Police force welcomes nine incredibly cute new recruits

Police force welcomes nine incredibly cute new recruits

A litter of K9 puppies turned eight weeks old today (Pictures: Greater Manchester Police/Mercury)A police dog unit has welcomed its nine newest and cutest members – a litter of German Shepherd pups.

Dog named Miracle that survived Hurricane Dorian making inspiring recovery

Dog named Miracle that survived Hurricane Dorian making inspiring recovery

The frail dog that was rescued in the Bahamas last month after spending three weeks trapped under rubble in the wake of Hurricane Dorian is making an inspiring recovery from a host of ailments under the guidance of Florida's Big Dog Ranch Rescue.

Lecturer left dog in boiling car to go to two-hour village meeting

Lecturer left dog in boiling car to go to two-hour village meeting

The three-year-old Cockapoo like the one pictured was left in a boiling hot car for two hours by David Kent (Picture: Getty) David Kent leaves Stockport Maigstrates’ Court after he admitted causing unnecessary suffering to his dog (Picture: Cavendish Picture Agency)Ms Garside said: ‘When he opened the door (the officer) could see that the dog was panting excessively and was physically hot to touch, he also noticed there was no water left in the boot for the dog.

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.

Meet the detection dogs that are fighting against nuclear terrorism

Meet the detection dogs that are fighting against nuclear terrorism

‘We use general purpose dogs, which are the larger breeds so the German/Belgian/Dutch shepherds and we use those for day-to-day work like you would see in a home office police force,’ Laura says.

One of the last dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring dies

One of the last dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dogfighting ring dies

Erin Menard / Best Friends Animal SocietyTess Rushton happened to be interning at Best Friends at the time and decided to adopt Layla.“She turned out to be absolutely lovely,” Rushton told TODAY.The “clumsy goof” adapted well to being spoiled by her new mom, who cooked organic food to mix into high-quality kibble, and made toys with hidden treats to help stimulate the clever dog’s mind.

Dogs with Jobs: What’s involved in training a police dog?

Dogs with Jobs: What’s involved in training a police dog?

These dog specialists will put the put the future paw-lice officers to the test, looking at their natural instincts to see if they have what it takes to enter the force.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas honors its therapy dogs with yearbook photos

Marjory Stoneman Douglas honors its therapy dogs with yearbook photos

There are 14 friendly new faces in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School 's yearbook: the beloved therapy dogs who have helped students cope following last year's tragic shooting.

Cats could be banned from going outside under new Australian law

Cats could be banned from going outside under new Australian law

Government officials in Perth are reviewing cat and dog legislation after a rise in complaints about stray animals. Since 2013, punishment for dog owners whose pets attack people or other animals was increased to a maximum $10,000 fine or 12 months in jail.

First UK airport to get permanent team of therapy dogs to calm nervous fliers

First UK airport to get permanent team of therapy dogs to calm nervous fliers

A new crew will be walking the airport from Saturday (Picture: Aberdeen International Airport)A Scottish airport is getting UK’s first permanent therapy dog team to help calm nervous fliers.

Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

Dog walkers at Howard University infringe on 'black Mecca', students say

In Washington DC, students and alumni of Howard University are objecting to residents who walk their dogs on the campus, feeling these actions infringe on the campus and its history.

How to check for signs of leishmaniasis in your dog

How to check for signs of leishmaniasis in your dog

‘By being safe, we advise moving the dog to a country of similar disease status or at the very least, check the animal’s health status before you bring him or her over (and test for these so-called non-endemic disases) so that you know what you’re dealing with.’.

You’ll Love What This Man Built for His Senior Dog!

You’ll Love What This Man Built for His Senior Dog!

The video shows a beautiful bond between a man and his senior dog, Pao. Pao is 16, and clearly needs a little help getting around. Caring for Senior Dogs: 7 Healthy Habits >>. 6 Simple Tips for Exercising Your Senior Dog >>.

The baby is here! April the Giraffe just gave birth for the 5th time

The baby is here! April the Giraffe just gave birth for the 5th time

The 17-year-old mom delivered a healthy calf right around noon on Saturday at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York. Viewers tuned in to see the fifth-time mom give birth and bond with her new baby.

Storm Gareth: Missing dog winched to safety from Scotland mountain

Storm Gareth: Missing dog winched to safety from Scotland mountain

"To put their winter skills to the test, the two Winchmen were dropped off at a nearby bothy to undertake essential medical training in the snow." The spokesman added: "The remaining helicopter crew flew off to simulate a refuel and as they circled 1000ft up Loch Avon in the Cairngorms, a nearby section of cloud cleared and they happened to spot the dog perched precariously on the ledge.

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.

Heartbreaking moment dog tries to stop traffic to get help for her dying puppy

Heartbreaking moment dog tries to stop traffic to get help for her dying puppy

Heartbreaking footage shows how a frantic mother dog was barking at passing cars to try and help her puppy after he was knocked over (Picture: ViralPress) The family of stray dogs had been living by the side of the road in La Paz town, Iloilo City, the Philippines, where locals treated them as ”community pets’ (Picture: ViralPress) ‘Village council officers came after a few hours, but the mother had already disappeared with her two other puppies.

Police pups at Chile’s annual military parade have stolen our hearts

Police pups at Chile’s annual military parade have stolen our hearts

(Picture: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters)Adorable golden retriever puppies are what every military parade needs. On Thursday, more than 9,500 Chilean troupes marched for the Great Military Parade as part of the 208th Independence Day anniversary, and the Canine Unit completely stole the show.

Town in California chooses Max the golden retriever to be its mayor

Town in California chooses Max the golden retriever to be its mayor

In 2012, the small town of Idyllwild, California elected its very first Mayor, an exceptionally good boy named Max who also happens to be a golden retriever. (Picture: Mayor Max/Facebook)Idyllwild is a non-incorporated town, meaning they aren’t eligible for ordinary municipal elections.

How to adopt dogs ‘not brave enough’ for police front line

How to adopt dogs ‘not brave enough’ for police front line

Not all dogs have what it takes – this one clearly does (Picture: Getty)It’s a highly selective process that finds the right dog for every situation within a police force.