Cat owners may be forced to microchip pets as UK thefts soar

Cat owners may be forced to microchip pets as UK thefts soar

Millions of cat owners could be expected to get their cats microchipped or face fines under new government plans as the number of felines being stolen has risen sharply during the pandemic.

Dognappers hold axe to man’s throat after barging into home to steal puppy

Dognappers hold axe to man’s throat after barging into home to steal puppy

David Waters, 20, and Caitlyn Maley, 21, had not even taken Cairo for his first walk before he was stolen at knifepoint (Picture: SWNS)A terrified dog owner had an axe held up to his throat as three thugs raided his home for his American bulldog puppy.

Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

Pet time and power naps: working from home during the Covid crisis

For Lauren Hutchcraft, 30, working from home has allowed her to spend more time with her pets, two dogs and a recently adopted cat – even if it does make for a rather chaotic office set-up.

Man drills holes in fence so his nosy huskies can peer out at the world

Man drills holes in fence so his nosy huskies can peer out at the world

Andy said: ‘They all love the attention they get’ (Picture: James Linsell-Clark / )The huskies gained particular attention last weekend when Jenny Polhill, 26, was lucky enough to see all four of them peering through the fence when she walked by.

Deer dies after running into fence while being chased by dog in Bushy Park

Deer dies after running into fence while being chased by dog in Bushy Park

An owner was fined £602 in January after a deer was killed when his red setter chased it, attacked it and forced it into the path of a car in Richmond Park.He added: ‘It’s illegal for a dog to chase deer in Richmond and Bushy Parks, and owners may face prosecution if caught.’.

Puppy rushed for surgery after swallowing AirPods - owner amazed they still work

Puppy rushed for surgery after swallowing AirPods - owner amazed they still work

The hungry puppy called Jimmy gave his owner a fright when he devoured the Apple AirPods which were charging in their case.Susana Jauregui, who is senior vet at Vets Now in Hull, said: “Our vet on duty that evening, Steven, X-rayed Jimmy and the radiograph images clearly showed the AirPods case still intact in his digestive system.

Hunt for man seen carrying dog by collar across park

Hunt for man seen carrying dog by collar across park

The RSPCA is looking into the incident which took place in east London (Picture: RSPCA)A hunt has been launched to find a man who carried a dog through a park by its collar.

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

Dog-bite Britain: the problem with the pandemic puppy explosion

“But there was what felt like a lot of dog bites,” says Simon Minford, an advanced nurse practitioner specialising in cosmetic surgery for trauma patients at Alder Hey.While W54s include dog “strikes” – people being knocked over – Tulloch says records show the vast majority of cases are bites.

See the latest photos of Bindi Irwin's baby girl, Grace, and uncle Robert

See the latest photos of Bindi Irwin's baby girl, Grace, and uncle Robert

Fresh images of Bindi's brother, Robert, 17, cradling little Grace, along with other members of the family (be sure to click on the pictures to see them all):.Then on March 26, Bindi shared a photo of herself with Chandler and Grace one day after the child's birth.

Mum and kids in hospital after vicious dog attack during Easter egg hunt in park

Mum and kids in hospital after vicious dog attack during Easter egg hunt in park

A mum and her daughter, 9, suffered from deep bite wounds during the attack, while her son was bitten on the arm (Picture: Metropolitan Police/SWNS.COM) A mum and her two children were hospitalised after being bitten by a vicious dog during an Easter egg hunt in a park.

Pet detective says stolen giant rabbit is ‘still hot’ and a smuggling risk

Pet detective says stolen giant rabbit is ‘still hot’ and a smuggling risk

Professional pet detective Robert Kenny said the theft showed how people would go to extreme lengths to get their hands on valuable animals like Darius, a continental giant rabbit.

Dog hogger ‘kept 16 pooches in SUV including some that were dead’

Dog hogger ‘kept 16 pooches in SUV including some that were dead’

ZJar Uruluzu , left, allegedly had 16 dogs – three dead – in the back of his truck, right (Picture: El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office) A man has been arrested after 16 dogs, including three that were dead, were found covered in flies, surrounded by feces and crammed into the back of an SUV.

Woman pushed to ground in street by two men who snatched ‘beloved’ sausage dog

Woman pushed to ground in street by two men who snatched ‘beloved’ sausage dog

Police are hunting two men who stole Minnie the sausage dog after shoving her owner to the ground (Picture: SWNS)A family has been left ‘heartbroken’ after their sausage dog was violently snatched by two men while out for a walk.

Foster owner looking for forever home for 'neurotic, man hating, animal hating' dog

Foster owner looking for forever home for 'neurotic, man hating, animal hating' dog

Tyfanee Fortuna, from New Jersey, posted on Facebook about two-year-old Prancer, saying she’d tried to make the dog sound ‘palatable’, but ‘the problem is, he’s just not.’.

How to deal with separation anxiety in pets

How to deal with separation anxiety in pets

The Sharma family adopted a puppy last year and in the last few months the family has spent hours of quality time with their pet.News in Brief See All. My COVID Story: I experienced fatigue and joint pain the second day of vaccination.

Adorable kitten sparks emergency after getting stuck in traffic cone- video

Adorable kitten sparks emergency after getting stuck in traffic cone- video

(Image: Twitter/People's Daily)If your cat does get stuck somewhere it shouldn’t, be that a traffic cone, a tree or another small space, PetCoach has outlined what you should do to rescue it.

Dog owners warned after puppy nearly died eating pizza 'Even small bits can be dangerous'

Dog owners warned after puppy nearly died eating pizza 'Even small bits can be dangerous'

Little Mabel had to be rushed to the vets for emergency treatment after eating uncooked pizza dough which continued to rise in her stomach.(Image: Gail Chalmers) Mabel's owners Lucy and Claire were testing out their new pizza oven.

Major White House news: Biden’s dog to receive anti-biting training offsite

Major White House news: Biden’s dog to receive anti-biting training offsite

Major the White House dog will receive further training away from the executive mansion after two biting incidents at his new home, a spokesman for the first lady, Jill Biden, said on Monday.

Meet the artist who will write a song for your dog

Meet the artist who will write a song for your dog

‘Last year, I played a piece for my piano teacher, no lyrics, just a nice little tune, and called it Ted, after my friend’s dog,’ she says.

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

Brutally honest adoption ad for 'demonic Chihuahua' goes viral

"I am convinced at this point he is not a real dog, but more like a vessel for a traumatized Victorian child that now haunts our home.”Second Chance Pet Adoption LeagueTyfanee Fortuna, Prancer’s current foster owner, with some photos and videos of the two-year-old pup, trying to find a way to make the dog sound appealing to future adoptive owners.

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