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African parrot gets lost in Japan African parrot gets lost in Japan

A parrot who flew out of his cage and got lost kept his beak closed when picked up by the police but spilled the beans to a vet, it has been reported. Yosuke was discovered by local police on the roof of a Nagareyama apartment, ...

Five kittens rescued from skip Five kittens rescued from skip

Five kittens have had a lucky escape after being rescued from a skip just as it was being emptied. They were found at the Cheney Manor Recycling Centre and are now at Thameswood Small Animal Hospital. The kittens' mother, who was ...

German dogs have more bite German dogs have more bite

Specially bred German police dogs are being imported as they have more bite than their British thief-chasing counterparts. Police have confirmed that a shortage of available Alsatians, specifically trained to the level required, ...

Poop scoop giveaway hits County Durham Poop scoop giveaway hits County Durham

One north-east council has launched a campaign to clean its streets from dog dirt, it has been reported. Easington council is handing out free poop scoop bags in order to rid its streets of the unwanted mess, according to the Sunderland ...

Car home residents 'miss pets' Car home residents 'miss pets'

People going into care homes are traumatised by rules banning pets on site, it has been claimed. New research has revealed that more than a third of elderly residents suffer distress when they are separated from their pet. The study ...

Kids design new kitty catcher Kids design new kitty catcher

A new cat trap has been developed which informs the RSPCA when a moggy has been caught, it has been reported. Designed by Kent schoolchildren, the trap is to be used by the charity in order to catch feral and injured pussies for ...

Pet lover uses savings for cat surgery Pet lover uses savings for cat surgery

One avid pet fan has paid £7,500 from her savings for her cat to have its face reconstructed after the creature was hit by a car. Tanya Dickson shelled out the cash after her cat Hetty, who is a male, was hit by a car and suffered ...

Hound hooks up with hen Hound hooks up with hen

A Somerset scandal has set tongues wagging after a dog hatched an unlikely bond with a chick, it has been reported. Cannington family dog, Nell, has adopted a chick rejected by its mother last week, according to the Bridgewater Mercury. ...

Protect Your Pets from Fleas with Frontline Spot On Protect Your Pets from Fleas with Frontline Spot On

As the weather begins to get warmer the problem of fleas, ticks and lice begins to rear its ugly head. Many people believe that these pests are only a summer problem ...

'Vicious' airgun attack on cat 'Vicious' airgun attack on cat

A pet cat was nearly killed after a "vicious" airgun attack left a pellet lodged in his spine. Ginger, from Tylorstown in South Wales, was shot on January 5th. He was taken to a local veterinary surgery, where the pellet ...

Pet theft 'should be taken seriously' Pet theft 'should be taken seriously'

Over one million pets have been stolen over the past five years, according to new industry research. The statistics from the Missing Pets Bureau report that more than one-third of dogs reported to them as missing are actually stolen. ...

Cat enjoys hanging around Cat enjoys hanging around

One pet cat is happiest when she is hanging around in her owner's garden, it has been reported. Flossie has been performing acrobatics on her master Jean Pullinger's washing line for years and is yet to lose one of her nine lives, ...

Supermarket cat found Supermarket cat found

A missing supermarket cat has been found safe and well, it has been reported. Pebbles, who lives in a Sainsbury's store, disappeared after biting a four-year-old boy in the supermarket, according to the Scarborough Evening News. ...

Pet insurance plan launched Pet insurance plan launched

A new pet insurance plan has been announced in a bid to ensure more cats and dogs are covered. Sainsbury's Finance has launched the new low-cost pet insurance scheme. Under the plan, owners will be offered £3,000 towards the ...

Man banned from keeping dogs Man banned from keeping dogs

A pet owner has been convicted of animal cruelty for keeping 11 illegal fighting dogs in his basement flat, it has been reported. Brent magistrates' court this week ordered Akim Adelaja to serve 280 hours of unpaid work and banned ...

Beginners Agility with your Dog (Part 2) Beginners Agility with your Dog (Part 2)

All my life I have had dogs. I have walked them, ridden my horse with them running by my side, been involved in the breeding of them (albeit for friends and never my own) and most recently shown them in breed classes. ...

Terror attack rescue dogs being trained Terror attack rescue dogs being trained

Specially trained dogs that seek out casualties in the event of a terrorist attack are to join fire crews throughout the country. The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) canines will be able to help firefighters locate anyone trapped ...

Moggy given breath of life Moggy given breath of life

A cat was saved in a blaze of glory after nearly perishing in a Dundee house fire, it has been reported. Firefighters pulled the pussy from the inferno at a house in Douglas and saved one of its nine lives by giving it oxygen using ...

Take your dog to work Take your dog to work

Dog Magazine and UK pet charity the Blue Cross are teaming up to hold this year's Take Your Dog to Work Day. Pet lovers might be interested to hear the charity is preparing dog owners with training tips to help prepare their furry ...

Caring cat scoops oscar Caring cat scoops oscar

A moggy has been awarded the Cats Protection League's rescue award for the constant protection she provides to her owner. Speedy, a two-year-old tabby from Suffolk, has been recognised as the Rescue Cat of the Year 2008 after caring ...

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