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It’s not everyday that RSPCA officers are called out to help a box of crickets – but that’s what happened in Bodmin, Cornwall.
A woman who visited a pet shop came back with something completely different.
Two racoon dogs have been rescued in the same village – just hours apart!
An x-ray revealed an unusual object in a cat’s stomach.
A sheep has been taking lessons on how to be a lamb.
A snail racing competition was postponed because the snails were too ‘sluggish’ to take part.
A mutant crayfish has learned to clone itself and is invading Europe and beyond.
The RSPCA was called after meows were heard coming from the flooring of a house on a building site in Corby, Northamptonshire.
An elderly woman had a problem under her wardrobe.
A dog ended up attached to a manhole cover during freezing temperatures.
An unusual surfer took to the water in California.
A zoo outside Paris had to be evacuated after monkeys escaped.
A cat that was trapped in a car engine is on the mend.
A couple with a new baby were puzzled when dummies started going missing from their home.
A terrified woman called the RSPCA after finding a two-metre-long ‘snake’ in her garden.
Police were called out by a farmer reporting a tiger on the loose.
As the summer ‘kitten season’ starts, more cats than ever are looking for new homes, but the RSPCA reveals its rehoming rates are at their lowest point in June. 
A veterinary nurse from Birmingham and her assistants – Clover, the lionhead rabbit, and Beanie, a 50-odd-year-old rescued Hermanns tortoise – have visited more than 1,000 school children to educate them in pet care.
Vet’s Kitchen has revealed Chessington Garden Centre as its new specialist retail partner.
Fish4Dogs has become an official ‘pawsome’ sponsor of Bring Your Dog To Work Day, which aims to encourage employers to allow dogs into the workplace while raising funds for animal rescue.
Lily’s Kitchen says it is ‘putting the food in cat food’ with the launch of Suppurrs Stew, a range of natural food for cats, which is available in independent pet shops from July 19.
International Cat Care has revealed the 12 winners of its annual photography competition, who will feature in the charity’s 2019 fundraising calendar. 
More than 200 delegates from animal welfare, veterinary and academic fields gathered in London last week to take part in a day of ‘thought-provoking and inspiring’ discussions on some of the most pressing issues impacting animal welfare.
Laughing Dog this week celebrated National Picnic Week with a giant company picnic. 
Cheshire-based Direct Food Ingredients has strengthened its team with the appointment of eight new employees: Emma Moore, Karolina Szewczyk, Tracy Ireland, Chris Leishman, Jason Lees, Luke Renshaw, Harry Nesbit and Penny Woodward. 
The Cotswold Raw exhibition team is unfurling its display tents and building up its sample supplies because Dog Fest and The Game Fair in July and Countryfile in August are three significant dates in this rural business’s annual calendar. 
James Wellbeloved products will be available from all Bestpets depots and Bestpets online ordering from the beginning of July.
A veterinary nurse is pushing the boundaries of his profession by completing advanced qualifications. 
NOAH – the National Office of Animal Health ¬– has launched a three-step ‘blueprint’ to encourage responsible animal health and welfare across the UK.
Malcolm Hall and George Patience have teamed with Eric Abbey, president and founder of Loving Pets Corp, and Jonathon Moyce, managing director of Loving Pets Europe, to create a new venture in the Australian and Asian markets.
Greyhounds and their owners united across the world for the annual Great Global Greyhound Walk.
Natures Menu is supporting Bring Your Dog To Work Day on Friday (June 22) by signing up to be an official sponsor of the nationwide event and supporting its own ‘canine colleague takeover’ on the day.
The Pet Industry Federation and Hadlow College extended their joint venture and officially opened a new dog grooming school in the Royal Borough of Greenwich yesterday (Monday).
Wilsons, the long-established Scottish pet food manufacturer, is launching four new product lines over the next year as part of an ambitious expansion plan.
Skinner’s Pet Foods has appointed of Dr Jaqueline Boyd to its team in Stradbroke, Suffolk as nutritional consultant.
PetQuip has secured funding for another major overseas pet trade exhibition.
UK pet owners are kitting out their office space to accommodate their four-legged companions, according to new research.
The impact of internet shopping means global commerce and logistics will be transformed within a decade, according to ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks.
Construction has started on the new Loving Pets warehouse and offices in Rye Harbour, East Sussex.
A social media poll asking for people’s favourite charities attracted thousands of votes but there was one clear winner: German Shepherd Rescue Elite.
The Sahara desert could be seeing a new future – in fish farming. A new joint venture between South Korea and Algeria has resulted in the Shrimp Cultivation Research Center. Elsewhere, farms are experimenting with catfish, reports the Reuters news agency.
Sea Life Great Yarmouth has opened a new exhibition, Claws vs Jaws, featuring ‘several of the world’s most amazing crustaceans and Creatures of the Deep’.
Two aquatic trade bodies have joined forces to offer specialised training worldwide for the aquatics industry.
An aquatics retailer has made it on eBay’s millionaire list for achieving a million-pound turnover. 
West Sumatra says its ornamental freshwater and marine exports are growing with 150,000 fish going through its airport every year, mostly to Singapore. 
Tetra has launched a series of monthly podcasts aimed at educating and supporting fishkeepers from all levels of experience with bitesize content they can listen to on the go. 
Scientists have identified a newly named rariphotic zone, a layer of ocean between depths of 130 and 300m (400 and 1,000ft) off the coast of Curaçao in the Caribbean, which they say is teeming with previously unknown fish.
Scientists are urging the Australian authorities to review a decision to introduce Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) into its rivers to deal with the common carp. 
To the surprise of the scientists, populations of a South American guppy have been found in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, a volcanic island in the South Atlantic. 
Cosmetic surgery for Asian arowana is becoming a standard procedure in Singapore.
The coral bleaching events that have affected the Great Barrier Reef in recent years have taken their toll on the region’s fish population, according to a new study.
An aquatics retailer has spoken of his devastation when he discovered thieves had stolen around £6,000 worth of specialist products. 
Hawaii has ruled that all 130 recreational aquarium collection permits are now void, bringing the collection of marine ornamentals for the trade to a halt.
Aquatics retailer The WaterZoo has launched its new ecommerce website which is mobile friendly.
Waterlife has brought out a tonic salt that can be used in ponds.
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association has joined forces with public health officials to produce guidance to help marine aquarium hobbyists who keep corals protect themselves against palytoxin poisoning.
JBL is giving 40 enthusiasts the chance to visit the koi breeders of Niigata in Japan as part of its next expedition.