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Author makes pet pledge Author makes pet pledge

World-famous children's author JK Rowling has rescued a dog from a Scottish animal shelter. The writer, famous for her Harry Potter series, left employees at the home spell-bound as she snapped up one of the abandoned greyhounds. ...

Dog and antelope make friends Dog and antelope make friends

An outgoing Colorado dog has struck up an unlikely friendship with an antelope from Wyoming. Skeeter, a happy-go-lucky young canine, stumbled upon the young buck on a river trail - where they were then found playing together by a ...

Sheffield offers dog adoption services Sheffield offers dog adoption services

Those living in Sheffield who want to adopt a friendly pooch can now do so via the city council's website. Organised by Sheffield City Council's animal control service, the online facility allows members of the public to see pictures ...

Pets treated in charity drive Pets treated in charity drive

Hundreds of pets have been treated over a two-day community drive across the Wirral run by the RSPCA. The charity set to work micro-chipping, vaccinating and neutering animals in the area, while 370 pets received flea treatment for ...

Talented cat 'says own name' Talented cat 'says own name'

A Chinese man might want to consider taking out pet insurance for his gifted feline Agui, who can apparently say his own name. Beijing-born Mr Sun told the Daily Star that his pet cat will say his own name when he is frightened. ...

Unhappy Twiglet balloons to a trunk Unhappy Twiglet balloons to a trunk

A dejected feline has proved just how close man and beast are by exhibiting many of the same symptoms humans display when they're a bit down in the dumps grumpiness and weight gain! Grey tabby Twiglet ballooned to 15lb during her ...

Fresh Prince get attached to dog Fresh Prince get attached to dog

Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Will Smith has become so attached to his doggie co-star that he wants to take the canine home with him. Actor and singer Smith, 39, pleaded with the Alsatian's owner to let him adopt the furry friend ...

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Pet charity commended for sterling efforts Pet charity commended for sterling efforts

Animal Care, a Lancaster based charity, has been praised for its excellent work in finding homes for abandoned pets. Lancashire County Council was delighted with the work of the group who worked tirelessly to ensure that hundreds ...

Dog training 'could save your dog's life' says PDSA Dog training 'could save your dog's life' says PDSA

Training your dog to understand basic commands could help save it's life, advises leading veterinary charity, PDSA. ...

Kylie and Wayne top pet's names Kylie and Wayne top pet's names

New research has found that some of the most popular pet names in the UK today are those of the rich and famous. Wayne Rooney and Kylie Minogue seem to be the new names of choice for many pet owners, as people prefer to call their ...

Help a hedgehog Help a hedgehog

Residents of Harlow and Bishop's Stortford with a taste in unique pets are being urged to help hedgehogs in their area. A scheme called Epping Forest Hedgehog rescue, which cares for injured or disabled hedgehogs, is appealing for ...

Dog enjoys ringtone sing-song Dog enjoys ringtone sing-song

Most people's pet dogs can perform all kinds of weird and wonderful tricks, but one woman's canine companion takes the biscuit by singing along to her mobile phone ringtones. Dangdang, a 14-month old pooch belonging to Mrs Zang of ...

Dog dumped on roundabout Dog dumped on roundabout

Christmas nearly ended in tragedy for a petrified puppy after he was left stranded on a roundabout after being dumped by his heartless owner. The 12-week-old lurcher was lucky he was not run over and was rescued by a kind-hearted ...

Mobile pet clinic boost Mobile pet clinic boost

A new mobile pet clinic is set to boost pet healthcare in the north of England. The new service, introduced by the RSPCA, will be touring areas generating the most animal welfare calls in Bolton and may be loaned to other parts ...

Smoky found months after tornado Smoky found months after tornado

A cat and its grateful owner were re-united after a tornado hit their home town three months ago and separated them. Wanda Ploeger had her mobile home destroyed by the storm but was more distraught at the disappearance of her beloved ...

Pet insurance 'important in flood-prone areas' Pet insurance 'important in flood-prone areas'

Animal owners living in flood-prone areas should ensure that they have pet insurance policies as they may be susceptible to greater risks. According to Carmel McCarthy, PR manager of Direct Line, during floods, pets may consume contaminated ...

Consumers urged to invest in pet insurance Consumers urged to invest in pet insurance

While Britons spend a total of £3.5 billion on their pets each year, many are still failing to invest in pet insurance policies, despite the cover often contributing to vet bills. Research by research firm Defaqto has shown ...

Drug developed for depressed dogs Drug developed for depressed dogs

Animal owners who are at the end of their tether because of their pet's separation anxiety could find they are being thrown a lifeline. Depressed dogs showing signs of anxiety such as incessant scratching at doors or wild and frantic ...

Reunion joy for stolen dogs and owners Reunion joy for stolen dogs and owners

A number of dogs who were recently stolen at gunpoint have been returned to their rightful owners after a successful police investigation that resulted in a confession. Four Yorkshire terriers were stolen at the end of last month ...

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