Volunteers risk lives to save hundreds of pets from Ukraine since start of war

Volunteers risk lives to save hundreds of pets from Ukraine since start of war

Despite focusing on animals, the small outfit, which works in collaboration with a larger foundation called Centaurus, has also evacuated more than 3,000 people from Ukraine, including those in need of urgent medical attention.Patrick Westrup, 31, who co-runs the group, said the organisation also donates food to people in Ukraine.

Kharkiv family races to get six newborn puppies out of Ukraine

Kharkiv family races to get six newborn puppies out of Ukraine

A Ukrainian family in war-torn Kharkiv is racing against the clock to get six newborn puppies to safety as bombs continue to rain down on the city.

Stoke-on-Trent: Boy, 4, savaged by neighbour's lurcher while in toilet

Stoke-on-Trent: Boy, 4, savaged by neighbour's lurcher while in toilet

Leon Lawlor, 4, suffered injuries to his mouth and eyelid (Picture: Stoke Sentinel/BPM Media)Horrifying pictures show the facial injuries a four-year-old suffered when he was attacked by a friend’s dog.He was left covered in blood and needed surgery after lurcher Duke savaged him on his mouth and eyelid, Stoke-on-Trent Live reports.

Biologists warn against toxic SAMe ‘health’ supplement

Biologists warn against toxic SAMe ‘health’ supplement

The team, from Manchester and Kyoto universities, reported last week that the supplement – known as SAMe – can break down inside the body into substances that cause a wide range of medical problems, including kidney and liver damage.

Watchdog sticks nose into CVS deal amid concern at loss of independent vets

Watchdog sticks nose into CVS deal amid concern at loss of independent vets

The CMA has received a number of complaints in recent years about higher prices or lower quality services as a result of too many vets' practices in the same area being under the control of a single company.

Lonely pup rejected after nobody came to his Valentine's Day party

Lonely pup rejected after nobody came to his Valentine's Day party

Staff were devastated when no one came to Luke’s party (Picture: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home)Nobody likes to be lonely on Valentine’s Day – and that goes for dogs as well as people.

Deaf hunting dog and best friend left in shed finally find a loving family

Deaf hunting dog and best friend left in shed finally find a loving family

They’ll be getting lots of pampering over the festive season (Picture: RSCPA)The family is now looking forward to Christmas – especially Eve and Dasher, who for the first time will spend December 25 in a loving home.

Shelter’s oldest rescue dog finally finds a loving home to live out his last days

Shelter’s oldest rescue dog finally finds a loving home to live out his last days

Poor old Duke was abandoned in an empty house and left to starve (Picture: SWNS)When Duke the Akita was found scared and abandoned in an empty house, he was underweight, had severe muscle loss, and his legs were covered in sores.

Albino dachshund rejected for his unusual looks is now living the good life

Albino dachshund rejected for his unusual looks is now living the good life

This was due to his rare looks and special needs – the sausage dog is albino, meaning he’s all-white with a pink nose and light blue eyes, he is partially deaf and blind, and is super sensitive to sunlight.

Dog forced to have eyes removed after acid attack by thugs 'life will never be the same'

Dog forced to have eyes removed after acid attack by thugs 'life will never be the same'

(Image: Facebook/Mandy Garner)In the UK, a new animal cruelty bill was passed by MPs last month which increased sentences from a maximum six months to up to five years in jail.

Cats recognise their owners’ voices but never evolved to care, says study

Cats recognise their owners’ voices but never evolved to care, says study

The study, published by Springer in the Animal Cognition journal, suggests that the reason for cats’ unresponsive behaviour might be traced back to the early domestication of the species, contrasting this with the relationship of humans to dogs.

Ricky Gervais erupts at 'disgusting' dog owners cropping pets' ears for fashion 'Barbaric'

Ricky Gervais erupts at 'disgusting' dog owners cropping pets' ears for fashion 'Barbaric'

Ricky Gervais and the RSPCA have thrown their support behind a campaign to prevent the ear cropping of dogs.(Image: PA) Ricky Gervais and the RSPCA have signed a petition to stop the ‘horrific’ cosmetic surgery.

Photographer captures rare photos of Florida panthers and kittens

Photographer captures rare photos of Florida panthers and kittens

Due to a massive conservation effort in the 1990s, the panther population is now growing in Florida.The stunning photos are published in the April 2021 issue of National Geographic.For more rare photos, pick up the April 2021 issue of National Geographic.

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study

Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England, says new study.Pet dogs are second-most reported roadkill in North East England.Dogs and cats are the second most reported roadkill in North England.

Thugs threaten to behead autistic boy’s therapy dog if they’re not given £10,000

Thugs threaten to behead autistic boy’s therapy dog if they’re not given £10,000

Luke Sims, 12, offered all his money to bring his therapy dog home (Picture: Sheila Sims/Caters)Sickening thugs have threatened to decapitate an autistic boy’s therapy dog if his family do not pay £10,000.

Loyal dog waits for days outside hospital for sick owner

Loyal dog waits for days outside hospital for sick owner

Boncuk’s owner, Cemal Senturk, revealed how he ‘missed her constantly’ (Picture: AP)A devoted dog waited for days outside a hospital where her sick owner was receiving treatment.

Patient dog waits for days outside hospital

Patient dog waits for days outside hospital

A devoted dog has spent days waiting outside a hospital in Turkey where her sick owner was being treated.Boncuk reunited with her owner, Cemal Senturk.And I miss her too, constantly,” he told DHA.Senturk was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday and returned home with Boncuk.

Dog follows ambulance to hospital, waits for owner

Dog follows ambulance to hospital, waits for owner

Cemal Senturk, owner of Boncuk, outside of a medical care facility in the Black Sea city of Trabzon, Turkey, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

Lost husky howls with joy as he’s reunited with family after months on streets

Lost husky howls with joy as he’s reunited with family after months on streets

Siberian husky, Duke, went missing in the summer (Picture: 3KSN)This is the adorable moment a lost husky howled with happiness on being reunited with his family after spending six months living on the streets.

The new rules pet owners must follow when travelling to EU after Brexit

The new rules pet owners must follow when travelling to EU after Brexit

They will need a new AHC for each trip to the EU or Northern Ireland.