Monthly Archives: May 2012

Vet warns people to be careful with antifreeze after cats are poisoned

Posted On 2012-05-31 03:05:17

A vet has issued a warning over the dangers of antifreeze to cats after she came across several cases in which pets were poisoned by the substance. Veterinary surgeon Liz Watkins told the Bristol Post her staff have recently treated six felines after they ingested antifreeze, but all of them... more

Woman raises funds for dogs by running marathon

Posted On 2012-05-31 03:05:00

There are lots of different ways to raise money for animal charities, but one dog owner chose to test her running skills recently to generate funds for Dogs Trust. Carole Westley from Canterbury took part in the Milton Keynes Marathon aged 66 and managed to complete it in a commendable... more

Stolen dog and owner are reunited after six years

Posted On 2012-05-31 11:05:44

A woman has spoken of her joy after she was reunited with her stolen dog after an astonishing six years. Jean Muslun was walking her Bull Mastiff Libby along the promenade in Ramsgate in 2006 when she chased after another dog, Kent Online reports. When Ms Muslun went to retrieve... more

Dog fouling could lead to ban on pooches in some areas of Somerset

Posted On 2012-05-31 11:05:51

Council officials in north Somerset are considering banning dogs from some parks and other public areas following persistent problems with fouling. A consultation has been launched on whether or not to block people with canines from accessing locations including the Village Quarter, Portbury, Brampton Way play area and Tickenham village... more

Hull animal trust looks to raise funds

Posted On 2012-05-30 02:05:55

Looking after a pet is a lot harder than many people realise and there are numerous animal charities and shelters up and down the UK that do some fantastic work. Sadly, they don’t always get the recognition they deserve and funding is often stretched to the limit. The Hull Animal... more

Dogs galore arrive for Berkshire show

Posted On 2012-05-30 01:05:20

Dogs and their owners from all over the country are likely to be in Berkshire this weekend (June 1st to 3rd) for the annual Southern Counties Canine Association Championship Dog Show. Over 8,000 pooches will be taking part in the event, which celebrated its 100th anniversary last year. More than... more

More and more dogs being armed with real talent

Posted On 2012-05-30 01:05:15

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has found that a greater number of organisations are asking for its help in arming pooches with real talent. In 2007, just five canine charities called for assistance from the Trust, which provides funding for the health and welfare of dogs in the UK. However,... more

RSPCA appeals to budding photographers

Posted On 2012-05-30 01:05:33

The RSPCA is appealing to any budding photographers out there to enter its annual competition in order to find the best action shots of animals. Its Young Photographer Awards 2012 welcomes all types of pictures, be it intimate family portraits of beloved pets to imaginative snaps of wildlife. The competition... more

People choose dogs similar to their own personalities

Posted On 2012-05-29 04:05:47

New research has suggested that your dog is often an extension of who you are and that your choice of pooch can reflect your personality. Researchers at the University of Leicester questioned 235 adults about their favourite dog breeds and asked them to fill out a test that assessed their... more

Complaints over dangerous dogs becoming more frequent

Posted On 2012-05-29 04:05:48

An increasing number of complaints about dogs at a popular park in Stoke-on-Trent have sparked a bid to fine irresponsible owners who allow their pooches to be a menace. The Friends of Central Forest Park Group has received a plethora of angry complaints about residents allowing their pets to run... more