Tough new animal welfare laws passed by the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) mean owners face fines of $4,000 if they keep their dog cooped up for longer than 24 hours.
Audi the police dog is in a stable condition after being stabbed in the head in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
Owners claim that dog walker Louise Lawford said their pets had run off while being walked in Hopwas Woods near Tamworth, Staffordshire.
The man falls on his knees in front of Sharon Boalch and her daughter Shakira Jefferies' eyes after their cat Cleo was mauled in Worcester.
A study from pet tech firm Furbo found that more than four in ten of dog owners are worried that their pets have mental health problems.