Dog owner does DIY surgery on his pet – without anaesthetic

Daily Mirror:

A dog owner performed surgery on his injured pet – without anaesthetic.

David Duckworth, 23, put 15 stitches in lurcher Tess’s chest after giving penicillin, which he wrongly thought would dull the pain…

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Duke and Duchess’s dog Lupo immortalised in new book series by former actress who was inspired to write following death of her fiance

Daily Mail:

It is set to be the new royal bestseller; a riproaring tale of the adventures of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Cocker Spaniel Lupo.

But behind the uplifting story of how cheeky Lupo does battle with the Queen’s corgi, Vulcan, lies a tale of personal tragedy…

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Rejected 17,000 times, the dog no one wants: ‘Friendly and affectionate’ seven-year-old lurcher has lived in kennels since he was taken in as a puppy

Daily Mail:

It is said that every dog has its day – and after seven years, rescuers hopes this lurcher’s time has come.

Thought to be Britain’s least wanted dog, Jed has been overlooked by around 17,000 potential owners since he was taken in by the Dogs Trust as a four-month-old pup.

His first family found him too energetic and the second had to return him after a change in circumstances…

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Guide dog owners ‘fearful’ of cyclists in London, charity claims

BBC News:

A charity for blind people has said guide dog owners are scared of going out in London because of cyclists.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association said it had seen more reports from guide dog owners who had been hit by a cyclist or come close to a collision.

Rob Harris from the group said some visually impaired people were “fearful” about going out which was “worrying”…

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9 dogs who still need a home after National Dog Day

Metro:

Yesterday was National Dog Day, but while our social media timelines were flooded with cute canine pics, there are thousands of dogs across the country currently waiting to find a home.

If you’re looking to get a dog, get in touch with your local animal rehoming centre and consider adopting an unwanted dog…

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‘Two simple rules’ explain sheepdog behaviour

BBC News:

The relationship between a shepherd and his sheepdog has always seemed almost magical, but scientists now say it can be explained by two simple rules.

Researchers have used GPS data to reveal the mathematical secrets of how sheepdogs do their job.

The new model helps to explain why one shepherd and a single dog can herd an unruly flock of more than 100 sheep…

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Firefighters successfully rescue dog stuck in tire

Click 2 Houston:

Seasoned Houston firefighters at Station 51 thought they’d seen it all until a frantic good Samaritan dropped off a sweet, defenseless puppy with it’s head stuck in a tire.

She found it next to the trash dumpster at her apartment complex.

It would take firefighters more than an hour to free the frightened dog…

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Florida police dog killed by lightning strike

Democrat Herald:

A lightning strike from a passing thunderstorm in Florida killed a Panama City Beach police dog named Argo.

The daughter of the dog’s handler, Cpl. Jason Gleason, found the dog behind his kennel Sunday evening…

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Bexhill man arrested over elderly dog walker’s death

Bexhill Observer:

A man has been arrested in connection with a man who died after his dog was involved in an altercation at the end of July in Bexhill.

Peter Morley, 74, was walking his dog at about 10am on Sunday July 20 in Turkey Road when it is believed it was attacked by two other dogs. Peter, of Jubilee Road, Bexhill, fell to the ground and suffered a head injury during an argument with the owner of the two dogs. He died 10 days later…

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Fury after dog killed on MTR tracks because rail bosses refused to halt services

SCMP:

A leading animal welfare group wants to meet with the MTR Corporation after the gruesome death of a stray dog on the East Rail Line that they say could have been prevented.

After staff members at Sheung Shui MTR station spent six minutes trying to remove the stray who had wandered onto the train lines, train services on the line were allowed to resume…

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