‘Heartbreaking choice’: families forced to give up dogs and cats as Australia’s rental crisis bites

‘Heartbreaking choice’: families forced to give up dogs and cats as Australia’s rental crisis bites

In states where landlords are free to always refuse pets, “people are turning up with broken hearts”, said the RSPCA South Australia spokesperson, Carolyn Jones.

Ukrainian pets: Government ‘talking to vets to work out how to let refugees bring animals to UK’

Ukrainian pets: Government ‘talking to vets to work out how to let refugees bring animals to UK’

Another campaigner, Dominic Dyer, wrote to Lord Goldsmith: “This terrible conflict is ripping so many families apart, yet we are seeing an incredibly strong bond between people and companion animals that will not be broken by the evil brutality of Putin’s invasion forces...“If UK policy remains that no companion animals can enter the UK with refugees, we could see tens of thousands of dogs and cats having to be euthanised in Poland, Hungary and Romania in the weeks ahead.

Woman rescues tiny kitten during flood and works to save more

Woman rescues tiny kitten during flood and works to save more

Lord Sugarplum Puddington, pictured the day after his rescue, was just 5 weeks old when Lori Dover found him stuck in a thorny bush during a flash flood in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Sir David Amess’s French Bulldog crowned Westminster Dog of the Year

Sir David Amess’s French Bulldog crowned Westminster Dog of the Year

The competition is open to all canines belonging to MPs and Lords (Picture: PA) The French Bulldog scored ‘tens of thousands’ of votes (Picture: PA) His pet ‘always lifted his spirits and made him smile’ (Picture: Sir David Amess)Boris Johnson had encouraged the public to vote for Sir David’s dog earlier in October.

Out of the dog house: pressure grows to open up rentals to pets

Out of the dog house: pressure grows to open up rentals to pets

The proposed legislation, which is backed by the RSPCA and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, would place limits on landlords’ ability to put clauses in tenancy agreements that bar people who can prove that they are responsible owners.“It gives tenants and their pets the justice they deserve: an end to cruel and unnecessary separation, while protecting landlords from irresponsible owners,” says Rosindell.

Jennifer Aniston just adopted an adorable new puppy — see the video!

Jennifer Aniston just adopted an adorable new puppy — see the video!

Jennifer Aniston has a new member in her family, and he's cute as can be.The "Friends" alum, 51, introduced Lord Chesterfield, her recently adopted puppy, in a video posted to on Sunday.

Lorde’s right – we shouldn’t work when our pets die

Lorde’s right – we shouldn’t work when our pets die

In the UK, there is no specific law surrounding statutory bereavement leave but it is generally agreed that a number of (usually paid) emergency days can be taken immediately following the death of a dependent or close family member.

'Everything is different': Lorde to delay album release after death of pet dog

'Everything is different': Lorde to delay album release after death of pet dog

The New Zealand singer-songwriter had been working on her highly anticipated follow-up to 2017’s hit Melodrama when her beloved dog, Pearl, died suddenly.Pearl, who was adopted by Lorde last year, had suffered various illnesses throughout his life, and the singer had been working with vets to pinpoint the issue.

Landlords charge 'pet rent' to recoup losses after ban on unfair fees

Landlords charge 'pet rent' to recoup losses after ban on unfair fees

The new practice means tenants with animals are being charged up to £50 a month additional rent for a single pet, adding considerably to the cost of housing at a time when more and more families are priced out of buying and rely on rented homes.

Sydney's lord mayor orders ratcatchers to cull rodents over rare disease killing dogs

Sydney's lord mayor orders ratcatchers to cull rodents over rare disease killing dogs

“We have been very concerned by the recent cases of leptospirosis in Sydney , affecting dogs in our local area, so have decided to double the number of rat bait stations in public areas and increase inspections to monitor rat activity,” she said.

Owner has heartwarming reunion with dogs after Camp Fire destroyed her home

Owner has heartwarming reunion with dogs after Camp Fire destroyed her home

Andrea Gaylord's dog, Madison, was waiting patiently for her return (above) a month after her home burned down in the Camp Fire in northern California.

Loyal dog guarded home for almost a month after deadly wildfire

Loyal dog guarded home for almost a month after deadly wildfire

Madison was there waiting when Andrea Gaylord was allowed back to check on her burned property in Paradise this week. Madison greets his owner, Andrea Gaylord, as she was allowed back to check on her burned property (Picture: AP)

Why won’t landlords allow renters to have pets?

Why won’t landlords allow renters to have pets?

Of the 1,261 landlords surveyed, 69% said they don’t allow pets in their properties, with the majority worried about the smell or damage a pet might cause. We need to work towards a solution that benefits renters and makes landlords feel comfortable renting property to pets and their owners.

Landlords to fight Victorian rental plan that allows tenants to have pets

Landlords to fight Victorian rental plan that allows tenants to have pets

Laws that would allow tenants in Victoria to keep pets regardless of their landlord’s wishes and restrict rent increases to once a year will be introduced to state parliament this week.

Cat survey reveals feline influence over Australian states

Cat survey reveals feline influence over Australian states

Now a survey of feline influence over each Australian state reveals things haven’t really changed all that much.The fresh look at Australian attitudes reveals the subtle differences in attitude and behaviour human staff have towards their furry overlords.The survey was part of a marketing campaign by Fancy Feast to coincide with the launch of a new collection of ‘premium cat accessories’, designed by Australian fashion designer Leona Edmiston.And it actually seems they’re on to something.RELATED: Never double-cross your cat.