A couple whose dog fled the scene of a car crash are appealing for anyone who has seen her to come forward.
Rebecca Hall and her partner were involved in a collision in Denholme, West Yorkshire, at around 4pm on Sunday evening. The car flipped onto its roof and the windows smashed. Their dog, Ruby, climbed out of the window and ran away.
Anyone with information should contact 07846 920042.
Kate Walby reports on the latest figures for the Yorkshire region showing that 43% more stray dogs have been abandoned in the last year. The Dogs Trust survey says that 12,348 dogs were picked up last year. Kate's report features Amanda Sands from Dogs Trust Leeds and dog warden Abbie Sandham.
Jacob and Julie Pigg explain why they are adopting Sandy the stray from the Dogs Trust.
North Yorkshire Police have arrested five people from South Yorkshire on suspicion of possessing heroin with intent to supply after stopping a vehicle in York.
A car was pulled over by officers on September 16 when officers noticed the windscreen was cracked. Police could smell what they believed to be cannabis so they searched the car. Uncut heroin was discovered.
Two men aged 23 and 26, and a 22-year-old woman, from Sheffield, were arrested and released on bail.
A 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, both from York, were arrested on September 17 in connection with the investigation. They have also been released on bail.
The manager of the Dog Trust Leeds Amanda Sands talks about the increasing number of strays being picked up in the region and the need for responsible dog ownership.
New figures show the number of people wanting to adopt dogs in our region has dropped by 6% since last year.
Animal charities say the situation is becoming critical in many kennels with problems re-homing dogs and more animals coming in. Difficulties rehoming older animals and breeds with a bad reputation are making the situation worse.
- 32% rise in dogs abandoned in first quarter of 2013 compared to 2012.
- Over half of pets whose owners break up are abandoned after couple can't decide who should keep the pet.
- 6% drop in interest in adopting a dog in Yorkshire
- York showed a 20% decrease in interest in adopting a dog.
- Lincoln showed a 15% decrease in interest in adopting a dog.
- Sheffield showed a 8% decrease in interest in adopting a dog.
- Leeds showed a 3% decrease in interest in adopting a dog.
Statistics from DogsBlog.com
New figures show people wanting to adopt dogs have dropped in our region by 6% since last year.
Animal charities say the situation is becoming critical in many kennels with problems re-homing dogs. And some dogs like Biff are proving extra hard to re-home because of his breed.
Other reasons are adding to the problems too though with older dogs and very active dogs finding it hard to get new owners.
But as national dog adoption month kicks off its supporters say there is some hope for dogs like Biff.
Ryan O'Meara from Canine Magazine said: "Last dog adoption month we saw an increase of 227%. Now anything even getting close to that would be fantastic."
A dog rescue centre in North Lincolnshire is holding an open day on Sunday.
The mistreatment of animals in the UK has risen by over a third this year, and Jerry Green Dog Rescue in Broughton, near Brigg, aims to re-home dogs that have been abandoned or neglected.
The open day will include a fun dog show, dog demonstrations, a rescue dog parade, Pooches’ Patisserie (baked treats for dogs), canine massage, Pet Pawtraits - doggy photography - and behavioural advice.
“The day is all about educating the public about rescue dogs and ensuring that people understand how to care for their dog.
“Prospective dog owners must understand key aspects of dog handling including food and nutrition. Caring for a dog is a huge responsibility.”
Open days at the North Lincolnshire centre have always been popular with the public and Jerry Green Dog Rescue is hoping this year’s event will be no different."
Police are urging dog owners not to leave their pets trapped in hot vehicles. The warning comes after police received a number of calls over the weekend from concerned members of the public.