A stray dog rescued from the streets of a Romanian city is to have three bionic paws fitted. Thousands of pounds will need to be raised.
The RSPCA is urging dog owners to take extra care of their pets during spells of hot weather.
Boot the Labrador prefers a swim in a lake to a walk in the park
Cumbria Police introduced their newest four-legged recruits in the fight against crime today
Over the next few months, three young puppies will be trained up to become fully-fledged police dogs, before heading out on the beat to get their teeth into the new job.
Finola Miles has been to see them - watch her full report below.
Cumbria Police has taken on three new recruits, in the form of German Shepherd puppies.
The eight-week-old puppies have have been donated from the dog breeding programme at the Isle of Man Constabulary.
They will be trained up to join the 12 general purpose dogs and 14 drugs dogs already fighting crime in Cumbria.
Over the next twelve months, the new recruits will work alongside their handlers to form a bond, socialise with a diverse range of people and gain experience in a variety of environments and locations.
A Cumbrian couple are trying to raise thousands of pounds to help a one legged dog rescued from Romania.
The dog, called Glory, has been brought 2,000 miles from Bacau to Brampton to start a new life.
Vanessa and Roger Bamkin now need to find more than three thousand pounds for an artificial paw for Glory's back leg and a wheeled trolley for her missing front legs.
Glory was a street dog who was badly abused. She's now settling in with the Bamkin's three other dogs Poppy, Basil and Padraig.
See the full story on Lookaround at 6.00 tonight.
A 45-year-old Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sufferer from Cumbria says that the help she receives from her support dog has changed her life.
Grainne O'Connor, from Kirkby Stephen, was diagnosed with the incurable neurological condition in 2012 and now has very little feeling left in her hands.
Last year Mrs O'Connor was put in touch with "Support Dogs", a national charity who train dogs to help sufferers of various diseases, including epilepsy and MS.
Tori, a black labrador, was given special training to help assist Grainne with a number of everyday tasks, including opening doors, using the tv remote and emptying the washing machine.
Mrs O'Connor said:
"She is trained to pick up anything I ask her to and bring it to me.
"It doesn't matter how many times I drop things she gets it and brings it to me with a waggy tail, looking very pleased with how clever she is."
Firefighters were called out to rescue a dog that had got trapped under a shed in Langholm this morning.
The dog was rescued from a backgarden in Henry Street using specialist equipment.
It is not reported to have come to any harm.
One of Scotland's only working fire dogs and his owner will go to Holyrood to urge the government to use dogs as an integral part of Scotland's fire & rescue service. Billy and his handler Duncan Carmichael, from Dumfriesshire have provided security for the Pope, Bruce Springsteen, and U2.
– Duncan Carmichael
"Billy could be a fantastic asset to the new Scottish Fire and Rescue service when it comes into being. Within seconds, he can sniff out accelerants at fire scenes - something which is crucial to investigating whether a blaze has been deliberately started or not. Using him would save on manpower and therefore money and also mean that investigators could get to the bottom of how a fire started quickly and efficiently."
They will meet Roseanna Cunningham, the Minister for Community Services and Legal Affairs, and is responsible for Scotland's fire services.
Duncan will press the case for greater use of fire investigation dogs, which can sniff out within seconds accelerants used to deliberately start blazes.
– Duncan Carmichael
"I really feel that we could be of huge use to the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service when it takes over from existing provision next year, and I wanted to get that message over to MSPs and the Minister,
"People really are astonished when they see just how effective he is. Dogs like Billy are massively useful. They can detect objects exposed to the smallest traces of accelerants such as lighter fuel used to start fires - and that includes clothing which has been worn by the criminals involved."
He explains there are 19 fire and rescue services in England using the dogs, but only three in Scotland.
Wearing specially designed red 'boots' to shield his feet from debris, he can sniff out a cigarette lighter in the middle of a field, and pick up traces of accelerants a week after the blaze.
– Duncan Carmichael
"I'm keen to promote what we can offer by visiting schools with Billy. Not only are the youngsters fascinated - they learn that if they start a fire deliberately, then Billy can identify them. That makes them think twice about wilful fire raising, - something which can be a real problem when kids are bored during school holidays. That in turn means fewer deliberate blazes, less danger to the public and less inconvenience and cost."