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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 ...

Dog survives cliff fall Dog survives cliff fall

A clumsy canine came close to being a cropper after falling 80 feet down a cliff, it has been reported. Six-year-old Kiko was rescued after the fall from a clifftop at Pierfields in Berwick on Saturday (July 19th) morning, according ...

'Beloved bunny' pinched from hutch 'Beloved bunny' pinched from hutch

A little girl has been inundated with calls from caring Malvern pet owners after her rabbit was stolen from her family's back garden, it has been reported. Her mother Becki Mathieson claims the family could set up their own rabbit ...

Cat gets contacts Cat gets contacts

A rescue cat has undergone surgery to have a contact lens fitted after he was suffering from an eye condition, it has been reported. Ernest, who lives at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Godshill, ...

Dog teaches boy how to behave Dog teaches boy how to behave

A mother has spoken of how a pet dog helped the family deal with raising a severely disabled son, it has been reported. Nuala Gardner, 39, has paid tribute to Henry - the Golden Retriever that helped her autistic son Dale, now 21, ...

Cat wakes up 145 miles from home Cat wakes up 145 miles from home

A cat woke up to find it was 145 miles from home. The sleepy feline crept into an open lorry for a snooze when it was parked up in Northampton last Monday. Unfortunately, the driver set off oblivious to the fact he had a furry stowaway ...

Green dog owners 'should' turn to BioBags Green dog owners 'should' turn to BioBags

BioBags enable their users to become "green dog owners", according to one commentator. The Dogs Trust suggests on its blog that the bags, which were created in response to the Scottish dog fouling act, offer dog owners ...

'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 put on diet for surgery Dog put on diet for surgery

Britain's biggest dog has been put on a crash diet to undergo a life-saving operation, it has been reported. Samson, who stands at six foot six inches when on his hind legs, ruptured a cruciate ligament but has been dubbed too heavy ...

Pet insurance education 'needed' Pet insurance education 'needed'

Lower income groups and the elderly should be targeted by educational campaigns in order to stress the importance of pet insurance, it is being claimed. Market research firm Datamonitor maintain such groups need to encouraged to ...

5m animal hospital set for Solihill 5m animal hospital set for Solihill

A "world class" animal hospital is set to be built in a Solihill town, it has been reported. The Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service will be built on a site at Shirley's Cranmore Business Park costing some £5 ...

Dog rescues kangaroo Dog rescues kangaroo

A dog has come to the rescue of a baby kangaroo. The joey's mother had been hit by a car and killed in Victoria, Australia while it was in her pouch. The furry little fellow would surely have died too had it not been for Rex. Th ...

Cats Protection takes a taxi Cats Protection takes a taxi

Feline welfare charity Cats Protection is putting posters on the sides of taxis to advertise the plight of abandoned cats. Through its collaboration with Cabvert Media it will be featuring pictures of kittens alongside the message ...

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 ...

Pets 'could be at risk from TB' Pets 'could be at risk from TB'

Pets could be at risk of contracting TB as the disease has spread through wild animals and cattle, it has been reported. Figures show that in 2007 some 15 cats were infected compared to two recorded cases in 1998, according to the ...

Pet lovers asked for help Pet lovers asked for help

Clevedon's animal lovers are being asked to help homeless pets this Christmas, it has been reported. Mucky Pups Dog Grooming is collecting presents such as food, toys and bedding for homeless hounds and cats during the festive season, ...

Pets put down 'over treatment costs' Pets put down 'over treatment costs'

More than 1.6 million pet owners have had an animal put to sleep because they did not have pet insurance, new research suggests. Sainsbury's Bank claims its new study found that more than half of vets (51 per cent) have put down ...

Corky comes home Corky comes home

A missing moggy returned home safely on Monday (June 30th) after legging it following a recent burglary, it has been reported. The frail feline – who suffers from a brain condition – has been a scaredy cat ever since his ...

Bilbo could be back on beach Bilbo could be back on beach

A lifeguard dog who was banished from the beach may be allowed to return, it has been reported. Bilbo, the country's only canine lifeguard, is at the centre of talks between Penwith district council and the Royal National Lifeboat ...

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 ...

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