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27-year-old woman dies after attack by dogs

A 27-year-old woman has died after she was attacked by dogs, police said.

Emma Bennett died after suffering serious dog bite injuries in an incident at a house in Dawlish Avenue, Osmondthorpe on Monday.

Two dogs were seized following the incident and police enquiries remain on-going.

Officers would like to speak to anybody who has information about the incident and the dogs involved. Anyone who has information should contact Protective Services at West Yorkshire Police on 101.

Pet owners warned over deadly beach fat

Pet owners are being warned about globules of fat washed up on beaches after a dog fell seriously ill after eating some and had to be put to sleep.

Bright white lumps of decomposing fat, looking like snowballs, have been washing up in small quantities along the Welsh coast for at least a fortnight.

There have also been reports of cases along the Cornish coast.

Experts think Atlantic storms could have washed it over to the UK or passing ships dumped it at sea.

While posing no risk to people the fat can cause potentially serious problems for dogs whose digestive systems are unable to cope.

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Face off: Siberia's best in show take to the stage

A range of breeds were primped and primed for the ZooWorld dog show in Siberia today.

Khas, a one-year-old Central Asian shepherd dog, smells Lesya, an adult long-haired rabbit dachshund Credit: Reuters
Lyalya, a Shih Tzu dog, is groomed by her trainer before taking part.
Lyalya, a Shih Tzu dog, is groomed by her trainer before facing her canine competition. Credit: Reuters
An Afghan Hound with an exceptionally curly tale takes part in the dog show.
An Afghan Hound with an exceptionally curly tale takes part in the dog show. Credit: Reuters

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Government plans tougher sentences for dog attacks

The Environment Secretary announced plans to increase the maximum prison sentence for dog owners whose pet is involved in a fatal attack. Credit: PA Wire

The Government plans to increase the maximum prison sentence for dog owners whose pet is involved in a fatal attack to 14 years, the Environment Secretary said.

Owen Paterson said the Government also proposes raising the penalty for the owner of a dog which causes injury to a victim to five years.

In a written ministerial statement, he said there would be a maximum three-year sentence if a guide dog is killed or injured by a dangerous dog.

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Man jailed for shooting dog and battering it with spade

A man has been jailed after he left his dog to die in a ditch after shooting it six times and hitting the animal with a shovel.

Marc Turnbull shot cross-breed Rocky five times in the head and hit it with a shovel in an attempt to kill the dog.

The 38-year-old, from Northampton, claimed inflicting the injuries was his only option after he failed to find another home for the dog.

Magistrates heard Turnbull shot the dog with an air rifle, battered him with a spade and left the dog in a ditch on the A5 near Weedon, Northamptonshire, on April 21 this year.

Turnbull, who was traced due to the dog being microchipped, admitted three charges of causing unnecessary suffering to Rocky.

He was jailed for 20 weeks at Northampton Magistrates' Court on Tuesday. Rocky survived his injuries and has since been rehomed by the RSPCA.

English bulldogs show off their skateboarding skills

A group of English bulldogs have been practicing their skateboarding skills in Lima, Peru.

With a little help from their owners, Otto, Biuf and Benito meet every Saturday in a nearby car park to practice their skateboarding.

One-year-old Biuf learnt how to skateboard under the guidance of owner and practice coordinator Ivan Juscamaita.

Mr Juscamaita has said he now plans to formally open a skateboarding school for dogs and to use the profits to help dog shelters.

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