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Dog walker refuses to pay fine Dog walker refuses to pay fine

A man who was walking his dog through a cemetery might be hauled before the courts for refusing to pay a £75 fine. Sandwell Council, in the Black Country, has rattled a few pet owners' cages by introducing new rules banning ...

Rabbit 'mates' looking for new home Rabbit 'mates' looking for new home

Two abandoned rabbits are looking for a new home after becoming "great mates" at an RSPCA centre in Conwy. The animals, Gladys, five and two-year-old Bandit met after finding themselves homeless at the RSCPCA's Bryn y Maen ...

Girls Aloud team with dog charity Girls Aloud team with dog charity

Popstars Girls Aloud are showing their animal-loving sides by supporting a scheme designed to help children learn how to look after their dogs. The five-piece girl group will be using Nintendo's Nintendogs programme to demonstrate ...

Pleas for help to find orphaned cat's family Pleas for help to find orphaned cat's family

The Cats Protection League is appealing for help in tracking down the owners of an orphaned cat this Christmas, the Sidmouth Herald reports. Newly-named Rufus, who is black and white, was found wandering the streets of Ottery St ...

Sheep is settled now Sheep is settled now

A not so unusual animal is being kept as an extraordinary pet in Wales, it has been reported. Bouncy sheep Nick Boing likes to watch TV with his owner David Palmer in their Cardiff home, according to Sky News. The Welshman told ...

Greyhound Trust attends party Greyhound Trust attends party

People attending a summer fete in Redditch had some extra guests when a group of dogs joined their party, it has been reported. However, the gatecrashers were more than welcome as they were part of a 'meet and greet' from the Retired ...

Cliff-top canines 'should be kept on leads' Cliff-top canines 'should be kept on leads'

The RSPCA and Coastguard have issued a warning to dog owners to be careful when they go for walkies along cliff tops, it has been reported. According to the BBC, the warning was been made due to the number of Devonshire dogs falling ...

Beginners Agility with your Dog Beginners Agility with your Dog

All my life I have had dogs. I have walked them, ridden my horse with them running by my side, been involved in the breeding of them (albeit for friends and never my own) and most recently shown them in breed classes. ...

Dogs becoming fashion statement Dogs becoming fashion statement

Some so-called designer dogs are being bred solely as a fashion statement. That is the fear as increasing numbers of dog owners follow the celebrity trait of mixing and matching breeds to suit their particular needs. For example, ...

Scottish dog is crowned PDSA Pet Survivor of the Year! Scottish dog is crowned PDSA Pet Survivor of the Year!

The amazing ‘tail’ of survival of courageous canine, Fern, from Nairn, who fought back from the brink of death after being impaled on 10-inch stick, has led her to be named PDSA Pet Survivor of the Year! ...

Pet owners warned over electronics Pet owners warned over electronics

Britons have been warned of the dangers electronic equipment present to their pets. A survey of 3,000 animal owners by Petplan found cutting-edge technology regularly found in UK homes could cause an injury to cats, rabbits, dogs ...

Cat contest held Cat contest held

Hundreds of pet owners competed at a regional cat show this weekend, it has been reported. Animal lovers descended upon Doncaster Dome on Saturday (October 25th) to battle it out for glory at this year's Yorkshire County Cat Show, ...

Dog wins Pet Idol Dog wins Pet Idol

The winner of a Wrexham newspaper's Pet Idol has been announced, it has been reported. According to the Wrexham Evening Leader, it has bestowed the award on a two-year old Staffordshire bull terrier cross. Clwyd and owner David ...

Elvis causes a stir Elvis causes a stir

A Bradford village is up in arms over a 'nuisance parrot' and the damage it is causing, it has been reported. The feathered friend is being dubbed a foe by residents in Wilsden, as it has been chewing through TV cables, damaged ...

Cats like Felix Cats like Felix

The maker of the popular cat food Felix is looking for other cats like the star of its ads. Felix, the black and white cartoon cat, is a mischievous soul and regularly gets into trouble with his doting owner. Real-life cat lovers ...

Fat cat gets in a flap Fat cat gets in a flap

An overweight cat got so fat he ended up getting stuck in his flap. Sooty liked his grub so much that he piled on the pounds to reach a whopping 2st. Owner Molly Oliver, 68, from Scarborough was not overly concerned until one day ...

Fire-fighting feline saves Sheffield home Fire-fighting feline saves Sheffield home

A fire-fighting feline has been credited with saving his owner's life after flames spread through his Sheffield home, it has been reported. Ginger pet Flint woke his owner after the semi-detatched property in Gleadless Townend went ...

Couple banned from keeping pets Couple banned from keeping pets

A Yorkshire court has banned a couple from keeping pets for life after it was discovered they restricted their two pet dogs to their kitchen, it has been reported. Harrogate magistrates' court heard how Michael Forrester, 53, and ...

Take pets on holiday, it is urged Take pets on holiday, it is urged

Travellers are being urged to take their pets away on holiday with them this summer, it has been reported. Ferry crossings company Stena Line is calling on pet lovers to avoid separation anxiety by taking their four-legged friends ...

Dog dirt to be DNA tested Dog dirt to be DNA tested

In pet news from the continent, Italian dog owners are being warned their dogs dirt could lead to them being tracked down and fined, it has emerged. A northern Italian town is proposing to create a database of all registered dogs ...

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