RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

RSPCA ‘concerned’ over ‘extremely irresponsible’ BBC show about puppy breeding

In a statement, the RSPCA said: ‘We’re aware of this programme and are concerned that it is extremely irresponsible to encourage and glamorise breeding as a “get rich quick” scheme which, in turn, could lead to serious dog welfare issues and fuel the illegal puppy trade.

Westminster dog show ditches Madison Square Garden for 1st time in a century

Westminster dog show ditches Madison Square Garden for 1st time in a century

Breed and group judging will be held both days, and best in show will be chosen June 13 and televised by Fox. The 67-acre Lyndhurst site has hosted dog shows over the years.“The Lyndhurst estate is absolutely gorgeous and even with the show moving outside, I think it keeps with the prestige of being Westminster, if not even adds to it,” said Clint Livingston, who has handled dogs at Westminster every year since 1983.

Woman's pet deer gores neighbor, threatens wildlife agent with bloody antlers

Woman's pet deer gores neighbor, threatens wildlife agent with bloody antlers

The unnamed victim, from a hospital bed, told the department that she was "surprised to notice the deer following her and then shocked when it attacked, knocking her down and thrashing her with its antlers.".

Dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered whales

Dog's poop-sniffing skills help save endangered whales

It almost seems like a fluke that a rescued dog named Eba is helping save killer whales off the coast of Washington state.When the mixed-breed dog was just a few weeks old, someone dumped her outside of the Sacramento animal shelter in California.

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus

North Carolina dog that died after 'acute' illness tests positive for coronavirus

The dog was brought to the NC State Veterinary Hospital in Raleigh on Aug. 3 after showing signs of respiratory distress earlier that day, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.

15-month-old girl fatally mauled by family dog in Rhode Island, police say

15-month-old girl fatally mauled by family dog in Rhode Island, police say

A 15-month-old girl was fatally mauled by a family dog, police in East Providence, Rhode Island, said Friday.East Providence Police Department Chief William Nebus told the station that the attack happened in a backyard at lunchtime.

Police forced to smash window to save dog trapped in car in 40C heat

Police forced to smash window to save dog trapped in car in 40C heat

The dog was seen cowering below the steering wheel (Picture: Emergencias Sevilla) The dog was taken to a vet for treatment (Picture: Emergencias Sevilla) Police said the dog has been removed from the owner’s care (Picture: Emergencias Sevilla) Police believe temperatures surpassed 40C inside the car (Picture: Emergencias Sevilla)When contacted by police the owner, a 49-year-old woman, did not see any issue with leaving the dog inside.

Race to find homes for greyhounds as pandemic closes Florida tracks

Race to find homes for greyhounds as pandemic closes Florida tracks

Portela saw on the news that Florida’s greyhound tracks were closing because of the pandemic and that dogs were in need of homes, but that doesn’t reflect the magnitude of the challenge that has befallen the state’s network of adoption agencies almost instantaneously.

Two pet cats test positive for COVID-19

Two pet cats test positive for COVID-19

Two pet cats in New York state have tested positive for COVID-19, according to federal officials.In addition, people who test positive for COVID-19 should restrict contact with their pets and wear a face mask during necessary interactions.

More than 1 billion animals killed by Australian wildfires

More than 1 billion animals killed by Australian wildfires

Chris Dickman, a professor of ecology at the University of Sydney, revised his estimate of 480 million animals affected by the fires, saying on Wednesday that more than 800 million animals have likely been killed in the Australian state of New South Wales alone.

Hunt to find owners who dumped ‘skin and bones’ dog in street

Hunt to find owners who dumped ‘skin and bones’ dog in street

The poor dog was close to death and was severely underweight (Picture: Northumberland County Council/SWNS)Tiggy is now being cared for in a foster home organised through Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels where she is on a special diet to help her regain some weight.

Man prescribed emotional support dog faces eviction for having a ‘pet’

Man prescribed emotional support dog faces eviction for having a ‘pet’

Christopher Palmer, 63, says he wouldn’t be able to leave the house without his beagle Tammy (Picture: SWNS)A man with severe mental health issues faces eviction after doctors prescribed him an emotional support dog.

A dog 'drove' in circles for over an hour — see the video

A dog 'drove' in circles for over an hour — see the video

Max accidentally hit the gear stick into reverse, locking the owner out of the car and causing the vehicle to circle the cul-de-sac for nearly an hour.

Clever dog rings doorbell at 2am after getting locked out

Clever dog rings doorbell at 2am after getting locked out

Robert accidentally left Chika outside when he was locking up for the evening but thankfully, he heard the doorbell and woke up to find his pet sat on the porch.

Cats are just as loyal to their owners as dogs, study finds

Cats are just as loyal to their owners as dogs, study finds

Researchers from Oregon State University say they have found that, just like children and dogs, cats form emotional attachments to their caregivers including something known as “secure attachment” – when the presence of a caregiver helps them to feel secure and calm.

‘He brought me a tissue when I was ill’: the moment readers realised their cat loves them

‘He brought me a tissue when I was ill’: the moment readers realised their cat loves them

Many cat owners will know this already, of course, so we asked Guardian readers to tell us about the moment they realised their pets really loved them.“About a week after we got him, I came home from work.

Tell us about the moment you realised your cat loved you

Tell us about the moment you realised your cat loved you

If you have lived with a cat we’d like to hear your stories about when you discovered they returned your affection.If so we’d like to hear your stories about the moment you realised your cat really loved you.

Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

Cow cuddling lets people relax with help of friendly bovines

It’s received so much attention in recent months that people have been driving for hours for the chance to embrace, brush and talk to the sociable bovines, said owner Suzanne Vullers.Every "cow cuddling" session is different: Some people like to sit quietly with the animals; others talk to them.

Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Delaware is the first no-kill state for shelter animals in US

Linda Torelli, director of marketing for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, which has three locations in Delaware and cares for more than 14,000 animals each year, credited a multipronged approach with helping the First State achieve no-kill status — and its citizens.“The community in Delaware is very oriented to pet advocacy, so we had their support,” she told TODAY.

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

New York becomes first state to ban cat declawing

— New York became the first U.S. state to ban the declawing of cats Monday, joining most of Europe, several Canadian provinces and a growing list of American cities that already prohibit a procedure animal advocates call cruel and unnecessary.