Animal rescues by London fire brigade rise 20% in pandemic year

Animal rescues by London fire brigade rise 20% in pandemic year

Firefighters called to 755 animal incidents in 2020, with cats most commonly in need of help.The number of incidents involving foxes attended by the LFB last year nearly doubled, from 32 rescues in 2019 to 61 in 2020.

The parrot problem: why Zoom calls are forcing people to abandon their pets

The parrot problem: why Zoom calls are forcing people to abandon their pets

The rescue charity Birdline took in 88 birds between March and September, a 70% increase on the same period last year.Well, at least the rescued birds can now be adopted by new owners with more patience.Some parrots don’t like women.

No more shaggy dog stories: visit puppies before buying, say charities

No more shaggy dog stories: visit puppies before buying, say charities

The RSPCA and the Dogs Trust have issued new advice to puppy buyers in England, warning them not to buy unless they have visited the dog with its mother in its home.

Dogs were ‘stressed’ in lockdown with owners reporting more barking and biting

Dogs were ‘stressed’ in lockdown with owners reporting more barking and biting

Charity the Dogs Trust has warned the pandemic may have caused behavioural problems to develop (Picture: Getty Images / iStockphoto)Dogs have struggled during lockdown with owners reporting an increase in barking and biting.

Most popular dog breed in the US has been revealed

Most popular dog breed in the US has been revealed

This week, the American Kennel Club (AKC) released its 2019 registry list, which marked a record-breaking popularity streak for the dog breed.The list also revealed the least-popular dog breed of 2019 - the English foxhound - which placed 193rd.

Video shows animal shelter empty after all pets were adopted amid coronavirus

Video shows animal shelter empty after all pets were adopted amid coronavirus

In the heartwarming video, a Riverside County Animal Services employee named Julie explains that the shelter wanted to thank the community for stepping up in the time of need.

'Loneliest cat' faces another solo Christmas because no one wants to adopt him

'Loneliest cat' faces another solo Christmas because no one wants to adopt him

Toby, an 11-year-old black and white cat, has spent 322 days with the RSPCA after being taken in by their Canterbury branch on Christmas Eve 2018.“Toby’s former housemates were re-homed quite quickly,” explained Beth Hixson from the RSPCA Canterbury branch.

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.

How to detect heat stroke

How to detect heat stroke

- Poisonous compounds (strychnine, slug and snail bait) can lead to seizures, which can cause an abnormal increase in body temperature. Hope you enjoyed our pet story. Zorawar and Vir with (from left to right) Polo, Max, and Bill, the pony.

Tropical disease which can be caught by humans kills first pet in the UK

Tropical disease which can be caught by humans kills first pet in the UK

Vets warn more pets being imported is likely to increase infection rates (Picture: Getty)Earlier this year an English Pointer who never left Essex developed leishmaniasis, with vets believing his owners could have brought sand flies back from spain in their luggage.

Pawsecco, anyone? Millennials splurge on pampered pets

Pawsecco, anyone? Millennials splurge on pampered pets

For young people who struggle to find time for human relationships, a pet is “someone to come home to, cuddle up with and love”, he said, with the added benefit that they help owners build social connections with other pet lovers.