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.

Daycare system in Kochi for pets gets a thumbs up from owners

Daycare system in Kochi for pets gets a thumbs up from owners

Six-month-old Retro jumps on to Kumkuma Sara Jacob and Arjun Guru as they walk into the home of musicians Neha Nair and Yakzan Gary Pereira.That’s when a group of youngsters including Arjun, Kumkuma and Liz came up with the idea of offering foster care for pets.

Mysterious bright blue dogs spotted near an abandoned chemical plant in Russia

Mysterious bright blue dogs spotted near an abandoned chemical plant in Russia

A PACK of dogs with blue coats have been seen roaming near an abandoned Russian chemical factory, leaving experts to question what happened to them.(Image: Getty)"This situation with street dogs living near an abandoned chemical plant in Dzerzhinsk, Russia, has shown very obvious welfare issues through the discolouration of their fur.

Rules And Regulations For Pet Grooming And Welfare Services

Rules And Regulations For Pet Grooming And Welfare Services

In the event that dog groomers are asked to close, there is a host of online tutorials to help you keep your pooch’s fur well cared for.If you are struggling to care for your dog financially, charities like the PDSA can help some owners with their vet costs.

Can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?

Can dog groomers stay open in lockdown?

The latest government guidance states the following services can remain open during lockdown: vets and retailers of products and food for the upkeep and welfare of animals animal rescue centres, boarding facilities and animal groomers (may continue to be used for animal welfare, rather than aesthetic purposes) You are also advised to contact the groomer in advance to make an appointment.

Plan for compulsory microchipping of cats in England amid boom in pet ownership

Plan for compulsory microchipping of cats in England amid boom in pet ownership

Compulsory microchipping for cats and kittens could be introduced in England as early as next year, in a move that would help reunite thousands of owners with their lost or stolen pets.

Pet shops selling thousands of dangerous or endangered crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes

Pet shops selling thousands of dangerous or endangered crocodiles, monkeys and venomous snakes

The charity said some councils failed to provide licensing information, so the numbers under-represent the true scale of wild animals for sale at pet shops.

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.

Eurotunnel clamps down on dog travel amid puppy smuggling fears

Eurotunnel clamps down on dog travel amid puppy smuggling fears

Dog rescue organisations are appealing for Eurotunnel to clarify new rules clamping down on the rising numbers of animals being brought into the UK.Rescue organisations said dogs due to be rehomed could suffer as a result of the decision to cut the number of animals allowed to travel in each vehicle from 20 to five, drastically increasing the costs for rescue operations.

Hundreds of dogs face death on streets after Eurotunnel travel ban

Hundreds of dogs face death on streets after Eurotunnel travel ban

Hundreds of dogs face death on the streets of Bulgaria like this puppy (Inset) while others are stuck in a shelter unable to go to confirmed homes (Picture: Street Hearts BG)Hundreds of dogs face a cruel death on Bulgaria’s streets after Eurotunnel imposed a ban on groups of animals being taken across the Channel from France.

Lola the dog finally gets a forever home after 400 days in a shelter

Lola the dog finally gets a forever home after 400 days in a shelter

Lola’s new family (Picture: Arizona Humane Society)According the AHS website, their partner assistant program, Project Reachout – which helped Lola – is a lifesaving program that transfers at-risk pets from other animal welfare organisations.

Black cats are often adopted last. Kitten finds luck before Halloween

Black cats are often adopted last. Kitten finds luck before Halloween

Lucky's tabby littermates were adopted before him, and then he was returned to Animal Welfare League of Arlington by people who decided they weren't ready to care for a pet.

One in four dogs bought during lockdown could be from puppy farms

One in four dogs bought during lockdown could be from puppy farms

In response to the findings, the Kennel Club has launched a #BePuppyWise campaign urging people to take time and do proper research before purchasing their dog.

Animals lost in Beirut explosion begin to be reunited with their owners

Animals lost in Beirut explosion begin to be reunited with their owners

Mr Mier said: ‘The goal really now is to reunite people with their lost pets, and that’s been working well, we’ve found owners of at least 20 dogs and cats so far.’.

Dog breeders see huge surge in demand for puppies during lockdown

Dog breeders see huge surge in demand for puppies during lockdown

She said: ‘I think most responsible breeders have been quite cautious about that explosion in demand and just made sure that they find the puppy owners that have thought about the breed that they’re buying and that this is a lifetime decision, not just a Covid decision.’.

Rescue workers say animals are ‘forgotten victims’ of coronavirus

Rescue workers say animals are ‘forgotten victims’ of coronavirus

Laura Slade has volunteered with the Celia Cross Greyhound Trust for 10 years (Picture: Laura Slade) It is now the busiest time of the year for shelters who take in cats (Picture: Ashbourne Animal Welfare).

A dog so badly treated he lost a leg is looking for a loving home

A dog so badly treated he lost a leg is looking for a loving home

Rocco’s leg was broken and had to be amputated (Picture: Jake McPherson / SWNS)Could you help Rocco trust people again and give him the love he deserves?But instead of taking the dog to a vet, Rocco’s owners left him to suffer and the RSPCA had to step in.

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

Dog walker accused of losing pets who ‘were found dead’ to face court

April Lock was also devastated after hearing her dogs had gone missing (Picture: SWNS) Ralph (L) and Charlie were in Louise’s care while April went to Spain (Picture: SWNS)April, of Streetly, West Midlands, said: ‘We want justice for the dogs.

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.

Shelter dog nicknamed Ricasso earns £3k after his paintings are sold

Shelter dog nicknamed Ricasso earns £3k after his paintings are sold

After a busy day of painting (Picture: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria)Rico the dog is quite the artist.We want all of them (Picture: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria)He loves being active and recently enjoyed a field trip to Alexandria’s Old Town.