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Dog faces the courts Dog faces the courts

A dog in India has appeared in court for being a persistent trouble maker, it has been reported. Police in the eastern state of Bihar demanded the animal was tried after it bit several people, although its owner claimed it only menaces ...

Wahl Pet Hairdryer with Stand Wahl Pet Hairdryer with Stand

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Low income is no excuse for pet neglect, says PDSA Low income is no excuse for pet neglect, says PDSA

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Greyhound Trust attends party Greyhound Trust attends party

People attending a summer fete in Redditch had some extra guests when a group of dogs joined their party, it has been reported. However, the gatecrashers were more than welcome as they were part of a 'meet and greet' from the Retired ...

Fight the flab with fido launched at agility show Fight the flab with fido launched at agility show

A unique phenomenon in fitness is sweeping the UK that is set to fight the flab not only in humans but in their four legged friends who are feeling the effects of our inactive lifestyles ...

Abandoned dog 'now recovering' Abandoned dog 'now recovering'

A dog which became emaciated after being abandoned in Northampton is now recovering well, it has emerged. The male German shepherd, which staff at the RSPCA nicknamed Hobo, was described as looking like a "walking skeleton" ...

Pet lover uses savings for cat surgery Pet lover uses savings for cat surgery

One avid pet fan has paid £7,500 from her savings for her cat to have its face reconstructed after the creature was hit by a car. Tanya Dickson shelled out the cash after her cat Hetty, who is a male, was hit by a car and suffered ...

Indian dog in court for biting people Indian dog in court for biting people

A dog in India has been hauled into court under charges of breaching the peace, according to a source. Police have brought action against the canine for biting people, with neighbours saying he has gone mad and attacked a number ...

Hero hound saves toddler Hero hound saves toddler

A dog has proved he is worth any pet insurance cost by saving a toddler from a venomous snake. The pet Jack Russell terrier, Pickle, leapt in between 16-month-old Vincent Hunt and a hissing two-foot adder's fangs, the People reports. ...

Search on for singing dogs Search on for singing dogs

Talented pooches are being sought to pay tribute to a famous Swansea dog who became a hero in the 1930s for rescuing drowning swimmers from the docks. Artist Richard Higlett is on the lookout for dogs from the city to perform A Song ...

Dog training club closes Dog training club closes

A shortage of members has forced a Dorset dog training club to close after 50 years, which may interest pet insurance holders in the area. The Weymouth Dog Training outlet used to have more than 30 members but has seen the number ...

Hotel for holidaying hounds Hotel for holidaying hounds

A hotel in the Lake District is to launch a service which will give pampered pooches a chance to relax, it has been reported. From August, the Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel will start a Designer Doggy Package, which lets dogs ...

Bilbo urges safe swimming Bilbo urges safe swimming

The nation's only life-saving dog is warning Cornish bathers of the importance of beach safety. Bilbo, the 14-stone Newfoundland, will appear on posters as part of an awareness campaign to remind swimmers to bathe in designated areas. ...

Check where your pups come form, urges charity Check where your pups come form, urges charity

The Scottish SPCA is urging the country's pet lovers to make sure they know where their puppies are coming from - so they are not supporting the multi-million pound trade cruelly delivering the dogs from abroad, it has been reported. ...

Family rapped over pet birds Family rapped over pet birds

An eco family have been ordered to get rid of their pet chickens after complaints, it has been reported. The Rugby household kept around 25 chickens in the back garden of their council home in an attempt to adopt a sustainable-living ...

Army to send in the dogs Army to send in the dogs

The British Army is set to send a crack team of commando canines into some of its war zones, it has been reported. A group of German shepherds are currently being trained in preparation to jump out of military airplanes from heights ...

Feline friend to the rescue Feline friend to the rescue

A quick-thinking rescue cat has been hailed as "one in a million" after saving her owner's life, it has been reported. Lily showed incredible initiative when she heard a malfunction alarm on equipment treating her chronically ...

Dog survives cliff fall Dog survives cliff fall

A clumsy canine came close to being a cropper after falling 80 feet down a cliff, it has been reported. Six-year-old Kiko was rescued after the fall from a clifftop at Pierfields in Berwick on Saturday (July 19th) morning, according ...

Terrier gets stuck underground Terrier gets stuck underground

Timmy the Terrier has survived after spending seven days stuck in an underground pipe. Owner Angie Whittle was returning home with her pooch after going for a walk when he caught sight of a rabbit and ran off in pursuit of the game. ...

China clamps down on dogs China clamps down on dogs

State laws restricting pet lovers from owning dogs over a certain height are causing anger in China, it has been reported. Though pet ownership is booming in the East Asian nation, Beijing's inflexible laws governing the ownership ...

Pope borrows pooch? Pope borrows pooch?

A holy feline fan is borrowing a cat during his trip to Australia, it has been reported. Newspapers down under claim organisers of World Youth Day 2008 say they helped Pope Benedict XVI acclimatise to his dwellings by loaning him ...

Slippery spaniels return Slippery spaniels return

A pair of pooches returned back to their owners' caravan after going awol for six days on a Scottish beach, it has been reported. The King Charles spaniels legged it while holidaying with their owners at Silverlands Caravan Park, ...

Sheep is settled now Sheep is settled now

A not so unusual animal is being kept as an extraordinary pet in Wales, it has been reported. Bouncy sheep Nick Boing likes to watch TV with his owner David Palmer in their Cardiff home, according to Sky News. The Welshman told ...

Cat caught out Cat caught out

An elusive stray cat living in the Olympic Park site has been rescued after being on the run for months, it has been reported. The puss - named Blackjack - evaded capture in the Stratford building site while charity workers managed ...

Cat naps his way through the post Cat naps his way through the post

A pet pussy was posted across his native Germany by mistake after cat napping in a parcel box, it has been reported. Janosch's journey began as he went for a nice afternoon nap in a box filled with presents for its owner's relatives, ...

Kids design new kitty catcher Kids design new kitty catcher

A new cat trap has been developed which informs the RSPCA when a moggy has been caught, it has been reported. Designed by Kent schoolchildren, the trap is to be used by the charity in order to catch feral and injured pussies for ...

TV's Trinny picks prettiest pooches TV's Trinny picks prettiest pooches

Telly stylist Trinny Woodhall was on the lookout for a new pet pooch while judging at a charity dog show on Tuesday (July 8th), it has been reported. According to Hello magazine, the Star of BBC One's What Not To Wear perused pooches ...

Wallace up for cat Oscars Wallace up for cat Oscars

A firefighting feline is up for a hero accolade at next month's cat Oscars, it has been reported. Wallace, a five-year-old feline, alerted his owner Maureen Gorman to a fire which had broken out in their Carnoustie home in January. ...

Pete prefers pussycat Pete prefers pussycat

Troubled rockstar Pete Doherty put his pet pussy before his band's scheduled performance after his beloved cat went into labour this weekend, it has been reported. Babyshambles singer Pete was due to be playing with his band at the ...

Arnie takes on a lion Arnie takes on a lion

It's a match made in heaven - but there will be a bittersweet ending to the love story between felines Arnie and Zara. For while they have whiskers, paws and tails in common, the two cats are worlds apart and lioness cub Zara will ...

Dog proves he can help Dog proves he can help

A Labrador that failed to make the grade as a guide dog has helped an autistic boy learn to speak, it has been reported. Five-year-old Joe Craik could only manage single words before he hooked up with Lacey, who helped him overcome ...

9/11 canine to be cloned 9/11 canine to be cloned

A hero hound who sniffed out the last survivor from the September 11th attack in the US is to be cloned. The German shepherd, called Trakr, has been selected by Californian cloning firm BioArts as the most "clone-worthy" ...

Billions left to the dogs Billions left to the dogs

A US real estate and hotel giant has left behind a billion-dollar trust fund to be used for the care of dogs, it has been reported. Leona Helmsley first made the headlines when it emerged after her death last August that she had ...

Pet hotel buys A-list bed Pet hotel buys A-list bed

Elton's cosy canine cot has found its way to a luxury pet hotel via the Osbournes, it has been reported. Cambridge's Cosy Pet Hotel has shelled out to buy the four-poster bed from Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne. Jane Rush, the ...

Corky comes home Corky comes home

A missing moggy returned home safely on Monday (June 30th) after legging it following a recent burglary, it has been reported. The frail feline – who suffers from a brain condition – has been a scaredy cat ever since his ...

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 ...

Battery hens given new lives as pets Battery hens given new lives as pets

Some 628 battery hens have been saved from the slaughter house by the Scottish branch of the Battery Hen Welfare Trust. The birds, who have reached the end of their productive laying lives, will be distributed to families as pets ...

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