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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.
A sheep has been rescued after getting its head stuck in a wire fence.
The A55 was closed when a wayward cow wandered into traffic.
An overweight pig had to be put on a stretcher and taken out of an upstairs flat where it was stuck.
A dog started a house fire when it managed to turn on a microwave oven.
A cat and three kittens were saved from a kitchen fire in Birmingham – by oxygen masks.
A pig has been blamed for bringing some of London’s busiest rail lines to a halt.
The ducks on a French smallholding may continue to quack, a court has ruled, rejecting a neighbour’s complaint that the birds’ racket was making their life ‘a misery’.
A US police dog has been captured on camera stealing toys.
A reporter had to cut short a live broadcast because a pig would not leave him alone.
The RSPCA has listed its funniest rescues of 2019.
A Chihuahua had a lucky escape when a bird of prey tried to snatch it.
An obese cat has become an online sensation after a video of its lacklustre workout effort went viral.
An Australian sheep that made headlines for the record-breaking weight of its fleece has died.
Scientists have taught a group of rats to drive small cars as part of research on their stress levels.
A bear that has been compared to the Michelin Man has been named the winner of a viral Fat Bear competition.
A boarder collie has become a foster mum to a litter of kittens.
A shire horse has been rescued after falling into a sewage pit.
Police responding to reports of a traffic hazard in an Oregon neighbourhood identified the cause – an enormous tortoise that had escaped from its owner’s home.
A dog has become an Internet sensation after catching a ride on a redesigned moped carrier.
Squirreling away supplies for winter took on a whole new meaning for a US couple when they discovered an entire stash of walnuts and grass in their car engine.
A video of an animal being stroked has sparked an online debate over whether it shows a raven or a rabbit.
Staff at a Merseyside freight company got the shock of their lives when a 2ft lizard crawled out of a shipment of sandstone from India.
A woman has been reunited with her dog 12 years after it went missing.
A kind-hearted pilot stopped his plane after noticing a baby hedgehog on the runway while preparing for take-off.
Passengers on an American Airlines flight to Omaha, Nebraska, were shocked to find themselves sharing the aisle with a pony.
A video of a creature being called a ‘zombie snail’ has gone viral on Twitter.
Two members of staff at Hartpury are making a difference to the well-being and mental health of students.
Oxfordshire mother and daughter Lucy and Hannah Darch got more than they bargained for when they bought a new horse – the arrival of a surprise foal.
A molly fish weighing just one gram has become the UK’s smallest surgery patient after vets removed a tumour from its abdomen.
A cat was left needing a glucose drip after it mated with at least five females in a single night.
A horse was seen waiting for the train on a station platform on the Tyne and Wear Metro.
A Romanian rescue dog has been recognised with the Mirror’s Animal Hero Rescue Award.
A raccoon attempting to score a free snack wound up getting trapped inside a vending machine at a Florida high school.
A puppy from an animal rescue charity in South Wales has moved into Downing Street with PM Boris Johnson.
A kitten apparently making a ‘quacking’ sound has become an Internet star.
Police removed 25,000 bees that were clinging on to a metal awning at a Staten Island Ferry terminal in the US.
A major convenience store in Japan has closed one of its shops after videos of rats scurrying across its floor and dropping from its shelves were widely shared online.
A duck is walking more comfortably after a Tennessee vet crafted a pair of orthopaedic shoes from mats bought in a local hardware store.
Four orphaned baby hedgehogs have been saved thanks to an Oxfordshire vet practice.
A couple who scooped a £1m lottery scratch card prize have thanked their cat, six-year-old ginger tom Shortcake, for their good fortune.