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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?

Itís 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. ...

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 ...

Andre and Price locked in battle over pet bulldogs Andre and Price locked in battle over pet bulldogs

In the latest episode of the ongoing saga of the Peter Andre and Katie Price break-up revolves around their pet bulldogs Pepsi and Hugo. The couple are at loggerheads over who will get ownership of the dogs, with the issues expected ...

Recession puts more pets on the streets, says RSPCA Recession puts more pets on the streets, says RSPCA

New research by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has shown that 57 per cent more pets were abandoned in 2008 than in the previous year, an effect of the economic downturn. Over 11,500 animals rescued ...

RSPCA launches Rabbit Action Week RSPCA launches Rabbit Action Week

National animal charity the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has urged rabbit owners to make sure they are not neglected and has launched Rabbit Action Week to raise awareness of cruelty faced by the ...

Ultimate Pet Show celebrates National Pet Month Ultimate Pet Show celebrates National Pet Month

A pet show has been announced to take place at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on the last weekend of National Pet Month, which runs from April 4th - May 4th. Tickets for the Ultimate Pet Show are now on sale and most ...

Party for world's oldest dog Party for world's oldest dog

A special celebration has been held to mark the birthday of the oldest dog in the world, it has been reported. Max, a 26-year-old terrier cross, is believed to be the longest living pooch around the globe and the US-based pet was ...

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 ...

Hero dog saves woman's life Hero dog saves woman's life

One pet is being lauded as a hero after spending eight hours trying to rouse her diabetic owner from unconsciousness, eventually saving her life. Molly, a Yorkshire terrier, resisted the temptation of her owner Christina Dear's discarded ...

The Perfect Pet Service The Perfect Pet Service

If you are planning to go away and want to leave your 4 legged pet behind, you may be wondering where your pet should stay? As a solution, Petplan have launched a new online service for pet owners to find pet services in their local ...

Christmas treats and chocolate are 'threats to pets' health' Christmas treats and chocolate are 'threats to pets' health'

According to a recent survey, 14 per cent of owners noticed their pets had put on weight over the festive season due to Christmas treats. The research, from AA Pet Insurance, also showed that many owners are unaware that feeding ...

Top ten homes for animals named Top ten homes for animals named

A list has been compiled of the ten best animal homes of all time. The architect's journal has drawn on sanctuaries and zoos from around the world to produce the list, which looks at the top places for animals to reside. At five ...

Increasing numbers of pets are being abandoned, say animal charities Increasing numbers of pets are being abandoned, say animal charities

The credit crunch has meant that thousands of pets are being abandoned as owners struggle to afford the cost of food and vets bills, animals charities have warned. According to Sky News, pet rehoming trusts are seeing twice or even ...

Five nods or you're out, Shanghai warns dog owners Five nods or you're out, Shanghai warns dog owners

In China, dog owners will be forced to attend a meeting with neighbours to seek their approval to have a dog. Residents in the Luwan Districts of Shanghai have been told they will need to get the nod from five neighbours to be ...

Beagle unveiled as the new face of M&S pet insurance Beagle unveiled as the new face of M&S pet insurance

Retail giant Marks and Spencer (M&S) has unveiled the new face of its pet insurance products. Following a competition, beagle Molly from south Wales was given the prestigious job. Five-month-old Molly, who lives with the Mainwaring ...

Hamsters at the forefront of nanotechnology Hamsters at the forefront of nanotechnology

Hamsters have been helping scientists at the Georgian Institute of Technology to harness the energy from the movement of their wheels to produce electricity. Current ways of creating electricity require regular mechanical movement, ...

Sainsbury's reveals extent of missing pets Sainsbury's reveals extent of missing pets

Pet insurance provider Sainsbury's Bank has said that 12 per cent of cat lovers and four per cent of dog owners have seen their animals go missing in the past five years. This equates to 3.8 million people in the UK, 55 per cent ...

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