Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

As shelters brace for fewer volunteers and more surrendered animals, Australians are being urged to consider adopting or fostering.As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, RSPCA shelters around Australia have had to change their hours and take a number of other steps to protect their employees, volunteers and animals.

Coronavirus crisis sees loads more cats and dogs find loving homes

Coronavirus crisis sees loads more cats and dogs find loving homes

Smudge is one of more than 150 animals adopted from Battersea in the space of a week (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home) A glimmer of positive news amid the coronavirus crisis: the number of pets being adopted has soared in these strange and scary times.

Meet Xherdan, the world’s scariest-looking cat

Meet Xherdan, the world’s scariest-looking cat

Age: Six. Appearance: The world’s scariest cat.Xherdan is the world’s scariest cat.You know what cat owners are like.Is he really the world’s scariest cat, though?Do say: “Xherdan is the world’s scariest cat.”.

Cat looking for a home after no one turned up to her birthday party

Cat looking for a home after no one turned up to her birthday party

She’s a sweet girl who loves a snuggle (Picture: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home)Battersea’s Cattery Team Leader, Chrissie Grindrod, said: ‘It’s always a shame to see one of our cats be repeatedly overlooked, especially one so young and with so much to offer as a pet.

Crufts 2020: Is there an equivalent Crufts show for cats?

Crufts 2020: Is there an equivalent Crufts show for cats?

Crufts 2020: Winner of Best In Show 2019 Melkelter Galiya Gertruda, a Russian Blue (Image: GETTY) Crufts 2020: Awards are up for grabs at The Supreme Cat Show (Image: GETTY)When is Crufts 2020?Crufts 2020 will run from Thursday, March 5 until Sunday, March 8 this year.

Crufts 2020 Best in Show winner odds and how to watch at home

Crufts 2020 Best in Show winner odds and how to watch at home

The current odds on which breed of dog will win Best in Show this year according to Betway are as follows: Terrier – 13/8 Hound- 7/4 Gun – 5/2 Utility – 5/1 Toy – 10/1 Pastoral – 12/1 Working – 16/1 After Dylan’s big win last year, it looks like the small Toy dog breed is less favoured to take home the prize this year, with Terriers instead being the favourite to win Best in Show in 2020.

New laws making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets come into force

New laws making it easier for Victorian renters to have pets come into force

“The changes have the potential to make a real difference to the number of dogs and cats surrendered to Victoria shelters, and keep more pets with their owners for life,” she said.

Shelter does bad pet portraits to raise money and is inundated with requests

Shelter does bad pet portraits to raise money and is inundated with requests

One of the submissions they were given… (Picture: Wisconsin Humane Society)Bake sales and fetes are great ways for charities to earn money, but they don’t have a patch on these silly pet portraits.

You definitely shouldn’t let your dog drink wine

You definitely shouldn’t let your dog drink wine

We are, of course, talking about the incredible moment Jessica Batten lets her dog drink from her wine glass, saying ‘she loves wine’ as she does this.

This puppy looks like a cat and we are obsessed

This puppy looks like a cat and we are obsessed

Hai Anh and Tuan tell us that Dúi, who is two and a half months old, is actually a mix of a dog breed native to Vietnam with a short-legged dog called Dingo.

Toxic kitty? Researchers ponder link between rare venom and cat allergies

Toxic kitty? Researchers ponder link between rare venom and cat allergies

The paper also contained no evidence that the protein in the slow loris toxin is what causes reactions to the venom or the anaphylactic response.

Let them soar: A sweet story of baby parrots

Let them soar: A sweet story of baby parrots

I was at my office and received a call from my husband asking me to come home immediately.I rushed home to find two small feeble chicks (kids of parrots) in a shoe box.One day the younger one slipped while trying to fly.

'World's worst cat' Perdita finds new home after purrfect publicity campaign

'World's worst cat' Perdita finds new home after purrfect publicity campaign

In its latest post on the social media platform, the Mitchell county animal rescue group of Spruce Pine announced the “bittersweet” news that Perdita/Noel had found new owners identified only as Joe and Betty from Monroe county.

Fat cat Sox who struggles with stairs competes to be the best pet slimmer

Fat cat Sox who struggles with stairs competes to be the best pet slimmer

Pet cat Sox is more than double the weight he should be (Picture: PA)Rejoice, fellow chonky cats and pups lovers – it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

RSPCA urges caution over buying puppies online after spate of deaths

RSPCA urges caution over buying puppies online after spate of deaths

The deaths come as the RSPCA says that complaints about illegal puppy farming have increased dramatically over the past 10 years and that 87% of current puppy trade calls are about animals purchased online.

Reigning cats and dogs: why grumpy animals rule the internet

Reigning cats and dogs: why grumpy animals rule the internet

Since the feline known as Grumpy Cat died last year, two furry curmudgeons called Chico and Meow Meow have emerged to fight for her crown – and merchandising possibilities.That’s only two ; don’t you need three for something to be a thing?

What Chotu taught me

What Chotu taught me

My school bus had come, so I left hastily hoping to find him at the very place when I came back.I used to shake the cat food box and he came running.No matter how much food I gave him, Chotu didn’t grow at all.

'World's worst cat': Animal shelter's honest ad goes viral

'World's worst cat': Animal shelter's honest ad goes viral

Lowery said the shelter has tried writing honest, tongue-in-cheek ads for other animals, including one dog she described as a “counter-surfing butter stealer.” But they'd never seen as much success as they have with Perdita.

Cat and dog love to go on walks together

Cat and dog love to go on walks together

Niqo loves to cuddle up with Archer and now even joins the dog for walks.Ben has started capturing photos of the pair’s unaided walks to share on Instagram, so everyone can join the pals on their everyday adventures.

My partner wants to get a cat but I’m worried it will cause chaos

My partner wants to get a cat but I’m worried it will cause chaos

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