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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 ...

Cat-astrophe for Catapult victim Cat-astrophe for Catapult victim

One family cat lost its eye after it was shot by a catapult, it has been reported. Gingie was hit in the eye with a marble-sized piece of lead and suffered a broken eye socket, according to the West Sussex Times. The two-year-old ...

Billions left to the dogs Billions left to the dogs

A US real estate and hotel giant has left behind a billion-dollar trust fund to be used for the care of dogs, it has been reported. Leona Helmsley first made the headlines when it emerged after her death last August that she had ...

Simba ain't gonna walk this way Simba ain't gonna walk this way

A pampered pooch gets taken for a wheelie instead of a walkie, it has been reported. Simba, is pushed around in his pimped-out poochmobile rather than trouble his paws, according to the Ipswich Evening Star. Janet Essex, 66, from ...

Police dog finds suspect close to home Police dog finds suspect close to home

A police dog in the US has found a suspect hiding in a dog house. The 19-year-old car thief from Pasco in Washington state thought could evade the authorities by hiding in a kennel. But a wily police hound tracked him down and ...

Cat left to die in road Cat left to die in road

A cat left to die in a discarded cardboard box in the middle of a busy road has been saved from a gruesome death. Gina Randall, who runs a cat rescue centre from her home in Great Sutton, Cheshire, is now looking for the owner of ...

Owners should 'think of pets' Owners should 'think of pets'

People should make sure they think of their pets during the upcoming holiday season, it has been claimed. According to Petside families should take steps to ensure their animals enjoy the celebrations as much as they do. The group ...

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 ...

Feline friend to the rescue Feline friend to the rescue

A quick-thinking rescue cat has been hailed as "one in a million" after saving her owner's life, it has been reported. Lily showed incredible initiative when she heard a malfunction alarm on equipment treating her chronically ...

Canines celebrated at carnival Canines celebrated at carnival

A Southend dog show this weekend attracted a range of four-legged friends that came in an array of colours, shapes and sizes, it has been reported. The Southend Carnival pet show yesterday lured a number of dogs ranging from petite ...

Choosing dog will be Obama 'family event' Choosing dog will be Obama 'family event'

As the election fever dies down, the Obama family have stated that they will begin deciding which dog they wish to take in. The process has been hindered by their daughter Malia's allergies and by a need to settle in to a routine ...

Pooch cuts her teeth as a detective Pooch cuts her teeth as a detective

A detective dog and its owner have recovered three sets of stolen false teeth, it has been reported. The three-year-old Labrador, sniffed out the stash of dentures after they had been hidden in a hedge at a school playing field, ...

SSPCA Rescue Dogs Now Crufts Contenders SSPCA Rescue Dogs Now Crufts Contenders

If you are watching Crufts this year, look out for a very special flyball team, the Clyde Valley Flyers. They should be easy to spot in their smart sweatshirts sporting the PetPlanet and Scottish SPCA logos. ...

Dog set to take his board to the ramp Dog set to take his board to the ramp

A pet dog has been turning heads as he skateboards along Goring seafront, it has been reported. Oscar, a two-year-old terrier began skateboarding last month and is now preparing to attempt his first ramp at the Homefield Park skatepark ...

Pooch swallows golf ball Pooch swallows golf ball

One South-coast bulldog unwittingly swallowed a golf ball in mid-flight and then continued running around in circles looking for it, it has been reported. The pooch had to undergo surgery at the Bournemouth People's Dispensary for ...

'Hero dog' raises alarm 'Hero dog' raises alarm

A pet dog has been dubbed as a hero after it raised the alarm after a neighbours' firework set fire to a Grimsby couple's garden shed, it has been reported. The Roachs believe three-year-old pooch Lexie protected them by flagging ...

Pooches dogged by family break ups Pooches dogged by family break ups

More than 63,000 cats and dogs suffer mental anguish when their masters separate, one new study is suggesting. One insurer maintains the number of claims linked to behavioural problems for canines and felines from broken homes have ...

Cat conference to sink its claws into Edinburgh Cat conference to sink its claws into Edinburgh

A kitty conference is expected to bring booming business to its Scottish host city, it has been reported. The European Society of Feline Medicine (ESFM) will descend on Edinburgh for its annual congress this summer. According to ...

Hero dog saves owners Hero dog saves owners

A heroic dog has saved the lives of his owners after a house fire in Los Angeles. One man died in the blaze, but the victim's brother and sister-in-law were awoken by their faithful hound's barking and managed to escape. Firefighters ...

Pet insurance market growing Pet insurance market growing

The market for pet insurance is growing rapidly. Research undertaken by Datamonitor has predicted that in Britain it will expand to almost £600 million in 2011 - up from nearly £380 million in 2006. With pet care costs ...

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