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Mystery of stray cat's 70-mile journey Mystery of stray cat's 70-mile journey

A cat who wandered away from his Lincoln home has been discovered 70 miles away in Huddersfield but how he got there remains a mystery. The Lincolnshire Echo reported that Jake was found by Sharon Finch who took him to the vet, where ...

Pet Airways restricts flights to dogs and cats Pet Airways restricts flights to dogs and cats

Pet Airways, the airline that caters only for pets, has announced it will only be allowing dogs and cats onboard. The company has announced that it will be starting flights between five different cities as of next month, and it ...

Celebrity pet lookalikes wanted Celebrity pet lookalikes wanted

A veterinary charity is asking people to send in pictures of pets who resemble celebrities. The PDSA is asking for entrants for its annual pets gallery competition, which will see the best lookalike's owner receiving a digital camera ...

Pets eat into owners' savings Pets eat into owners' savings

Pets have chewed through more and more bank notes in the past year, according to the Bank of England. The number of claims received by the Bank for cash destroyed by chewing or eating has risen from 4,748 in 2007 to 4,916 in 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?

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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