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Cat becomes TV weather star Cat becomes TV weather star

A cat has become an overnight celebrity in Germany after wandering onto the set of a live weather forecast by the country's most prominent meteorologist, Joerg Kachelmann. Black and white moggy Lupin made his appearance just as Mr ...

British Pets Face Bank Holiday Blues British Pets Face Bank Holiday Blues

We may be a nation of animal lovers but a new survey has revealed that pets should watch out for their owner’s antics this bank holiday ...

Dog owners warned to take care after dog dies in icy lake Dog owners warned to take care after dog dies in icy lake

Dog owners have been warned to ensure their beloved pets do not stray on frozen lakes after a Jack Russell died after falling through ice at Wootton Bassett. According to the Swindon Advertiser, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service ...

Python hungry and on the loose in Cambridge Python hungry and on the loose in Cambridge

Residents in Cambridge be warned – Monty the roving royal python has slipped his coop and looking for a meal. Police and animal welfare officers are on the look-out for the 5 ft-long snake who escaped yesterday morning, reports ...

Owner desperate to find missing pet snake Owner desperate to find missing pet snake

The owner of a five-ft carpet python has been searching for his beloved pet for ten days after it disappeared from his garden. Colonel vanished from a back garden in Newtownabbey during a recent spell of hot weather and distraught ...

Microchips urged for London dogs Microchips urged for London dogs

The number of stray dogs on the streets of London in the past year has increased, leading the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (BDCH) to urge pet owners in the city to get their dogs chipped. Figures released last week show that the ...

David Hasslehoff to meet namesake dog David Hasslehoff to meet namesake dog

A dog in Gloucestershire is to be visited by David Hasslehoff after the Baywatch actor heard that they shared names. Nathan Williams' dog, Hoff, made the news after he woke his owner to alert him to a fire in his Cinderford house, ...

New film could boost popularity of Chihuahuas New film could boost popularity of Chihuahuas

The recent release of the film Beverley Hills Chihuahua could cause increased interest in the breed, it is being claimed. According to Sainsbury's Finance, the number of the canine companions insured by its pet insurance department ...

Scottish grandmother claims world's tiniest dog Scottish grandmother claims world's tiniest dog

An East Kilbride grandmother has claimed that her ten-inch long, one-pound four-ounce Chihuahua and Yorkshire Terrier cross is World's smallest dog. Karen McPherson, the owner of tiny Tilly, thinks that the twelve-week-old pup is ...

Missing pet goat saved from slaughter Missing pet goat saved from slaughter

A pet pigmy goat is to be reunited with its owners after being saved from an "inhumane" slaughter. Pet lover Emma Beckett had discovered that her family's pet pigmy goats Cindy and Betty had gone missing last week from ...

Welsh dog recycles litter Welsh dog recycles litter

A dog from Torfaen in Wales is to receive a prize for his work in reducing the effects of climate change - he regularly picks up plastic bottles on his walks for his owner to recycle. Tubby, a Labrador, has recycled more than 20,000 ...

Downing Street mourns the death of Sybil Downing Street mourns the death of Sybil

The first cat of Downing Street has died after a short illness. Sybil, the first cat to reside at the home of the prime minister, died in peace at her new home in Scotland. The cat belonged to Maggie Darling, who introduced her ...

Will You Be My Pooch-Friend? Will You Be My Pooch-Friend?

It’s been 3 months since Valentines Day and are you still lonely? Petplan have discovered that one of the best ways to bag yourself a date is by having a pet. ...

Disabled kitten adopted by veterinary surgery Disabled kitten adopted by veterinary surgery

A tiny kitten born with his back legs pointing in the wrong direction has been adopted by a veterinary surgery, the Press and Journal reports. Crathie resident Carol Hutton's cat had given birth to three kittens, but she was told ...

'Sharp rise' in abandoned dogs in Basingstoke 'Sharp rise' in abandoned dogs in Basingstoke

People in Basingstoke have been urged to think carefully about getting a pet after a sharp increase in the rise of abandoned dogs in the area. The Basingstoke Gazette reports that six dogs, including a tiny puppy, were abandoned ...

Lucky cat's roof fall broken by hero Lucky cat's roof fall broken by hero

A cat stuck on a roof in Ballymoney, Northern Ireland, used up one of its nine lives on Monday (April 20th) when a rescuer accidentally lost his grip on the animal. With shoppers looking on to see the rescue of the black and white ...

Returned rabbit is not what it seems Returned rabbit is not what it seems

A Torquay rabbit owner has found out that her lost pet rabbit, Fluffy, has been replaced, rather than returned as she previously thought. Hours after Fluffy escaped from Kayleigh Irwin's home in Ellacombe, she and her partner Matthew ...

Cliff rescue for dog and puppy Cliff rescue for dog and puppy

A stranded dog and puppy have been rescued from a cliff by staff at the Ness Coastguard Rescue Team after a rising tide threatened to trap them. Inspectors from the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) ...

Do you want a bone in that love? Do you want a bone in that love?

A new range of luxury ice cream has been developed just for dogs. Following the recent trend of pampering pets with coats and luxury dog houses, invariably it has now led to luxury foods. The frozen yoghurt treats come in three ...

Police in rabbit chase Police in rabbit chase

Two policemen spent 20 minutes trying to catch a dog-sized rabbit which was seen hopping around Canterbury in the dead of night on Sunday. At first, the scene was like "something out of Alice in Wonderland", according to ...

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