It’s been quite a week in the doggy world with highs and lows a-plenty. Catch up on some of the moments that made us smile, and some that made us mad; it’s this week’s Scoop.
Dog thefts on the rise in the UK
Woeful statistics released this week reveal that the numbers of dog thefts in the UK have risen by 22.3% in the last couple of years.
Thieves largely target breeds that can fetch a higher price in the puppy trade. Here’s our more detailed report with all you need to know.
Yulin’s infamous, barbaric ‘festival’
At first glance the above image might look like a charming street food scene. Far from it. In this southern region of China, thousands of dogs are stolen and slaughtered annually in preparation for YuLin dog meat festival. We covered YuLin – including how to join petitions against it – earlier this week [link].
And now for some news that made us smile…
Canadian dogs make a big splash
14 Retrievers were given a fun-filled day out messing about by (and in) the river by Pooch Pack Adventures [link], a dog walking service based in Nanaimo, Canada. They provide off-leash outdoor fun including mountain hiking and river swimming to promote healthy, happy and sociable dogs.
Watch this posse of pooches deciding whether to take the plunge… will he, won’t he?
‘We missed you. So. Much.’
Who could resist such devotion? PC Marc Richardson received a warm welcome from police dogs Dutch and Bailey. Adorable! Especially Dutch’s jumping hugs, and Bailey’s ‘I-can’t-stand-still-I’m-so-excited-you’re-back’ routine. It’s a lovely reminder for dog lovers of why we love our pups so much.