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Couple devastated at dog's death have him cloned Couple devastated at dog's death have him cloned

A couple who were heartbroken at the death of their Labrador dog Sir Lancelot have had him cloned. Nina and Edgar Otto, of Florida, US, paid £100,000 for scientists to create Lancelot Encore, named in honour of his predecessor. ...

Woman hailed as 'an angel' for looking after newborn kittens Woman hailed as 'an angel' for looking after newborn kittens

A Rothley woman has been described as "angel" for her work in caring for newborn kittens, the Leicestershire Mercury reports. Hayley Liepins is an RSPCA foster carer and acts as a substitute mother to orphaned kittens who ...

Woman sleeps with her pet - an anteater Woman sleeps with her pet - an anteater

Many pet owners are used to sharing their bed with their pet dog or cat, but one woman in America has admitted she loves to take naps with her anteater. Angela Goodwin, from Oakridge in Oregon, not only sleeps with her Tamandua anteater ...

Pet insurance covers sticking head out of a car window Pet insurance covers sticking head out of a car window

Many pets, like dogs, love to stick their heads out of the window of a moving car, but now an American pet insurance company includes cover for any accidents that may happen in such a situation. Insurance group Progressive now offers ...

DirectLine offers new deal for pet insurance DirectLine offers new deal for pet insurance

Pet insurance company DirectLine has announced a new offer for those looking to protect their pets without breaking the bank during the credit crunch. New customers taking out pet insurance with the company before May 20th will be ...

Paris Hilton gets another pet Paris Hilton gets another pet

Paris Hilton, the socialite and star of reality TV shows the Simple Life and Paris Hilton's British Best Friend, has a new pet. The heiress to the Hilton hotel fortune has adopted a new pet kitten. Tweeting on her Twitter page, ...

Dog escapes from hole after losing weight Dog escapes from hole after losing weight

A dog which was stuck in a rabbit hole for 25 days has escaped after losing enough weight. Jake, a Jack Russell from Wales, was presumed lost by his owners Rick and Jill Thomas after he disappeared while out on a walk in Haverford, ...

RSPCA: Action needed to protect pedigree dogs RSPCA: Action needed to protect pedigree dogs

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has stated that urgent action is needed to protect the welfare of pedigree dogs in the UK. According to a report commissioned by the animal charity, exaggerated physical ...

How to recognise lyme disease How to recognise lyme disease

Following the news that the PDSA has seen a 150 per cent increase in the number of lyme disease cases, experts are reminding the public of guidelines on how to spot it. Veterinary charity PDSA last month urged pet owners to be on ...

First lady describes new pet as crazy First lady describes new pet as crazy

The US presidental family's new pet dog has been described as "crazy" by Michelle Obama at a recent press conference. Bo, a Portugese water dog who has lived with the first family for a week now, was described a "crazy ...

Woman rescued by small dog Woman rescued by small dog

A Welsh dog-owner has narrowly escaped death after losing her way on a Snowdonia mountainside at night-time after her Chihuahua kept her warm. Beverly Berkitt, who is three ft eight in tall and has dwarfism, set off on what was meant ...

Cat rescued from TV van roof Cat rescued from TV van roof

Journalists at American television station WCBS-TV thought they were the target of an April Fool's joke when motorists called for them to stop their van because there was cat riding on top. However, it turned out that a black and ...

Pets could be affected by climate change Pets could be affected by climate change

The effects of climate change could contribute to a rise in diseases among dogs and cats, according to new research by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Combined with an increase in pet travel, changing ...

Bird and dog abuser receives justice Bird and dog abuser receives justice

A man who kept wild-caught goldfinches as pets in cages too small and who unnecessarily abused two dogs, has been jailed. Henry King, from Southwark, London, was sentenced to ten days in custody and banned from owning any animals ...

Dog owners warned to be careful when kissing pets Dog owners warned to be careful when kissing pets

Two-thirds of pet owners enjoy an occasional smooch with their canine companion, according to new research. A study by the People's Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), conducted to coincide with National Kissing Day earlier this ...

Dogs 'therapeutic' for child readers Dogs 'therapeutic' for child readers

Children at a primary school in Wales have been reading books to dogs in an attempt to make them feel more comfortable with reading aloud. Sarah Ellis has taken her dogs Charlie and Saffron to Templeton primary school in Pembrokeshire ...

Cat can predict owner's emphysema attacks Cat can predict owner's emphysema attacks

Cat owner Charles Bennett believes his beloved moggy Blackie has a sixth sense, as the pet can always predict when he is about to have an emphysema attack. Mr Bennett told the Seattle Times that the cat wakes him up by licking his ...

Lassie named top dog as classic TV pets stand the test of time Lassie named top dog as classic TV pets stand the test of time

Nostalgic classics reign strong over modern rivals as TVís four-legged legend Lassie is voted the UKís favourite ever on-screen pet ...

Cats take 300-mile trip Cats take 300-mile trip

Two cats have finally been reunited with their owners after a 300-mile trip in the back of a removal van. Bolivar and Checko got more than they had bargained for when they snuck into the back of the van while their owners were getting ...

Parrots help man talk again Parrots help man talk again

An American fire-fighter who suffered severe brain injuries in a traffic accident in 1995 has been helped to speak again by his two pet parrots. Doctors told the man, who was also paralyzed in the accident, that he would not be able ...

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