Animal rights activists mounted a protest outside Owlerton Stadium in Hillsborough to call for an end to greyhound racing. Organisers of the demonstration said the group were seeking to raise awareness of the mistreatment of greyhounds in the sport including the disappearance or killing of thousands of dogs every year. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Theatres invited dog owners of South Yorkshire to bring their pooches to Meadowhall to pawdition for the role of Rugus in the forthcoming Legally Blonde theatre production. After a tense and fiercely contested showing, the overall winner was Ned, a gentle red and white bulldog, who will tread the boards later this year in his stage debut. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!
Owners of dogs and cats are being advised to keep their pets indoors and away from fireworks during bonfire night. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Cat Henstridge of Peak Vets.
No dog should be left alone with a child, according Mavis Goodrich, founder of Sheffield Dog Rescue, following recent deaths from dog attacks in Huddersfield and Essex. Three year old Dexter Neal of Essex was attacked by an American bulldog on Thursday afternoon and died from his injuries. Dexter Neal’s death comes just days after fifty two year old David Ellam was attacked and killed by a dog in Huddersfield.The Dangerous Dog Acts of 2001 highlighted four banned breeds of dog including the Pit Bull Terrier, the Fila Brasiliero, the Dogo Argentino and the Japanese Tosa. Goodrich who founded the Sheffield Dog Rescue charity over thirty years ago believes more needs to be done to ensure that all dogs are provided with loving and caring owners and that no breed of dog should be assumed to safe to be left with a child alone. Interview by Sheffield Live! report Simon Thake.
This week at Jolleys Pet Store at Meadowhall Retail Park, Finding Furever Homes were there looking for donations, they directly support the smaller, privately run shelters where dedicated individuals take a huge amount of time and effort to rescue dogs from the pounds and prevent them being put to sleep.