Dog who lived muzzled in crate for years searching for loving new home

Dog who lived muzzled in crate for years searching for loving new home

RSPCA staff addressed his health issues, which included poor muscle tone and eye problems (Picture: RSPCA)She explained: ‘He’d had a really tough and restricted life, having spent at least two years living in a muzzle and shut in a crate following an incident in which he attacked the resident cat.

'Hero' dog who helped find missing friend struggling to find new home

'Hero' dog who helped find missing friend struggling to find new home

George the hero is looking for a home (Picture: RSPCA)A ‘hero’ dog has helped find his missing friend but he still awaits his forever home – can you help?George was drafted in to help locate his anxious friend, Louis, who went missing a few days after being adopted by his new family.

Manchester cinema offers dog-friendly film screenings

Manchester cinema offers dog-friendly film screenings

‘That’s what people love about it’ (Picture: Mercury Press)Ever wanted to take your dog with you to the cinema?The Ducie Street Warehouse complex in Central Manchester has a small cinema that is now offering special dog-friendly screenings, so people can bring their four-legged friends along for the fun.

Marlon Bundo, Pence family pet rabbit and unlikely star of gay rights book, dies

Marlon Bundo, Pence family pet rabbit and unlikely star of gay rights book, dies

Marlon Bundo, the family pet rabbit of former vice-president Mike Pence , has died, marking the end of an unlikely career as a prominent gay rights figure in the US.Charlotte Pence Bond, Pence’s daughter, announced Bundo’s death in posts on social media.

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.

UK woman has baby in hospital with ‘birth dog’ by her side

UK woman has baby in hospital with ‘birth dog’ by her side

Beard said she was not sure whether she was the first woman in the UK to have an assistance pet present during birth, but the hospital where Alfie was born had certainly never allowed it before.

The Dog House at Christmas review – bark the herald angels sing

The Dog House at Christmas review – bark the herald angels sing

At the Cambridgeshire animal charity Wood Green, the staff are wondering whether dogs know it’s a special day while giving extra back scratches and the occasional new toy, and promising a pooch-friendly Christmas dinner.But The Dog House brings goodwill to humanity all year round anyway.

Doubts cast on No 10 claims about letter clearing dog airlift out of Kabul

Doubts cast on No 10 claims about letter clearing dog airlift out of Kabul

Harrison’s letter, which emerged on Tuesday night , was dated 25 August and signed by her in her capacity as MP for Copeland in Cumbria and as “parliamentary private secretary to the prime minister”.It spelled out that the Foreign Office, Home Office and the Ministry of Defence – which had made last-minute objections – had cleared the way for Farthing and staff at his Nowzad charity to be evacuated from Kabul’s airport.

Pen Farthing: ‘Animals in a cargo hold never got in the way of people getting on a flight’

Pen Farthing: ‘Animals in a cargo hold never got in the way of people getting on a flight’

The first time Farthing set off for the airport – with two buses of staff and their families, from one-year-old babies up to 80-year-old grandparents, along with two trucks piled with crates of cats and dogs – they were stopped four times at Taliban roadblocks on the five-mile journey.

Brummie of the Year Babu remains the most legendary red panda of Birmingham

Brummie of the Year Babu remains the most legendary red panda of Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM's own Wildlife Conservation Park still remembers how one escape from red panda Babu turned into a regional search for the lost animal and turned it into a star.

Will Young cuffs himself to beagle breeding facility MBR Acres

Will Young cuffs himself to beagle breeding facility MBR Acres

Will has called for an end to animal testing (Picture: Twitter) Police were seen speaking to the singer (Picture: Terry Harris/CLICK NEWS AND MEDI)Hattie, a member of the Camp Beagle campaign, told : ‘He had said he would come and visit.

Abandoned Labrador that was used as 'fighting bait' finds loving home

Abandoned Labrador that was used as 'fighting bait' finds loving home

Connie after receiving treatment (Picture: Jam Press/White Cross Vets)Due to her lack of owner, Connie’s surgery was predominantly funded by the White Cross clinic’s care fund and North West Labrador Rescue.

Puppy perks: should workers get three weeks of paid leave to bond with a new pet?

Puppy perks: should workers get three weeks of paid leave to bond with a new pet?

Mars Petcare, makers of Whiskas and Pedigree, gives employees 10 hours of paid leave to look after a new pet, and after that they can bring the animal to work.A Manchester IT company, BitSol Solutions, gives staff a week of paid leave.

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Pen Farthing’s ‘tears of relief’ as Afghan animal shelter workers resettle in UK

Mr Farthing said he was ‘so bloody happy’ when his staff managed to get to Pakistan last month (Picture: PA)He added: ‘Definitely the American government and the British government could have planned this withdrawal a lot better and in a different way, without a shadow of a doubt.

‘Oh my gosh, the kittens!’ How the pandemic unleashed bedlam in veterinary clinics

‘Oh my gosh, the kittens!’ How the pandemic unleashed bedlam in veterinary clinics

Meanwhile, more and more pet owners sought out emergency vet services to treat acute complaints like ear or bladder infections – ailments that aren’t necessarily life-threatening, but are nonetheless painful for pets.“It overwhelmed us very quickly,” says Kasey Littlefield, a veterinary technician who works at emergency clinics in Los Angeles county.

Afghanistan: Fears dog rescuer Pen Farthing may not be able to leave

Afghanistan: Fears dog rescuer Pen Farthing may not be able to leave

It is feared time is running out for Pen to be able to get home – even alone (Picture: @PenFarthing) He is not currently at the airport, but said this morning that he is going to try again (Picture: PA) Pen speaking to the BBC last night for an update on the situation (Picture: BBC)‘The Taliban obviously control the outer part of the airfield, so there is nothing I can do.

Dog rescuer Pen Farthing will board Kabul evacuation flight with his animals

Dog rescuer Pen Farthing will board Kabul evacuation flight with his animals

Pen Farthing refused to leave the country without his rescue dogs (Picture: Getty Images/PA)A former Royal Marine who founded an animal shelter in Kabul has made it through the airport’s security with his dogs and is awaiting an evacuation flight.

Ex-marine Pen Farthing and pets cleared for Afghanistan evacuation

Ex-marine Pen Farthing and pets cleared for Afghanistan evacuation

The former Royal Marine and his supporters had been campaigning to get his staff from the Nowzad charity shelter as well as their families, 140 dogs and 60 cats evacuated from the country in a plan he named Operation Ark. In a tweet posted on Friday evening, the MoD said: “Pen Farthing and his pets were assisted through the system at Kabul airport by the UK armed forces.

Animal rescue charities race against time to get staff, pets out of Afghanistan

Animal rescue charities race against time to get staff, pets out of Afghanistan

Charlotte Maxwell-Jones has been working for months to evacuate the many animals her charity, Kabul Small Animal Rescue, have saved in Afghanistan, but it’s the safety of her 40 workers that she’s most concerned about at the moment.

Ex-marine given fresh hope over plea to rescue his 200 cats and dogs from Kabul

Ex-marine given fresh hope over plea to rescue his 200 cats and dogs from Kabul

Pen Farthing was told he would have to leave the animals in the country as people are being prioritised (Picture: AP)An animal rescue charity may be able to fly hundreds of cats and dogs out of Afghanistan after all following a change in tone by the defence secretary.