putting on most weight

Dogs getting fat in lockdown with London pets putting on most weight

The average dog has put on half a stone during the course of the pandemic (Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto)The average dog has put on almost half a stone since the pandemic began with pets in London gaining the most weight, new research suggests.

Dog owners issued warning after petrified lamb drowns running away from pet

Dog owners issued warning after petrified lamb drowns running away from pet

Dog owners are being warned to keep out of private farm land, and are urged to keep their pets on leads while walking on public footpaths next to livestock, especially while lambing season is in full swing.

Dog adopted after 14 months in shelter is returned one day later

Dog adopted after 14 months in shelter is returned one day later

Rusty was returned to the shelter after one day (Picture: Humane Society Central Texas Facebook)When a dog is rehomed from a shelter, it’s a reason to celebrate.

Pets cuddling: Pooches help humans fight the blues with 'cuddles' during pandemic

Pets cuddling: Pooches help humans fight the blues with 'cuddles' during pandemic

The increasing demands for therapy dogs in the last year is prompting pet parents to train their pets as cuddlers."I called a pet trainer to train my dogs to help people in need.

If you bought a dog during lockdown, they'll need help coming out of it

If you bought a dog during lockdown, they'll need help coming out of it

Having a dog around has helped many people cope with lockdown.A big worry for dog owners is the long-term impact of lockdown on their ability to cope with being left at home on their own.

If your dog goes for my sheep, then I will shoot, UK farmers warn walkers

If your dog goes for my sheep, then I will shoot, UK farmers warn walkers

Farmers are warning that attacks on livestock by dogs are reaching “epidemic proportions” as they brace themselves for a surge in dog attacks heading into peak lambing season.The start of lambing season has been fraught for farmer Gordon Wyeth due to attacks on his sheep by pet dogs.

Dog runs off with news reporter’s microphone, is still a very good boy

Dog runs off with news reporter’s microphone, is still a very good boy

In the end, Martin was happy to be a part of the broadcast (Picture: Mir TV)‘As I can see, no one was injured, but the microphone took a bite or two,’ Elina remarked while smiling.

Dog chocolate warning: Labradoodle nearly dies after bingeing on Easter eggs

Dog chocolate warning: Labradoodle nearly dies after bingeing on Easter eggs

Dog chocolate warning: Labradoodle nearly dies after bingeing on Easter eggs.(Image: Vets Now) Bruno ate a dozen Creme Eggs and several bars of dark chocolate.