Campaigners say current laws treat pets as objects and doesn't factor in the emotional damage caused by the crime
The 47-year-old animal-loving actress was forced to rehome the rabbit left on her doorstep because she already owns two cats,
The Pomeranian pup had been given to the 'Love Island' star as a 21st birthday present by boyfriend Tommy Fury just six days before his death.
"I hope she rests in salmon fillets and tuna tartare way up in catnip heaven,” Katy Perry wrote in a touching tribute to her late cat
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.
Tonks, a 17-year-old Jack Russell has been adopted by Janet Hall from Kenilworth, Warwickshire, after an appeal to find him his forever home.
Owners claim that dog walker Louise Lawford said their pets had run off while being walked in Hopwas Woods near Tamworth, Staffordshire.
A study from pet tech firm Furbo found that more than four in ten of dog owners are worried that their pets have mental health problems.
Current legislation to protect puppies from cruel breeding practices is not working, according to the UK’s leading dog welfare organisation. The Kennel Club warned that current laws are too complex and are not being enforced properly. If a person is selling at least one puppy in a 12 month period, they will require a dog breeding licence and will need to have their premises inspected by their local authority.
Pauline Warren, from Derby, is warning dog owners to watch their pooches after her Belgian Shepherd Mickey had a close call after eating a mince pie, which are poisonous to dogs.
Christmas is a time for loving, giving and… fancy dress.And festive fancy dress isn’t limited to humans, with Brits getting their pets in on the action.Digital photo printing site Photobox has compiled its ‘Pawsome’ gallery of the most adorable and hilarious pets celebrating the festive season.Pet owners were encouraged to share their festive fish tank, Christmas canines and merry moggies and the Photo Science team at Photobox picked their favourites for the gallery.In pictures: The animal species in fastest decline around the worldSpectacular winners of Astronomy Photographer of the Year revealedSee which stunning image won Wildlife Photographer of the YearThe National Trust 2019 handbook photos show beautiful Britain in all its gloryThey include Indigo, a dalmatian dressed to the nines in tinsel and festive spectacles; Neil the rabbit wearing his best Santa hat; and Oliver, a cheeky Christmas elf.The winning image was of Mikey-Geoff, a tortoise donning a knitted ‘shell-cosy’ in the shape of a Santa hat.Rory Scott, Head of PR and Communications at Photobox, said: “We know the nation loves its pets and many of us have an affinity with dressing them up in clothing to take photographs. Our Pawsome gallery captures just that.“From rabbits and tortoises in Santa hats, cats hiding in Christmas trees and horses wrapped in tinsel – we received lots of adorable entries showing how the nation and its pets get into the festive spirit!”