In an annual survey taken among local authorities in the UK, 2,463 stray dogs were put to sleep between April 2015 and March 2016.Read the full story ›
More than 700 stray dogs have been picked up this year in Cumbria and the south of Scotland, according to new figures from the Dogs Trust charity.
484 of those dogs have been reunited with their owners, but the rest were unclaimed.
The Dogs Trust is reminding people to update their dog's microchip details, when moving house or changing numbers, so that they can easily be found.
1 in 8 of these unclaimed dogs are believed to be beloved pets who have found themselves in kennels, facing the threat of destruction if they are not collected - because owners haven't updated their dogs microchip details.
Vets are warning would-be dog owners to think twice before buying 'flat-faced' breeds.
The British Veterinary Association says the dogs can suffer from wide ranging health problems and need to be closely monitored.
Paul Crone meets Harold the pug, and gets some sound advice from a Cumbrian vet:
A new purpose built animal rescue centre is opening at Moorlands Head farm in Newbiggin, Temple Sowerby.
The Eden Animal Rescue will now be one of the largest animal shelters in Cumbria, with the capacity to care for 20 dogs, 50 cats and 16 small animals.
The rescue centre has relocated from it's former base at Shap, with the conversion costs topping £300,000.
This rare little guy has been spotted in Scotland and now we're on a mission to find one. But, 60% of people don't know what it is - do you?Read the full story ›
Almost one in three dogs across the UK were found to have ticks during random checks of pets, in the largest survey of its kind.Read the full story ›
A small group of Fallow deer were spotted grazing in a garden at the weekend, in the village of Minnigaff in Dumfries and Galloway.
Fallow deer were thought to be introduced by the Norman's in the 11th century and are common across the south of Scotland.
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Police are investigating after a sheep was found dead in a field in Longtown following a brutal attack.
The ewe had been mutilated with a sharp weapon. The farmer made the discover on Friday in the Netherby Road area of the town.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police.
The Moffat Sheep Races are now in their fifth year. 30 sheep will be competing over 5 races.Read the full story ›
It's one of South-West Scotland's most famous exports, and this week farmers and breeders from across the world are in the south of Scotland to learn more about Galloway Cattle.
Today they've been visiting a farm near Newton Stewart, which is home to one of the earliest breeds.
Lori Carnochan has this report.