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Lucky escape for puppy after Dorset cliff fall

There's a myth that cats are supposed to have nine lives - but this puppy in Swanage was certainly looking to challenge that.

Molly the dog escaped unscathed despite falling nearly 100ft over Old Harry Rocks in Dorset.

Swanage Coastguard rescue team, Ian and Brian, with Molly Credit: MCA

The Coastguard was called to rescue the Norfolk terrier after her owners reported she had fallen from the cliffs.

On arrival, crews found the owner and about 100 people looking over the cliffs.

Brian, from Swanage Coastguard, keeping an eye on Molly until lifeboat crews arrived Credit: MCA

Crews say she luckily landed softly from the fall - where Poole RNLI safely recovered the dog to the boat. Last night the owners of Molly wrote to thank everyone involved in Molly's rescue.

They say they are fully aware they should have had Molly on the lead and they have joined a growing number of owners who have forgotten the rule.

Molly safely back on solid ground - much to her owner's relief Credit: MCA

Man jailed for cutting off pup's tail

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.

The prison sentence reflects how seriously the court took the suffering caused to the puppy. We have no proof about what was used to dock Jack’s tail, but whether it was a knife or a pair of scissors, he would have been in agony. Cutting through the bone of the tail must have been excruciatingly painful and no attempt at all was made to relieve this pain.Tail docking is such a brutal way to treat a young animal in any case. As well as the pain is causes, it is just completely unnecessary and deprives the animal of their best means of expression and balance.”

– RSPCA Inspector Andrew Kirby


Puppy abandoned in toilet block has found a new home

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."

Heath the 8-week-old cocker spaniel puppy now has a new home Credit: East Hampshire District Council

Eight-week-old puppy abandoned in toilets

The puppy found in the toilets has been named Heath Credit: East Hampshire communications

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."

Vulnerable pup left freezing in Newbury

The four-month-old puppy was abandoned in freezing conditions Credit: Dogs Trust

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.

The puppy is now being looked after by Dogs Trust Credit: Dogs Trust

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."

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Blind pup rescued by Kent animal shelter

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.

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Blind puppy left terrified after she was dumped in Kent park

Belle the puppy was dumped in a park in Kent. Credit: ITV Meridian

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.

The 12-week-old puppy has bundles of energy Credit: ITV Meridian

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.

Puppy stolen from home in Bournemouth

Buddy the 10-week-old Jack Russel puppy Credit: Dorset Police

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.

Appeal to find stolen puppy

Buddy was stolen from his home in Charminster Credit: Dorset Police

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.

Orphan puppy survives brain defect

Itsy the puppy has overcome a brain condition Credit: BlueCross

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.

The puppy is now in the care of the Blue Cross Credit: BlueCross
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