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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. ...

3-legged dog takes a ride 3-legged dog takes a ride

A three-legged trainspotting dog was become a regular attraction on board a locomotive steam train, it has been reported. Peggy, who lost her leg in a car accident, often hobbles six miles from her Denbighshire home in Rhewl to the ...

Booger's back in first commercial pet clone Booger's back in first commercial pet clone

A South Korean firm has claimed it has cloned the first commercial pet dog. RNL Bio, a cell therapy organisation from Seoul, has made five cloned puppies from a US woman's dead pit bull Booger. A team of the company's scientists ...

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 ...

Dog alerts family Dog alerts family

A heroic pet dog has averted a tregedy after alerting a family to an arson attack. The blaze took hold at a first floor flat in Timperley, Greater Manchester at around 02.30 on Christmas day when the front door was doused in flammable ...

Brits 'believe in animal welfare' Brits 'believe in animal welfare'

The majority of Brits believe that animal welfare is a key priority for a civilised society, it has been claimed. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), its latest research found that 80 ...

Family 'is pet mad' Family 'is pet mad'

A Northumberland family share their home with 74 pets, it has been reported. The Lucocks from Blythe acquired their first pet 20 years ago when magician Steve bought a white rabbit to use as part of his show, according to the Newcastle ...

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" ...

Microchip month begins next week Microchip month begins next week

National Microchipping Month will be launched next week from a London park, it has been reported. The annual event - held to raise the awareness of microchipping among pet owners- will be launched from Battersea Park, according to ...

Dogs 'products of their environment' Dogs 'products of their environment'

Dogs are very much a product of their environment and must be judged on an individual basis, an animal welfare charity has said. Blue Cross said that while some breeds are thought of as being aggressive, this is in fact not the case. ...

'Celebrity' dogs taking over 'Celebrity' dogs taking over

The popularity for 'toy-dogs' favoured by celebrities such as Paris Hilton is driving once-popular British canines to the brink of extinction. That is the view of top breeders in the UK after the Kennel Club compiled an 'endangered ...

Pet owners 'warned about insurance' Pet owners 'warned about insurance'

Pet owners are being warned of the repercussions of not having the correct medical cover for their animal this Christmas. According to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), pets becoming ill over the festive period without policies could ...

Cats given the kiss of life by firemen after being overcome by smoke Cats given the kiss of life by firemen after being overcome by smoke

Six cats, which were overcome by smoke in a house fire, were given the kiss of life by firemen. Breathing apparatus usually reserved for babies was used to resuscitate the animals, meaning fire crews did not have to attempt mouth-to-mouth ...

Terrier gets stuck underground Terrier gets stuck underground

Timmy the Terrier has survived after spending seven days stuck in an underground pipe. Owner Angie Whittle was returning home with her pooch after going for a walk when he caught sight of a rabbit and ran off in pursuit of the game. ...

Dog faces the courts Dog faces the courts

A dog in India has appeared in court for being a persistent trouble maker, it has been reported. Police in the eastern state of Bihar demanded the animal was tried after it bit several people, although its owner claimed it only menaces ...

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