Dog Owners Warned After Stray Was Attacked To Death In Birkirkara

  On Monday, a Birkirkara resident took to Facebook to report that a stray dog was horrifically attacked to death near the HSBC ATM at Triq it-Torri.     The local resident, James Galea, told 89.7 Bay that at around 11pm last night, he stopped by the HSBC ATM on his way home. As he […]

Maltese terrier named Valletta becomes an opera star

Could a Maltese terrier named Valletta be the next Paw-varotti? The three-year-old pooch could give the Italian tenor a run for his money when she stars in La Bohème this week. Valletta will play singer Musetta’s trusty dog in the production in the English seaside resort of Brighton. Her owner Orla O’Hagan told the Brighton […]

Maltese warned against buying pets as Christmas presents

People in Malta and Gozo have been warned against buying pets as presents this Christmas. The public have been urged to consider the commitment of caring for an animal long-term. A spokesman for Animal Welfare Gozo said: ‘Each year we see unwanted animals that were given as gifts. ‘People should consider the commitment they are making […]

Scamp the Tramp is crowned the world’s ugliest dog

Scamp the Tramp’s looks have made him a winner – but it wasn’t a beauty contest. The scruffy-haired, bug-eyed pooch took the top prize at the 31st annual World’s Ugliest Dog contest in California. His owner Yvonne Morones won $1,500 in cash, another $1,500 to donate to an animal charity of her choice, and lots […]

Dogs evolved ‘sad puppy eyes’ to appeal to humans

Dogs have evolved their ‘sad eyes’ expression in order to help endear them to humans, a study has found. Scientists compared the anatomy and behaviour of dogs and wolves. Their findings suggest the facial structure of dogs changed over thousands of years specifically to enable them to communicate with humans. A University of Portsmouth spokesman […]

Real estate agency saves Maltese pets in need

Maltese businesses are well-known for their generosity by helping charities and good causes at home and abroad. Some donate clothes, food, books or even manpower to help those in need. But one Maltese company has started doing something extra special –  helping our four-legged friends. Real estate firm Ben Estates has pledged to make a […]

Malta’s most adorable puppies need loving homes

Malta’s most adorable puppies will soon be searching for loving homes. The five little dogs are to be offered for adoption after being found abandoned in a cardboard box. The pups were spotted by a walker on Sunday morning after they were dumped in the Maltese countryside. They were taken to the animal rescue hospital […]