Although many pets have enjoyed having their owners work from home during lockdown, the pets of key workers had a very different experience, with their owners often working longer hours than they did before the pandemic. Bella Boo, whose owner...
A man has died after diving in a river to save his dog, who had fallen in the water on a walk on 9 August. The unnamed 42-year-old man, a Romanian national, was walking along with his wife and dog...
Facebook live coming up! Today (Wednesday 12 August) at 7pm I will be talking with Jules O’Dwyer, whose dogs wowed the nation! Colin Skeaping was one of the first professional stuntmen - in an era before CGI! He was in...
A yellow Labrador named Ralf had to be rushed to Acorn Veterinary Surgery in Hove after being bitten by an adder while out walking with his owner at Devil’s Dyke, in West Sussex. Ralf had been walking a few metres...
Should charities have halted adoptions during lockdown? As the UK went into a nationwide lockdown and swathes of people worked from home, many turned to rescues - and sadly, to puppy farmers - for a dog to keep them company...
Both divorce enquiries and pet ownership are on the rise thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown. While it’s usually children that are prioritised, divorce can often significantly impact any pets involved and lead to heated arguments over ownership. The...
Pokio goes on holiday

Pokio Goes on Holiday

The previous adventures of Pokio can be found here. Sometimes Mummy goes back to England to visit her family in London. She can’t take me with her because I am too big to travel in the cabin of the plane and...
The RSPCA has launched an investigation after the body of a female German shepherd was found in a Sheffield park, stuffed inside a Royal Mail parcel sack and dumped beside a bin. The body was found on Saturday 1 August...
The Government rejected calls to make pet theft a specific offence with custodial sentences, despite reports of pet theft increasing year on year. From a legal standpoint, the theft of a pet is treated no more seriously than the...
Bonna the Pomeranian was six years old when she suffered a vicious dog attack that left her with serious injuries, in pain, and without her old zest for life. After going through several surgeries to save her life, Bonna was...

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