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Dog survives paragliding ordeal Dog survives paragliding ordeal

A pet chihuahua has survived a terrifying paragliding ordeal. The canine, who was strapped to his owner, plunged from the skies and ended up dangling in a tree 35m above the ground. Extreme sport enthusiast Paul Hansen, 42, who ...

Tiger-like cats on show Tiger-like cats on show

Cats specifically bred to look like smaller versions of tigers are set to be the number one attraction at a show this Saturday. The animals, owned by Gaynor Gean-Louise, from Worcestershire, are known as Toygers and have the distinctive ...

Children appeal for help over missing pet Children appeal for help over missing pet

Two young children are appealing for help after their beloved pet rabbit was snatched during the night. According to a report in the Stoke and Staffordshire Sentinel, Ben and Laura Baker of Gordon Road, Sandyford, woke at 08:00 GMT ...

Urban chicks 'lay golden eggs' Urban chicks 'lay golden eggs'

Families around the country are flocking to keep their own chickens to lay eggs during the economic downturn, it has been reported. According to the Guardian, urban hen keeping is on the rise and the animals are being touted as ...

Pope borrows pooch? Pope borrows pooch?

A holy feline fan is borrowing a cat during his trip to Australia, it has been reported. Newspapers down under claim organisers of World Youth Day 2008 say they helped Pope Benedict XVI acclimatise to his dwellings by loaning him ...

Cat takes 6,500-mile trip Cat takes 6,500-mile trip

Workers in Mansfield took delivery of a container and found a cat inside which had come all the way from Taiwan, it has been reported. Ginger, as the feline has been dubbed, accidentally made a 6,500-mile journey in the shipping ...

Doggy donor saves sibling Doggy donor saves sibling

A life-saving Labrador donated blood to its kennelmate suffering from a liver defect, it was reported. Sally helped Fifi, a Bichon Frise, make a full recovery after giving blood to help in a tricky operation to correct a life-threatening ...

Airport dogs need new home Airport dogs need new home

Usually when a dog is at an airport it is on duty, sniffing out drugs and bomb-making equipment. But dogs at HAL airport in Bangalore, India have left authorities looking at ways to improve security. The airport in one of India's ...

UKs Top 21 Dog Walks Revealed UKs Top 21 Dog Walks Revealed

Following a public vote organised by tourism bodies EnjoyEngland, VisitScotland, VisitWales and pet food company Hills Pet Nutrition the UKs 21 top dog walks have been revealed ...

Pooch goes to rehab ? to help Pooch goes to rehab ? to help

A dog is helping patients in Devonshire rehabilitation centres get involved with gardening classes. Deacon, a two-year-old dog, has been working with people recovering from drug and drink dependencies at Plymouth's Closereach and ...

Purrfect police officer retires Purrfect police officer retires

London's last remaining station cat has retired after 11 years of service working for the Snow Hill police division, it has been reported. Reagan was hired by the force when he was eight months old along with another feline, Carter, ...

TV star's tortoise finds love TV star's tortoise finds love

TV star Ruth Jones' pet tortoise has found love, according to reports. The Gavin and Stacey actress' beloved companion recently went missing for five weeks, eventually turning up at Cardiff's Lamby Way after climbing into a dustbin ...

Cat lover falls from tree Cat lover falls from tree

A woman fell out of a tree while trying to rescue her cat, it has been reported. Neighbours feared Angela Axten was dead following the fall as she was trying to help free her beloved animal, according to the Surrey Herald. Her cat ...

Dog finds missing man Dog finds missing man

A search dog has been praised for discovering an elderly man who had gone missing, it has been reported. Charlie, a four-year-old border collie, found the 90-year-old man who went missing from his home in Long Cross, near Shaftesbury ...

Police dog found after search Police dog found after search

One of India's most senior policemen was celebrating over the weekend after finding his lost pet. Toto, a 12-year-old dachshund, disappeared last week prompting a frantic search. New Delhi police commissioner Yudhbir Singh Dadwal ...

Dog rescued after 40ft plunge Dog rescued after 40ft plunge

A dog has been rescued after surviving a 40ft plunge into a ravine. Otto, a German pointer, had his brush with death after being let off the lead. After unsuccessfully trying to free him, his owner called the rescue services. Ar ...

The hounds of luck The hounds of luck

Coastguards rescued two helpless hounds that had fallen from the top of Pembrokeshire cliffs this weekend, it has been reported. The poor pooches were not the strongest of South Wales swimmers and had a lucky escape after being saved ...

PDSA offer 'pet MOT' PDSA offer 'pet MOT'

One animal charity is offering dog lovers the chance to get their four-legged friend's health checked out for free. The PDSA's PetCheck tour will tour the country in order to give man's furry friends a once over, whether they are ...

Unwanted pets 'destroying UK waterways' Unwanted pets 'destroying UK waterways'

Pet owners are being warned to think about how they dispose of their unwanted pets after some real-life ninja turtles are wreaking havoc on the country's waterways, it has been reported. British Waterways claims many invasive species ...

Peru passes new dog law Peru passes new dog law

One South American neighbourhood has passed a new law prohibiting families from owning more than one pet dog, it has been reported. Animal lovers in Peruvian capital, Lima, will face hefty fines if they are found to be keeping two ...

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