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26-year-old-cat still going strong 26-year-old-cat still going strong

A 26-year-old death-defying cat is still going strong despite being mauled by a fox. BBC News reports that the cat, Pussywillow, from Shropshire, was attacked four years ago but seems to have come through the experience and is still ...

Celebrity dogs could find homes Celebrity dogs could find homes

Two abandoned dogs have boosted their chances of finding a loving home after they made an appearance on television. To help find homes for Jerry and Biscuit the Norwich PAWS centre appealed for a new family for the unfortunate canines. ...

Environmental pet owners going green Environmental pet owners going green

With the global population doing more to ensure that the future of the planet is safeguarded, some pet owners are making sure that their dogs are following suit. Owners are splashing on eco-friendly dog collars, biodegradable waste ...

Charity seeks super slimmer wannabes Charity seeks super slimmer wannabes

Pets which need to slim down are being sought by an animal charity to take part in its 2007 Pet Fit Club competition. The PDSA is calling upon owners of obese pets to enter their overweight animals into the contest in which eight ...

Stolen kitten found safe and well Stolen kitten found safe and well

A tiny kitten which was stolen from a pet store in Darlington has been rescued by police and given back to the distraught shop owner. The business' owner Adrian Roberts reported the kitten as missing in the Northern Echo, where she ...

'Consider pets when moving house' 'Consider pets when moving house'

Householders planning to move home should take time to think about their pets, an estate agent has advised. As part of National Pet Month, Persimmon Homes Anglia is calling upon house owners to follow a set of tips during the house ...

Labrador still top dog Labrador still top dog

The trusty Labrador is still top dog among British dog owners, the Kennel Club survey of the most popular canine breeds in 2006 reveals, with over 45,000 Labradors registered in British homes helping the lab hold peak position for ...

Cat no turkey Cat no turkey

A canny cat has been helping herself to turkey right under the noses of a butcher and his staff. The feline manages to sneak past everyone early in the morning, as the meat is being prepared, to feast on the festive fowl. Butcher ...

Brits insure three million pets Brits insure three million pets

Britain's reputation as a nation of animal-lovers has been reinforced by figures showing more than three million pets are covered by insurance. Pet insurance offers owners some financial security in case their little furry friends ...

Olive enjoys a dog's life Olive enjoys a dog's life

A blind woman has been presented with a trophy commemorating her 60 year partnership with guide dogs. Olive White received her first seeing-eye canine in 1947 and, thanks to the carefully trained animals, she has been able to enjoy ...

New adopt a rabbit scheme launched New adopt a rabbit scheme launched

An innovative rabbit adoption scheme is being launched in Scotland to offer a solution to the growing numbers of the pets needing new homes. Scotland's SPCA is teaming up with a pet store and encouraging rabbit lovers who can no ...

Pet hospital celebrates 69th birthday Pet hospital celebrates 69th birthday

A pet hospital in Coventry is celebrating 69 years of providing treatment for sick or injured pets in the area. The PDSA's pet hospital, based in Coundon, has treated animals for free after decades of experience and two premises ...

Dog proves to be a woman's best friend Dog proves to be a woman's best friend

A 51-year-old woman has revealed how a dog saved her life, canine lovers may be interested to know. The incident took place in Juneau, Alaska, when a stray cigarette apparently caused a fire that consumed an entire apartment complex, ...

Ricky Gervais offers reward for lost dog Ricky Gervais offers reward for lost dog

Comedian Ricky Gervais has felt moved to offer £1,000 for the safe return of a neighbour's lost dog. The star and co-writer of such hit television comedies as Extras and The Office is reported to have offered the reward having ...

Dogs hit jackpot Dogs hit jackpot

Three dogs in Maryland, US, have hit the jackpot by inheriting $800,000 between them. The lucky canines, Buckshot, Katie and Obu-Jet, had $400,000 in readies left to them plus a house worth $400,000, after the death of their owner ...

Blind bullmastiff wins top dog award Blind bullmastiff wins top dog award

A blind bullmastiff abandoned as a puppy has been voted top dog in a nationwide vote. Oliver won the RSPCA dog of the year award after having survived being left for dead when he was just five months old. A heartless breeder dumped ...

Unwanted pet reaches new lengths Unwanted pet reaches new lengths

A cautionary tale for anybody even thinking about dumping an unwanted snapping turtle. Not only is it cruel but the animals can grow to amazing lengths. An alligator snapping turtle, called Snappy, believed to have been bought during ...

Brits 'comfortable' with online pet insurance shopping Brits 'comfortable' with online pet insurance shopping

People are becoming more comfortable with getting their pet insurance policies online, an expert has stated. According to Natasha Virtue, communications manager for Sainsbury's Bank, while other methods of taking out a pet insurance ...

Cat owner's joy after 3-year separation Cat owner's joy after 3-year separation

A cat owner has told of her joy at being reunited with her precious pet after a three-year separation. Tracy Bell, aged 48, from North Tyneside, told the Evening Chronicle that she was "amazed" to receive a call telling ...

Animal owners should prepare for pregnant pet's big day Animal owners should prepare for pregnant pet's big day

Pet owners whose pregnant animals are nearing the stages of labour are being advised to prepare for the big day. According to the Sun Herald, pregnant pets need good nutrition, including increased amounts of protein and calcium during ...

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