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Sheep has ears bitten off during dog attack

One of the sheep had its ears bitten off during the attack.

Two sheep have been seriously injured during a dog attack on a farm in Crick.

The incident, which happened sometime between 6.15pm and 6.45pm on Saturday, October 25, saw one of the animals have its ears bitten off by the dogs.

Another sheep was also seriously injured in the attack, which is believed to have been carried out by two lurcher-type dogs.

It is believed that two men took the dogs into the field and officers investigating the attack are keen to trace them.

It is an offence for a dog to worry livestock and both the owner of a dog and the person in charge of it if they are not the owner, can be prosecuted.

Anyone with any information about this incident, or who has been a victim of livestock worrying, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Pregnant cow's head stuck in wall for several hours

A pregnant cow, which became stuck in a wall in Skegness, has been freed by firefighters in Lincolnshire.

Credit: Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service
Crews had to use heavy breaking equipment Credit: Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service

The animal which was trapped for several hours had to be sedated before Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue service used heavy breaking equipment to get it out of the opening of a wartime pillbox.

Cow was assisted by Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Credit: Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service
Cow was trapped for several hours Credit: Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue Service

It is now said to have fully recovered from the ordeal.

Heartbroken dog needs a home after owner's death

Bruno, whose owner recently died Credit: Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre

An animal centre in Derby is appealing for a lovely new home for a heartbroken resident called Bruno.

The 12-year-old Staffy arrived at the Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre when his owner passed away.

Staff at the rehoming centre say Bruno is very attached to people and has plenty of energy for an older dog. Ideally, he would suit owners who will be able to spend most of the day with him and take him out for walks.

The animal centre would love to hear from pet lovers who think they fit the bill and recommend a visit to meet the loveable pooch in person.

Bruno spontaneously shows his affection for staff at the dog's home Credit: Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre

"Bruno doesn't understand that his owner has died, so he's very stressed. "Kennels are no place for older dogs and what Bruno really deserves is a home where he can live out the rest of his days in comfort and happiness".

– Leanne Manchester from Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre

West Midlands Police's soon-to-be puppy recruits

Trev, Ted, Tyler, Topsey, Trotter and Turvey Credit: SWNS

Trev, Ted, Tyler, Topsey, Trotter and Turvey are soon to be trained by West Midlands Police to help catch some of the toughest criminals in the region.

The seven-week-old Springer-Cocker Spaniel cross pups - known as Sprockers - were born last month.

They were born in August Credit: SWNS

They will be looked after until they are a year old, before beginning an eight week training programme to become specialist search or sniffer dogs.

“After their time with the puppy walkers, they’ll go on an eight-week course to develop their search instincts.

They’ll complete searches in buildings, streets, open spaces and vehicles with a view to becoming either a drugs sniffer dog or specialist search dog, depending on what they show an aptitude for.

But for now, it’s important they’re just allowed to be pups and have fun developing in a happy environment, without any fears.

Anyone over 18, who would normally be at home during the day to look after the pups can apply.

We’re also looking for puppy walkers as we’re quite low on numbers at the moment and could really do with some more volunteers."

– Dave Raymond, breed scheme manager at the force's dog unit
The pups Credit: SWNS

£1 million appeal to build new RSPCA veterinary suite

A dog at an RSPCA waiting room Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

RSCPA Leicestershire has launched the biggest appeal in its history to build a new veterinary suite.

The £1 million scheme was launched at Leicester's Woodside Animal Centre where it will be built.

The Care 4 Paws appeal will allow animals to remain on site for treatment instead of having to be transported around the region.

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