Cops in Argentina rescued dozens of mistreated dachshunds kept crowded together at an illegal puppy farm.
China's dog and cat meat trade relies heavily on the illegal activity of animal stealing to sustain itself.
"It was horrifying to see so many dogs in such an appalling state, it was like a truck from hell for these poor animals," said Chinese activist Lin Xiong.
Temperatures have soared this week across vast swathes of the U.S. amid a heat wave that has broken records in several locations.
Little Ricky was saved from a "horrible" slaughterhouse in 2015 ahead of the annual festival in China, during which thousands of dogs are killed for their meat.
It is estimated that around 10 million dogs are killed for their meat every year in China, although only a small portion of the population consume this food.
"Cruelty and suffering exist at every part of this trade," Peter Li, the Humane Society International's China policy expert, told Newsweek.
The Florida Keys fisherman has been charged with animal cruelty.
The festival in southern China's Guangxi province was launched more than a decade ago, but local and international activists are calling for it to be blocked.
One dog was fatally shot and the other was later euthanized due to the severity of the gunshot wound allegedly left by 23-year-old Krystoff Leanthony Joseph Irving.
"It's appalling and it's heartbreaking," said a sheriff. "This is someone who was entrusted by the community to care for these animals."
Footage of the black cat drenched in dairy sparked delight among pet fans—but not everyone was impressed.
Police say the woman left a Goldendoodle, two 12-week-old Goldendoodle puppies, and a two year old Boxer in the car.
Krista Magnifico spent weeks with Ukrainian animal rescue shelter, Breaking the Chains, treating animals found injured and abandoned amid the war.
The owner said his Great Pyrenees appeared with the injury while roaming his Alabama mini farm.
Tiffany received emergency treatment for her injuries and is now being fostered by the "good Samaritans" who found her.
"I hope she's banned for life from owning a pet in the future," one user commented.
Cromwell denounced Starbucks' up-charge for vegan milk, calling the issue harmful to the environment and discriminatory towards certain customers.
The bodies of a headless chicken and goat were found at an intersection in Houston, Texas.
"You are now a Disney princess," said one viewer after seeing the pigeon sitting on the woman's shoulder.
Huge numbers of "excess" animals, which are never used in experiments, are killed in the process of breeding creatures for medical research.
"Rest in Peace sweet Sunny. We wish we could have got to you sooner," the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County said.
The facility's manager was accused of abusing numerous puppies and dogs as well as having them shot when they were no longer deemed "viable for the business."
The video shows a man in Greece luring two cats to the edge of the water with a piece of food, and kicking one into the sea.
"We're devastated and heartbroken," Christina Jackson, manager of Twisted Anchor Tattoo, said Friday to Newsweek.
Lovebug came into the vet's covered in open wounds—but as the clip shows, she never lost her affectionate spirit.
One man has been arrested after the bear was trapped under the wheel of a tractor and tied to an earth mover.
According to one website, each year over 10 million animals are killed in the U.S. alone as the result of abuse, with one animal suffering abuse each minute.
The bird was found critically injured in Arlington, with the blow dart still lodged in its back.