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Hunt for giant pet cat so powerful it tore through a chicken wire fence to escape

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Dog walkers could be hit with £1,000 fines if they leave home without poo bags to pick up after pets

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Dog walkers could be hit with £1,000 fines if they leave home without poo bags to pick up after pets


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Video shows bobcat attack man, German shepherd on Arizona street

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These hilarious photos of VERY cheeky dogs will leave pet owners howling with laughter

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These hilarious photos of VERY cheeky dogs will leave pet owners howling with laughter


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Woman and her cat and dog rescued from their home following cooking blaze

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Grandmother and her dog attacked by three Staffordshire Bull Terriers
A grandmother and a treasured family pet were set upon in a vicious dog attack in Rochdale. The 69 year-old was wallking the ten year-old Westie, belonging to daughter-in-law Suzana Janusko and grandson Mackenzie, seven, along a path next to the Rochdale Canal in Milnrow when, she says, three Staffordshire Bull Terriers ‘appeared from nowhere and pounced. The staffies, two of which she says were white, began biting her but she managed to wriggle free and hide underneath a tree during the early morning attack near Juniper Driver   Read More ...
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An a-ppealing array of apples to discover
DID you know that apples float because they are 25 per cent air? Or that in Ancient Greece tossing an apple to a girl was a proposal of marriage and catching it was a response of “yes”? Many such myths and stories about apples exist. In Ancient Rome, Pomona was the Goddess of fruit trees, especially of apple trees, and was also known as the “Apple Mother”   Read More ...
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Mistreated German shepherd finally finds a forever home after 10 years in an animal shelter
A mistreated dog who went on to spend 10 years in an animal shelter after being tormented by kids has finally been given a home. It took years of patience to nurture Floyd the German shepherd’s trust in people and he became the centre’s longest resident. Helen Stanbury, of Freshfields Animal Rescue, said: “Sadly, stories like Floyd’s are all too familiar   Read More ...
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Crying bystander films cruel dog owner dragging exhausted baby puppy called 'Fatsy' down the street behind him
A cruel dog owner was filmed by a crying bystander dragging a tired young puppy along the pavement. But Robert Loome's punishment was branded a joke yesterday by the onlooker after he was handed a £300 fine instead of being banned from owning animals in future. Loombe, 46, was seen pulling the five-week-old Staffordshire bull terrier, called 'Fatsy', on its lead as its belly rubbed along the ground because it was too tired to walk   Read More ...
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Parents warned of dangers of household products after baby dies from drinking herbal oil
Parents are being reminded to keep household items out of the reach of babies and young children after a little girl died. Eleven-month-old Leila Landim has spent the last nine days fighting for her life in intensive care after drinking a herbal oil at home. Mum Jessica Landim, 23, had been at home with Leila and her mum when every parent’s worst nightmare unfolded   Read More ...
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Intermingling: Expert Tips for Home Garden Design
When you understand the importance of these aspects of home garden design you’re sure to find success—site conditions, culture, growth habit and aesthetics. You’ve probably read the term intermingling on a blog or as a hashtag gushing over a European designer’s latest show garden. But what, exactly, is intermingling and how do you achieve this ever-so-desirable planting effect in your own garden? Rather than clearly defined groups of single forms or species of plants that remain the same from year to year, an intermingled planting has groups of plants with fuzzy edges that change and shift over time—sometimes to the point where specific plant groups dissolve and you see an overall blending of plants   Read More ...
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Fraudster dumped dead animals in field after being paid thousands by grieving pet owners to give them a proper cremation
A fraudster who dumped dead animals to rot in a field despite being paid by grieving pet owners to cremate them properly has been ordered to pay £75,000 or face jail. Emma Bent, 42, was previously jailed after the corpses of several dogs were discovered in a field in 2009. Police found she had promised owners who contacted her business, Peak Pet Cremation, that their pets would be given a dignified send-off   Read More ...
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Pet owners fuming with Sainsbury's after peckish pooches gobbled harmful promotional chocolate sent in post
Pet owners are fuming with Sainsbury’s after their dogs ate promotional chocolate sent in the post. The supermarket posted Green & Black’s bars as an unsolicited gift to customers. But some of the candy, toxic to animals, was eaten by dogs after dropping through letterboxes. Dan Dugdale’s miniature dachshunds Susie, seven, and Humphrey, six, needed emergency vet treatment. Dan, 27, from Wetherby, West Yorks, said: “There was dog mess everywhere   Read More ...
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Man gets the same tattoo as his rescue dog… and is trolled because it’s the symbol for being NEUTERED
A MAN who got the same tattoo as his rescue dog may have made a paw decision... after he was trolled relentlessly by people pointing out that the symbol means he's been neutered. Chris Mendiola, 26, got his pet dog Bear in 2010 - but when he adopted him he noticed that the puppy had a small tattoo on its underbelly   Read More ...
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Pampered pet owners share hilarious snaps of their spoilt little darlings… and some of them are truly ridiculous
US Brits are a nation of animal lovers – but some pet owners have been known to take their adoration of their furry friends to the extreme. In November 2016 a shocking report revealed we fork out £10.6billion on our dogs every year, with the average owner splurging £1,252 annually. We dread to think what these pampered pet owners have splashed out on their spoilt little darlings   Read More ...
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Confused dog doesn't know how stairs work after seeing them for the first time in owner's new home
Moving house is an exciting, if stressful, time. Packing your life into boxes from the place you called home is only made fun by knowing you're going onto something new. For these two pet dogs, new is definitely exciting, as they explore their new surroundings after their owner moved. But for one pooch, a lifetime in a flat has left him unable to understand how stairs work   Read More ...
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Man tries to use his cat to catch a rat - but it doesn't quite go to plan
Anyone who grew up watching Tom and Jerry might think having a cat around is the perfect weapon against vermin like mice and rats. But this pet owner found his cat was just as spooked by a rat in the bathroom as he was. In a hilarious clip , which has emerged online, the teenage boy starts by showing off to the camera about what he is about to do   Read More ...
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Hunt for giant pet cat so powerful it tore through a chicken wire fence to escape
One of Britain's biggest pet cats is missing after breaking free from a 'secure' back garden in Devon. Merlin, a 20lb Maine Coon, is so powerful he managed to bend chicken wire and pop metal fixings to break free. The muscular moggy disappeared just three days after being given a home by John Gould and wife Lisa, who have five other cats   Read More ...
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Handbags named as one of the eight germ hotspots in YOUR home — as we reveal worst offenders from sponges to remotes and toothbrushes
NEVER mind the toilet seat - toothbrushes, remote controls and even handbags are the worst places in the home for germs, according to a new guide by household experts. All are among a list naming the eight ‘germiest’ hotspots in a typical household alongside towels, sponges and other everyday items. Toilets, kitchen worktops and other notorious bacteria breeding grounds regularly get blitzed during household chores but it is the less obvious places that require more attention, revealed the report   Read More ...
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Vintage tools display at Helmsley Walled Garden
VINTAGE gardening tools and beehives go on display in Helmsley Walled Garden's Orchid House from September 17 to 24 alongside produce grown in the garden. Garden manager Julie Lawrence said: "There is still so much to see in September and we want to show people that gardens can still be full of interest even as we head into October.“   Read More ...
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Pregnant mum-of-three went into early labour and wet herself 'after Iceland refused to let her use staff toilet'
A heavily-pregnant mum claims she was refused access to staff toilets in Iceland - causing her to wet herself and go into labour later that evening. Danielle Cull says she was not allowed to use the staff bathroom at the supermarket's branch in Caerphilly, south Wales, despite being 38 weeks pregnant and telling them she was in excruciating pain and urgently needed to use the loo   Read More ...
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Dog walkers could be hit with £1,000 fines if they leave home without poo bags to pick up after pets
if they leave home without poo bags to pick up after their pets. Pet owners could be asked to prove they have come out prepared or end up in court under new town hall rules. Council chiefs in Manchester are also considering banning people walking more than four dogs at any time, the Manchester Evening News reports. Under the new rules, which would cover all the city's parks if introduced, walkers would need to carry "means to pick up mess" unless they have a "reasonable excuse"   Read More ...
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Amazing six bedroom house for sale comes with extra special feature hidden away in the back garden
An amazing six bedroom home is up for sale - and it comes with an extra special feature hidden away in the back garden. The six bedroom detached house is full of period features and has been refurbished to a high standard. But it's what is out at the back of the property that really sets it apart. On the market for a guide price of £799,995, the stunning property comes with it's very own treehouse, set in a beautiful garden, that also comes with a workshop and double detached cart lodge   Read More ...
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Life-saving heart surgery a success for 'smallest puppy'
Vets have performed life-saving heart surgery on what is believed to be the smallest dog to undergo the procedure. Yorkshire terrier Jago was born with a heart valve defect, but at 3lb (1.4kg) was too small for vets in Cambridgeshire to treat. They had to wait until he was 5lb (2.4kg) to insert a balloon catheter. Although specialists perform this operation Jago is the smallest patient "to our knowledge", said vets at Dick White Referrals   Read More ...
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Boy savagely mauled by Staffordshire bull terrier screamed "I’m going to die, love you" to his mum during frenzied attack
These horrific injuries were suffered by a boy who screamed to his mum "I’m going to die, I love you" as he was mauled by a dog. The schoolboy's mum said she was physically sick when she saw her son's gaping wounds which left him needing 50 stitches and scarred for life. The victim was attacked by a Staffordshire bull terrier in Walton on June 3   Read More ...
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Victim in Chilliwack German Shepherd attack says dog owner showed lack of compassion
A B.C. woman says she suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a dog and she wants to know why more hasn’t been done to protect the public.Breanna Bray says she was attacked by a German Shepherd last Thursday night while on a walk near her boyfriend’s Chilliwack home.She said the owner called the dog off but he tried to downplay the incident   Read More ...
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Warning for pet-owners after six cats are injured in spate of shootings
Pet-owners are being warned to be on their guard after a spate of cat shootings in a Rochdale village. In the past month at least six cats have been injured by air rifle pellets in Newhey. All the attacks are thought to have taken place within a few hundred yards of the village’s Metrolink stop. In one of the most serious incidents a one-year-old female cat, named Macy, lost an eye after being shot in the face   Read More ...
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Otis: Photo Of German Shepherd Carrying His Own Bag Of Dog Food After Texas Hurricane Goes Wildly Viral
Otis the German shepherd, carried his own bag of dog food away from the rising flood waters created by Hurricane Harvey. The photo of the Sinton, Texas dog that got loose when the hurricane hit the region on Friday evening has gone viral and captured the hearts of America. Salvador Segovia, 65, said Otis, his grandson Carter’s dog, got loose and fled from the city – with a big bag of dog food clutched carefully in his mouth   Read More ...
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Horrified couple return home to find their beloved dogs in a pool of blood after being stabbed, strangled and HANGED by mystery intruder
A HORRIFIED couple found their beloved dogs lying in a ‘pool of blood’ after they were tragically beaten, stabbed and hanged. Ben Winstanley, and his partner Paula Harrison, left their two Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Dexter and Tim, in their back garden – protected by a 6ft fence. But Mr Winstanley’s parents later entered his property and found the dogs completely covered in blood   Read More ...
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'It was like a horror film': Family find home covered in blood after pet dog attacks intruder
A family have described the horrifying moment they returned home to a blood bath after their pet dog mauled an intruder. Tristan Murrin returned to scenes "like a horror film" inside his house in Ashbrooke, Chesterfield County, Virginia with blood splattered across the walls. He said he knew something was wrong when he was greeted by Oden, his German Shepherd, who was unharmed   Read More ...
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Guide dog puppy Finn named after 'hero' police dog
A guide dog puppy has a lot to live up to after being named in honour of a police dog almost killed while protecting his handler. German shepherd Finn and PC Dave Wardell were stabbed in Stevenage. During his recovery the officer raised £5,000 to name and sponsor a guide dog. Six-week-old Finn - also a German shepherd - is now officially in training for the charity Guide Dogs   Read More ...
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COLUMN: Gardening with Tricia Harris of Helmsley Walled Garden
WELL the dahlias are in and the hot border is providing a fire cracker of a display. Courgettes and cabbages are coming in thick and fast from the kitchen garden and the beans and beetroot are not far behind. But when you have cropped your courgettes or your beetroot or your spring bulbs are over in your borders what do you do? Do you have plants that grow out to fill the space, or do things look a bit scrappy   Read More ...
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Harry Potter’s childhood home is on the market for £995k and it boasts six bedrooms, FOUR bathrooms and a stable
HARRY Potter fans can now get their hands on the ultimate piece of merchandise - the young wizard's childhood home. That is, if they happen to have nearly £1 million to spare. The stunning De Vere House, which featured in the seventh and penultimate film of the series - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One - is on the market for £995,000   Read More ...
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Inside horror house 'waist high in faeces' as dozens of cats and ferret rescued after being 'left to fend for themselves'
A pet owner has been banned from keeping animals for life after dozens of cats and a ferret were rescued from a house "waist high" in faeces. Horrific footage shows RSPCA inspectors making their way through the home in Hillsway, Shirebrook, and finding filth in the rooms as well as animal faeces smeared up the walls and on furniture. Empty cat food cartons are seen discarded in one room with animal cages stacked up and caked in dirt   Read More ...
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The Cheshire Game and Country Fair hosts unique family dog show - with awards for 'ASBO Dog' and the dog who looks most like its owner
This bank holiday weekend there's a one of a kind dog show taking place - and it's set to get tails wagging. Especially for dogs who don't quite cut it for Crufts - as the Gillies Leap Fun Dog Show gives every pooch the chance to be a winner. Taking place at the Cheshire Game and Country Fair from August 26 -28, each day 20 dogs will be selected to take part in the show and top judges will decide which canine is worthy of the crown   Read More ...
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Dog walker hacked to death in almost the exact same spot in remote woodlands where another pensioner pet owner was raped 20 years ago
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Elderly dog walker raped in same remote woodland where another pet owner was brutally murdered
An elderly dog walker was raped in the same remote woodland where another pet owner was brutally murdered at the weekend, it has emerged. A manhunt is continuing for the killer of the 83-year-old man who was knifed to death in broad daylight in East Harling, Norfolk, on Saturday. The pensioner was walking his two small dogs when he was repeatedly stabbed in the head and neck by his attacker   Read More ...
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The household item which will keep you safe in a hotel room - and only costs £3
No matter how much fun you have along the way, at times travelling alone can be unnerving and make you feel vulnerable. There are numerous precautions a solo traveller can take while on their trips and which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office promote. But there's also a handy tip in case you get anxious about staying in hotels or hostels by yourself - and all you need is one simple household object   Read More ...
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Outraged neighbours claim woman is keeping large horse INSIDE her home as police and RSPCA investigate
Outraged neighbours have claimed a woman is keeping a large horse inside her home. Police and the RSPCA have visited the home in Crewkerne, Somerset, after complaints the woman was keeping the animal in her house, back garden and on a public green. Two goats have also been pictured by residents, Somerset Live reports. Authorities including the police, council and the RSPCA have all attended the address but animal rescuers say no laws have been breached and that the animal is in good condition   Read More ...
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French Bulldog died six days after purchase from Chelsea pet store under investigation
Hudson never had a chance. Hudson, a French Bulldog purchased from the Chelsea Kennel Club for $4,500 last summer, died six days later from a respiratory illness, according to his owner. "He was kinda making snarly noises, breathing heavy in the shop," said the first-time dog owner who asked to remain anonymous. The upscale pet store is being investigated by authorities for allegedly selling sick puppies   Read More ...
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Glass Ikea tables 'explodes' in young mum's living room as toddler son and pet dog play nearby
A glass Ikea table exploded in a young mum's living room while her toddler son played nearby. The mum, who has not been named, said she burst into tears when her SALMI table spontaneously shattered. The 25-year-old said nobody was touching it and she hadn't noticed any cracks or splits, Wales Online reports. "I got up in the morning with my son," she said   Read More ...
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Superstar agent and ex-Brit Olympian had stun guns at his home bought as 'extreme protection' after dog show
A celebrity wealth advisor and former British Olympian bought two stun guns during a trip to America after experiencing jealousy from fellow competitors at a dog show. Frank Cochran, whose company FSC Investment Services caters for many wealthy clients including Premier League footballers, was this week spared jail after a judge heard the 59-year-old bought the illegal weapons as "severely misguided self protection   Read More ...
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Puppy being trained to join ski patrol at Nevis Range
A border collie puppy is being trained to become the first ski patrol search and rescue dog at Scottish snowsports. Jura is being put through her paces by the Search and Rescue Dog Association of Scotland (Highland). Once fully trained, Jura will join the ski patrol team at Nevis Range near Fort William. The training includes avalanche rescues. Jeff Starkey, head of ski patrol at Nevis Range, said: "Having a dog as part of the ski patrol team is an immense asset   Read More ...
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Pet dog Flash helps Darlington police find missing woman
A pet dog has been hailed a hero for finding an elderly woman who had been missing for 14 hours. Up to 20 police officers and a helicopter were searching for the woman but it was Patterdale terrier Flash who found her next to a hedge. The ten-month-old dog joined the search party near his home in Barmpton, Darlington, of his own volition   Read More ...
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Mum reveals the moment she realised her 4-year-old had killed the family puppy
A MUM has revealed the horrifying moment she discovered her four-year-old son had killed the family’s puppy. The Mumsnet user, who was anonymous, found the dog lying dead in the back garden. But it was not until she looked at the CCTV footage that she realised her son had thrown his pet out of the window. She revealed that the boy came upstairs and asked for cuddles and kisses before he eventually told her what had happened   Read More ...
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