A brutal dog owner was caught kicking his Jack Russell in the street in front of horrified passers-by.
In a shocking video, a man is seen kicking his small brown-and-white dog in Toxteth, Liverpool, sending him flying into the air.
The terrified animal appears to try to run away but is pulled back by his lead.
The incident is believed to have happened around 4.20pm on Wednesday, near the Tesco in Toxteth.
An RSPCA spokesman said: 'The RSPCA was made aware yesterday evening of footage circulating on social media which showed a man kicking a dog in a street in Liverpool.
'We are assisting Merseyside police in their investigations. We urge anyone who has any information to contact the police on 101, or the RSPCA’s appeals line on 0300 123 8018.'
A family has settled a lawsuit against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for taking a girl's unattended dog and euthanizing it.
The agreement was confirmed Wednesday by PETA and the family's attorney.
The settlement dims what could have been a very public spotlight on the international animal rights organization and its controversial animal shelter in Virginia.
FROM MIRROR ONLINE - A baby dolphin has died after sunbathers reportedly pulled it from the sea and posed for selfies with it on a packed tourist beach.
The small female, still of breastfeeding age, lost its mother and became stranded in shallow waters off the coast of southern Spain.
Holidaymakers allegedly took it out of the water, before stroking it and passing it round for pictures on the beach in Mojacar last week.
Children were seen accidentally covering the creature's blowhole as they joined the crowds gathering around to photograph and touch it.
Marine conservationists raced to the scene at the seaside resort in Almería province, which is popular with British ex-pats and tourists.
WARNING, CONTAINS SCENES YOU MAY FIND DISTRESSING: In horrifying footage, posted to Instagram, the two thugs repeatedly throw the tiny kitten against a wall and kick it
A defenceless kitten was brutally tortured by two teenage girls who hurled it against the wall.
In horrifying footage, posted to Instagram, the two thugs repeatedly throw the tiny kitten against a wall and kick it during the attack in an abandoned building.
The terrified animal desperately tries to flee but the girls catch it each time and continue their torture.
One of the teenagers even gets her seven-year-old sister to join in the gruesome abuse and even praises her when she hurls it against the wall and kicks it.
At one point in the sickening clip, the girls seem to think they have killed the kitten as it lies on the ground motionless and with blood pouring from its mouth.
Amazingly, the cat survived and was treated by vets for serious head injuries and a broken leg.
It is now receiving round-the-clock care.
The injured kitten was found by other children who saw the appalling broadcast on Instagram and rushed to the abandoned building in Kinel, Samara region, in Russia,
Locals reported it to police who are speaking to the young girl and her mother.
The identity of the other teenager involved in the case is not known.
The young girl's mum said: "I am shocked with this horror, like everyone else.
"Do you think it is easy for me now to stay at work when I am appalled with what my daughter had done?
"I do not approve of what she inflicted on the kitten but I will protect her. She is my child, it could have happened to anyone."
The girls involved have a family cat and the youngest girl is said to "love it and takes care of it".
Her mum said: "I cannot understand where such cruelty comes from. We have been called to report to the police."
The family were also fostering another cat called Judy - and an animal shelter has removed it.
Villager Gao Baiqi, who owns the sow, said he had "never ever seen anything like it" after the piglet was born with a parasitic twin
Gao, who lives in Fe County in Linyi City in China's eastern Shandong Province, spotted the little piglet among the rest of the sow's litter after they were born.
Stray dogs living near a river have been turning the heads of locals thanks to their bizarre blue fur.
But while their bright coats may look fun, the reason behind the change in hue is a little more sinister.
It is thought the colourful hounds are turning blue after wading into the Kasadi River, located near Navi Mumai, in India which has been contaminated by untreated industrial waste.
About five dogs have so far been spotted sporting the blue fur.
A water quality test by the local municipal corporation found the level of oxygen in the waste treatment (needed to sustain aquatic life) was inadequate, reports the Hindustan Times .
On August 12 in Yakutsk about half of the second night on the street Chernyshevsky in the shopping center "Asia" the driver of the car "Toyota Premio" knocked down a horse on the roadway to death. The moment of the accident was removed by the DVR of the car driving on the opposite lane. Children, pregnant women and especially impressionable videos are not recommended.
On video frames the car at high speed knocks the animal, without attempting to brake. From a strong blow, the horse, by inertia, crashes into a car traveling on the opposite lane. Apparently, the driver of Toyotota simply did not see the horses because of the headlights of the cars.
According to a source in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Yakutia, a report on the administrative offense was filed against the driver of the "Toyota Premio" under Article 12.15 of Part 1 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of the Russian Federation "Excess of Speed". As the examination showed, the driver was sober. It should be noted that in recent times information has often been received about the finding of horses in the streets of Yakutsk.
Newly-released body camera footage from Mesa Police Officer Robert Goodrich shows the moments before , during and after he jumped into action. "I knew I had a snare in my truck and that canal is very slippery," he said. "It could be deceiving, but I had to pretty much straddle it so I didn't fall in myself." The dog, named Sparky, was caught on camera 30 minutes after the pup chase some ducks and fell into the canal. Sparky's owner, John, had to watch helplessly as his best friend floated away. "He's my every day guy," he said. John thought it would be the last time they saw each other. "I can't imagine what the days would have been like without him," he said. John is a veteran of the Vietnam War and Sparky helps him with his post-traumatic stress disorder. When he got the call later that morning that Sparky was alive thanks to a quick-thinking officer, he knew he needed to meet the man who made it all happen. "We're both veterans, have a lot of respect for each other," John said. "I think that he has a love of dogs like me. He understands how much this guy means to me, he has some of his own. I want to say thanks, and I think he knows how much I appreciate him."
A baby bowhead whale was stranded at the bay of the Sea of Okhotsk near Bolshoi Shantar Island in eastern Russia, early on Thursday.
The young animal swam into the bay but was unable to leave due to the low tide. Trying to escape from the area, the whale reportedly injured himself.
WARNING UPSETTING CONTENT: Footage shows the disgusting conditions the creatures were kept in - the owner has since been banned from keeping animals for life
A pet owner has been banned from keeping animals for life after dozens of cats and a ferret were rescued from a house "waist high" in faeces.
Horrific footage shows RSPCA inspectors making their way through the home in Hillsway, Shirebrook, and finding filth in the rooms as well as animal faeces smeared up the walls and on furniture.
Empty cat food cartons are seen discarded in one room with animal cages stacked up and caked in dirt.
The house had belonged to the late mother of Martin Jones, 59, who pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the animals at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
A member of the public called the welfare charity after becoming concerned about the creatures.
Imagine walking along a trail and stumbling upon this, then trying to figure out what to do: Hikers filming in Sequoia National Park suddenly spot a mountain lion and decide to slowly back away. Scary stuff! Fortunately for the hikers it ended well: Smart or lucky, they guessed right. Never run from or turn your back on a big cat. -- Beautiful mountain lion, but scary situation! This is why my ass stays indoors. If no one inserts a Linda Blair Exorcist face near the end, I will be very disappointed in the internet.
38 year old, Johann Jurgens, Director of a South African tour company (SouthAfricanBookings.com), was touring around Pretoriuskop and was near to Klipspringer Koppies with guests when they encountered a surprise visitor who took a particular interest in their tyre.
Video footage shot on a mobile phone by Danielle Pearson begins with the family's car passing through the monkey enclosure.
As the little creatures scatter all over and around the car at Knowlsey Safari Park in Merseyside, the excited screams of children in the back seats can be heard on the audio of the footage.
But the kids' joyous screams soon change to something a little more concerning as two of the randy primates begin mating right in the windscreen.
WARNING - DISTRESSING FOOTAGE: The winged-vermin met a gritty end as the bloodthirsty seagull jerks its body and neck up and down before unbelievably downing it whole
Believed to have been filmed in the Italian capital of Rome – begins with the bigger seagull thrashing its victim around in the air.