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Dog stolen, doused in petrol and set on fire

A severely injured dog that was doused in petrol and set on fire after being stolen has been put to sleep, her owner has confirmed.

Detectives described the "horrific" and "targeted" attack as part of a "ongoing dispute" and have arrested a man.


Powys osprey found dead on north Wales beach

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death of an osprey from Powys which was found dead on a beach in north Wales.

Police say the bird from the Dyfi Osprey Project in Machynlleth was discovered on Criccieth beach in Gwynedd shortly before 6pm on Tuesday July 26.


North East firefighters save almost 200 animals a year from emergency situations

Firefighters in the North East of England have been called out to rescue nearly 200 animals such as cats stuck up trees and farm animals trapped in water or mud.

In 2020-21 firefighters were called out to save 198 animals from a variety of predicaments, which is a 4 per cent increase on 190 the previous year, but lower than 213 in 2018-19.


Dudley Zoo: Second Bournean Orangutan born

Dudley Zoo have announced the birth of a second critically endangered Bornean orangutan at DZC within four weeks!

Eleven-year-old Sprout gave birth over the weekend, but unfortunately as an inexperienced mum has found first-time motherhood a little bit tough.