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Paws for festive thought Paws for festive thought

The Southport Visiter is searching for the town's most festive pets in a feature it is calling Santa Paws. Writers are encouraging readers to send in pictures of their pets in festive gear, reporting a strong response from local ...

Cat caught in jar Cat caught in jar

A careless cat had a lucky escape after she got stuck in a jar, it has been reported. Escaping with eight lives intact, lucky Lindy was prised from the sticky situation by vets in Oregon before being taken to a shelter. She had ...

Cat may have hitched ride to Devon Cat may have hitched ride to Devon

An adventurous cat may have hitched a 200-mile ride from London to Devon in the back of a lorry. The black and white short-haired female feline, which is between four and eight-years-old, was found when the lorry driver stopped in ...

Andrex ads make Labradors the UK's most popular breed Andrex ads make Labradors the UK's most popular breed

New research released today by National Pet Month (5th April -5th May) found that Labradors are the UKs most popular dog with 1 in 10 of the UK's 7.3 million dogs being the breed. ...

Pet owners 'unaware their animals are overweight' Pet owners 'unaware their animals are overweight'

Many pet owners are unaware their beloved companions are overweight, it has been claimed. According to the Pet Food Manufacturers Association, some people are also oblivious to the damage weight problems can cause their pets, with ...

Insurance warning against pet damage Insurance warning against pet damage

Pet owners are being urged to check their home insurance policies to make sure they are covered in case their animals cause damage to their property this bonfire night. Independent financial research firm Defaqto claims that people ...

Disturbing amount of animals put down, says PDSA Disturbing amount of animals put down, says PDSA

A veterinary charity claims the number of reports of pets being put to sleep due to owners not being able to afford treatment costs is disturbing, it has been reported. PDSA described many cases of animals being put to sleep due ...

Lost cat causes town hall threats Lost cat causes town hall threats

A Manchester pensioner who found a lost cat has been threatened with a fine after putting up posters to report the animal in an effort to locate its owners, it has been reported. Joy Tracey, of Greater Manchester, was told by Tameside ...

Pets and owners give blood together Pets and owners give blood together

Pets and their owners have been given the chance to give blood together at a veterinary surgery in Doncaster. The move is intended to encourage the donation of human and canine blood, which is vital in the effort to save lives. ...

Cat in electricity pole drama Cat in electricity pole drama

A cat has been rescued after a fur-raising electricity pole drama. Mogel, a 13-year-old feline from the Isle of Man, clawed his way 35ft to the top and was perched there inches away from live wires carrying 33,000 volts. Electricity ...

One week left for feline Oscar nominations One week left for feline Oscar nominations

Organisers of the UK feline Oscars have reminded cat owners they have one week to register their animals ahead of August's glitzy award ceremony, it has been reported. The search for the nation's favourite feline offers four categories ...

Exotic pets found in raid Exotic pets found in raid

Hundreds of exotic pets have been found following a raid on two houses in Oldham, it has been reported. Police discovered the animals alongside drugs, jewellery and a machete, according to BBC News. Sergeant Rob Haworth, from Greater ...

Pet owners urged not to advertise personal details Pet owners urged not to advertise personal details

The owners of missing cats and dogs are being targeted by pranksters making hoax calls about the animals, it has been reported. According to the Evening Times, the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has warned ...

Great Danes 'the most expensive' Great Danes 'the most expensive'

The Great Dane breed of dog is the most expensive type of canine to own, it has been claimed. Research has shown that over its lifetime the doggy giant is more likely to scratch doors and rip furniture covers than other breeds, esure ...

Surfer dude dogs catch some waves Surfer dude dogs catch some waves

Some plucky pooches tested their surfing skills at the third Annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surf Dog Competition at Imperial Beach in California over the weekend. Sporting Hawaiian shirts, shades and baggy t-shirts, the four-legged ...

Best boozer's barking brill Best boozer's barking brill

A London pub has been lauded for being the friendliest boozer in the country for dogs, according to one commentator. Peckham's Rye Hotel offers "proper dog bowls" for your four-legged-friends to enjoy their refreshments ...

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 ...

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