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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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Gymnast squirrel shows off Gymnast squirrel shows off

A cat lover's feline friends have been watching in awe as a squirrel has been pulling off tricks worthy of a gymnast in order to pinch bird feed hanging from a washing line, it has been reported. Cyril the squirrel has been swinging ...

Lucky cat strives to save station Lucky cat strives to save station

A Japanese cat is causing a stir in her new employment role as station master in Kishi, it has been reported. Tama, a tortoise shell moggy, wears her black uniform cap while working at the entrance of the station that is attracting ...

King can do tricks King can do tricks

A pedigree cavalier King Charles spaniel has amazed his owner by doing an array of tricks. Eight-year-old Cindy's showstopper is balancing objects on all four paws while lying down. She was taught her tricks after being taken in ...

German dogs have more bite German dogs have more bite

Specially bred German police dogs are being imported as they have more bite than their British thief-chasing counterparts. Police have confirmed that a shortage of available Alsatians, specifically trained to the level required, ...

Poop scoop giveaway hits County Durham Poop scoop giveaway hits County Durham

One north-east council has launched a campaign to clean its streets from dog dirt, it has been reported. Easington council is handing out free poop scoop bags in order to rid its streets of the unwanted mess, according to the Sunderland ...

Car home residents 'miss pets' Car home residents 'miss pets'

People going into care homes are traumatised by rules banning pets on site, it has been claimed. New research has revealed that more than a third of elderly residents suffer distress when they are separated from their pet. The study ...

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