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The father then harassed the dog's owner in the street after it was killed
Tyler Smith, 23, was reported to be looking after pet dog Max while his parents were away
Forget the last-minute dash to splash the cash on presents - there is an alternative approach to giving, and it needn't cost you a penny
Google's recent acquisition of Boston Dynamics means that the search giant now has access to bots that can stride, gallop and leap - see below to take a look at some of the most fascinating and advanced robots on YouTube
The Chihuahua and Chinese crested mix inspired a children's book after he was almost killed by a breeder who deemed him 'too ugly to sell'
Hundreds of thousands of puppies and kittens bred in the pet equivalent of 'battery farms' is a national pet 'crisis', warn campaigners
Japanese researchers tested cats' reactions to their owners, suggesting that because cats "domesticated themselves" they never needed to take notice
The cultured canine is no more, but he won't be forgotten
Critics claim new plans from countryside campaigners will bring hunting in 'through the back door'
Police officers in Los Angeles have long faced accusations of institutional racism, but now it appears their dogs may be unjustly discriminatory, too.
From drinking bowls to collar-attached cameras and useful apps, we look at the best ways to care for your dog and cat
Ministry says it was not possible to rehome the animals
Whether it's for a poodle or a pointer, we've got cosy cushions and brilliant baskets to let sleeping dogs lie
Unbearably cute canine seen deliberately dropping a ball into water, then running downstream to retrieve it
Superstitious Simon Cowell has revealed he is obsessed with the number 13.
New study shows that dogs yawning when their owners do is an emotional response