Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pet-friendly alternative to Brew Dog released

Posted On 2012-06-29 05:06:43

Pet owners may be able to share a cool beer with their dogs this summer after a company in the US developed a drink designed specifically for dogs. Bowser Beer does not contain alcohol and is not carbonated, but contains a mixture of meat broth and malt barley, ABC News... more

Richmond dog walkers face new restrictions

Posted On 2012-06-29 05:06:04

Dogwalkers in the Richmond area of London are set to face new restrictions that will limit how many animals they can be in control of at any one time to six, under new rules from the council. The local authority is looking to crack down on irresponsible owners and professional... more

Durham pet owners offered free microchipping

Posted On 2012-06-29 05:06:33

Dog owners in Durham have been encouraged to take advantage of an offer that will allow them to get their canine companions microchipped for free. An event is set to take place on Saturday, July 7th between 10:00 and 13:00 BST at the Jubilee Fields Community Centre in Shildon, the... more

MPs keen to keep lab ban on stray cats and dogs

Posted On 2012-06-29 04:06:22

A number of MPs from all sides have signed a Commons early day motion urging a ban on the use of stray cats and dogs in experiments to remain in place. It comes after the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) claimed a European Union directive – due... more

Blind owner praises guide dog that saved his life

Posted On 2012-06-29 04:06:44

A heroic guide dog was recently hit by a car in the process of saving his blind owner’s life. The four-year-old Golden Retriever Kent spotted an oncoming vehicle heading straight for his owner Robert Ferguson and pulled hard on the harness to get him out of harm’s way. Mr Ferguson... more

Japanese town threatens dog tax

Posted On 2012-06-29 04:06:58

The mayor of a small Japanese town has threatened to impose a new tax on pet owners to pay for the removal of dog mess from its streets as people continue to stop picking up. Head of Izumisano in central Japan Hiroyasu Chiyomatsu has warned that this new tax could... more

Wood Green carries out refurbishment work

Posted On 2012-06-29 04:06:20

Wood Green, The Animals Charity has been able to get refurbishment work done at one of its centres this month thanks to the good work of Mars Petcare. More than 40 sales-based volunteers who work for Mars in Peterborough – manufacturer of leading brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Sheba and... more

Farmer urges dog walkers to control their pets

Posted On 2012-06-29 03:06:41

Dog owners need to keep their pets under control when around farm animals to reduce the risk of attacks on livestock taking place, one sheep farmer has argued. Helen Kaye of Hampton, Solihull, saw one of her animals attacked by a dog that found its way into a field and... more

Bandai ‘hires guard cat’

Posted On 2012-06-29 03:06:36

A toy company has claimed to have made an unusual addition to the security team it uses to protect its Southampton warehouse. Bandai has revealed it is using a cat to look after the toys after the feline was seen walking the factory floor. Millie, a Bengal cat, will apparently... more

Kennel Club unveils Open for Dogs Awards

Posted On 2012-06-29 02:06:51

The Kennel Club has launched its annual Open for Dogs Awards, which scour the country far and wide to find the most dog-friendly places. It is the organisation’s campaign to try and break down the barriers for canines in the UK by encouraging more businesses to welcome pooches through their... more