Category: Pets Paradise

dog owners buy metal collars to deter thieves

<span>Photograph: Fotografixx/Getty Images</span>

Photograph: Fotografixx/Getty Images

A spate of dognapping in recent months has led to growing numbers of owners buying lockable, steel-core collars and leads that cannot be severed by bolt cutters as they walk their pets.

Dog theft has risen as animals available to buy have become scarcer since the pandemic began. The average cost of a puppy doubled to nearly £1,900 last year, and some breeds are worth more than £6,000.

Last week Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot in the chest in Los Angeles and robbed of the singer’s two French bulldogs. Meanwhile, the charity DogLost says that the

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Lady Gaga’s dog-walker shot and bulldogs stolen

Lady Gaga

Gaga is often accompanied by her dogs at award shows and film premieres

Two of Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs were stolen on Wednesday night, after a gunman shot her dog-walker in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

A male suspect fired a semi-automatic handgun at the dog-walker, named in US media reports as Ryan Fischer, before making off with the dogs.

The victim was transported to hospital in an unknown condition, Los Angeles Police confirmed to the BBC.

Lady Gaga has offered a reward for the return of her dogs, Koji and Gustav.

A third bulldog, named Miss Asia ran away and was

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Tighter regulations on pets in public move forward in Golden Valley | Community

The residents of Golden Valley have a lot to say about their pets – especially when it comes to how the animals are controlled. After a public input process with several hundred testimonials, Golden Valley city officials are moving forward with new restrictions on handling pets in public, including leashing and picking up after them.

At its Feb. 16 meeting, the Golden Valley City Council unanimously approved changes to the city’s animal control ordinance, which hasn’t been updated in several decades. The changes will require a second reading to be formally adopted into city code. Mayor Shep Harris said that

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Here’s how to help pets and animals affected by Texas cold

After dangerously cold weather and snowy conditions pummeled parts of the country this week, many are worried about animals and pets that may be in need of help.

In Texas, millions of people were without power for several days as temperatures dropped below freezing. According to NBC News, 43 deaths have been linked to the icy weather, with the majority of those deaths occurring in Texas. While power has been restored to the majority of those in need, other complications, like water supply issues and supply chain concerns, still pose a problem.

Many local animal groups have put out information

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Pets are dying in Texas freeze as owners dump them outdoors in sub-zero temperatures

&lt;p&gt;A Waco, Texas, resident clears snow from his driveway alongside his dog on February 17, 2021 as severe winter weather conditions over the last few days has forced road closures and power outages over the state.&lt;/p&gt; (AFP Via Getty)

A Waco, Texas, resident clears snow from his driveway alongside his dog on February 17, 2021 as severe winter weather conditions over the last few days has forced road closures and power outages over the state.

(AFP Via Getty)

Animals have been hit hard as winter storms continued to wreak havoc across the US and care groups scrambled to respond to calls of abandoned pets in brutal below-freezing temperatures.

Authorities across Houston, Texas, along with investigators, have been responding to a number of calls from residents regarding pet dogs and cats struggling on the streets for days without food and

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