The RSPCA is appealing after a terrified young puppy was left tied to a tree and surrounded by mud.
The five-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross, who has now been called Heidi, was spotted by a group of people as they were walking their dog in Creech St Michael.
The group spotted a young man running away down the canal path, and shortly after heard the sound of a distressed dog and went to investigate.
They found the abandoned pooch near 20-acre field at around 7.30am on January 15.
Underweight and frightened Heidi was taken to the RSPCA’s West Hatch animal centre where she was given shelter.
The RSPCA have now launched an investigation into the incident.
Police are appealing for information about a missing 10-week-old Shih Tzu puppy in Bridgwater.
The female puppy, called Sooty, is believed to have escaped from its owner’s home in the Turner Road area of the town on Friday 13 November.
A witness has said they found the puppy near Old Taunton Road between 9.30am and 10am the same day, but gave it to two men walking with a whippet-type dog to look after until the owner could be traced.
The puppy has not been handed into the police, any local vets or the RSPCA.
Sooty isn’t micro-chipped but has a distinctive birth defect – her ribs are not in alignment and stick out more at the back.
An animal charity says there's a been a significant drop in the number of homes they've been able to find for stray dogs.
They're so desperate to find an owner for one of their charges that they've made a video about him.
Murdoch the lurcher was abandoned as a puppy. He has now been looked after by the charity near Bath for a year. But despite his loveable ways, no-one has taken him in.
You can find out more about the charity, Greyhound Rescue West of England, here.
And you can watch the video here:
Last week we told viewers about Jasper the depressed rescue dog.
He's been without a permanent home for so long that sometimes he's too depressed to get out of bed.
Since we featured Jasper on our programme, staff at his animal rehoming centre near Chard say they've had nearly 600 enquiries about taking him in.
The Springer Spaniel has been at the centre for six months but will hopefully now have a new owner very soon.
Staff at a greyhound rescue charity near Bath say they desperately need a home for one their most loved dogs.
Murdoch, a three year old lurcher, was found abandoned as a puppy.
He's been at the centre for 12 months, but no one has taken him in.
The charity says there's been a significant drop in the amount of dogs being re-homed.
Fox, a five month old Chihuahua cross puppy who was taken from Bristol Dogs and Cats Home during the early hours of Sunday, 20 September has been returned to the centre.
Staff believe her safe return is down to the power of Social Media.
A five month old Chihuahua cross puppy has been stolen from Bristol Dogs and Cats Home during the early hours of Sunday, 20 September.
Staff at the Bristol rescue centre feared the young female dog, named Fox, may have been stolen to be used for breeding, although she has only just been spayed.
Fox was stolen during the night and police are investigating.
Jodie Hayward, the centre’s manager said that, despite the charity being staffed 24/7 the robbery had been a highly skilled operation. She said they used professional tools and knew which kennel she was in.
If anybody has any information about where Fox could be, they can contact Avon and Somerset Police on 101 quoting reference 318 of 20 September 2015.
Bristol Dogs and Cats Home has taken one of their homeless dogs on an extra special long walk to try to get her adopted.
Staffordshire bull terrier Anne has been with the charity for the last eight months. So they've taken the three year-old to visit all 70 of the Shaun in the City sculptures around Bristol to help her find a "forever home."
We sent our "lead" correspondent Matthias Kurth to find out more.
Avon and Somerset Police were forced to break into a car after spotting a dog had been locked in.
The pooch was seized from a car in Patchway and cops took to Twitter to warn other owners against the perils of pets in hot cars.