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Taiwan sets up Asia's first animal cancer research centre

Taiwan's top university Thursday opened Asia's first animal cancer research centre, aiming to serve the island's pet owners.

Report recommends tighter dog breeding regulations

All puppies should be microchipped and new owners should insist on seeing them with their mothers as part of efforts to crackdown on bad breeding practices including dog "farming", a report recommended today.

Pedigree dogs - timeline of controversy

This is a timeline of the controversy surrounding the breeding of pedigree dogs resulting in the publication of today's report.

Kym Marsh re-homes RSPCA puppy

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has come to the rescue of a puppy named Oliver after seeing an appeal for him to be re-homed on the ITV show This Morning.

Pet lovers duped by 'farmed' puppies

Animal lovers are being duped into buying "farmed" dogs, a charity has warned. As many as 900,000 people may have bought a dog from a puppy farm without knowing it, Dogs Trust said.

Rescue pony put down after gun attack

One rescue pony died and another was seriously injured after being shot over the Christmas period, police said today.

Man jailed for killing kitten

A man who abused and killed a kitten before putting it in a freezer was jailed today.

Dog's Trust launches canine Christmas menu

Feeding dogs human food at Christmas can seriously damage their health, leading canine charity the Dogs Trust has warned.

Stowaway cat makes unexpected coach trip

A search was under way today for the owners of a stowaway cat who travelled 140 miles lodged under the bonnet of a holiday coach.

Pair to stand trial over postman dog attack

A man and his daughter will face trial next year accused of breaching the Dangerous Dogs Act after two rottweilers attacked a postman.

Dog unhurt after 80ft mineshaft plunge

A cocker spaniel named Nell fell 80ft down a mineshaft and escaped unscathed, the RSPCA said today.

Paul O'Grady's dog Buster dies

TV host Paul O'Grady is mourning the death of his faithful sidekick, Buster.

Dog breeder jailed over dead puppies under stairs

A dog breeder was jailed for 20 weeks yesterday and banned from keeping animals for life after being found with 15 dead and dying puppies in suitcases in a locked cupboard under her stairs.

Police appeal over savage attack on guide dog

This shocking video shows a blind woman's guide dog being savaged by a terrier-type dog at a railway station.

Obese dalmatian man banned from keeping dogs

A man has been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years after allowing his Dalmatian to become chronically obese.

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