Number of abandoned animals increases in Turkey amid virus

Pet adoption rates have decreased by 90 percent in Turkey, as people have confined themselves to their houses.

While there has been a pet adoption boom in some countries such as the U.S., U.K. and Australia in times of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an opposite trend in Turkey, with much fewer people wanting to adopt pets.

BGN 1000 Fine for an Aggressive Dog without a Muzzle in Bulgaria

From 100 to 1000 levs to increase the penalty for walking an aggressive dog without a muzzle, MPs voted unanimously at first reading the deputies from the agricultural commission in the Parliament. The changes are proposed by GERB and are laid down in the Veterinary Act.

They also provide a fine of BGN 300 for a dog without leash, which is over 5 kilograms.

Farmer jailed for keeping sheep and dogs in 'desperate' conditions

A livestock breeder in eastern Attica was handed a six-month jail sentence on Thursday after being convicted of criminal negligence for failing to provide food and shelter for his sheep and dogs.

Witnesses described the situation on his farm in the region of Plaka in Keratea as "desperate" with starving animals exposed to the elements.

Seeing-eye dogs much more than just a guide for the blind

Ioanna-Maria Gertsou is a psychologist at Aghia Sofia Children's Hospital, co-founder of the Lara Guide Dog School and an activist for people with visual impairments. She has survived some major ordeals during her life, but the one that she experienced earlier this month was among the worst.

Canine Gift From North Korean Leader Kim to South Korea's President Moon Bears Pups

A litter of puppies was born earlier this month by a hunting dog given to South Korean President Moon Jae-in by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and the first photos of the dogs were shared by the South's presidential Blue House on Sunday (Nov 25), reported Channel News Asia.