Online vet launches 24/7 service so you can look after your pet in self-isolation

Online vet launches 24/7 service so you can look after your pet in self-isolation

‘Currently there is limited evidence that your pets can be infected with COVID-19 and no evidence that pet dogs or cats can be a source of infection to other animals or to humans,’ said Samantha Webster, a veterinary surgeon with eight years of experience.

Here's what pet stores are doing during coronavirus closures

Here's what pet stores are doing during coronavirus closures

"All Petco stores are open and continuing to provide the essential products and services for pets who are counting on us in these uncertain times," said the national brand in a statement to TODAY.

Emotional support animals might get banned from planes

Emotional support animals might get banned from planes

While insisting that it "recognizes the integral role that service animals play in the lives of many individuals with disabilities," the Transportation Department said in a statement that its proposed rule is aimed at "reducing the likelihood that passengers wishing to travel with their pets on aircraft will be able to falsely claim their pets are service animals.".

Firefighters rescue ten-week-old puppy trapped in reclining sofa

Firefighters rescue ten-week-old puppy trapped in reclining sofa

The ten-week-old Shih Tzu puppy had to be rescued by firefighters (Picture: PA) She crawled underneath a reclining sofa (Picture: PA) A vet had to sedate her to set her free (Picture: PA).

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

A wallaby eats after NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken areas.NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff fly with carrots and sweet potatoes before air-dropping them for animals in bushfire-stricken areas.

Pet snake cut free after getting trapped under car’s gearstick

Pet snake cut free after getting trapped under car’s gearstick

A 1.5 metre (5ft) snake named Allan had to be rescued from inside a car after escaping while travelling with its owners over Christmas.A fire crew cutting the snake free after he became trapped in the gearstick casing of his owners’ car.

Gizmo the adorable Pomeranian calms himself down by sucking on a dummy

Gizmo the adorable Pomeranian calms himself down by sucking on a dummy

Gizmo’s owner believes he was weaned too early (Picture: Angela Jeck /SWNS)Gizmo is a service Pomeranian with a rather unusual habit – he loves nothing more than sucking on his dummy.

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

Westfield will look after your dog while you do your Christmas shopping

The Merry Mutts Motel at Westfield (Picture Luke Walker/Getty Images for Westfield London)Westfield is offering a new service to look after your dog while you do all your Christmas shopping.

Border collie cleans up dropped rubbish on daily walks

Border collie cleans up dropped rubbish on daily walks

Stan sniffs out dropped litter on his country strolls (Picture: Wales News Service) Kate and Stan have received an ‘amazing’ response from the community (Picture: Wales News Service) Kate says she hopes Stan’s hard work inspires others (Picture: Wales News Service)‘It really is a beautiful place and its such a shame to see people treating it like this.

Brazilian priest brings in stray dogs to Sunday mass so families can adopt them

Brazilian priest brings in stray dogs to Sunday mass so families can adopt them

This sleeping doggy needs a forever home (Picture: Padre Joao Paulo Araujo Gomes)It’s heartbreaking to see homeless dogs wander the streets, unloved and underfed.Father João Paulo Araujo Gomes who is the head of the parish of Santana brings them to mass in hopes to convince families to adopt them.

Chinese cafe featuring dogs dyed to look like pandas facing backlash

Chinese cafe featuring dogs dyed to look like pandas facing backlash

In the video, posted by Chengdu Economic Daily, the owner of the cafe said it was also offering a dyeing service for 1,500 yuan (£165) to patrons who wished to give their pets a similar makeover.

Blind man targeted by woman who claims using guide dogs is as cruel as cock-fighting

Blind man targeted by woman who claims using guide dogs is as cruel as cock-fighting

Amit says it would be obvious if service animals didn’t want to do their work (Picture: Dr Amit Patel)In November animal welfare campaigner Wendy Turner-Webster told Good Morning Britain she believes using guide dogs is ‘unethical’ as they cannot consent.

Incredible footage shows dog doing laundry, opening doors and picking up rubbish

Incredible footage shows dog doing laundry, opening doors and picking up rubbish

She said: ‘I get people say ‘if you can go horseback riding, why are you making him pick up that piece of trash?’ Well, the fact is, even though I’m doing good, it doesn’t mean that I don’t need his help – and you can always change.

Woman flies American Airlines with service miniature horse

Woman flies American Airlines with service miniature horse

Passengers and crew members on the American Airlines flight to Omaha, Nebraska, were just as intrigued by the 135-pound service animal named Flirty.“Even the pilots had to come out and say ‘hi,’” Flirty’s owner, Abrea Hensley, on Instagram.

Dogs get special bus route so they can go sightseeing

Dogs get special bus route so they can go sightseeing

Dog-loving bus company owner Austin Blackburn said people can bring their hounds on his buses for free (Picture: Triangle News) He is hoping the campaign will encourage more dog walkers to explore the English countryside in Kent (Picture: Triangle News)Mr Blackburn, who has three dogs including a chihuahua called Geoff, believes not all pet owners realise they can take dogs on the bus for free.

Service Dog Risks his Life to Save a Blind Man and Inspires Donations

Service Dog Risks his Life to Save a Blind Man and Inspires Donations

A service dog named Orlando placed himself in mortal danger while trying to save the life of a blind man, reports Colleen Long of the Associated Press and Brian Williams of NBC News.

Man, 20s, drowns in lake while ‘looking for missing dog’

Man, 20s, drowns in lake while ‘looking for missing dog’

She said last night: ‘A body has been recovered in connection with the search for a swimmer who had gone missing in the lake at Cotswold Water Park this afternoon.

Cat who comforted bereaved visitors at crematorium dies - and gets his OWN kitty cremation

Cat who comforted bereaved visitors at crematorium dies - and gets his OWN kitty cremation

ASHLEY the cat was a source of comfort for many bereaved visitors bidding farewell to loved ones at Worthing Crematorium in West Sussex. Ashley the cat (Image: Facebook ) cat (Image: fb)Now the much-loved feline, who wandered the grounds of the Crematorium for 16 years, had his very own kitty cremation after he passed away.

Man asks for refund for food when his dog dies and receives a beautiful tribute

Man asks for refund for food when his dog dies and receives a beautiful tribute

Joseph Inabnet had to put his beloved dog Bailey down in October last year – but he’s already bought and paid for a supply of special pet food to last her for months.

Clumsy dog rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in a cat flap

Clumsy dog rescued by firefighters after getting his head stuck in a cat flap

Poor Luis got his head stuck (Picture: Phil Michell / SWNS)A dog has been rescued by firefighters after he got his head stuck in a cat flap. (Picture: Phil Michell / SWNS)‘Next thing we knew, we looked down and saw Luis poking his head through the flap.