Dog returned to owners almost a decade after going missing

by Darren Jamieson on December 18, 2013

In May 2004, Milissa Mae walked into her garden in Worcester to discover that Niamh, her Staffordshire bull terrier, had squeezed through (more…)

Dogs get makeovers in bid to find homes

by Mark James on April 24, 2013

A London council has launched a new scheme that focuses on re-homing stray or abandoned dogs.

With help from volunteers who live in the local community, the dogs are one step closer to finding a loving (more…)

Dog and owner reunite after many years apart

by Vivien Richardson on May 31, 2012

It is the kind of story you very rarely hear but Jean Muslun from the Ramsgate area is bouncing with joy after being reunited with her pet dog Libby.

The incident has (more…)

Staffordshire Bull Terrier regains sight thanks to animal experts

by Mark James on March 15, 2012

Dodger, an 18-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, has had his vision restored after a lifetime of suffering with blindness and deafness. The young dog was born with cataracts and minimal hearing, meaning that he found it difficult to see or hear anything. To make matters worse, Dodger’s previous owner beat him and was caught doing so in an online video. Following the video’s distribution, his owner was banned from owning any canine for 15 years and subjected to a prison sentence.

Although this story began in a rather unfortunate way, this Staffordshire Bull Terrier is now living a happy and hopeful life thanks to professionals working at the Animal Health Trust. Dodger was rescued after his owner was caught hitting him and brought to the RSPCA Block Fen Animal Centre, based in Cambridgeshire. Deputy manager (more…)

Staffordshire Bull Terrier survives poisoning after blood transfusion from fellow dog

by Leanne Thompson on February 2, 2012

Almost two weeks after her encounter with rat poison, Mo is recovering incredibly well thanks to her fellow pooch, Molly. Mo is a four-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier and, due to her curiosity and mischievous nature, a day of playing turned into a catastrophic event. Residing in the Somerset area, Mo’s owner Debbie Perry allowed her pet dog to roam around outside, but a second of leaving Mo to explore meant that she was faced with a near death experience.

An outhouse near Mo’s home was laden with rat poison, to deter any vermin from the area. Despite this being a useful tool to maintain the location’s cleanliness, Mo was intrigued by the poison and made the bad (more…)

Abandoned bull terrier saved at New Year

by Leanne Thompson on January 8, 2012

In a follow up story to one published on Boxing Day, a caring family from Staffordshire has done a good deed by saving a dog’s life, when they found an abandoned bull terrier on New Year’s Day. Neighbours in the area were concerned about the dog’s welfare as she was seen wandering around Trentham with no place to go. Shortly after, she was rescued by a nearby resident who kindheartedly took the dog to a local veterinary surgery.

The bull terrier is said to be around two years old and appeared to be considerably underweight when she was discovered. The veterinary surgeon said the (more…)

Abandoned dog hopes to find new home

by Mark James on December 26, 2011

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier was left on a wet and cold winter night after being attached to a post outside a dog sanctuary.

The dog has now been renamed Bobby after a policeman who rescued him at 3am from his dire circumstances just outside of the Thornberry Animal Sanctuary, in North Anston, South Yorkshire.

Bobby is currently at the sanctuary waiting to find a friendly new home and Sarah Froggat, who helps out there, said:

“This is the third time we have found dogs dumped this way in as many weeks, but this was the first in these circumstances for a long time. The fear in (more…)

Pudding’s not just for Christmas

by Mark James on November 25, 2011

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier is being cared for by Dogs Trust Evesham after being attached to a park bench and abandoned overnight.

Administration manager Nick McCoy found the female bull terrier on the morning of Saturday November 19th. The Staff at Wickhamford re-homing centre have named the female bull terrier Pudding and hope to have her re-homed before Christmas.

Pudding is the latest of an increasing number of bull breed dogs that have been handed over to the centre during this year. This is due to many people opting for status dogs before realising they are not able to take care of them properly.

Mr McCoy said:

“In the current climate we are seeing more and more people handing over (more…)

Number of abandoned Staffies on the rise

by Leanne Thompson on April 23, 2011

Tougher controls on ownership of dogs are being sought by campaigners in Kent, following increasing numbers of abandoned ‘status dogs’ in the area.

BBC Radio Kent has reported that, according to figures that it has obtained, more than a third of all dogs taken by council wardens in the Medway region were Staffordshire bull terriers; out if 882 dogs brought in, 350 were of that breed.

In Gravesham, this figure rose to 50 per cent, but in Broadstairs, (more…)

The Great (Dog) Escape

by Darren Jamieson on October 25, 2010

We’ve all seen The Great Escape (and if not, why not?) where British POWs escape from a Nazi prison camp during World War II. The sight of Steve McQueen on that motorbike eluding the Germans is enough to send shivers up the spine of any viewer on a bank holiday weekend.

The Great Escape

However, an Australian man recently re-enacted the Great Escape when he busted his dog out of doggie prison, and fled with the Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross, going on the run.

The dog, named Max, was on death row at the time after being ordered destroyed for (more…)

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