Dog dies in hot car after family was told they could not take it on ferry with them

Mirror:

A family pet has died in a hot car after a ferry company said pets could not be taken from vehicles on crossings.

P&O has been accused of cruelty when the pug, Merlin, was left alone in the car on the crossing from Calais to Dover.

The Wallace family, which owned the dog, was told that they would not be able to sit with their three dogs, including Merlin, for the journey…

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Family in shock after pet dog is stolen and killed

Portsmouth News:

The owner of a pet dog that was stolen, killed and dumped in a bin says her family have been left distraught by her twisted death.

Twelve-year-old Misty, a black Staffordshire bull terrier, was seen being bundled into the back of a van yards from her home in Blossom Drive, Widley…

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Dog on the loose brings traffic to a halt on M23 at Gatwick

Surrey Mirror:

Traffic has been blocked both ways on the M23 near Gatwick Airport because of a dog on the loose…

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Family says dog reunited with Texans is theirs

USA Today:

It was a joyous reunion for one family and a devastating loss for another. The Miller family of Tyler, Texas, lost their beloved Maltese named Reese seven years ago…

…Now, a family from Washington state is filling in the blanks. Kelli Davis of Spanaway, Wash., said her family adopted the dog at a shelter in Mesquite, Texas, near Dallas, six years ago….

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Iowa soldier says goodbye to dog he rescued in Afghanistan

Yahoo! News:

A U.S. soldier who brought a stray dog home from Afghanistan recently made the heartbreaking decision to put the sick pup down.

“Probably one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make in my life,” Iowa National Guard Staff Sgt. Brian Van Fleet told KCCI-TV…

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Police watchdog launches investigation over dog attack on Park End woman who later died

Gazette Live:

Irene Collins died in hospital days after she was bitten by the police dog. Cleveland Police unable to confirm whether the dog will be destroyed…

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Police smash car windows to save life of dog locked inside on the hottest day of the year

London Evening Standard:

Police smashed the windows of this car to save the life of a dog which was shut inside on the hottest day of the year so far.

Officers attended the scene in Finsbury Park, north London, where they found the animal inside the stationary vehicle, with no sign of the owner nearby.

The animal was cowering in the footwell on the driver’s side in intense heat with no water…

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Thousands sign petition to government after dog dies on P&O ferry in Dover from Calais in sweltering heat

Kent Online:

More than 5,000 people have signed a petition calling for dogs to be allowed on the decks of ferries after a pet died during a crossing to Dover.

The three-year-old pug had been left in a car during the journey on Friday when temperatures reached more than 30C.

P&O said procedures had been followed correctly – the windows were open and the ship’s ventilation was working properly…

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Extraordinary junkyard dog travels same dangerous four-mile route every night for three years to get food for her animal friends

Daily Mail:

A once-homeless street dog has been caught on video risking life and limb to feed her extended animal family in a Brazilian junkyard.

Lilica has spent the last three years traveling four miles down dark, dangerous roads each night to the home of animal lover Lucia, who gives the dog a bag of food.

The brilliant and selfless pooch then turns around and travels back to her São Carlos junkyard, where a menagerie of another dog, a cat, a mule, and several chickens dig in with their little hearts full of gratitude…

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This Horribly Mistreated Dog Got an Epic Makeover After Being Rescued

UK Eonline:

When the kind souls at the Trio Animal Foundation in Chicago found this dog at a local shelter, they “didn’t know which end was front or back.” The poor dog was covered in flies and gnats, matted fur, other debris and its own urine. 

“We had to get a treat to see which end lifted up to sniff,” Sue Naiden, who founded TAF and pulled the dog out of the shelter, explained on Facebook. “We couldn’t even figure out if the dog was a male or female”…

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