A man from Uckfield has been jailed for 12 weeks after he cut off an eight-week-old puppy's tail.
Walter Doe, who is 24 years old, from Campbell Close in Uckfield was also banned from keeping all animals for 10 years.
The RSPCA were called in July last year and found the Jack Russell puppy with a bandage around his tail and in obvious pain.
The vet said the wound was very clean-cut wound and must have been made with a sharp tool.
After being abandoned in a toilet block in Petersfield, Heath the cocker-spaniel puppy has been re-homed!
The 8-week-old puppy was found near a public toilet block on Petersfield Heath on the 10th January.
The picture of the adorable puppy, which was placed on East Hampshire District Council's website and social media sites, attracted more than 15,500 views and the dog warden team were inundated with calls with families wanting to re-home him.
He has now been placed with a loving family in East Hampshire, who is an experienced dog owner and who has fostered rescue dogs in the past.
Dave Griffiths, EHDC dog warden said, "We would like to thank everyone for their interest in Heath, he certainly has attracted a lot of attention.
"We are very careful to match up dogs with suitable owners and we are lucky to have found such an experienced dog owner to take him in."
A young puppy has been found near public toilets in Petersfield, Hampshire on Friday 10th January by a local resident.
The puppy was sniffed by a resident's dog from behind a bin and then ran into the toilet block where it was left with a towel for the dog to lay on.
The puppy, who has been named Heath, has been checked by local vets and found to be in good health and is believed to be an eight to ten-week-old male Cocker Spaniel type.
Animal Welfare Officer Dave Griffiths from East Hampshire District Council said: “Sadly it seems that this little puppy was abandoned at the public toilets on Petersfield Heath by a person who no longer wanted him."
A four-month-old pup has been rescued in Berkshire after he was found starving and freezing.
Dogs Trust's slogan 'A dog is for life, not just for Christmas' is being put into practice as they are hoping to rehome the puppy.
He was found as a stray and brought to the charity’s rehoming centre in Newbury, where is recovering after vets operated to pin his broken leg.
Jenny Hopkins, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Newbury, said: "We’d really like to see him in a home as soon as possible so we’re appealing to anyone who thinks they can offer Jingle a home to call Dogs Trust Newbury directly."
12-week-old blind puppy Belle was abandoned in a Kent park. A member of the public brought her to Happy Endings animal centre in Faversham.
The animal centre says that this time of year is especially busy but it is crucial the pup gets the medical attention she needs. David Johns speaks to Kate Arrowsmith, Vet; Chris Johns, Animal Sanctuary Founder; and Liz Vallance, Animal Fosterer.
Visit www.happyendingsrescue.org for more information or call 01795 530371
12-week-old puppy Belle was left by her owners in a park despite being blind in both eyes.
Luckily, she was rescued by who animal lovers and taken to Happy Endings Animal Rescue in Faversham to recover.
At the moment the cute pup is living with a foster mum to be trained before the search for a long-term home begins.
The animal charity is currently raising funds in order to treat the puppy as well as feed the other animals at the centre.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a 10-week-old puppy was stolen from a home in Bournemouth.
Buddy, the Jack Russell puppy, was taken when offenders forced their way into a property on Richmond Park Road in Charminster.
As well as taking Buddy, two bicycles, a laptop and various games consoles were taken too.
The puppy is described as white all over with a black patch over his right eye.
Detective Constable Rachel Vallins of Bournemouth Police said, "He is very young and vulnerable and requires special care so it is vital he is returned safe and well.
"The owners have been left distraught at the loss of their puppy and other belongings, and we are extremely keen to reunite them with everything that was taken."
Witnesses with information should contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 21:236.
Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses after a puppy was stolen during a burglary in the Charminster area of the town.
It's believed to have happened sometime between 12.50pm and 2.45pm on Thursday 21st November at a house on Richmond Park Road.
The offenders forced entry into the property and made an untidy search inside before making off with the puppy, two bicycles, a laptop computer and various games consoles.
The dog is a 10-week old Jack Russell called Buddy, described as white all over with a black patch over his right eye.
No arrests have been made.
Little Itsy was told she wasn't going to live, but now the eight-week-old pup is being nursed back to health by Blue Cross animal hospital.
The chihuahua crossbreed came from an unwanted litter and had to battle a condition which affects her brain.
The team at Blue Cross foster home have now restored her to health and she is on the lookout for a new home.
ITV Meridian will follow the progress of police dogs through their training regime at Surrey Police.
The puppies are today being selected through temperament and behaviour to become part of the police force.