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A woman was left ‘raging’ after she found a dead mouse in a bag of pet food.
A former Crufts champion has a new spring in her step after life-changing hydrotherapy rehabilitation for a serious leg injury.
A Staffie that was rescued by the RSPCA has been rehomed and has befriended her new family’s pet lizard.
A cat has been saved by vets after swallowing some sewing thread.
A supermarket customer was left stunned when he discovered a live frog inside a pack of green salad he had bought at a supermarket in Greece, Yahoo7 News reported.
A foul-mouthed African grey parrot has been filmed giving his verdict on Donald Trump – branding the US President a “w*****” in a video that has appeared online.
A vet has dressed up as a giant mouse to calm the nerves of a rescue dog with anxiety problems.
A pet hamster, trapped in a tiny pipe for six days, has been freed thanks to a small wire ladder.
A pet cockatoo has been banned  from eating her favourite treats after getting fatty liver from over-indulgence.
An image that has appeared online has left many scratching their heads as to whether the animal is actually a cat or a crow.
The Pets ‘n’ Vets Family has carried out a pioneering operation on a pet rabbit with a fractured hind leg.
A fight broke out at a zoo after a gay penguin couple took a chick whose mum and dad had left it unattended.
A great white shark has been filmed stealing a fisherman’s catch in footage that appeared on Facebook.
A police dog that was first on the scene after last year’s Manchester terror attack has been honoured with the PDSA Order of Merit.
A man in China was shocked after the ‘puppy’ he bought cheaply from a dog dealer turned out to be a bamboo rat.
An elderly moggy, which is one of the UK’s oldest cats, is still causing mischief at the age of 23.
An investigation for a television channel has revealed that some regular food and drink ingredients come from unlikely places – such as a beaver’s anus!
A pet rat has recovered following surgery at a York veterinary practice to remove a tumour the size of a satsuma!
A café in Taiwan has swept the Internet with a chilling video.
A hospitalised cat has ended up with the nickname ‘Grumpy Cat 2.0’ after facial injuries left it with a look of displeasure.
A cat was spotted trying to raid a supermarket’s shelves after sneaking into a Tesco Express.
A labrador that was saved from euthanasia now spends his days ice-skating!
A Twitteruser uploaded a video of her two dogs’ nightly routine on Twitter – and everyone’s hearts melted!
A five-week-old blue merle collie is the odd one out among his six siblings as he was born with not one but TWO noses.
A mutant turtle has defied the odds by surviving with two heads.
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have welcomed a new pet into their family.
A headless chicken that survived after being decapitated has been adopted by monks.
A friendship has developed between a whippet, called Boo, and a magpie, called Mike.
A video has appeared online of a raccoon falling nine storeys from a block of flats it was climbing, reported the Mirror.
A kitten called Spock decided to ‘boldy go where no cat had gone before’ – and got his head stuck in a small hole in the back of a kitchen cupboard.
A family has adopted Britain’s biggest puppy, a great Dane that is more than 6ft tall and weighs 43kg (95lb) – and still growing!
A man was found to have a live 10cm tapeworm lodged in his brain.
A vet from West Kirby, Merseyside, has been filmed for CBeebies’ ‘erne and Rory’s Vet Tales.
This year marks 75 years since the PDSA Dickin Medal was established. The award – created in 1943 by PDSA founder Maria Dickin CBE – honours animals that served in the Second World War and has been presented around 70 times to dogs, pigeons, horses and a cat.
Jessie, a macaw parrot, told the fire team that came to rescue her what she thought of them, using some choice words.
A rescue dog has been bringing some joy to hospital patients and has been captured on film for a new Channel 5 series of The Dog Rescuers.
LOCATION: a small Greek island paradise in a nature reserve on Syros, with views of the Aegean. JOB: to look after 70 cats for four hours a day.
TV viewers watching coverage of Hurricane Florence were mystified when a reporter failed to mention a parrot perched on a resident’s shoulder.
A Syrian hamster has caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a new car by chewing its way through seat-belts, plastic and cushions.
Songwriter John McLaughlin, best known for writing hit songs for artists such as Rod Stewart and Cliff Richard, has teamed up with the Scottish SPCA to create a music album aimed at relaxing dogs.
Dramatic footage that has wowed social media users captures six brave otters which scare off a huge crocodile in a nature reserve.
RAC patrol Terry Bearman, 45, had to read the message on his van’s computer twice when he was called to rescue a cat from a car.
A stuntman’s experience came in handy when he had to rescue a parakeet that was stranded on a rooftop.
A search for Britain’s top motorcycling pet is over, with a Glasgow-based bichon-frise-cross taking the title.
A member of a naturalist society discovered a reptile with a difference.
A mysterious creature has been washed up in the Philippines.
A trio of dogs have helped each other and their owner in different ways.
A blind man from Exeter found an eight-foot python in his bathroom.
A puffin needed a hand after getting stranded at sea.
A reptile specialist had to remove an unexpected object from a car.