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Pets take to the skies Pets take to the skies

Nearly 50,000 pet passports were issued in Britain last year and the figure is set to rise this year, it has been reported. The Pets Travel Scheme enables animal lovers to take their beloved four-legged friends on family trips abroad, ...

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 ...

Wellard to visit the pearly gates Wellard to visit the pearly gates

A veteran telly-favourite canine is to hang up his paws after one final show-stealing performance, it has been reported. Eastender Wellard is going to be killed off in a tear-jerking scene set to remind pet owners nationwide how ...

Carbon Paw Print Carbon Paw Print

A recent study reveals that dog-owning families have a lower carbon footprint than equivalent families without a dog ...

RSPCA Welcomes Electric Shock Collar Ban In Wales RSPCA Welcomes Electric Shock Collar Ban In Wales

The decision to ban the use of electric shock collars in Wales has been warmly welcomed by the RSPCA ...

Freddy nearly gets fried Freddy nearly gets fried

A prying pussy was fortunate not to become a fried feline after he climbed up a 7-metre power line, it has been reported. Curiousity got the better of Freddy when he shimmied his way up the pole only to realise upon reaching its ...

Pet memorial garden opened Pet memorial garden opened

A new pet garden of remembrance was opened by a celebrity gardener in Ilford, it has emerged. Leading organic gardener Bob Flowerdew opened the new Garden of Remembrance at the PDSA Animal Cemetery on Wednesday (June 25th). Mr Flowerdew, ...

Bring your pet with you, says Cruise Line Bring your pet with you, says Cruise Line

A cruise line has urged pet lovers to consider taking their animals on holiday with them rather than locking them up in kennels and catteries and risk driving them mad. Stena Line is encouraging customers to spare their pet the distress ...

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 ...

Adopted wallaby opts for rucksack Adopted wallaby opts for rucksack

An animal lover has adopted an orphaned baby albino wallaby, it has been reported. Stephen Rowlands, who works at West Midlands animal-rescue centre Tropical Inc, has been causing quite a stir as he carries five-month-old Millie ...

Cliff-top canines 'should be kept on leads' Cliff-top canines 'should be kept on leads'

The RSPCA and Coastguard have issued a warning to dog owners to be careful when they go for walkies along cliff tops, it has been reported. According to the BBC, the warning was been made due to the number of Devonshire dogs falling ...

Sock snack got stuck in pooch Sock snack got stuck in pooch

A bull terrier had to undergo an operation after swallowing a pair of his owner's saucy socks, it has been reported. Loui was rushed to Newcastle's PDSA PetAid hospital, by owner Nicola Baldwin after he began losing weight and vomiting, ...

Meet Chester the clumsy canine Meet Chester the clumsy canine

A dog is accused of being the clumsiest canine in the country after a number of accidents including getting stuck down a rabbit hole, it has emerged. Chester, a 12-year-old lurcher, cannot go for a walk with his owner without getting ...

Hound hooks up with hen Hound hooks up with hen

A Somerset scandal has set tongues wagging after a dog hatched an unlikely bond with a chick, it has been reported. Cannington family dog, Nell, has adopted a chick rejected by its mother last week, according to the Bridgewater Mercury. ...

Bull terrier bounces back Bull terrier bounces back

Harvey, the missing three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, has been returned to his owner Laura Kidson after an elaborate escape plot that saw him bounce over the garden fence using a trampoline, it has been reported. The Houdini ...

Pellet pussy pulls through Pellet pussy pulls through

A Dorset father is reeling with anger after his beloved pet moggy's life was left in the balance when it was shot by an air gun, it has been reported. George, a six-month-old tabby, was given a 50-50 chance of survival by vets after ...

UK's dogs to shine at new show UK's dogs to shine at new show

The dogs equivalent of Glastonbury is attracting a plethora of cool canines and heroic hounds as it aims to brighten up the world of pet shows, it has emerged. Animal lovers and their four-legged friends are invited to attend the ...

Dog's trampoline escape to victory Dog's trampoline escape to victory

A much-loved family pet dog bounced his way to freedom using a child's trampoline, it has been reported. Harvey, a three-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, escaped from his owner's home in York on Friday (June 13th) and has not ...

Paramedic's pussy cares Paramedic's pussy cares

A caring cat has been adopted as an air ambulance's mascot after keeping an eye out for the crew every time they take off for a job, it has been reported. TC, the black and white moggy, lives at North Wales Air Ambulance's air base ...

Doggy Hasslehoff back on sandy stomping ground Doggy Hasslehoff back on sandy stomping ground

The country's only canine coast rescuer will have to pull his red shorts back out of retirement after he was reappointed to his role as rescue dog. Bilbo, a 14-stone Newfoundland, will once again patrol Sennen beach this summer alongside ...

Homed hounds walk with canines keen for keepers Homed hounds walk with canines keen for keepers

North Yorkshire pooches paraded around in red ribbons in an attempt to attract new owners on Sunday (June 15th), it has been reported. Saltburn Animal Rescue Association (Sara) held a family fun day in a hope to find new homes for ...

Cancer-detecting dog Cancer-detecting dog

An Asian biotech firm has cloned canines it claims can detect cancer in patients, it has been reported. South Korean firm RNL Bio has revealed four Labrador puppies have been duplicated from a Japanese dog that used to sniff out ...

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 ...

Piggy princess won't step in the mud Piggy princess won't step in the mud

One little piggy would rather go to market than roll around in mud, it has been reported. A porky prima donna called Cinderella is refusing to join her pink pals without her trusted wellies after developing mysophobia - a fear of ...

Chris Evans pampers poorly pooch Chris Evans pampers poorly pooch

A bespectacled telly favourite is hoping his beloved pooch pal makes a full recovery after recent surgery, it has been reported. It is not known if Chris Evans had pet insurance to cover the costs of sending his dog to a top surgeon ...

Korean dog to take over the world? Korean dog to take over the world?

A South Korean electronics giant is working with its government to promote the nation's dog, it has been reported. Samsung wants to help make the country's national treasure, the Jindo, an international breed, according to Reuters. ...

Harrods opens its doors to four-legged fashionistas Harrods opens its doors to four-legged fashionistas

Pet owners are spending increasing amounts on their pampered pooches, it has been reported. As Harrods' brand new look pet department opens at its up-market Knightsbridge store, fashionable felines and dressed-up doggies are being ...

Dog stolen from garden Dog stolen from garden

A Somerset family have seen their beloved pet dog stolen and re-housed, it has been reported. It is not known if the family from Hewish had taken out insurance to cover the loss of their Jack Russell. Lola was stolen from outside ...

Dog visible from space Dog visible from space

A Dorset dog can be spotted from space dozing outside his home, it has been reported. Boris, a three-year-old bull mastiff, is visible on Google Earth as he lazes around his owner's garden, according to the Daily Mail. The 14-stone ...

Animal bakery moves to Knightsbridge Animal bakery moves to Knightsbridge

An Essex woman dubbed the 'animal world's answer to Delia Smith' is enjoying the booming success of her pet treat emporium, it has been reported. Stephanie Mehanna has been invited by swanky London department store Harrods to open ...

Lucky the dog rescued from sewage tank Lucky the dog rescued from sewage tank

A Doncaster dog has been rescued after getting himself into a stinky situation when he got stuck in a tank of raw sewage, it has been reported. Danny Lang, of Second Avenue, Woodlands, also fell into the sewage container while calling ...

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 ...

5m animal hospital set for Solihill 5m animal hospital set for Solihill

A "world class" animal hospital is set to be built in a Solihill town, it has been reported. The Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service will be built on a site at Shirley's Cranmore Business Park costing some £5 ...

Labrador gets an eerie message Labrador gets an eerie message

A Shetland dog picked up a message in a bottle on a recent trip to the seaside, it has been reported. Joe, a pedigree white Labrador, was running after sticks thrown by his owner and her two children when he came across the bottle ...

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 ...

Cat lover warns of traps Cat lover warns of traps

A Wiltshire woman has described her moggy's lucky escape after it returned home one night with a noose tied to its neck, it has been reported. Cat lover Jackie Dickman, 61, of Haydon View Road, Pinehurst, described the incident as ...

Orphaned heron taught to fly Orphaned heron taught to fly

A pet lover has taught an orphaned baby heron to fly after his family was killed in a storm, it has been reported. Wildlife warrior Gary Zammit gave the bird flying lessons by running around and squawking while flapping his arms ...

Elvis causes a stir Elvis causes a stir

A Bradford village is up in arms over a 'nuisance parrot' and the damage it is causing, it has been reported. The feathered friend is being dubbed a foe by residents in Wilsden, as it has been chewing through TV cables, damaged ...

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 ...

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