By Ben Leach 7:20AM GMT 13 Jan 2013
LENNOX KILLED. Despite all the work that many people put into this campaign. Lennox tragically had his life taken away on Wednesday 11th July 2012 This was a black day for the many people who had fought long and hard for the release of this poor dog.
Lennox, is a five year old American Bulldog x Labrador. Who was seized by the Belfast City Council Dog Wardens from his family home where he lived with his owners and his pals (other Dogs). Lennox had done nothing wrong. He hadn't attacked anyone, there were no complaints at all registered against him. Amazingly the warrant was actually for a different address.
Rogue 'dog trainer to the stars' who claimed to have worked with Bruce Forsyth's pets is given suspended sentence
Strictly Come Dancing presenter Bruce Forsyth had his reputation 'completely sullied' by a rogue dog trainer who used the star's name to promote his business, a judge has said. Grant Chanin, 49, posted fake endorsements on his dog obedience company's website from Mr Forsyth as well as comedian Bobby Davro and Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher. But a court heard his techniques 'beggared belief' and he even broke the leg of a dog he was supposed to be training.
Dog owners could be required to insure themselves against the risk of their pet attacking someone, it has been announced. Government proposals suggest forcing every dog owner to take out third party insurance and to have their dog microchipped. Ministers are also considering introducing New Dog Control Notices for misbehaving animals.
Canine Compulsive Disorder Gene Identified in Dogs; Shares Family With Recently Targeted Gene for Autism in Humans
ScienceDaily (Jan. 7, 2010) — A canine chromosome 7 locus that confers a high risk of compulsive disorder susceptibility has been identified through a collaboration between the Behavior Service at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the Program in Medical Genetics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Broad Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The findings are published in the January 2010 edition of Molecular Psychiatry.
Animal lovers to beware of internet scams after members of the public paid hundreds of pounds for puppies that never arrived. Bogus sellers asked buyers to pay for the dog's transportation from overseas, said a Suffolk Police spokeswoman. One woman from Rendlesham sent £350 to an address in Africa after she was asked to pay the cost of transport and half the shipping company bill for a Siberian husky puppy she saw online.
Why I'm ashamed to be a vet: a shocking exposé of the profession that puts pets through 'painful and unnecessary treatments to fleece their trusting owners'
For eight years Matthew Watkinson worked as a vet. But are vets really the saints they are made out to be? Here, Matthew, 32, now an author, exposes the uncuddly truth about vets that every animal lover should read. . . Matthew Watkinson says treating family pets has spawned a whole industry