Monthly Archives: April 2012

Great Dane becomes latest face of PDSA campaign

Posted On 2012-04-30 10:04:36

A five-year-old Great Dane named Juno has become the newest face of the PDSA’s Sponsor Me Better fundraising campaign. Juno led a normal life until last year when his owner noticed breathing had become difficult for him and he struggled to play and run with the same intensity as before.... more

Dog beach ban in Hartlepool to come into force

Posted On 2012-04-30 10:04:06

Dog owners in the Hartlepool area are being reminded that the seasonal ban that excludes their pets from beaches during the summer is about to come into force. The ban covers the stretch of Seaton Carew beach between the Norton Hotel and the coach park, the Fish Sands and the... more

Hartlepool council issues warning over beach ban for dogs

Posted On 2012-04-27 04:04:28

Hartlepool council has issued a warning to dog owners, ahead of the seasonal ban, which excludes the animals from certain beaches in the area. Owners infringing on the ban, which covers a stretch of Seaton Carew Beach, the Fish Sands and the Block Sands, will risk a fine of £80.... more

Young children ‘prefer live animals to toys’

Posted On 2012-04-27 04:04:40

Toddlers prefer spending time with live animals to playing with toys, new research has revealed. Scientists from Rutgers University and the University of Virginia in the US recently carried out in a series of experiments, which showed children as young as 11 months showed a predilection toward real creatures. Results... more

New travel website launches for pet owners

Posted On 2012-04-27 03:04:23

A new website has been launched with the aim of simplifying travel planning in the US for pet owners. The Pet Hotels of America portal was recently unveiled as a way for travellers in the country to easily find pet-friendly hotels in various states. In addition, it also features details... more

Former playmate warns small pet owners following hawk attack

Posted On 2012-04-27 03:04:57

A former Playboy playmate and Dancing With the Stars contestant has issued a warning to the owners of small pets following the abduction of one of her dogs. Talking exclusively to Hollywood Scoop, Shanna Moakler revealed she was left devastated after her puppies were attacked by a hawk. One of... more

LaGuardia airport shut down briefly as dog skips on to runway

Posted On 2012-04-27 11:04:35

New York’s LaGuardia airport was forced to shut down briefly earlier this week (April 25th) after a dog skipped on to the runway. A pooch named Byrdie took off at the airport from her crate as she was being loaded on to her Memphis-bound Delta Air flight Wednesday, causing all... more

Kennel Club offers summer training to future gundogs

Posted On 2012-04-27 09:04:02

This summer the Kennel Club will be laying on four special Gundog Training Days for Novice Handlers, in order to try and find the next stars of the sport. Held in Derbyshire, Perthshire, Gloucestershire and Suffolk respectively, the training days will be perfect for anyone interested in getting their pooch... more

Pub cat celebrates 25th birthday

Posted On 2012-04-26 04:04:28

Regulars at a pub near Clitheroe in Lancashire have become accustomed to seeing Rosie the cat when they order a pint. The feline has just reached her 25th birthday and she has been sat by the bar in the Swan With Two Necks in Pendleton since the 1980s, the Daily... more

Kennel Club supports ‘medical alert dogs’

Posted On 2012-04-26 03:04:45

To most people, dogs are a friendly companion, but to some they can be guardian angels too. The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has been issuing grants to the Medical Detection Dogs – an organisation that trains pooches to offer assistance to humans who suffer from various serious ailments. One such... more