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shenzhen becomes first to ban dog meat

Shenzhen becomes China’s first city to ban dog and cat meat trade

Exactly a month ago, Dogs Today reported that the city of Shenzhen, in southern China’s Guangdong province, might become the first in the country to ban the consumption of dog and cat meat following...
dog with scarred muzzle settles home

Dog left scarred by tight muzzle settles in new home

A staffie/labrador cross who was left with heavy scarring on her face - probably the result of a too-tight muzzle digging into her skin - is now settling in her forever home. Mercedes was rescued...

BREAKING: cats are vastly superior to dogs

They say that to err is human, to persist in error is diabolical. Today, our editorial team has decided not to persist in error and admit, once and for all, the vast superiority of...
mumble was rescued on a motorway

Husky of Crufts-winning breeder saved in dramatic motorway rescue

When Mumble, a 11-year-old Husky belonging to a Crufts-winning breeder, ran into a motorway amidst 70mph traffic, she had to be rescued by two motorists - who turned out to be both people from...
Trixia competing in agility

Dog agility veteran still going strong on ‘Harley Davidson’ mobility scooter

One would think that restricted mobility would spell the end of success in dog agility competitions - but on board of her mobility scooter, Trixie Gillard hasn't slowed down at all! A 70-year-old agility veteran...
butch was found abandoned

Appeal for information after emaciated dog found abandoned in Scunthorpe

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated dog was found abandoned in woodland in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, on Wednesday 18 March. The blue/grey Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Butch, was spotted in Atkinsons Warren,...
self-isolation allows more people to adopt dogs like tulip

Battersea rehoming figures soar as Brits go in self-isolation

The process of helping a new dog settle in your household can be difficult if you're out working most of the day, which makes it hard for many to adopt a dog. However, a...
dog meat trade

Mizoram, India, is “one step closer” to ending dog meat trade

Mizoram, in northeastern India, has taken a significant step towards ending its dog meat trade by amending the law to remove dogs from the definition of animals suitable for slaughter. The Animal Slaughter Bill...
lockdown home-working with dogs

UK in lockdown: tips on home-working with pets

A nationwide lockdown is seldom a pleasant experience, but this doesn't mean it has to be entirely miserable - and our pets can certainly help us combat the doom and gloom that comes with...
Max

A dog named Max licked my toe – a poem by Nora Delaney

Max was four months old when he was found wandering the streets in Bakersfield, California, USA. Around the same time Max was found, we had decided we needed to adopt a dog. I was in...

Pets help prevent elderly suicide, study finds

Pets can help prevent suicide among people over 60 years, according to a research by the University of South Australia whose findings were published in the journal Anthrozoos. This was not the direction health lecturer...

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Respected dog rescue faces closure

After eleven years of saving some of the most vulnerable dogs in the UK, South East Dog Rescue, in Sutton Valence, Kent, is facing...

Fundraising: let’s cheer Roxy up!

Meet Roxy the pupper, who has been with Manchester and Cheshire Dogs' Home for almost a year now, waiting to find the forever home...
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Amigos de los Animales: Saving the Strays of Puerto Rico

“I love this dog, I love this dog, I love this dog,” Adrienne Galler Lastra repeated tearfully while kissing Luna goodbye. Choked with emotion, Lastra...