Tag: Death

RSPCA calls for glue trap ban following death of cat who got stuck in four of them

RSPCA Inspector Nicole Broster said: “This poor cat was in an extreme amount of pain from his horrific injuries and he was very scared and frightened.

“This is the worst glue trap incident I have ever seen and dealt with.”

Miles was taken to the RSPCA Harmsworth Hospital for treatment and to have the traps removed, but after his condition deteriorated rapidly he was put to sleep.

On top of his extensive injuries, it is thought the cat may have ingested some of the glue while trying to free himself.

Ms Broster added: “I find the use of glue traps

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Janis Rafa on the Fragile Boundary Between Life and Death in Feature Debut ‘Kala Azar’

Dating back to her childhood in Greece, first-time director Janis Rafa has spent the better part of her life contemplating death. The title of her feature-length debut, “Kala Azar,” takes its name from the parasitic disease that swept through the country in the 1990s, ravaging the animal population. In Rafa’s childhood home, which included both domesticated animals and strays the family had taken in, her father served as an erstwhile gravedigger, burying pets that had been claimed by the disease, or accidents, or natural causes.

Echoes of that arresting memory resurface years later in “Kala Azar,” which centers on a

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Reese Witherspoon’s Daughter Ava Phillippe Introduces Her New Puppy After Their Family Dog’s Death

Reese Witherspoon‘s family just got a bit bigger…and more barky!

On Oct. 25, Ava Phillippe, Reese’s 21-year-old daughter, shared that she brought a new dog home, shortly after the family lost their beloved French bulldog Pepper.

“The day we lost Pepper just so happened to be the day I brought this sweet boy home with me,” Ava explained in her Instagram post. “This is Benji! He’s from the @bestfriendsanimalsociety sanctuary in Southern Utah and is a dream of a rescue dog. He loves to cuddle and meet new friends (human & canine) and has quickly adjusted to life

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Dog owner charged after woman mauled to death by animals

A South Carolina dog owner whose pets fatally mauled a woman has been charged in her death, authorities said.

Jeffery Sullivan was arrested Friday after the body of 32-year-old Jacqueline Nicole Robinson was found last week in the yard of a Gray Court home, news station WYFF reported.

Deputies determined that Robinson was killed by a pack of dogs, which were removed from neighboring premises.

They later identified Sullivan as the owner of the three dogs responsible for killing her, news station WHNS reported. No details were released about the canines’ breeds.

Sullivan now faces charges for involuntary manslaughter and

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As death toll mounts, volunteers brave Oregon wildfires to rescue stranded livestock

Volunteers struggle to gather sheep for rescue near Colton, Ore., in the Riverside wildfire south of Portland. <span class="copyright">(Richard Read / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Volunteers struggle to gather sheep for rescue near Colton, Ore., in the Riverside wildfire south of Portland. (Richard Read / Los Angeles Times)

The plea for help appeared on Facebook just after noon: Dozens of animals were trapped on a farm outside the Oregon town of Colton. A wildfire was closing in.

Suzi Cloutier jumped into her pickup and headed south, towing a horse trailer.

As director of an animal sanctuary outside Portland, Cloutier has been on high alert amid some of the worst wildfires in Oregon history.

She sped past barricades near Colton, 30 miles south of Portland on

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