Latest PAW Report findings a ‘wake-up call’

A sharp increase in the number of dogs imported with cropped ears and cats that have been declawed has been highlighted in the latest PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report. The 2022 report also shows a fall in the number of animals adopted from rescue centers and a big rise during the pandemic in the amount … Read more

“Friend” Tells Woman Her Dog Died, 2 Years Later She Gets A Shocking Call

Two years ago, Maile Trist’s “friend,” told her that her senior Chihuahua was dead. Ever since then, she has been mourning the loss of her beloved rescue dog. Trist adopted Jazzy from a California humane society when she was in high school. They had many wonderful years together, but everything went downhill when she asked … Read more

Apology call over Government dismissal of badger cull paper

Researchers behind a paper suggesting the controversial badger cull is having no impact in the fight against bTB have demanded a public apology from Defra. Ecologist Tom Langton, along with vets Mark Jones and Iain McGill, have written to environment secretary George Eustice calling for an apology and a retraction following Government criticism of a … Read more

Country diary: Billions of mussel larvae call for 15,000 meters of rope | Fishing

While most other crofters are minding their fields for lambs, we are watching the water. Loch Eil reflects the soft gray clouds rolling down the corries, but closer inspection reveals milky drifts below its surface. The mussels are spawning. Mytilus edulis release sperm and eggs into the water, making a swimming soup of fertilization that … Read more

Gator aid: Florida couple call for help after can-do alligator drinks Diet Cokes | Florida

A gregarious Florida alligator seemingly could not wait for a family’s birthday party to begin, so it slipped into a garage where supplies were being stored and chugged down a slab of Diet Coke. The uninvited guest surprised Naples homeowners Karyn and Jamie Dobson when they opened the connecting door from their house after hearing … Read more

‘Rats of the sea’: backlash after Cornish fishers call for seal cull | Marine life

Seals are the “rats of the sea” and should be culled, a group of Cornish fishers have said. Marine campaign groups hit back after fishers on an online marketplace and forum expressed anger about the amount of fish seals eat. Posting a statistic that “for every fish caught by our fisheries, seals eat 53 times … Read more

Ukraine dog seizures prompt call for rabies status change

A rescue charity is calling for Ukraine’s rabies status to be reassessed after 19 dogs it had rehoused with UK owners were seized because their rabies documents failed to check out. Burton upon Trent-based charity Paw Help Rescue and Adopt UK said it had been bringing rescue dogs into the UK from Ukraine for two … Read more

Female leaders call for action over inequality

A former president of the RCVS has called for more to be done to tackle systemic sexism and stamp out gender inequality within the UK veterinary profession. Speaking at BSAVA Congress, IVC Evidensia chief medical officer Amanda Boag described inequality as the “most important” subject she’d ever spoken about the event and warned that complacency … Read more