NEIGHbourly love: miniature horse goes door knocking for new home

It wasn’t the first time Benjamin, a miniature horse, had run away from home. But it was his first time visiting Connie and Craig Collum’s property. And he knew just what to do to get them to adopt him! From neighbour to neighbour: Benjamin goes door knocking It was the middle of winter in Helena, Alabama…

Stray cat decides to make pedestrian his owner

Kawasaki Hina was just walking home through a local park when he made an unexpected friend… Please take me home  On his way home, a squeaking kitty ran up to Hina. But the cat wasn’t satisfied with merely saying hello – he wanted to go home with him!  After the kitty followed him for a…

Protect animals from poachers with the Instant Wild app!

Keep an eye on endangered species and help to protect them from poachers from your own home with the Instant Wild app! Motion triggered Cameras As a part of the Instant Wild project conducted by the Zoological Society of London, satellite-connected and motion-triggered cameras were installed in the most remote parts of Africa. These cameras transmit live photos and videos of the…

MPs call for UK to ban dog meat consumption

After legislation was passed in the US to stop people eating dog meat, a call has been made for the UK to follow suit, to change the outdated legislation. Banning dog meat in the UK You may be quite shocked to hear this, but although UK law says that you can’t buy or sell dog meat,…

Lactation in pregnant and birthing female dogs

Pregnant dogs usually begin to lactate just prior to giving birth – anywhere from up to two weeks before, to the day of birth. For around seven weeks, she will continue to produce milk for her offspring. Here’s what you need to know and how you can help. Like any new breastfeeding mother, there are…

All about the guinea pig

By Claire Aerts on 13-03-2018 at 18:18 The guinea pig is a small rodent native to South America, specifically Chile and Peru. If you’re thinking about adopting one of these rodents, here’s a few things to know. Adopting a guinea pig There are many different species of guinea pig. Hair can vary from smooth and short to long and…

California: pet stores will no longer be able to sell animals from private breeders

By Hannah Warner on 10-01-2019 at 17:17 2019 gets off to a good start for animal advocates in California. From the 1st of January 2019, pet stores are no longer allowed to sell animals from private breeders. California’s Pet Rescue and Adoption Act The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown in…

Abandoned for being ‘too old,’ 16-year-old dog finds fame during Super Bowl

Karlie the dog is ready for her close-up in “Dog Bowl II” this weekend. Karlie the dog is one of the stars of Animal Planet’s “Dog Bowl II.”Keith Barraclough / Animal PlanetFeb. 1, 2019, 7:56 PM GMT+1 / Source: TODAYBy Laura T. Coffey Psssst … don’t tell Karlie the dog that she’s old. She has NO idea. The 16-year-old…

Taiwan man fined for sending cat in post

A man has been fined in Taiwan for sending a cat that he no longer wanted via an express postal service, it’s reported. According to the UDN news website, a 33-year-old man surnamed Yang was fined NT$60,000 ($1,952; £1,522) this week, for violating the Taiwan Animal Protection Act, after he posted a Scottish fold cat in a…