Frank the daschund hopped on the 76 bus near his home in Colchester, Essex, and went all the way to the seaside town of Clacton by himself.
TJ Gregory and Sarah Henniker left the two pugs Millie and Tito inside a tent for eight hours when temperatures had risen to 34C.
The Philippines confirmed on Sunday that African swine fever infections had spread in the south of the country, which accounts for nearly a third of the nation's 12.8 million pig herd.
It was the first reported case of African swine fever infections in Davao Occidental province and elsewhere in Mindanao, the southern island of the Southeast Asian nation.
A new EU law means animal rescue centres cannot release injured grey squirrels into the wild after treatment.
Bizarre video footage shows the fly-tipper brazenly dumping a dead fox on the middle of someone's lawn on Appleford Drive, Abingdon, Oxon.
A small farm in the Philippines' Batangas province is providing a safe haven for pets rescued from an exclusion zone around an active volcano.
Shocked RSPCA inspectors found Smiler the American Bulldog barely conscious in a pool of blood in a bath in Keighley, West Yorkshire.
Only two females survive but sperm from a dead male has been used to create an embryo which, it is hoped, will be carried by a surrogate.
Clive Elliott, 40, was convicted in his absence at Swindon Magistrates' Court after the greyhounds were found starving, with the body of one stuffed in a freezer.
A US family found fame online this week after they discovered an owl living in their Christmas tree and started documenting the bizarre experience on Facebook.The Newmans, from the US state of Georgia, bought their festive fir back in November and had already decorated it in their living room when they realised the unexpected guest - a small screech owl - had taken refuge among the branches.
This is the heartbreaking moment newborn puppies were discovered buried under the ground after strangers heard their faint cries. The poor little dogs were unearthed by Martin Reyes and his friend at a vacant lot inside their subdivision in Bulacan, the Philippines, on December 13. He said they were travelling home when they heard puppies crying and began scraping at the earth with their hands to free them. Martin said: "We checked the entire lot but it was empty, so we followed the sounds. It was coming from the ground." They found three newborn puppies buried under the ground with their dead mother. The one who was buried deeper than the two was already dead when they dug him out of the manmade grave. They took the other two home, but one of them died a few days later because it was sick with Parvovirus. The white puppy is the only one that is alive. She is staying with Martin. He said: "I will name her Paris. I don't want to get too attached to her now so I am not yet giving her a name." Martin said it might because the owner knew the puppies' mother was sick, the dogs were abandoned. The incident was reported to the local authorities.
A sea turtle that was blown off course by choppy seas during a typhoon was rescued after being washed up on a beach. The marine creature was found among the wreckage in the recently typhoon-ravaged town of Ballesteros in Cagayan, the Philippines on December 8. Cagayan was one of the badly-hit provinces by typhoon Kammuri last week, the strongest typhoon that entered the country this year and killed at least 17 people. Resident Anthony Alvarez said his neighbours found the lone turtle near the boat and immediately reported to the authorities. Anthony said: "The turtle didn't look hurt, but we still called on the authorities for proper handling." An enclosure was made for the sea turtle where it stayed for one day before it was released back into the ocean on Monday (December 12). The Department of Environment and Natural Resources checked the health of the sea turtle and facilitated the release.
Luigi the Beagle was crowned slimming champion of the year in the PDSA's Pet Fit Club after dropping his weight from 5st to 3st 3lb - taking eight inches off his waist.
The husky switched on the microwave containing a packet of bread rolls at a house in Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex.
A giant turtle was found dead on the shores of Sariaya, Quezon, the Philippines on the morning of November 26. The 400-kilogram giant is a female leatherback sea turtle. It was discovered by tourists walking along the beach around 6 a.m. in front of a resort and reported to local officials. Local government official Sherwin Rosales said the turtle was 6ft long and 3ft wide. He said: "Upon inspection, we saw the tag on its flipper. We will have to verify which organization is the tag from." The Provincial Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources said it will conduct a necropsy to pinpoint what killed the marine animal. This is the fourth case of a sea turtle found dead in the area. Leatherbacks are the largest of all living turtles. Instead of a shell, skin and oily flesh cover its back.
The Queen Hind vessel, carrying thousands of sheep, overturned at the port of Midia, Romania.
The 25-year-old female rhino, named Iman, who has been cared for in a wildlife reserve since her capture in 2014, died of cancer in the state of Sabah on the island of Borneo.