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Fat cat lands on man in restaurant Fat cat lands on man in restaurant

An overweight cat fell through a flimsy temporary roof cover and landed on a man while he was eating in a restaurant. The bizarre incident happened while the man was having a meal in a Chinese restaurant in Beijing city. Apparently, ...

Dog walker refuses to pay fine Dog walker refuses to pay fine

A man who was walking his dog through a cemetery might be hauled before the courts for refusing to pay a £75 fine. Sandwell Council, in the Black Country, has rattled a few pet owners' cages by introducing new rules banning ...

Disaster Strikes Clyde Valley Flyers (Part 2) Disaster Strikes Clyde Valley Flyers (Part 2)

Those of you who have read my previous articles should know I can be prone to exaggeration but believe me, this time round, I am not! ...

Record Breaking Crufts Keeps Getting Bigger Record Breaking Crufts Keeps Getting Bigger

With even more entries than in 2007, Crufts has secured its place, yet again, as the world’s largest dog show. ...

Five kittens rescued from skip Five kittens rescued from skip

Five kittens have had a lucky escape after being rescued from a skip just as it was being emptied. They were found at the Cheney Manor Recycling Centre and are now at Thameswood Small Animal Hospital. The kittens' mother, who was ...

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 ...

Disaster Strikes Clyde Valley Flyers (The Crufts’ Flyball Qualifying Team sponsored by Petplanet.co.uk and Scottish SPCA)! Disaster Strikes Clyde Valley Flyers (The Crufts’ Flyball Qualifying Team sponsored by Petplanet.co.uk and Scottish SPCA)!

Those of you who have read my previous articles should know I can be prone to exaggeration but believe me, this time round, I am not! ...

Tornado dog returns Tornado dog returns

A dog has returned home nearly three weeks after a devastating tornado ripped through a town in Arkansas. Pongo, a nine-year-old basset hound, ran off after the storm broke open a gate at the family home in the Gassville area. Owners ...

Dogit Large Water Fountain Dogit Large Water Fountain

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Black cat no so unlucky Black cat no so unlucky

A black cat and the number 13 were not so unlucky for a lottery syndicate. In fact the opposite proved true for 14 staff at Glastonbury Court Residential home in Bury St Edmunds when the combination resulted in a £130,000 win ...

Alsation at the frontline Alsation at the frontline

An alsation who holds the rank of Sergeant is at the frontline in Iraq. Staff sergeant Iron - his official rank - is the first to check out buildings to see if they have been booby trapped by al-Qaida or Sunni insurgents. He also ...

Dog hailed as a hero Dog hailed as a hero

A dog has been hailed as a hero following a house fire. Lennox, a rottweiler, alerted firefighters to where his owner, Carl McMahon, 19, was laying unconscious. The loyal dog had stayed by his side in thick black smoke at the house ...

Virgin held responsible Virgin held responsible

Virgin is being held responsible for a cat escaping. A woman is suing Richard Branson's company after she said its engineers lost a padlock to a front gate. The cat called Fuzzy-Bear, a Selkirk Rex breed, fled after the media company ...

Cat turns up three years later Cat turns up three years later

A cat given up as lost has turned up again over three years later. Eight-year-old Sam bolted when his owner Elaine Woodham was taking him in her car to the vets. The feline was supposed to be having his annual jabs, but he had other ...

Big Mcstake Big Mcstake

A member of staff at a branch of a burger chain made a big Mcstake in refusing entry to a blind man simply because she did not like his guide dog. Ian Foulds, from Leamington, was in Oxford for the day when he decided to pop in to ...

Cats Protection takes a taxi Cats Protection takes a taxi

Feline welfare charity Cats Protection is putting posters on the sides of taxis to advertise the plight of abandoned cats. Through its collaboration with Cabvert Media it will be featuring pictures of kittens alongside the message ...

Giant rabbits mow lawn Giant rabbits mow lawn

A pair of giant rabbits are effectively mowing their owner's lawn by eating the grass. Lloyd Evans, 48, from Knutsford says they do such a good job that he has no need to use his lawnmower. Bob and Buttercup, a pair of continental ...

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 ...

Dog uses ski-lift Dog uses ski-lift

A snow-loving pet dog has worked out how to use a ski-lift. Guinness, a four-year-old collie, leaps up at a hand pull lift and grabs the bar between his teeth. The clever canine gets up to his tricks at the Glenshee Ski Centre. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Humphrey flops into record books Humphrey flops into record books

Hungry Humphrey has flopped into the record books. The 42in super-sized French lop-eared rabbit is now officially the biggest bunny in the world, tipping the scales at a whopping two stone - the breed normally weighs in at around ...

Staffies just 'big softies' Staffies just 'big softies'

Staffordshire bull terriers are just big softies and make ideal family pets, despite suggestions to the contrary. According to the UK Kennel Club, they are reliable, highly intelligent and affectionate, especially with children - ...

Fat cat gets in a flap Fat cat gets in a flap

An overweight cat got so fat he ended up getting stuck in his flap. Sooty liked his grub so much that he piled on the pounds to reach a whopping 2st. Owner Molly Oliver, 68, from Scarborough was not overly concerned until one day ...

Cats also need special someone Cats also need special someone

With Valentine's Day upon us, a cat rescue centre is calling on locals to adopt a feline so it too can have someone special. Cats Protection Eastbourne and District Adoptions Centre in Hailsham, currently has 50 cats on its books ...

Terror attack rescue dogs being trained Terror attack rescue dogs being trained

Specially trained dogs that seek out casualties in the event of a terrorist attack are to join fire crews throughout the country. The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) canines will be able to help firefighters locate anyone trapped ...

Paris abandons cat Paris abandons cat

Social butterfly Paris Hilton has apparently abandoned her cat after taking it to the vet two weeks ago and not returning to collect it. Prada was dropped off by the hotel heiress at Kriss Kelly's Foundation for Cats from where she ...

Aliens abduct dog Aliens abduct dog

An alien spaceship abducting a dog in Wales is just one of the 135 UFO incidents reported to the Ministry of Defence last year. As well as the canine episode, other strange sightings have included flaming objects, odd flying shapes ...

Pet insurance provides 'peace of mind' Pet insurance provides 'peace of mind'

Pet insurance is an important consideration and provides animal owners with cover for "unexpected veterinary fees and peace of mind", according to the PDSA. With vet bills for operations sometimes amounting to thousands ...

Boxer fitted with pacemaker Boxer fitted with pacemaker

A boxer dog is on the road to recovery after collapsing and having to have a heart pacemaker fitted. Floyd, a 13-year-old pedigree canine, fell ill at his home in Sadleworth and his owner, Tom Patterson, had to fork out £8,500 ...

Snacks out for Scooby Snacks out for Scooby

A flabby dog called Scooby who had her snacks taken away has managed to lose an impressive 2.4kg in 100 days. The canine, who was used to scoffing fish and chips, pizza and curry, has come runner-up in a national slimming contest ...

Cat wakes up 145 miles from home Cat wakes up 145 miles from home

A cat woke up to find it was 145 miles from home. The sleepy feline crept into an open lorry for a snooze when it was parked up in Northampton last Monday. Unfortunately, the driver set off oblivious to the fact he had a furry stowaway ...

Mountain dog gets stamp of approval Mountain dog gets stamp of approval

A brave mountain rescue dog is to get his own stamp of approval. Merrick, an eight-year-old crossbred Labrador, is one of six dogs in the special edition of Royal Mail 46p stamps, that also includes police, customs, assistance, sheep ...

Cat clings on for 30 miles Cat clings on for 30 miles

A cat has had a miraculous escape after clinging on to a car bumper for a fur-raising 30 miles. Monty definitely used up one of his nine lives after his owner drove off with him hanging on to the underside of his car. The brave ...

Cat not welcome anymore Cat not welcome anymore

A homeless cat that had been adopted by pensioners has been kicked out of their sheltered accommodation and is not welcome there anymore. The feline's elderly owner who lived nearby died three years ago and the residents of Gleneagles ...

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 ...

Citizen canine Citizen canine

A dog club has been rewarded for turning canines into "good citizens". North Yorkshire and South Durham German Shepherd Dog Club came top in the Kennel Club (KC) Registered Breed Club category at a dog awards ceremony. ...

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. ...

Petplanet.co.uk joins up with SSPCA in Flyball Sponsorship at Crufts Petplanet.co.uk joins up with SSPCA in Flyball Sponsorship at Crufts

Petplanet.co.uk are pleased to announce that one of the Scottish Flyball Teams which have qualified for Crufts this year include 3 members of our own staff – and their dogs of course ...

'Vicious' airgun attack on cat 'Vicious' airgun attack on cat

A pet cat was nearly killed after a "vicious" airgun attack left a pellet lodged in his spine. Ginger, from Tylorstown in South Wales, was shot on January 5th. He was taken to a local veterinary surgery, where the pellet ...

Petplanet.co.uk joins up with SSPCA in Flyball Sponsorship at Crufts (Part2) Petplanet.co.uk joins up with SSPCA in Flyball Sponsorship at Crufts (Part2)

Petplanet.co.uk are pleased to announce that one of the Scottish Flyball Teams which have qualified for Crufts ... ...

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