Puppy abuser guilty of ‘horrendous’ cruelty munches McDonald’s as last free meal

A thug who abused a puppy which led to the poor pooch's death grabbed a McDonald's as his last meal before prison. James Wright-King was pictured tucking into fast food as magistrates left the courtroom to determine his sentencing on Wednesday. The 24-year-old was found guilty at Teesside Magistrates’ Court

Thousands of cats and dogs stuck in shelters from common adoption misconceptions

Thousands of cats and dogs are stuck in shelters because would-be owners have misconceptions about pet adoption. A survey of 2,000 adults revealed 41% have doubts about adopting a pet for the first time. Top concerns include believing you will have to deal with a pet’s behavioural issues (54%), will

Post a photo of your dog lookalike and you could win a prize

They say dogs look like their owners – and if you look like yours, we want to see! This week, our sister site TeamDogs is holding an online Dog Show, with a different category to be won each day – and today's category is Lookalike. So, if you and your

Police dogs issued with bulletproof armour to save them from armed criminals

Police dogs are being issued with bulletproof body armour under laws designed to protect them from violent criminals armed with a variety of weapons. Staffordshire Police is one of the first forces in the UK to introduce body armour in a bid to protect its canines against knives, bullets, spikes