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Paul O’Grady Wants to Feed 1 Million Rescue Dogs

Last year he spent six months at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London filming For The Love Of Dogs for ITV which regularly notched up eight million viewers. “We were only meant to be there for six days but when I saw some of the sights I thought no, I’ve got to do this properly and get stuck in,” he says. “It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.” The “sights” he refers to are dogs who had suffered appalling abuse. “Honestly, [...]

Fun Facts – Cats and Dogs

Domesticated pets are complex creatures. Have you ever wondered why they do some of the things they do? Your cat seems smart, but how sharp is his memory? Why is it your dog can always run faster than you? Fun Facts About Dogs Dogs only sweat from the bottoms of their feet, the only way they can discharge heat is by panting. Dogs have about 100 different facial expressions, most  with the ears. Dogs have a vocal range of about 10 sounds. Dogs do not have an [...]

Six Belgian racing pigeons drugged

Six racing pigeons in Belgium were found to have been doped with drugs such as cocaine and painkillers, thie national newspapers reported. They said that the doping was revealed when the Belgian pigeon-racing federation sent samples from 20 birds to the National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa. The newspapers said that the birds tested positive for various drugs. Pigeon racing in Belgium is a highly lucrative sport. In May a Belgian racing pigeon called Bolt – named after Olympic gold-winning Jamaican sprinter Usain [...]

Status Dogs in Shelters Increasing

The number of status dogs being brought into shelters is on theincrease, as per one of the UK’s leading animal charities. Blue Cross said it was being inundated with the amount of Staffies coming in. Their records show 331 of the dogs were accepted into shelters last year, compared to 198 in 2008. They are blaming the increase on dog owners not getting their pets neutered. Blue Cross says another problem is people breeding to make cash. However, it says because the dog is [...]

Funny Horse Trivia and Facts

The average horse weighs about a half a ton, its brain is the size of a baked potato.A horse’s hoof is analogous to the human fingernail. Horses stand on their middle fingers! Some of the horse family’s closest relatives are tapirs and the rhinoceros. A horse can poop up to 14 times a day! Ask a stable hand! Horses cannot be sick (vomit). Most of the time, a horse’s ear points where the horse is looking. Horses lock their leg muscles so they can [...]

Gloucester Badger Cull Cut Short

The pilot badger cull in Gloucestershire will end three weeks early than expected after officials conceded defeat in their attempt to hit targets even after they were significantly reduced. Culling will end at midday on Saturday after culling contractors informed Natural England that a significant reduction in badger numbers by December 18, when shooting was due to end, was “unlikely”. The Government will announce the number of animals killed over the period on Monday, but marksmen have failed to hit even [...]

Animal facts you may not know

Mammals are the only animals with flaps around the ears. African elephants only have four teeth to chew their food with. but you should see the size of them. There are about one billion cattle in the world of which 200 million are in India. They are sacred to the Indians. A house fly lives only 14 days.  Except when there is a rolled up newspaper laying about. A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a duck and a rooster the first [...]

Zorro, one owners cat.

Zorro the cat is a much-loved, affectionate and muscular little assassin! Imagine, if you will, a 12-week-old ginger tomcat not quite still a kitten. Leaping everywhere, across his owners bed in one bound, floor to top of wardrobe in a single jump and landing on their  bed at four in the morning purring with pride and presenting an unfortunate  rodent. What to call him? After much thought,  there was an interview with Antonio Banderas  He said in his wonderful Spanish accent [...]

Feeding Your Garden Birds in Winter

As winter is almost upon us, many birds change some of their feeding habits. Birds that usually eat insects can start to eat berries to supplement their diets. Birds will start to look for more reliable sources of food for wintertimel. And, in the autumn, many birds began forming flocks. Flocks of birds are better able to find food and protect themselves from predators. The life of a bird in the winter may not be as stress-free as many people [...]