Animal lovers descend on Scotland for husky race

by Mark James on January 29, 2014

Last weekend, the Aviemore Sled Dog Rally entered its 31st year. The destination, with a backdrop of Cairngorm Mountains, is ideal for the race, because the flat ground enables the dogs to pull loads over long distances.

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New charity launched by Norfolk husky owner

by Leanne Thompson on January 22, 2014

A Husky and German Shepherd dog rehoming charity has recently been set up, using its founder’s heroic canine pet as its inspiration.

Blue-eyed Siberian husky Bolt is (more…)

Rottweiler saved from mud as high tide floods creek

by Vivien Richardson on January 15, 2014

Last Saturday, January 12, an eight-year-old Rottweiler named Buddy was faced with a scary sea situation at Langstone Harbour in Hampshire.

Buddy was frolicking on the beach throughout the afternoon, but soon found himself in a spot of difficulty when the tide began to rise. As the water inched closer, mud on the beach became soggier, resulting in the dog getting trapped. When a passer-by noticed that the mud was covering the dog’s chest, a 999 call was made to the Solent Coastguard. Despite the owner’s attempts to rescue the dog, assistance from a coastguard rescue team was necessary.

The team arrived in the nick of time, as the creek began swelling with the rising tide. A group of rescuers pulled the uninjured dog from the water, placed him on a stretcher and brought him onto dry land. Although exhausted and cold, the animal was unharmed and reunited with his owner immediately.

Speaking about the frightening incident, Portsmouth coastguard sector manager Steve Duff said:

“The owner was obviously very upset to see her dog’s predicament. We managed to get Buddy extracted just as the water was starting to lap at our boots.”

Langstone Harbour is snuggled into the heart of a dynamic urban area, and is a popular tourist destination. This seaside area is part of Hayling Island, features a number of walking routes and appeals to dog walkers from the local area. Fierce tidal rips entice boating and jet ski enthusiasts but, as this scare shows, it is always strongly recommended to check the tides before taking to the water.

The ‘12 dogs of Christmas’ find loving homes for 2014

by Leanne Thompson on January 9, 2014

Just a couple of weeks ago, a litter of American bulldog-cross puppies were taken to the Southampton Blue Cross centre, which specializes in animal adoption and animal hospital services.

Thousands of animals are taken to the facility throughout the (more…)

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