Cat lovers crash national vets' website after coronavirus fears

Cat lovers crash national vets' website after coronavirus fears

The association was forced to clarify that only cat owners who are self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus should keep their pets indoors, after a study found cats can spread the virus.

Thousands more pets could be abandoned in China over coronavirus, charities warn

Thousands more pets could be abandoned in China over coronavirus, charities warn

The charity Humane Society International (HSI ), which is working with 35 Chinese animal shelters, said the government-sponsored culling of street dogs in Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Heilongjiang, Hebei, Wuhan, Shanxi, Shanghai has continued to stoke panic.

Pictures of dogs before and after being rescued shows the power of a little love

Pictures of dogs before and after being rescued shows the power of a little love

David Fernández, a 26-year-old from Santiago, Chile, has been adopting stray dogs living in harsh conditions and giving them a little TLC.

5 must-learn commands

5 must-learn commands

The easiest way to teach that is by offering a treat or praise (read good boy/girl), each time s/he looks at you, regardless of whether you call out your pet’s name or not.Train your dog at home first: It’s essential to find out whether your pet is comfortable in her environment.

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’.

Rescued ducklings saved from slaughter become best friends with dog

Rescued ducklings saved from slaughter become best friends with dog

Boris with his pet duck Shushi (Picture: Boris Bozhinov/SWNS/Cambridge)When he found the ducklings, Boris was on his way to work and so had to keep them in a box during his shift.The ducklings have fallen in love with their pooch sister, seven-year-old Daria (Picture: Boris Bozhinov/SWNS Cambridge).

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 travels down the Thames with dog to collect presents for homeless

Man travels down the Thames with dog to collect presents for homeless

Phil Bradshaw and his dog , Lucky, are taking part in The Christmas Cruise for StreetVet, an animal welfare charity, with the aim to collect donations for homeless people during Christmas .

Hero woman holds umbrella over puppies dumped outside animal shelter

Hero woman holds umbrella over puppies dumped outside animal shelter

A humble hero saved the day when two malnourished puppies were abandoned in the rain outside an animal shelter in Sri Lanka.

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Couple spared jail for risking return of rabies in puppy-smuggling scandal

Jodie Fairbrother was handed a suspended sentence and banned from keeping or trading in animals for five years (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) RSPCA officers raid the 4Paws kennels in South Killinghome (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media) Officers removed 160 dogs and cats, many of which had untreated medical conditions (Picture: Grimsby Telegraph/MEN Media)They were charged with a string of cruelty offences after RSPCA officers removed 160 animals from their rescue centre and veterinary clinic in Lincolnshire.

What breed is Boris Johnson’s new dog and what is his name?

What breed is Boris Johnson’s new dog and what is his name?

Carrie Symonds with her new pup (Picture: Twitter/@carriesymonds)For all the different news stories coming out of Downing Street this week, Boris Johnson adopting a new puppy for the famous residences is certainly the most light-hearted one, even if it isn’t welcome news for Larry the cat .

Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

Downing Street gets new resident – a dog named Dilyn

A momentary distraction from what is likely to be a hugely turbulent week in politics has arrived at Downing Street, in the form of a 15-week-old puppy.The arrival of the dog may come as a shock to 12-year-old Larry, the No 10 cat which has served three prime ministers.

Boris Johnson’s rescue dog arrives at new home in Downing Street

Boris Johnson’s rescue dog arrives at new home in Downing Street

The puppy has arrived at its new home (Picture: PA)A rescue puppy has moved out of a dog shelter and into Downing Street to join Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds.

Dog meat and dead monkeys on sale in gruesome market in Indonesia

Dog meat and dead monkeys on sale in gruesome market in Indonesia

Dogs are killed for their meat in Indonesia (Picture: Alf Jacob Nilsen/ Solent News & Photo Agency) The retired biologist saw shoppers inspecting the meat (Picture: Alf Jacob Nilsen/ Solent News & Photo Agency) Animal rights campaigners have previously tried to shut down the market (Picture: Alf Jacob Nilsen/ Solent News & Photo Agency)‘Hundreds of locals were offering bush meat, dog meat, bats, chickens and fish for sale.

Sunny updates us on what he's learned in his guide dog training

Sunny updates us on what he's learned in his guide dog training

This is a day to celebrate the importance of guide dogs and how they help people who are blind or visually impaired reach their personal goals of independence. It's also a way to honor all the paw-some people who dedicate their time, funds and love to creating guide dog partnerships.

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.

5 Winter Street Style Looks for Your Dog

5 Winter Street Style Looks for Your Dog

Chic Puffer Vest Courtesy of Tilden Brighton When there’s a chill in the air, this Fab Dog color block puffer vest keeps fashion-conscious canines warm and looking good.

Adorable puppies SAVED after rescue from toxic tar by heartwarming community teamwork

Adorable puppies SAVED after rescue from toxic tar by heartwarming community teamwork

Animal rescuers saving puppies coated in tar (Image: Humane Society International ) Kind-hearted pet lovers, ambulance drivers, journalists and animal welfare experts united for the emergency operation to stop the young dogs being mummified in the gluey bitumen.

Skeleton dog kicked out of BMW onto streets after he's rejected THREE TIMES

Skeleton dog kicked out of BMW onto streets after he's rejected THREE TIMES

Looking pitiful, Winston recovers from being kicked on to the street (Image: RSPCA) As Winston recovers in the Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home, the RSPCA has launched an investigation into the dumping.

Rescue Dogs Search Washington Mudslide

Rescue Dogs Search Washington Mudslide

The selfless efforts of search dogs in Washington, and people like Paula in Indiana teach us that even in the face of tragedy there is always hope.