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Lucky cat survives 26-storey fall Lucky cat survives 26-storey fall

A cat which escaped out of a New York apartment window and fell 26 storeys onto a balcony has survived. Keri Hostetler, the owner of aptly-named Lucky, was tidying her home in preparation for guests when she opened the window a short ...

Clyde Valley Flyers qualifies for Crufts for the second consecutive Year Clyde Valley Flyers qualifies for Crufts for the second consecutive Year

After the success of our Flyball Team at Crufts last year (we came 4th overall and were on the telly!!!!), all the Flyers were really excited at the prospect of competing in the qualifiers for Crufts 2009 ...

Bill campaigns for pets to be allowed in care homes Bill campaigns for pets to be allowed in care homes

A new bill launched in the House of Commons yesterday could mean that elderly people going into care homes no longer have to be separated from their pets. Labour MP Nick Palmer introduced the care homes (domestic pets) bill, suggesting ...

Pet needs surgery after swallowing mini Homer Simpson Pet needs surgery after swallowing mini Homer Simpson

A dog from Aberdeen recently had to undergo emergency surgery after it snacked on a Homer Simpson toy which became lodged in her intestine. The toy showed up on an x-ray and was removed by PDSA vets, but the incident could have been ...

Labradoodle tipped to be Obama's choice for his daughters Labradoodle tipped to be Obama's choice for his daughters

The first dog is likely to be a Labradoodle, president-elect Barack Obama has said. Since promising his daughters a puppy in his acceptance speech, the next American president's choice of dog has been subject to feverish speculation. ...

Top 10 Most Popular Pet Names Released Top 10 Most Popular Pet Names Released

Traditional pet names such as Spot and Prince are slipping out of vogue as the 2009 top 10 pet name list is released ...

Jennifer Aniston: 'Dogs are better than men' Jennifer Aniston: 'Dogs are better than men'

Jennifer Aniston has said that she prefers dogs to men because the pets give "unconditional" love. The Friends actress has two dogs – Norman and Molly – and said that she has an excellent relationship with them. ...

Hamster hoover prototype revealed Hamster hoover prototype revealed

Scientists have developed a robotic hoover powered by a hamster to create an environmentally-friendly, work-light way to clean your house. A hamster wheel has been attached to an iRobot Roomba, a device which cleans rooms automatically ...

Pet airway makes maiden voyage Pet airway makes maiden voyage

The first flight of the pet-only airline Pet Airways took place on Tuesday. Alysa Binder and Dan Wiesel put their lifelong ambition into practice as the married couple saw their first flight take off from Farmingdale, New York. ...

Kremlin gives in to schoolgirl's demands for a guinea pig Kremlin gives in to schoolgirl's demands for a guinea pig

Russian schoolgirl who wrote to Dmitri Medvedev, the country's president, asking for a girlfriend for her male pet guinea pig has dutifully received one. Thirteen-year-old Anastasia, who used the president's official Kremlin website ...

Dogs Trust launches Lets for Pets campaign Dogs Trust launches Lets for Pets campaign

Pet charity the Dogs Trust has announced a new campaign which aims to stop animals being abandoned by people who are forced to move into rented accommodation. Landlords often ban pets in their leased homes, but the organisation says ...

National Rabbit Week raises awareness of pet issues National Rabbit Week raises awareness of pet issues

People will be given advice on how to care for their furry friends as part of the upcoming Burgess National Rabbit Week. Taking place between January 24th and 31st, the event is in its third year and will focus on the importance ...

Obamas spark interest surge in Water Dogs Obamas spark interest surge in Water Dogs

The Kennel Club has witnessed a dramatic surge in enquiries about the Portuguese Water Dog thanks to the introduction of the Obamas' pet dog into the White House. Since the arrival of Bo into the US president's home, the dog organisation ...

Dog reunited with family after two years Dog reunited with family after two years

A family pet has been reunited with her owners two years after, and 20 miles away, from where she was lost. Honey, a Saluki Lurcher cross-breed, vanished through a hole in a fence when her owners lived in west London, reports ...

12 dogs saved from Cape Cod blast 12 dogs saved from Cape Cod blast

A heroic rescue of 12 dogs followed an explosion at an animal hospital on Cape Cod in the US on Monday night. One man, Ken Lacasse, who has lived next to the animal hospital for 23 years, rushed out of his house when he heard the ...

'Speed volunteering' for Lend a Paw week 'Speed volunteering' for Lend a Paw week

Pet charity PDSA is launching a new scheme ahead of Lend a Paw week. The charity is launching the new event this summer, offering animal lovers the opportunity to try 'speed volunteering' at a PDSA shop. It is encouraging people ...

First mobile pet blood bank launches First mobile pet blood bank launches

A pet health charity has launched the UK's first mobile blood bank for dogs, which is to travel around to country to look for donors. Dogs which undergo the five to seven-minute long procedure receive a meal and a goody bag of pet ...

Rabbits thrown from car Rabbits thrown from car

Nine rabbits are being cared for by the RSPCA after they were thrown from a car in the New Forest. A passerby saw the pets being hurled from a silver car parked on Brockishill Road in Bartley. The witness managed to round up seven ...

Blue Cross supports appeal for return of Sandbag and Hesco Blue Cross supports appeal for return of Sandbag and Hesco

One of the UK's leading animal charities, The Blue Cross, is supporting a fundraising appeal to secure the safe return of two pets in Iraq. Sandbag and Hesco, a dog and cat currently living with British soldiers at their base in ...

Student's guide dog GPS nominated for award Student's guide dog GPS nominated for award

A device developed by a mature student amateur inventor which helps blind people better navigate themselves with the help of a guide dog is up for an award. Jason Perkins, a student at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff, ...

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