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Dead dog not illegal Dead dog not illegal

An aggressive dog shot dead by police marksmen after it attacked a man was not classified as illegal. The dog had dragged a 46-year-old man around by the hand in the attack in Cherry Street, Blackburn, causing him extensive injuries, ...

Group releases pet travel advice Group releases pet travel advice

An industry group has launched an advisory guide for owners planning on taking their pets on trips to foreign destinations. The British Veterinary Association's Animal Welfare Foundation (BVA AWF) has published its information source ...

Fire dog celebrates 100th investigation Fire dog celebrates 100th investigation

A specially-trained dog has been recognised for his contribution to the fire service after visiting his 100th fire scene. CC the Labrador is one of only 17 fire dogs in the UK and has helped sniff out the cause of fires across the ...

Army to send in the dogs Army to send in the dogs

The British Army is set to send a crack team of commando canines into some of its war zones, it has been reported. A group of German shepherds are currently being trained in preparation to jump out of military airplanes from heights ...

Pet food up 'due to crunch' Pet food up 'due to crunch'

The credit crunch has resulted in soaring pet food prices, it has been reported. A number of charities are blaming the current financial climate for the surge in animals being handed into the care of charitable organisations, according ...

Couples fight over pets Couples fight over pets

Custody of the family pet is becoming one of the most contested issues for divorcing couples, it has been claimed. Legal experts maintained that the family dog has joined children, money and valuable personal possessions at the heart ...

Reward offered for tunnelling terrier Reward offered for tunnelling terrier

The search continues for a missing dog that ran down a rabbit hole, according to reports. The Jack Russell ran down a riverside hole while chasing rabbits on the bank of the River Tees in Croft, North Yorkshire, according to the ...

Cat not welcome anymore Cat not welcome anymore

A homeless cat that had been adopted by pensioners has been kicked out of their sheltered accommodation and is not welcome there anymore. The feline's elderly owner who lived nearby died three years ago and the residents of Gleneagles ...

Firefighers prevent Parrot grilling Firefighers prevent Parrot grilling

A parrot has been plucked from a Morecambe flat's fiery inferno, it has emerged. The pretty polly was rescued by firefighters after a chip-pan fire in a first-floor property on Wednesday (April 30th), according to the Lakeland Echo. ...

'Celebs to blame' for surge in trophy dogs 'Celebs to blame' for surge in trophy dogs

The celebrity circus has fuelled interest in so-called 'handbag dogs', it is being claimed. Sainsbury's Finance maintains the publicity around celebs such as Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson and Geri Halliwell and their ...

Dog saves missing walker Dog saves missing walker

A rescue dog helped to find a pensioner who was lost for 13 hours after becoming tangled in weeds, it has been reported. Malcolm Gomme-Duncan, 76 and from near Alnwick, was stuck in thistles, nettles and brambles on Saturday night ...

Credit crunch leads to animal suffering, vet warns Credit crunch leads to animal suffering, vet warns

A top vet has warned that sick pets are suffering because of the current financial downturn, it has been reported. BBC Animal Hospital's David Grant claimed pet owners are struggling due to the cost of the animals' treatments, according ...

Lucky the dog rescued from sewage tank Lucky the dog rescued from sewage tank

A Doncaster dog has been rescued after getting himself into a stinky situation when he got stuck in a tank of raw sewage, it has been reported. Danny Lang, of Second Avenue, Woodlands, also fell into the sewage container while calling ...

Cat keeps nine lives after telegraph poll drama Cat keeps nine lives after telegraph poll drama

A cat who found herself perched on top of a telegraph poll has been rescued by the fire brigade. The grey Persian climbed to the summit of the poll in Cheshire and was then unable to get back down. Local RSPCA officers were called ...

Cat turns up three years later Cat turns up three years later

A cat given up as lost has turned up again over three years later. Eight-year-old Sam bolted when his owner Elaine Woodham was taking him in her car to the vets. The feline was supposed to be having his annual jabs, but he had other ...

Cat on a lav Cat on a lav

A clever cat is being trained how to use a toilet by its owner. The purrfect answer to litter training, Jacqueline Green's furry friend Dora perches on the loo seat and directs her business at a special litter-filled contraption ...

Vet charges 'will result in animals suffering' Vet charges 'will result in animals suffering'

The decision to reintroduce vet prescription charges will result in an increasing number of pets being abandoned or destroyed, it has been claimed. Geoff Watson, director of Hyperdrug Pharmaceuticals in County Durham, told the Sunday ...

'Increasing number' of stray dogs in York 'Increasing number' of stray dogs in York

The number of stray dogs in one Yorkshire city is set to rise by one-third this year, it has been reported. Latest figures suggest York is likely to report a record number of strays in 2008/09, according to the York Press. The local ...

Pellet pops off one of pussy's nine lives Pellet pops off one of pussy's nine lives

A Pennine family has warned pet lovers to be aware of the danger of air gun attacks on pets, it has been reported. The Halls, of Castle Hill, were horrified when they found their seven-year-old family cat had been shot and was left ...

9/11 canine to be cloned 9/11 canine to be cloned

A hero hound who sniffed out the last survivor from the September 11th attack in the US is to be cloned. The German shepherd, called Trakr, has been selected by Californian cloning firm BioArts as the most "clone-worthy" ...

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