Monthly Archives: December 2013

Robbie the cat named Survivor of the Year by PDSA

Posted On 2013-12-23 03:12:41

The pet charity PDSA has named a black and white cat called Robbie its Survivor of the Year after the feline was trapped inside a sofa that was set on fire. Robbie thought he had found the perfect place to take shelter when he came across an abandoned sofa, but... more

A dog is for life, not just for Christmas slogan turns 35

Posted On 2013-12-18 01:12:54

We have all heard the slogan, a dog is for life, not just for Christmas and this month marks 35 years since it was originally coined. Clarissa Baldwin OBE, chief executive of the Dogs Trust, came up with it to highlight the plight of puppies that are given as Christmas... more

Family pet recovers after spin in tumble dryer

Posted On 2013-12-13 10:12:57

A kitten has made a full recovery after accidentally spending 20 minutes in a tumble dryer, which was switched on without his owners realising he was inside. Phoenix had decided that the damp bedding in the dryer was the perfect place for a nap at his owner Deryn De Temple’s... more

Santa’s grotto for dogs raises money for RSPCA

Posted On 2013-12-09 11:12:55

A campaign to raise awareness and money for the plight of dogs this Christmas has seen a special Santa’s Grotto set up in Norwich. The Forum was the setting for the event, which saw owners bring their beloved four-legged friends to meet Father Christmas in exchange for a donation to... more

Everyday sounds cause seizures in cats

Posted On 2013-12-03 03:12:00

Everyday sounds, such as the rustle of a newspaper or the beep of a digital alarm clock, can lead to seizures in domestic pets like cats. This is according to research carried out by the charity International Cat Care (ICC), which has called the occurrence Tom and Jerry syndrome. Relatively... more