Greyhound vets hit out over charities’ call to ban racing

A vets’ official group fears thousands of dogs could face being euthanized if three charities succeed in their campaign for the abolition of UK greyhound racing. The sport’s regulator has accused the RSPCA, Blue Cross and Dogs Trust of pandering to “extremists” after they claimed its welfare issues could not be resolved in any other … Read more

She Was Thrown Out Of Her Home And Then Hit By A Car, She Sat In Pain For Hours

For days, a small homeless Poodle was seen huddled against a wall on the streets of South Los Angeles. The dog had been injured in a hit-and-run and sat through the pain for hours. Finally, someone calledRescue From The Hart“to help the poor animal. Image (Screenshot)/Story Video Source Credit: Rescue From The Hart via YouTube … Read more

Fears of Christmas goose shortages as UK’s biggest producer hit by bird flu | Farming

Shoppers could face shortages of British goose this Christmas after the UK’s biggest producer is understood to have been hit by multiple bird flu outbreaks. The UK has suffered what officials have said is the “largest ever outbreak of avian flu” over the past year, with more than 140 reported outbreaks in England alone. The … Read more

Europe and UK hit by ‘unprecedented’ number of bird flu cases this summer | Bird flu

The UK and continental Europe have been hit by an “unprecedented” number of cases of avian flu this summer, with 47.5m birds having been killed since last autumn, according to new figures. Poultry producers from as far north as Norway’s Svalbard islands to southern Portugal have together reported almost 2,500 outbreaks of the disease since … Read more

Birdwatch: colonies hit by avian flu on Farne Islands sound warning | Environment

Britain’s seabird colonies are, in the words of the veteran conservationist Roy Dennis, “our Serengeti”. Few other places on the planet make such an assault on the senses: the sight, sound and smell of tens of thousands of birds, gathered together each summer to breed. Of all our seabird sites, none is more special than … Read more

Wear your own team to hit TV screens

The team at Wear Referrals in County Durham is soon to star on the small screen as part of a new program on BBC One. A series, with the working title of Emergency Vets, has been commissioned for the channel’s daytime line-up and will follow the multidisciplinary small animal hospital’s dedicated vets, nurses and support … Read more

Greater glider now endangered as logging, bushfires and global heating hit numbers | Endangered species

One of the world’s biggest gliding mammals – the once common Greater glider – has been pushed closer to extinction and is now officially endangered. The cat-sized gliding marsupial has been moved from vulnerable to endangered on the federal government’s list of threatened species. Native forest logging, habitat clearing, bushfires and global heating have all … Read more

Vet sector’s newest event proves a big hit

BVA Live proved to be a big hit with more than 1,000 veterinary professionals attending the inaugural event in Birmingham. Held from 23 to 24 June at the NEC, the sector’s newest event showcased a wide range of CPD, debates and discussions, as well as a lively exhibition featuring more than 100 companies. Hugely popular … Read more

Rabbit survives 30-mile roadtrip trapped in grille after being hit by car | Animals

A rabbit has survived a journey of more than 30 miles while trapped in the grille of a car after being hit by the driver. Mark Pearson was driving between Pwllheli and Bangor in Wales last Tuesday when he heard a loud “thump” in the outskirts of Nefyn. The 46-year-old said that after hearing the … Read more

Neighbors And Firefighters Rush To Rescue Veteran’s Service Dog Hit By Car

Keith Gilbert, an 81-year-old disabled veteran, was loading his dogs into his car when his new service dog Rivka, aka “Mouse,” got spooked and ran into the road. The German Shepherd was then struck by a car going about 40 mph in a residential zone. Seeing your dog get hit by a car is a … Read more