Victoria announces first pet census for data on health, costs and social benefits

Victoria announces first pet census for data on health, costs and social benefits

The Victorian government has announced the state’s first pet census to gather crucial information about owners and their furry, feathered and scaly friends.

Should pets be allowed on planes? Change in Australian law prompts fierce debate

Should pets be allowed on planes? Change in Australian law prompts fierce debate

Ryanair denies boarding to child whose passport is valid for Spain flightYou can rent the French villa in the new Downton Abbey movie - for £19k a nightOwner Mary Meister told reporters Lewis was “spoiled rotten” by Singapore staff who allowed him into the business cabin as an “emotional support animal”.A business class flight from Melbourne to Milan or Rome, via Singapore, with Singapore Airlines typically costs around £5,000 one way, lasting around 23 hours.

2 minors allegedly attacked a cat with dogs. Now, the internet is rallying around ‘Buddy the Cat’

2 minors allegedly attacked a cat with dogs. Now, the internet is rallying around ‘Buddy the Cat’

The outpouring of support for Buddy the cat and the effort to bring the offenders to justice has been overwhelming,” Julie Klim, CEO of the Pennsylvania SPCA, told TODAY in a statement.

Dog that mauled toddler to death was a legal American Bully XL

Dog that mauled toddler to death was a legal American Bully XL

Neighbours tried to save Bella-Rae in the moments after the attack (Picture: PA/Getty)The dog that mauled a 17-month old girl to death was not a banned breed police have revealed.Police inquiries into Bella-Rae’s death are ongoing and the family is being supported by specialist officers, a spokesperson said.

Donate to Tulipana  -  Support animal welfare with CUDDLY

Donate to Tulipana - Support animal welfare with CUDDLY

She is doing everything she can to survive this fight, and we are doing our best to support her and the wonderful souls looking after her.Any donations you could spare will help Tulipana start a new life free from suffering and debt.

Widow fined £100 for taking her dog to visit husband’s grave

Widow fined £100 for taking her dog to visit husband’s grave

Lynda Martin, 67, says she was ‘made to feel like a criminal’ (Picture: SWNS) A widow fined £100 for taking her border collie to her husband’s grave has called for the council to scrap its ban on dogs in the cemetery.

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.

Counterfeit canines: the air travelers with fake service dogs

Counterfeit canines: the air travelers with fake service dogs

The incident left Holly shaken and unable to perform her life-saving duties even after boarding the airplane, momentarily leaving Hurtado without his disability assistance support – all because someone felt the need to pretend their pet dog was a service animal.

Worried about vet bills? You may get help from an animal charity

Worried about vet bills? You may get help from an animal charity

Photograph: Panther Media GmbH/AlamyBlue Cross offers free treatments – although it asks for a voluntary donation – to pet owners who live with the catchment area of its hospitals and pet care clinics.

Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Pen Farthing’s rescue mission gained a lot of public support, but was also accused of taking up valuable resources (Picture: REX/PA)Boris Johnson personally authorised the evacuation of 173 dogs and cats from Afghanistan during the Taliban ’s takeover, a government email reveals.

Why pet owners believe the Pope is wrong about choosing animals over children

Why pet owners believe the Pope is wrong about choosing animals over children

For pet owners like Greer, however, the main gripe is that the Pope’s comments show a lack of understanding of the close relationship they have with their four-legged friends.

Pandemic puppy with extreme anxiety given up as owners 'couldn't cope'

Pandemic puppy with extreme anxiety given up as owners 'couldn't cope'

Blue Cross will continue to provide behavioural support to her owners, if needed, for the rest of her life – as they do for all pets that they rehome.Now Peggy is happy in her new home (Picture: Blue Cross)‘Peggy’s previous family did exactly the right thing by contacting us,’ says Jenny.

How to help tornado victims throughout Kentucky

How to help tornado victims throughout Kentucky

On Sunday, President Joe Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Kentucky which will provide federal aid to those in at least eight counties following the devastation of the storms.The American Red Cross is also accepting monetary donations to widespread Kentucky recovery efforts or specific counties in the state.

Hunting trophy ban to protect world's threatened animals

Hunting trophy ban to protect world's threatened animals

A BAN on imports of hunting trophies could save thousands of endangered animals, Environment Secretary George Eustice has said.Humane Society International UK, said: "We welcome the Government's commitment today to a UK hunting trophy import ban that will protect thousands of species including lions, elephants and giraffes, ruthlessly targeted by trophy hunters.".

Gisele Bündchen rescues sea turtle from net: ‘Change begins with a single act’

Gisele Bündchen rescues sea turtle from net: ‘Change begins with a single act’

The supermodel, 41, posted a video on Instagram on Saturday of her freeing a sea turtle that was caught in a fishing net on the beach.She added praying hand and heart emoji to the video as the turtle makes its way to the water and swims away.

Man fights town to keep potbellied pig as his emotional support animal

Man fights town to keep potbellied pig as his emotional support animal

Flatt said he’s been engaged in a two-year legal battle with Canajoharie, New York, which considers the pig a farm animal and therefore not allowed to be kept in town.

We are way past peak puppy – it’s time to end the great British dog obsession

We are way past peak puppy – it’s time to end the great British dog obsession

When people ask me if I’m a dog lover I always say, “I’m a dog owner – it’s not the same thing.” It’s not that I don’t like my dog; I just don’t wish to be mistaken for some kind of enthusiast.

What does it take to become a life-saving Medical Detection Dog?

What does it take to become a life-saving Medical Detection Dog?

The charity also trains Medical Alert Assistance Dogs, who go on to live with people who have life-threatening conditions such as Type 1 diabetes and severe allergies, so they’re always around to let them know if their health is at risk, or if their condition has changed.

Five ways to help your pets cope with fireworks on Bonfire Night

Five ways to help your pets cope with fireworks on Bonfire Night

With several festive celebrations potentially involving fireworks on the horizon, now is a good time to consider how best to help our pets remain as calm and happy as possible.

UK has almost 250,000 urban stray cats, claims first detailed study

UK has almost 250,000 urban stray cats, claims first detailed study

In the first study of its kind, researchers have calculated there are nearly a quarter of a million stray cats living in urban areas of the UK – or an average of 9.3 a square kilometre.