Dog owners are warned to watch out for an online scam in which missing or stolen pets are 'flipped' and sold back through online classified adverts
Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 17, 2015
My dog thinks she is tough at the beach when she chases seagulls - but beware.
Roo the Yorkshire Terrier suffered severe head wounds and a brain haemorrhage after a group of gulls attacked him while he was playing in the back garden of his owner’s home in Cornwall last Thursday.
Mother-of-four Emily Vincent, who owned Roo, said the little dog came running into the kitchen before collapsing in a pool of blood resembling a ‘murder scene’.
The family took the animal to the vet but his wounds were deemed too severe and he was put down.
The seagulls – which are herring gulls – had been nesting on the roof of Ms Vincent’s house in St Columb Minor. They are believed to have been trying to protect their nest when they attacked Roo.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Pet charity Blue Cross warns shih-tzus, chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and pugs are now the most dumped dogs in Britain
Designer 'handbag' dogs made popular by celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Simon Cowell are now the most dumped in Britain, charity bosses revealed.
Research has revealed pocket-sized pets are now the most unwanted across the country because owners don't realise they need as much exercise as larger breeds.As a result dogs such as shih-tzus, chihuahuas, Yorkshire terriers, and pugs are now being given up in record numbers, according to the pet charity Blue Cross.
The organisation believes this is because the smaller breeds are seen as more of a fashion accessory and people think they are easier to look after because of their size.But when owners realise how much care, attention and exercise they need they decide they cannot cope and give them away.
The study found the number of "handbag" dogs handed in to the Blue Cross has increased by 120 per cent in the last five years.
The charity is now urging potential owners to do their research properly before buying a dog, rather than following the latest celebrity trend.
More at Telegraph.