If an outdoor domestic pet such as a cat wanders into someone's own property, and the resident dog kills it, would there be legal consequences for dog and owner? A reader recently contacted us saying she was barely able to...
So close, and yet so far. After years of campaigning from animal lovers and welfare organisations, The Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill was scheduled to become law - but was stopped in its tracks by PM Boris Johnson's decision to...
After rescuing three dogs from the pitfalls of online pet sales, animal welfare charity Mayhew is asking owners not to list pets on sites like Gumtree, but instead use the safer alternatives they offer for rehoming unwanted animals. For owners...
Should owners who don't microchip their dogs get them back if they're lost and subsequently found? Microchipping your dog, as well as having them wear a tag, is now mandatory as well as a fundamental part of good ownership. As...
After years of campaigning (and one of the fastest-growing e-petitions ever launched) Lucy's Law is about to become a reality. Announced last December, the legislation to end puppy farming will be laid in Parliament today, Monday 13 May, as...
This is Bailey, a dog who came into the RSPCA's care after being signed over by his owner in 2017. He was far from dangerous: he was a friendly, loveable dog who only needed a home - and instead...

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