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Britney Spears Spent $13,000 on Two Puppies?
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According to a recent post by celeb gossip website TMZ.com, pop star Britney Spears spent $13,000 acquiring a pair of puppies. According to new legal docs filed in her conservatorship Ms Spears bought two puppiess in 2013 that came with enormous price tags — more than $13K for both of them! The singer is reported […]

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Almost 1 in 4 Dogs Have A Social Petwork
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Although cats are often thought of as ‘top dog’ in the world of social media, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals that dogs lead in the popularity stakes. The research uncovers that over a year the average dog owner, take an astonishing 527 pictures and selfies of their pooches, compared to cat lovers, who […]

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Man Arrested After Dog Dies in Hot Car
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Police have launched an investigation and arrested a man after a dog died shortly after being removed from a hot car in N1, London. Officers were called to St Helier Court, De Beauvoir Estate, after concerns were raised for a dog locked in a vehicle for an unknown period of time with no open windows […]

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Company Offers to Blast Dead Dogs in to Space
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A Texas firm is offering a rather, erm, unique ‘tribute’ to dearly departed dogs…by blasting their remains in to space! While a spaceflight memoriam might not be for everyone, it certainly is unique. Currently, services range from the Earth Rise (starting at $995), in which the remains are returned to the loved one after a […]

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Dead Dog Changes Colour
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From the Victorian era until after World War Two, charity collection dogs were a popular sight in British train stations. They continued their charitable calling even after death. “Though dead, Jack is still on duty and solicits a continuance of your contributions in support of his good work for the Orphans.” So reads the plaque […]

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Minister Calls For End of UK Animal Testing
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Lib Dem MP Norman Baker has called for an end of all animal testing taking place in the United Kingdom. Baker, the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments in the UK, has been a long time anti-vivisection campaigner. Explaining that a complete ban ‘would not happen overnight’ he added that he believes the government […]

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Vet Who Had Sex With Dog is Struck Off
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A vet who was filmed having sex with a horse and a dog has been struck off by the RCVS. Oliver Fraser Lown of Suffolk was found guilty of five charges by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) disciplinary committee. Videos were found in his possession that depicted him having sexual activity with animals. The […]

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Sniffer Dog Uncovers Child Abuse Images
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A suspect has been arrested after a dog trained to detect electronic circuitry found a memory stick containing images of child sexual abuse hidden in a tin box inside a metal cabinet. Rhode Island police received Thoreau from Connecticut police after the dog completed 22 weeks of training, which involved detecting gadgets for food. The […]

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Dog Owners Urged To Look Out for Snakes on Walks
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Veterinary charity PDSA is urging dog owners to beware of snakes in woods and grassland, after saving the life of greyhound Cookie, who was bitten on Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. The eight-year-old dog is now recovering after her near-fatal encounter with an adder at the popular beauty spot on Tuesday. Owner Lynn Pallatina, from Hednesford, said: […]

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Government Must Do More About Animal Welfare
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New polling of public, politicians and animal welfare experts highlights the need for the Government to lead the way – and identifies the plight of research animals, breeding animals and those hunted for sport as top priorities. This week the RSPCA hosted an animal welfare debate with leading animal welfarists and members of parliament at […]

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Skydive Heroes Raise Over £83,000 for Greyhounds
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The skies were full of dog lovers in Peterborough this week as more than fifty greyhound enthusiasts took to the heavens for an enormous charity skydive, raising more than £83,000 in support of the Retired Greyhound Trust (RGT). Despite some weather-related delays, 51 brave souls took to the skies to show their passion for greyhounds […]

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