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.

Labrador almost dies of heatstroke – even though it was overcast weather

Labrador almost dies of heatstroke – even though it was overcast weather

(Picture: My Family Vet/Thomas Richmond)A Labrador almost didn’t make it after suffering from a potentially fatal case of heatstroke in cloudy conditions.We went from having a great time playing in the park to suffering from heatstroke in the space of a few minutes.

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.

6 tips to establish a structured, healthy lifestyle for new rescue dogs

6 tips to establish a structured, healthy lifestyle for new rescue dogs

"I think the most urgent piece of advice for people right now is to make sure they're leaving their dogs alone productively," dog trainer and anthrozoologist Amanda Gagnon told TODAY."Most of what I teach people is about human social norms," Gagnon said.

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.

Dr Christian: ‘Detection dogs could be vital in our fight against Covid’

Dr Christian: ‘Detection dogs could be vital in our fight against Covid’

‘If you think of the bigger picture with the pandemic, these dogs could be a real game-changer.’ (Picture: MDD)As I watched them work, it just seemed like such an obvious thing to do.

Puppy miraculously survives 40ft fall from bridge into frozen river

Puppy miraculously survives 40ft fall from bridge into frozen river

Monty has made a full recovery after his owner Phil Hobbins jumped in after him (Pictures: PA)A puppy miraculously survived a 40ft fall from a bridge which ‘should have killed him’.

Sheridan Smith on Pooch Perfect: 'Stanley my cross-breed co-star is a one-take wonder!'

Sheridan Smith on Pooch Perfect: 'Stanley my cross-breed co-star is a one-take wonder!'

Now, Smith is again in “doggy and musical heaven” as she fronts primetime grooming contest Pooch Perfect and hosts a celebration of showtunes at the Palladium.

Dog charcuterie boards are a thing – and they look amazing

Dog charcuterie boards are a thing – and they look amazing

Pet owners have turned charcuterie boards for dogs into a thing.Many people have taken to Instagram to show off the ornate offerings of fruits, veggies, breadsticks, and of course dog treats (in the shape of meat).

These are the 'wackiest' pet names of 2020

These are the 'wackiest' pet names of 2020

The wackiest dog and cat names of 2020 are Scarlett No Haira and Edgar Allan Paw. Nationwide, which insures more than 800,000 pets in the United States, shared some of the most whimsical names of the year from its database and asked clients to vote for their favorites.

Keep your furry friend warm this winter

Keep your furry friend warm this winter

According to Dr. KG Umesh, Waltham Scientific Communication Manager, South Asia, Mars India, “By taking some basic precautions and paying attention to the needs of your four-legged friend, responsible pet owners can help their dogs make it through the winter in good health.

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How can you tell when someone has a dog? Don’t worry – they’ll tell you

How can you tell when someone has a dog? Don’t worry – they’ll tell you

Then we talked for ages about his stance and gait, the way his rolling shoulders gave him a beautiful wildness, but also made him look a little bit like a CGI terror robot from The Maze Runner , and how his stocky, slightly bowed legs were reminiscent of a young Dennis Waterman.

How much is that doggie (coat) in the window? The rise of pet fashion

How much is that doggie (coat) in the window? The rise of pet fashion

Model wears a D2 x Poldo check bandana, £55, Dsquared2.“There’s a growing interest for customers to reflect their own individual style and match it with their dog’s through clothing,” Brigitte Chartrand, the vice-president of womenswear buying at Ssense told Women’s Wear Daily.

Kristen Bell makes plea to adopt senior dogs after death of beloved pet

Kristen Bell makes plea to adopt senior dogs after death of beloved pet

After saying goodbye to her dog Barbara, Kristen Bell is encouraging potential pet parents to consider adopting senior dogs.Bell and her family took care of Barbara for two years after adopting her from The Dog Cafe in Los Angeles.

Toad the dog is dressing up in Halloween costumes every day in October

Toad the dog is dressing up in Halloween costumes every day in October

While Amy and her husband were stuck inside, they used their time to create a dedicated Instagram and Tiktok page for Toad, to share his cuteness and his costumes with the world.

Americans are starting to give up their pets because of COVID-19 hardships

Americans are starting to give up their pets because of COVID-19 hardships

In March, the nonprofit launched a $5 million COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Initiative to help families keep their pets at home by improving access to veterinary care, pet food and supplies.

'Best boy': Glorious obituary for golden retriever touches hearts everywhere

'Best boy': Glorious obituary for golden retriever touches hearts everywhere

Charlie's obituary, which mentions his love of "the beach, car rides, bananas, and socks," went viral on Twitter.It’s been liked over 108,000 times, and more than 3,000 people have commented, sharing condolences and photos of pets getting extra love or deceased dogs who will be greeting Charlie on the other side.

Giant bear seen wandering aisles of California grocery store

Giant bear seen wandering aisles of California grocery store

For the second time in two weeks, a customer at the Kings Beach Safeway near Lake Tahoe has filmed a bear inside the store doing some light grocery shopping.

Dog abandoned by owner found 'disorientated' after eating cannabis

Dog abandoned by owner found 'disorientated' after eating cannabis

Buddy is now recovering at one of the Scottish SPCA’s animal rescue and re-homing centres.Buddy is now safe at an animal rescue centre (Picture: PA).Anyone with information about Buddy or his owner is asked to call the Scottish SPCA’s animal helpline on 03000 999 999.