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A lizard left behind hot and sunny Greece for South Wales after sneaking into a holidaymaker’s suitcase.
An 86-year-old man was bitten by a bat that somehow got wedged between the back of his iPad and its case.
A dog that went missing while on a walk on the Dorset coast has been found on the beach – after 45 days.
RSPCA Cymru is searching for the owner of a stray peacock in Bangor.
Four baby squirrels have been rescued after becoming stuck to each other.
A cat that wears sunglasses when out and about has become an Internet star.
The RSPCA was called out to reports of a tiger kept in someone’s back garden – but it turned out to be a stuffed toy in a cage.
Wildlife authorities have shared photos of a three-eyed snake that was found on a highway in northern Australia.
A painter has saved a baby deer from drowning after jumping into a freezing canal in his underwear.
A driver in Germany avoided a speeding fine of €105 (£93) thanks to the intervention of a passing dove.
Unnatural chemicals in water are making fish increasingly horny, according to research from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. 
Police in Pennsylvania, USA, were called to help round up a bear that went for a swim in a resident’s back garden.
A peckish seagull tried a daring piece of shoplifting when it attempted to steal an entire loaf of bread from a supermarket.
Birmingham Dogs Home has welcomed 10 puppies that were born just in time for the Cricket World Cup and Women’s Football World Cup. 
A video of a cat apparently knocking on a door has been viewed online more than 20 million times.
Shoppers at a US pet store got more than they bargained for when zoo staff dropped in with a camel in tow.
Multi-award-winning small animal accessories brand HayPigs! is at it again – this time as one of three finalists in the Retail Business of the Year category at the Business Excellence Awards Essex.
Fish4Dogs is launching a limited edition promotional puppy pack to help independent retailers develop new customer relationships with owners of new puppies.
Fresh, ready-grown pet grass brand Penny & Pepe is making its debut at PATS Telford.
Rosewood Pet Products has added a new line-up to its portfolio of pet toys, treats and accessories, including a number of exclusive new brands.
Raw pet food company Poppy’s Picnic is launching trade deals and new additions to its Complete range at PATS Telford.
A business loans company has revealed the UK’s most popular name chosen by pet businesses.
Irish Dog Foods has been named National Winner for Republic of Ireland in the 2019 European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest business competitions.
Kennelpak has entered into an exclusive UK and Ireland distribution agreement with a company that makes products from recycled plastic and used textiles, and will launch the range of eco-friendly pet products at PATS Telford.
Royal Canin is to host a webinar on the challenges of obesity management later this month.
Purely Fish is celebrating two years in business, producing a range of natural, British-made pet food products.
Police are appealing for information after a number of raccoon dogs were found dead on roadsides across Derbyshire.
A new micropub could get the green light to open in the North East despite fears from a neighbouring dog grooming salon that its animals could be harassed by drunks.
PATS Telford, the UK’s No. 1 pet industry exhibition, opens its doors this Sunday and Monday, September 22-23, with more exhibitors than ever before and more than 200 companies showcasing hundreds of new products.
Award-winning pet accessories company Dogrobes is helping to support two permanent jobs at Haven PTS, in Larbert, near Falkirk, in Scotland, by using the company to manufacture its dog drying coats.
Beaphar UK has added to successful worming range with the introduction of a new cat wormer.
Plans for dog breeding kennels in Ebbw Vale have been rejected after a campaign by animal welfare groups.
A pet trade recruitment specialist says she is concerned about workplace bullying in the pet industry.
Wilsons Pet Food, a Perthshire-based company that can trace its heritage back well over a 150 years, is to launch a raw frozen range to the trade at PATS Telford.
Ruff and Tumble’s Classic Drying Coats and Drying Mitts are now being sold on the Joules website, as part of the clothing and accessories brand’s new online marketplace, Friends of Joules.
Go Native high-meat-content dog foods is available only direct from Red Mills, from this month.
A number of first-time exhibitors will be exhibiting at AQUA 2019, the UK’s aquatics and water gardening industry exhibition, next month.
The National Trust has teamed up with Devon-based natural pet food maker Forthglade.
Family-owned pet food manufacturer Burgess Pet Care is to officially launch a new complete food for neutered cats at PATS Telford on Sunday and Monday.
Nine new pet products have been confirmed as the winners of the inaugural Pets at Glee New Product Showcase.
True Instinct, the raw, natural and freeze-dried food brand for dogs and cats, has officially launched in 450 Fressnapf stores in Germany and Austria with 42 SKUs.
Pet shops are bucking the trend of high street shop closures and are one of only three types of stores to make net gains.
A family-owned Carmarthenshire pet food manufacturer has invested in a new manufacturing facility in Longridge, Lancashire.
A couple who imported 4,600 dogs from overseas over a 15-month period have been given suspended prison sentences and disqualified from keeping animals after police and RSPCA officers removed 160 animals from their rescue centre and veterinary clinic in Lincolnshire.
Aquatics chain Maidenhead Aquatics has bought the Par garden centre in Cornwall.
Waterlife has introduced its new countertop display for retailers.
The Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay is celebrating its resident turtle’s ten-year anniversary.
Aquarium owners can now test the most important water values of their aquarium water in 63 seconds, including CO2 levels.
When Matthew Groombridge decided to pop the question to his girlfriend of three years, he enlisted the help from scuba divers and the team at Great Yarmouth Sea Life to boost his prospects of getting the right answer.
International trade body Ornamental Fish International has entered a partnership with a Chinese organisation to promote the ornamental fish industry in China.
EHEIM has been voted as one of the most popular brands in Germany in the 2019 Customer Favorites study by Focus Money and Deutschland Test.
With growing interest in planted tanks, hobbyists are always on the look-out for what’s new or different in the hobby. Aquadip’s Joey Abrahams has hints of what retailers can stock
Researchers from Flinders University in South Australia have found that increasing artificial light at night masks natural cues, which prompts clownfish eggs to hatch.
 The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has written to the Sentencing Council after a man was disqualified from keeping all animals except goldfish.
 
Two beluga whales have arrived safely after a 6,000-mile journey from China to Iceland, says the Sea Life Trust.
Aquatics retailer Swallow Aquatics says it intends to focus on its core business and is therefore selling a garden centre that it owns.
Ornamental Fish International has elected two new members to its Board of Advisors members at its Annual General Meeting.
After years of research and development, NT Labs has launched Liquid Filter into its Aquarium Range. 
Now that LED lighting has become a feature of the vast majority of aquariums, it’s time to test fertiliser compositions and perhaps re-adjust dosages, suggests JBL.
Award-winning German aquatics manufacturer EHEIM is celebrating its 70 years in the industry.
Tetra has updated its AquaSafe water conditioner with an enhanced anti-stress formula to help support fish health and well-being, especially during water changes.