Abandoned dog found emaciated and traumatised is ready to find her forever home

Abandoned dog found emaciated and traumatised is ready to find her forever home

Poor Lacie needed months to recover (Picture: RSPCA)RSPCA animal rescue officer Ali Sparkes was off duty when a neighbour reported seeing Lacie abandoned back in March 2021.RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre deputy manager Anita Clark said Lacie’s true colours are finally showing after all the trauma she’s endured.

Clever deaf dog who understands sign language needs a forever home

Clever deaf dog who understands sign language needs a forever home

Sally says the little guy is ‘a wonderful example of just how resilient animals can be and proof that you can definitely teach an old dog new tricks.’.

Long in the tooth: Goldie the pufferfish has emergency dental work

Long in the tooth: Goldie the pufferfish has emergency dental work

Once the hour-long procedure was over, Goldie was moved to another large bowl filled with water from her home tank to recover from the anaesthetic.

What can dogs eat? Toxic foods to avoid, and snacks you can share

What can dogs eat? Toxic foods to avoid, and snacks you can share

From well-known prohibited foods like chocolate to more surprising bad foods, the list of toxic food for dogs includes: Onions Garlic Chives Chocolate Macadamia nuts Avocado Artificial sweetener Grapes and raisins Alcohol Nutmeg Raw yeast dough Mushrooms It’s woof having to be told no – but sometimes it’s for their own good (Picture: Getty)As well as understanding that some foods have toxic ingredients, there are other foods that dogs should avoid in terms of physical issues digesting.

Woman provides free end of life pet photography for owners

Woman provides free end of life pet photography for owners

A photoshoot with Indy and his owner Jake (Picture: Lauren Kennedy /Mercury Press)Since sharing her work on social media, Lauren is now inundated with requests for shoots.

Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Battle to save 'factory-farmed' puppies flown to overseas labs for experiments

Beagles from MBR Acres are driven two hours north to Humberside Airport (Picture: The Hull Animal Rights Team)Activists say they won’t rest until a ‘puppy factory’ stops breeding beagles which are used for lab tests and put down at six months old.

A Pennsylvania woman rescued a ‘scared’ animal. No one knows what it is

A Pennsylvania woman rescued a ‘scared’ animal. No one knows what it is

Eyth said that first, she thought the creature might be a coyote or a dog.Barron said that since the animal's behavior is on the timid side and it isn't exhibiting signs of aggression, she believes that the animal may be a dog.

Dog who lived muzzled in crate for years searching for loving new home

Dog who lived muzzled in crate for years searching for loving new home

RSPCA staff addressed his health issues, which included poor muscle tone and eye problems (Picture: RSPCA)She explained: ‘He’d had a really tough and restricted life, having spent at least two years living in a muzzle and shut in a crate following an incident in which he attacked the resident cat.

Dog walker covered in blood as she’s battered by thieves trying to steal pet

Dog walker covered in blood as she’s battered by thieves trying to steal pet

Gayle Smillie, 34, was attacked in broad daylight while walking in Greenhead Moss Nature Reserve (Picture: Google/Facebook/Paws and Claws Pet Services)A dog walker was left with blood streaming down her face after thieves attacked her in a park and tried to steal her miniature dachshund.

Pets prove to be the pandemic’s cute, furry growth area

Pets prove to be the pandemic’s cute, furry growth area

But it turns out that most of the dogs and cats who found new homes during the pandemic are still there.

Tim Dowling: the cat and I are both struggling with the new cat flap

Tim Dowling: the cat and I are both struggling with the new cat flap

The cat never really mastered the old flap anyway – he sat in front of it for hours, delicately prying it open with one claw and watching it fall back into place.“You don’t pull, you push it, you idiot,” I would say.

All aboard for a distracting announcement

All aboard for a distracting announcement

At a grammar school in the 1980s, we held fortnightly departmental meetings in a local pub (Letters, 20 January ).Working as a bus conductor in the 1970s, I remember that whenever a management meeting was held in the lounge bar of a local pub, a union meeting was arranged in the adjacent public bar.

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Hongkongers launch hamster rescue mission after Covid cull declared

Authorities and pet lovers in Hong Kong are locked in a game of cat and mouse, with citizens mounting a clandestine rescue operation for hamsters condemned to be euthanised over fears they could transmit Covid-19.On Tuesday, government and health officials announced traces of the virus had been found on 11 hamsters , all in a pet shop where a 23-year-old staff member had fallen ill.

Rescuers save lost dog after tempting her with sausages dangled from drones

Rescuers save lost dog after tempting her with sausages dangled from drones

Millie was rescued from Romania two years ago (Picture: Solent News)‘We came up with the idea to hang sausages on the drone to lure her towards the team, as it was high tide and we didn’t want to risk her drowning.

Train your dog to hug like hugging golden retrievers Kylo and Vader

Train your dog to hug like hugging golden retrievers Kylo and Vader

Kieran Lehane only uses positive training methods — such as offering a treat as a reward — with his beloved dogs, Kylo and Vader.“I like the idea that they’re golden retrievers, which are the most kind, loving, beautiful dogs, and that juxtaposition of having these Dark Side names,” he said.

Cat charity CEO quits over colleague keeping 18 cats in house

Cat charity CEO quits over colleague keeping 18 cats in house

Concerned about cat welfare and the charity’s reputation, Charles Darley, 59, said Cats Protection should not support the chair of trustees, Linda Upson, in keeping the pets on welfare grounds.Darley, who joined Cats Protection in October, said trustees were not properly briefed on animal welfare guidelines.

Can pets catch Covid?

Can pets catch Covid?

Yes, dogs can get Covid-19 (Picture: Getty)In the June 2021 study, Utrecht University found that out of 310 swabs they took of pets from households with Covid-19, 4.2% tested positive for the virus.

Stranded dog saved from rising tide after rescuers attach sausage to drone

Stranded dog saved from rising tide after rescuers attach sausage to drone

She resisted efforts to encourage her to a safer spot until a drone pilot suggested attaching food to one of the unmanned aerial vehicles that had been used to track the dog.“It was a crazy idea,” said Chris Taylor, the chair of the Denmead Drone Search and Rescue team.

Groom chooses very good boy Weller the dog to be his best man

Groom chooses very good boy Weller the dog to be his best man

‘We could not have asked for a better wedding day’ (Picture: Meaghan Hall Photography / Caters News)Sometimes, the phrase ‘man’s best friend’ is meant to be taken very literally.

'Hero' dog who helped find missing friend struggling to find new home

'Hero' dog who helped find missing friend struggling to find new home

George the hero is looking for a home (Picture: RSPCA)A ‘hero’ dog has helped find his missing friend but he still awaits his forever home – can you help?George was drafted in to help locate his anxious friend, Louis, who went missing a few days after being adopted by his new family.

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