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Cat prompts criticism Cat prompts criticism

A cat spotted in the accident and emergency unit of a hospital has prompted more criticism of slack hygiene. The Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth, which has already been accused of not being clean enough, said, after receiving a written ...

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 ...

Dog wins flab fight Dog wins flab fight

A Labrador who once weighed in at a kennel-sized 7st 7lb has won his battle to fight the flab and been named pet slimmer of the year. The award was handed out by the PDSA after its annual Pet Fit Club 100-day diet challenge, which ...

Pet insurance 'needs proper research' Pet insurance 'needs proper research'

Owners looking to protect themselves from hefty vet bills need to do their research before choosing a pet insurance policy. That is the message from the research firm Defaqto, which has warned that consumers need to wise up in order ...

All cats originate from Middle East All cats originate from Middle East

All cats originate from an area located in the Middle East, according to a study by the University of California. The findings, which studied 11,000 cats, found that a region known as the Fertile Crescent is where the modern feline ...

Dogs becoming fashion statement Dogs becoming fashion statement

Some so-called designer dogs are being bred solely as a fashion statement. That is the fear as increasing numbers of dog owners follow the celebrity trait of mixing and matching breeds to suit their particular needs. For example, ...

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Talented trio in the focus at PDSA! Talented trio in the focus at PDSA!

A photography awards ceremony launched last summer to encourage children to take an interest in animals has resulted in three young winners ...

Dead dog not illegal Dead dog not illegal

An aggressive dog shot dead by police marksmen after it attacked a man was not classified as illegal. The dog had dragged a 46-year-old man around by the hand in the attack in Cherry Street, Blackburn, causing him extensive injuries, ...

Cat with five legs to undergo surgery Cat with five legs to undergo surgery

A cat, who was born with five legs, is to have two amputated. Babygirl, from Pittsburgh, US, has made the news all round the world. She is to have her extra leg and another crippled one removed to enable her to walk, albeit with ...

Kate's cat catches fire Kate's cat catches fire

Actress Kate Beckinsale was nearly forced to cancel her attendance at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after her cat caught fire. Clive had brushed up against a candle when he was engulfed in flames, just before Kate was due ...

Beach dog ban raises hackles Beach dog ban raises hackles

Plans to widen the dog ban on Scarborough beach have caused hackles to rise among animal lovers in the town. The row has erupted because of proposals for dogs to be banned from the North and South Bay from March, instead of May 1st ...

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 ...

TV shows pedigree TV shows pedigree

Mars brand Pedigree is to become the first advertiser on UK terrestrial TV to fully fund a programme. The factual series for ITV1, entitled Dog Rescue, gives an insight into the world of animal rescue and pet re-homing. Although ...

'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 ...

Cat loses leg after gin trap Cat loses leg after gin trap

A cat has had to have her leg amputated after being ensnared by a gin trap. The feline had been caught by the illegal device in Epworth, near Doncaster. She had been found collapsed after having dragged herself through a garden. ...

Court says dogs are not pit bulls Court says dogs are not pit bulls

Two dogs labelled as dangerous pit bulls by Belfast City Council are in fact mongrels, a court has ruled. Ulster grandmother, Irene Chambers, 64, was delighted with the verdict, which meant her pets, Hooch and Roxy, were no longer ...

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 ...

New drug hope for obese dogs New drug hope for obese dogs

A new drug, which has been successfully used in the US to treat obese dogs, is now available in the UK. The treatment, which is being marketed by Pfizer Animal Health and is only available through vets, is seen as a breakthrough ...

Kitten theft could change US law Kitten theft could change US law

A grey and white kitten who was stolen from a rescue centre could end up changing US laws. Ernie's abductors were caught but the case highlighted the anomalies of the law in the US as prosecutors did not think the case was worth ...

Rabbit 'mates' looking for new home Rabbit 'mates' looking for new home

Two abandoned rabbits are looking for a new home after becoming "great mates" at an RSPCA centre in Conwy. The animals, Gladys, five and two-year-old Bandit met after finding themselves homeless at the RSCPCA's Bryn y Maen ...

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, ...

Cat whispers in Chinese Cat whispers in Chinese

A cat has become a celebrity in China after whispering something to his owner. Grandmother Lv, from Changhun city, says Mimi called her 'Laolao', the Chinese word for Grandma. She first thought it might be her granddaughter calling ...

Dead cat dug up by dog friend Dead cat dug up by dog friend

A loyal pet dog missed his dead cat friend so much he managed to dig up his grave and drag him back into the family home. The touching show of devotion came to light when Oscar's owners got up in the morning to find the dog curled ...

National rabbit week National rabbit week

A national 'rabbit week' highlighting the best way to look after our floppy-eared friends is set to take place. Organised by the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund, Excel from Burgess Supafeeds, Panacur Rabbit and the British Rabbit ...

Terrier Thomas one of the lucky ones Terrier Thomas one of the lucky ones

Thomas the terrier is one of the lucky dogs to have found a loving home after being dumped by their previous owners. A year ago the petrified puppy was found tied to a fence and left for dead, alongside the main railway line between ...

Blind cat reunited with owners Blind cat reunited with owners

A blind cat that wandered off and got lost on Christmas Eve has been reunited with her owners. Pensioners, June and John Ranby, had given up their pet for dead when, after an appeal in the local newspaper, the RSPCA got in touch ...

Dog rescued from fire Dog rescued from fire

A dog had to be resuscitated after being rescued from a fire in a Chinese restaurant. The Staffordshire bull terrier was trapped in the blaze, which started in the basement of the restaurant in Deptford High at around 17:00 on Sunday. ...

Pet insurance market churns Pet insurance market churns

The numbers of pet insurers entering and leaving the market, known as churning, could be denting peoples' trust in the product, according to a product research business. Defaqto says that unless policyholders are reassured that ...

Cat too fast for Whitehouse Cat too fast for Whitehouse

Madcap Fast Show comedian Paul Whitehouse's ex-wife did not see the funny side when she returned from holiday to find her cat missing. Whitehouse had been looking after Bob, a ginger eight-year-old, when the feline slipped out of ...

Man behaving well Man behaving well

Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey has shown his caring side by spearheading a campaign highlighting the plight of animals abandoned in rescue homes. The actor, who owns a dog from a shelter, joined 100 owners and their dogs ...

Pet power Pet power

Pets are increasingly powerful when it comes to making decisions about holidays, home furnishings and cars, according to a leading insurer. A new study by Petplan shows that many cat and dog owners would only stay with a partner ...

Cat trapped in shed for two months Cat trapped in shed for two months

A trapped cat has amazingly survived a two-month shed imprisonment nightmare. Ten-year-old Emmy had followed her owner into the garden shed in Toray, which he then locked up for the winter. She was given up for lost until the owner ...

Cat on a lav Cat on a lav

A clever cat is being trained how to use a toilet by its owner. The purrfect answer to litter training, Jacqueline Green's furry friend Dora perches on the loo seat and directs her business at a special litter-filled contraption ...

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 ...

Cat resuscitated after house fire Cat resuscitated after house fire

A lucky cat survived a house fire after being resuscitated by firefighters. The unnamed ginger feline was found in the kitchen of a ground floor which forms part of a semi-detached property. Fire crews arrived to find fire sweeping ...

Mushers out in force Mushers out in force

Mushers will be out in force when the 25th annual Aviemore Sled Dog Rally takes place. The popular event, which this year is expected to attract more than 3,000 spectators, is due to take place on January 19th and 20th. Siberian ...

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