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Dog winched to safety after cliff fall Dog winched to safety after cliff fall

A dog trapped on a cliff edge has been dramatically winched to safety. Specialist cliff rescue coastguards from Burnham-on-Sea attended the incident after the dog's owners from Yeovil dialled 999. The four-year-old golden retriever, ...

Cat rescued from tree using pressure hose Cat rescued from tree using pressure hose

A brave feline who was trapped in a tree for seven days was finally rescued by ingenious fire-fighters - who blasted the cat out of a tree using a pressure hose. The Tiger cat, named Treetop, was unharmed but slightly wet as concerned ...

Third of Brits holiday with pet pals Third of Brits holiday with pet pals

More than a third of British pet owners take their animals away with them when going on holiday, a study has shown. Research by travel community TripAdvisor has highlighted that 42 per cent of pet-owning Brits take their furry friends ...

Pet insurance very important Pet insurance very important

Britons who do not take out pet insurance for their animals could be leaving themselves open to a number of problems, one organisation has warned. The British Small Animal Veterinary Association states that pet insurance is "very ...

Britons love their cats, survey shows Britons love their cats, survey shows

Britain is a nation of cat-lovers, according to a recent animal charity survey. According to the Cats Protection study, 76 per cent of cat owners believe their animals understand their moods, with 64 per cent saying they spend up ...

Animal lovers could save on their pet insurance Animal lovers could save on their pet insurance

While providing peace of mind for animal owners, pet insurance may take its toll on the wallet. However, there a number of ways in which Britons can save on their cover. Ensuring that a pet is fed on high-quality food and carrying ...

Dogs and cats going on holiday Dogs and cats going on holiday

The number of pets joining their owners on holiday across the channel reached 30,000 last year, according to Brittany Ferries. The introduction of pet passports in July 2004 has meant that owners no longer have to leave their beloved ...

Dog munches pants Dog munches pants

A dog with an unusual appetite has munched his way through a boy's pants. Three-year-old Liam Saayman's Bob the Builder pants had to be surgically removed from his pet dog's stomach. Taffy, a Springer Spaniel, seems to have a particular ...

Pets set for time behind bars Pets set for time behind bars

Cats and dogs may be put in prison - as part of plans to help depressed inmates who may be contemplating suicide. Experts have claimed that giving some prisoners animals to look after can have a therapeutic effect and will help decrease ...

Cat escapes blaze by hiding in furniture Cat escapes blaze by hiding in furniture

A cat displayed exceptional survival instincts by using a sofa as a shelter from fire. The quick-thinking feline could not escape the property during the blaze so wedged itself in the item of furniture to avoid injury. The cat belonged ...

Pet pooch offers a listening ear Pet pooch offers a listening ear

Dogs that hear for their owners can change their lives for the better, providing help and company, according to the charity that organises the service. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has placed 1,300 trained dogs with people with severe ...

Animal-loving children 'more confident' Animal-loving children 'more confident'

Children who have regular contact with animals have been found to have greater levels of confidence than their counterparts. According to research by the Pet Health Council, 80 per cent of children who interact with animals said ...

Owner's joy after five-year separation Owner's joy after five-year separation

A cat which went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Wales. The 12-year-old ginger tom, which was found in Bedwas, near Caerphilly, last month, was taken to a branch of Cats Protection where its microchip was ...

Willie the cat named Pet Slimmer of the Year Willie the cat named Pet Slimmer of the Year

A nine-year-old cat named Willie has been named the Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year after losing 2kg of weight. The award, which has been running in the UK since 1993, pays tribute to the pets (one dog and one cat) that have lost ...

Pet insurer issues warning Pet insurer issues warning

One insurer has provided some timely advice on avoiding a pet insurance claim during the festive period One in three policyholders made a claim last December, with a number of seasonal activities blamed for the rise in the likelihood ...

Pampered pooches receive back rubs Pampered pooches receive back rubs

A Northamptonshire based therapy centre is offering pet owners a unique series of treatments for their stressed dogs. The Animal Therapy Centre at Moulton College are providing massages, stress relief and detox sessions for any canines ...

New web site allows pet owners to think like felines New web site allows pet owners to think like felines

A new website for an American cat food company allows humans to think like felines - as the entire site is written and designed from the perspective of a cat. The site incorporates videos and photographs and allows visitors to play ...

'Protect cats from summer hazards' 'Protect cats from summer hazards'

To avoid having to make a pet insurance claim this summer, cat owners have been issued a number of tips to follow to avert a trip to the vets. According to Stourbridge Cats Protection – an organisation which looks after and ...

'Avoid pet insurance claims with sunscreen' 'Avoid pet insurance claims with sunscreen'

To avoid having to make a pet insurance claim, one expert has advised using sunscreen on pale animals which may be susceptible to sunburn this summer. Monica McCormack, spokesperson for Tesco Personal Finance, advised Britons concerned ...

Blind man and guide dog to make 270-mile trip Blind man and guide dog to make 270-mile trip

One man and his dog are set to embark upon a long journey in a bid to raise money for an animal charity. Scott Cunningham, aged 36, is gearing up for the walking challenge along the Pennine Way, despite being blind, the Evening Times ...

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