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Cancer-detecting dog Cancer-detecting dog

An Asian biotech firm has cloned canines it claims can detect cancer in patients, it has been reported. South Korean firm RNL Bio has revealed four Labrador puppies have been duplicated from a Japanese dog that used to sniff out ...

Search is on for rescue cat of the year Search is on for rescue cat of the year

The search is on for rescue cat of the year ahead of a lavish ceremony in the summer. The Rescue Cat Awards 2008 are intended to showcase some the heroic stories behind the country's rescue cats. "There is something very special ...

TV shows pedigree TV shows pedigree

Mars brand Pedigree is to become the first advertiser on UK terrestrial TV to fully fund a programme. The factual series for ITV1, entitled Dog Rescue, gives an insight into the world of animal rescue and pet re-homing. Although ...

More people 'taking out pet insurance' More people 'taking out pet insurance'

An increasing number of Britons are taking measures to protect their pet's health, according to the latest figures. Research carried out by companiesandmarkets.com found the pet insurance industry has enjoyed strong growth in premium ...

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 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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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