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Man hands himself in over swinging cat

A man handed himself in to a police station today after CCTV cameras caught a cat being swung by its tail.

Pets in the downturn

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Dog helps man struck by lightning

A man who was struck by lightning has praised his dog after it led him back to his house to raise the alarm.

Sealyhams on the brink of extinction

The sealyham terrier, a traditional English dog breed once popular with celebrities and the aristocracy, is on the brink of extinction, breeders have warned. Only 49 rare sealyham puppies were registered with the Kennel Club last year, making them more rare than the giant panda.

Britain's pets are too podgy, charity warns

Britain is facing an epidemic of podgy pets being fed junk food, according to a leading animal charity.

Cat crazy! I've got that lovin' feline

After the Tories went to war over little Maya, novelist Philippa Stockley celebrates the nation's love affair with the most imperious of pets

Video: Shocking dog fighting images

The charity launches a new appeal for a super-hospital as cases of animal cruelty soar.

No bone unturned: On the trail of the dog-rustlers

A wave of canine kidnappings has been sweeping across the UK. But now a specialist search-and-rescue team is helping pet-owners to bite back. Tom Peck reports

Call for warnings of algae dangers after dog dies

The RSPCA has called for better measures to warn pet owners of the dangers posed by algae after the death of a dog which is thought to have swallowed the organisms while swimming in Lake Windermere.

Missing skunk found after police appeal

Police hunting a missing pet skunk say she has now been found safe and well.

Puppies need mum longer

Separating puppies from their mothers too early can lead to behavioural problems later in life, a study has found.

Hospitals treating more dog bites

The number of people admitted to hospital for injuries caused by dogs is on the rise.

Diplomatic game of cat and mouse in Kabul over embassy's feline friends

There may be bombs going off across Afghanistan, a fraught relationship with President Hamid Karzai to preserve, and the small matter of restoring law and order before the troops go home and the money runs out. But diplomats with the US mission in Kabul have another problem on their hands: what to do about the cats.

Thousands of 'status symbol' dogs abandoned

The rise of the Staffordshire bull terrier as a status symbol has led to thousands of the dogs being abandoned.

New calls for ban on dog shock collars

Pressure is mounting for a UK-wide ban on the use of electric shock collars used for training dogs. Government-commissioned research looking at the devices is expected to be published later this summer.

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