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A cat became stuck on a 25ft fence while trying to break into a prison.
An Oklahoma family said their home was like a ‘murder scene’ after a deer broke in and wreaked havoc.
A tiny lizard that fits on the end of a pencil has moved into its new home at Paignton Zoo in Devon.
A cat that spent two years living on a scrapyard has been reunited with its owner.
Amateur fossil hunter Jon Gopsill was walking his dogs, Sam and Poppy, on the Somerset coast when they came across a 65 million-year-old ichthyosaur fossil.
A five-foot snake had to be rescued from a car after escaping while travelling with its owners.
A toy store worker was left in despair when a kitten destroyed a model that he had spent a week building.
A deer has been filmed on a surveillance camera bursting through the window of a hair salon.
A tortoise has been rescued from a house fire after it set the place ablaze.
A kitten that cheated death by a whisker after suffering horrendous injuries has been named PDSA Pet Survivor of the Year 2019.





To celebrate World Environment Day today, Companion Consultancy – the specialist PR and marketing agency serving the pet trade and veterinary sectors – is offering a 15% discount on its rates to all eco and green pet brands for the next year.
Pure Pet Food, a natural pet food subscription business, has announced record sales during the lockdown period.
The UK’s first ‘Cat Detection Dog’ – a cocker spaniel named Molly – has now rescued 115 cats.
The finalists of the largest international championship of dog pulling have been held online.
An animal trades insurance expert is warning landowners of the financial cost of renting fields to dog walkers without having adequate liability cover.
Kennelpak has launched a new Whimzees Puppy daily dental treat, which comes in duck and teddy-bear shapes.
Streetvet – the charity that provides free veterinary care for the pets of homeless people – has been named a winner of the Purina BetterwithPets Prize.
Trade credit Insurance, which provides cover to hundreds of thousands of business-to-business transactions, is to receive up to £10bn of government guarantees, ministers announced today (Thursday).
Company directors have fallen through the cracks of various business support measures and are in urgent need of help, says the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
Animal sanctuaries caring for cats have received more than 42,000 pouches of food from Natures Menu.
Agria Pet Insurance is hosting a competition to celebrate all the animals that have supported us through the coronavirus crisis.
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Fire has ravaged a building at International Cat Care’s headquarters in Wiltshire early this morning (Tuesday).
A specialist pet trade branding company is offering virtual photography sessions to help businesses continue marketing through the coronavirus crisis.
Almost half of UK dog owners have been with their pets round-the-clock since the start of lockdown, new research reveals, triggering concerns about separation anxiety and distress behaviours.
Premium bird food manufacturer Johnston & Jeff has flown to the aid of four parrot rescue and rehoming centres hit by the coronavirus.
The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, met traders returning to their market stalls today (Monday) as part of the Government’s plan to gradually reopen the economy.
Luxury pet treat manufacturer The Innocent Pet Care Company has added two new recipes to its air-dried complete dog food range.
An exotic pet shop is helping to raise money for a local zoo facing financial problems caused by the coronavirus lockdown.
Pets Choice, which produces Webbox pet food, is celebrating three years of partnership with charity StreetVet, having donated more than £25,000 of food to pets in need.
Business leaders have welcomed news that the Government is extending both its support for the self-employed and the ‘furlough’ scheme, with furloughed workers able to return part-time from July and employers having to contribute to the wage bill from August.
Veterinary charity PDSA has revealed it faces a worsening funding crisis after income has fallen by £3 million per month during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mars Petcare has worked with UK creative agency AMV BBDO to launch Pet Health Pal – a new online ‘chat bot’ to answer dog and cat owners’ questions and concerns about their pets’ health during the coronavirus pandemic.
Climate change could leave freshwater fish with bigger brains but a reduced ability to effectively explore their surroundings, scientists have found. 
Interpet has launched a free diagnostic tool for aquarium-owners abiding by movement restrictions during the current covid-19 crisis so they can identify and solve aquarium or fish problems. 
The Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association (Oata) is lowering fees for its City & Guilds training programmes so that businesses can offer training to their furloughed staff.
NT Labs has added an axolotl pellet to its range of Pro-f aquarium feeds.
An expert and a passionate enthusiast have joined forces to open a specialist koi, tropical fish and aquatics shop.
Pet and aquatic shops can still sell fish following Monday’s government guidance on the sale of ‘essential’ items, the Ornamental Aquatic Trade Association says. 
Regular readers will know I have made recommendations of carpeting plants in the past. This month, I want to introduce you to Echinodorus tenellus.
Spectrum Brands, Tetra’s parent group, has acquired the assets of Omega Sea to add to its Global Pet Care portfolio of aquatics brands.
Two aquatics companies have come together to establish Aquatic Now – a specialist marine distributor for the UK.
The trade body for the tropical fish industry has issued a new ‘position’ statement on the use of fish in cultural practices.
Fishkeeping chain Maidenhead Aquatics faced a few hurdles before the grand opening of its latest store.
Dates for AQUA 2021 have just been announced, allowing the UK’s aquatics and water gardening industry to begin planning for another great event.
Peregrine Livefoods has taken over exclusive UK distribution of Aquarium Systems UK and its brands.
Six critically endangered blackchin guitarfish have been born at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, known to be the first and only breeding programme of its kind in the UK.
All Evolution Aqua aquariums now come with AquaFrame aluminium frame cabinets with EazySwap cabinet panels.
A team of scientists from the UK and Australia are using underwater loudspeakers to entice fish back to dead coral reefs and potentially help them recover.
Eco Pond says sales of its alternative to Extract of Barley Straw, Ecopond Barley-Bio Algae Control, have been growing strongly since its launch at AQUA 2017.