I’ve done more dog sitting than I can remember over the past twenty-some years in homes across New York City. I’ve also covered cats. The rest of the time I spend walking, which is what I was doing when...
Two men aged 59 and 60 have plead guilty to animal cruelty offences after they attempted to kill a dog and then buried him alive, in what the RSPCA has called an act of ‘inexplicable cruelty’. The little dog, thought...
Georgie Bell, the heartbroken owner of Ruby and Beetle, two Border Terriers who were stolen from the Lothian Estate on the Scottish Borders just after Christmas last year has vowed not to give up her search - and the...
The Court of Appeal has increased the jail sentences of four people - three members of a puppy farming gang and the vet who aided them with false paperwork - after Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP argued that the...
Bailey is a rescue Border Collie, whose boundless energy and bird obsession have made him the perfect candidate for a new role at the Australian National Maritime Museum: seagull chaser! Staff at the museum had become frustrated at the horrible...

Caring for those in need

Since 1991, Carla Lane Animals In Need have helped thousands of unwanted and abandoned dogs, cats, rabbits and farm animals across the Northwest. We offer a lifeline to those animals that find themselves without a home or that are...
Born in a dreary puppy farm in Essex, Dennis the Cockerpoo didn't have the best start in life. Luckily, he was rescued by the RSPCA along with 75 other dogs in October 2014. After lots of care and treatment,...
After Shenzhen's ban on the consumption of dog and cat meat,  more heartening news come from China as its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has for the first time ever explicitly stated that dogs are "companion animals...
A fox hunt in Kimblewick – which has its kennels in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire – has euthanised as many as 25 Foxhounds after a suspected bovine TB outbreak. The Kimblewick hunt, which counts former Countryside Alliance deputy chief executive Lord John...

Eight Good Doggy Reads

While your dog’s asleep, worn out from his exertions, why not take advantage of the peace to curl up yourself? If you want a book to keep you company, here are some works of fiction (or almost-fiction), each with...

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