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Giant schnauzer wins Crufts Giant schnauzer wins Crufts

A giant schnauzer won best in show at Crufts last night. The leading dog show in Britain and, in fact, the world concluded yesterday after four days of competition. The winner, called Philippe, is owned by Kevin Cullen of St Leonards ...

Cat left to die in road Cat left to die in road

A cat left to die in a discarded cardboard box in the middle of a busy road has been saved from a gruesome death. Gina Randall, who runs a cat rescue centre from her home in Great Sutton, Cheshire, is now looking for the owner of ...

Owners should 'think of pets' Owners should 'think of pets'

People should make sure they think of their pets during the upcoming holiday season, it has been claimed. According to Petside families should take steps to ensure their animals enjoy the celebrations as much as they do. The group ...

Three-legged Siamese cat spotted in Sidford Three-legged Siamese cat spotted in Sidford

A three-legged Siamese cat has been spotted in Sidford, making it the second one to be seen in the area this year, according to the Sidmouth Herald. Cat lover Julie Stedham saw the bedraggled moggy hobbling across the road last week ...

Dog survives cliff fall Dog survives cliff fall

A clumsy canine came close to being a cropper after falling 80 feet down a cliff, it has been reported. Six-year-old Kiko was rescued after the fall from a clifftop at Pierfields in Berwick on Saturday (July 19th) morning, according ...

'Beloved bunny' pinched from hutch 'Beloved bunny' pinched from hutch

A little girl has been inundated with calls from caring Malvern pet owners after her rabbit was stolen from her family's back garden, it has been reported. Her mother Becki Mathieson claims the family could set up their own rabbit ...

Cat gets contacts Cat gets contacts

A rescue cat has undergone surgery to have a contact lens fitted after he was suffering from an eye condition, it has been reported. Ernest, who lives at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Godshill, ...

Dog teaches boy how to behave Dog teaches boy how to behave

A mother has spoken of how a pet dog helped the family deal with raising a severely disabled son, it has been reported. Nuala Gardner, 39, has paid tribute to Henry - the Golden Retriever that helped her autistic son Dale, now 21, ...

SSPCA Rescue Dogs Now Crufts Contenders SSPCA Rescue Dogs Now Crufts Contenders

If you are watching Crufts this year, look out for a very special flyball team, the Clyde Valley Flyers. They should be easy to spot in their smart sweatshirts sporting the PetPlanet and Scottish SPCA logos. ...

Dog to vote in election? Dog to vote in election?

While dwindling voter numbers and political apathy are growing problems for those in government, one council appears to have taken drastic measures. Yorkshire terrier owner Gavin Huckvale said he was surprised to find that Swindon ...

Tesco: More pets insured than people Tesco: More pets insured than people

Britons value their pets lives more than their own, one personal finance firm is claiming. Tesco Finance claim nearly twice the number of health insurance policies have been taken out for pets in the UK than there have for people. ...

Dog put on diet for surgery Dog put on diet for surgery

Britain's biggest dog has been put on a crash diet to undergo a life-saving operation, it has been reported. Samson, who stands at six foot six inches when on his hind legs, ruptured a cruciate ligament but has been dubbed too heavy ...

Pet insurance education 'needed' Pet insurance education 'needed'

Lower income groups and the elderly should be targeted by educational campaigns in order to stress the importance of pet insurance, it is being claimed. Market research firm Datamonitor maintain such groups need to encouraged to ...

5m animal hospital set for Solihill 5m animal hospital set for Solihill

A "world class" animal hospital is set to be built in a Solihill town, it has been reported. The Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service will be built on a site at Shirley's Cranmore Business Park costing some £5 ...

Dog rescues kangaroo Dog rescues kangaroo

A dog has come to the rescue of a baby kangaroo. The joey's mother had been hit by a car and killed in Victoria, Australia while it was in her pouch. The furry little fellow would surely have died too had it not been for Rex. Th ...

Pet insurance market growing Pet insurance market growing

The market for pet insurance is growing rapidly. Research undertaken by Datamonitor has predicted that in Britain it will expand to almost £600 million in 2011 - up from nearly £380 million in 2006. With pet care costs ...

Mushers out in force Mushers out in force

Mushers will be out in force when the 25th annual Aviemore Sled Dog Rally takes place. The popular event, which this year is expected to attract more than 3,000 spectators, is due to take place on January 19th and 20th. Siberian ...

Pets 'could be at risk from TB' Pets 'could be at risk from TB'

Pets could be at risk of contracting TB as the disease has spread through wild animals and cattle, it has been reported. Figures show that in 2007 some 15 cats were infected compared to two recorded cases in 1998, according to the ...

Pet lovers asked for help Pet lovers asked for help

Clevedon's animal lovers are being asked to help homeless pets this Christmas, it has been reported. Mucky Pups Dog Grooming is collecting presents such as food, toys and bedding for homeless hounds and cats during the festive season, ...

Pets put down 'over treatment costs' Pets put down 'over treatment costs'

More than 1.6 million pet owners have had an animal put to sleep because they did not have pet insurance, new research suggests. Sainsbury's Bank claims its new study found that more than half of vets (51 per cent) have put down ...

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