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Charlie Brown lives to fight another day Charlie Brown lives to fight another day

A cat from Arkansas has survived a tornado after being given up for dead, before escaping a fire just days afterwards, reports AP. Charlie Brown, part of Donna and Danny Pistole's family in the US state, returned to his owners after ...

Court says dogs are not pit bulls Court says dogs are not pit bulls

Two dogs labelled as dangerous pit bulls by Belfast City Council are in fact mongrels, a court has ruled. Ulster grandmother, Irene Chambers, 64, was delighted with the verdict, which meant her pets, Hooch and Roxy, were no longer ...

Brits 'choosing pets over starting families' Brits 'choosing pets over starting families'

Some cash-strapped Britons are choosing pets ahead of starting a family, the latest research has suggested. A study carried out for Petplan found a quarter of those asked would opt for an animal as a substitute for children. The ...

Pet owners warned that throwing a stick 'can kill dogs' Pet owners warned that throwing a stick 'can kill dogs'

Throwing a stick for your dog could be dangerous for it, pet owners have been warned. According to academics from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London, dogs suffer as many injuries from fetching sticks as they ...

China clamps down on dogs China clamps down on dogs

State laws restricting pet lovers from owning dogs over a certain height are causing anger in China, it has been reported. Though pet ownership is booming in the East Asian nation, Beijing's inflexible laws governing the ownership ...

Missing dog catches ferry home Missing dog catches ferry home

A lost Jack Russell caught a ferry to return home to his owner. Jarvis' owner Vivienne Oxley spent an hour looking for the dog after he disappeared during a walk at Mount Edgcumbe on the Cornish side of Plymouth Sound. Mrs Oxley, ...

RSPCA viral raises awareness of overweight pets RSPCA viral raises awareness of overweight pets

A new viral advertising campaign from the RSPCA aims to boost awareness of the growing danger of pet obesity. The ad, Fed Up, which is part of the charity's Give Animals a Voice initiative, was created with the help of YouTube animator ...

Cat caught in jar Cat caught in jar

A careless cat had a lucky escape after she got stuck in a jar, it has been reported. Escaping with eight lives intact, lucky Lindy was prised from the sticky situation by vets in Oregon before being taken to a shelter. She had ...

Cat may have hitched ride to Devon Cat may have hitched ride to Devon

An adventurous cat may have hitched a 200-mile ride from London to Devon in the back of a lorry. The black and white short-haired female feline, which is between four and eight-years-old, was found when the lorry driver stopped in ...

Andrex ads make Labradors the UK's most popular breed Andrex ads make Labradors the UK's most popular breed

New research released today by National Pet Month (5th April -5th May) found that Labradors are the UKs most popular dog with 1 in 10 of the UK's 7.3 million dogs being the breed. ...

Pets 'feel credit crunch stress' Pets 'feel credit crunch stress'

Pets could be feeling the stress of the credit crunch as much as their owners, according to a source. James Morrisey, a vet New York's College of Veterinary Medicine of Cornell University, tells MSNBC.com animals often emulate the ...

Dogs 'read faces' Dogs 'read faces'

Scientists have claimed that dogs have evolved their face reading skills to detect their owners' moods, it has been reported. The researchers maintain the animals look for signs of anger, irritation or happiness in a person's face ...

Peacemaking pets 'live in harmony' Peacemaking pets 'live in harmony'

Scientists reveal their new study is suggesting that cats and dogs do get on after all. Researchers from Tel Aviv University claim a series of interviews they conducted has found that two-thirds of animal lovers who owned both canines ...

Labrador gets an eerie message Labrador gets an eerie message

A Shetland dog picked up a message in a bottle on a recent trip to the seaside, it has been reported. Joe, a pedigree white Labrador, was running after sticks thrown by his owner and her two children when he came across the bottle ...

Pets and owners give blood together Pets and owners give blood together

Pets and their owners have been given the chance to give blood together at a veterinary surgery in Doncaster. The move is intended to encourage the donation of human and canine blood, which is vital in the effort to save lives. ...

Cat in electricity pole drama Cat in electricity pole drama

A cat has been rescued after a fur-raising electricity pole drama. Mogel, a 13-year-old feline from the Isle of Man, clawed his way 35ft to the top and was perched there inches away from live wires carrying 33,000 volts. Electricity ...

One week left for feline Oscar nominations One week left for feline Oscar nominations

Organisers of the UK feline Oscars have reminded cat owners they have one week to register their animals ahead of August's glitzy award ceremony, it has been reported. The search for the nation's favourite feline offers four categories ...

Police patrol to protect pets Police patrol to protect pets

Police have had to step up patrols on a Carlisle estate to protect pets, it has been reported. Local policing patrols were stepped up due to the extent of residents' concerns about increasing attacks on cats and dogs on the Carleton ...

Army Penguin honoured Army Penguin honoured

One penguin has been awarded a medal by the king of Norway, it has been reported. Nils Olav is the colonel-in-chief of the Norwegian army and was inspecting his regiment - the king's guard - in a parade in Edinburgh before he received ...

'Superdog' saved by train wheel 'Superdog' saved by train wheel

A dog in Wiltshire has been dramatically healed in just three days after being hit by a train, it has been reported. Homer the Labrador went missing while out on a walk with his owner and collided with a train, causing a huge wound ...

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