Dog left with scars due to a too-tight muzzle finds a forever home

Dog left with scars due to a too-tight muzzle finds a forever home

‘I felt really sorry for her when I saw her scarring and heard her story,’ said Ben. Mercedes – now called Sadie – has found a forever home (Picture: RSPCA)‘I was really sympathetic to what she’d been through and I think that’s really made me persist and spend lots of time helping her to settle and learn to trust people again.

Hand-reared puppies rejected by mum bringing cheer to shelter staff

Hand-reared puppies rejected by mum bringing cheer to shelter staff

The puppies are being hand-reared after being rejected by their mother (Picture: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Over at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, shelter staff are being cheered up amid the coronavirus crisis by a litter of young puppies.

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Britain's loneliest dog who searched for a home for 10 years gets adopted

Bess had been at the shelter for ten years (Picture: Last Chance Animal Rescue / SWNS)A border collie given the title of Britain’s loneliest dog – after spending ten years in a rescue centre – has finally found a loving home.

Cat looking for a home after no one turned up to her birthday party

Cat looking for a home after no one turned up to her birthday party

She’s a sweet girl who loves a snuggle (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)Battersea’s Cattery Team Leader, Chrissie Grindrod, said: ‘It’s always a shame to see one of our cats be repeatedly overlooked, especially one so young and with so much to offer as a pet.

Dapper dog Henry has been waiting for someone to love him for 150 days

Dapper dog Henry has been waiting for someone to love him for 150 days

Seeing so many other dogs get adopted has knocked his confidence, so staff gave Henry a pamper session (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)Henry arrived at Battersea back in September 2019 after his owner became too ill to look after him.

Grandad Zach, the Staffie with Alzheimer's, ticks off bucket list

Grandad Zach, the Staffie with Alzheimer's, ticks off bucket list

Being famous is exhausting (Picture: Joel Goodman) The end of a long day (Picture: Joel Goodman)Although he’s now completed lots of the items, there’s still one big thing the staff want to do before he passes away – raise £5,000 as a legacy fund for him.

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

Blind Paralympian 'might sue' M&S for telling him to leave guide dog outside five times

After being challenged by M&S five times now, he says he might have to launch legal action against the chain (Picture: John Dickinson-Lilley)He was waiting in the queue when a member of staff spotted eight-year-old Brett, and said ‘You’re not allowed that in the store’.

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

A wallaby eats after NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken areas.NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff fly with carrots and sweet potatoes before air-dropping them for animals in bushfire-stricken areas.

UK’s ‘loneliest’ rescue dog finally finds a loving home

UK’s ‘loneliest’ rescue dog finally finds a loving home

Doris the lurcher with Dawn Hurst (L) and Helen Stanbury (R) from Freshfields Rescue Centre in Liverpool (Picture: Mercury Press & Media)After rescue staff first discovered abandoned Doris on their grounds six years ago, it took them a month to find a family willing to take her home.

Dog rushed into surgery after eating 34 gingerbread Christmas tree decorations

Dog rushed into surgery after eating 34 gingerbread Christmas tree decorations

Vets removed 34 of these Gingerbread biscuits with ribbons from the dog’s stomach (Picture: PA)Vets are warning pets owners about ‘incredibly harmful’ decorations after a dog nearly died from eating gingerbread biscuits attached to a Christmas tree.

Couple ‘treated like criminals’ by restaurant for having epilepsy assistance dog

Couple ‘treated like criminals’ by restaurant for having epilepsy assistance dog

The youth worker says she was ‘treated like a criminal’ by the restaurant owners (Picture: Liverpool Echo)‘I tried to explain to him that Waldsley was an assistance dog so by law he has full public access rights.

Sausage dog puppies named after Santa's reindeer need your help this Christmas

Sausage dog puppies named after Santa's reindeer need your help this Christmas

The RSPCA is asking for help to look after nine miniature Dachshund puppies, named Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolf, as well as their mum, Olive.

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

The Merry Mutts Motel at Westfield (Picture Luke Walker/Getty Images for Westfield London)Westfield is offering a new service to look after your dog while you do all your Christmas shopping.

Army veteran turned away by Indian restaurant because he had a PTSD support dog

Army veteran turned away by Indian restaurant because he had a PTSD support dog

Richard says he has heard of PTSD sufferers being turned away because of their dogs in the past and thinks more education in workplaces is needed (Picture: Richard Mearns)But Ziggy has ‘without a doubt’ changed his life by creating space around him and calming his nerves as he navigates through the Big Smoke’s bustling streets.

Abused puppy saved from being put down after life-saving operation

Abused puppy saved from being put down after life-saving operation

French Bulldog Myles has been given fresh hope after life saving surgery (Picture: Hope Rescue)Vets have saved a nine month old puppy who suffered one of the ‘worst cases of anal prolapse ever seen’.

Cupcake the therapy poodle visits hospital to help patients feel better

Cupcake the therapy poodle visits hospital to help patients feel better

Karen Simmons and Cupcake visiting a hospital patient (picture: Caters News Agency)‘Cupcake is an amazing dog who is calm and obedient – she is perfect for the job.

Skeletal lurcher dog thrown over gates of Merseyside animal sanctuary

Skeletal lurcher dog thrown over gates of Merseyside animal sanctuary

Staff at Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary were left stunned when a car pulled up outside and hurled Casper onto the premises on the evening of Halloween.Casper had several growths on his body (Picture: Rescue Me Animal Sanctuary/ @SOSmoggies)One person wrote: ‘Oh Casper you beautiful boy.

Dogs worshipped and garnished with flowers at festival in Nepal

Dogs worshipped and garnished with flowers at festival in Nepal

A very good boy/girl is adored with a tika marking (Picture: AFP) Dogs occupy a special place in Hindu mythology (Picture: AFP)Kukur Tihar was also celebrated at Friendicoes, a dog shelter in New Delhi, India where most of the staff hail from Nepal.

Pensioner who had to have leg amputated is ‘new man’ after reunion with dog

Pensioner who had to have leg amputated is ‘new man’ after reunion with dog

David said he will not let anything come in between him and Harry again and thanked Marie and staff at the care home for reuniting them.

Border collie becomes surrogate mum to litter of rescued kittens

Border collie becomes surrogate mum to litter of rescued kittens

Skye even sits patiently as the kittens use her as a climbing frame (Picture: SWNS)‘Skye was a natural, she soon had their coats shining and fluffy and she was super diligent not only ensuring they toileted after every meal, but cleaning up thoroughly afterwards.