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A Kent country life is the life for me, says Paul O'Grady

Paul has many animals at home in Kent Picture: Nicky Johnston/PA

25 November 2017

For the Love of Dogs presenter Paul O'Grady opens up about his life in rural Kent, which includes pigs, sheep, ducks and goats, in his new book.


Adorable Kent dog is the country's 9000th pet blood donor

Crosby became the 9000th dog in the country to give lifesaving blood

24 November 2017

A beloved pet has made his owner proud by giving lifesaving blood.


Tourist attraction to keep reindeer after animal rights criticism

Reindeer at the Leeds Castle Christmas market in 2016.

24 November 2017

A popular tourist attraction has stuck with plans to have reindeer at Christmas events after opposition from animal rights activists.


Christmas presents for your dog

Here is our list of things you can buy your pet dog for Christmas

24 November 2017

You may not have started your festive shopping yet but we have a few things you could buy to spoil your pooch.


Plea to find 'barking' parrot

Luca the missing parrot. Picture: Tracy Lukins

23 November 2017

A parrot that can imitate a dog's bark has vanished from his family home.


Benji the dog is now home

Benji with her devoted owner, Lucy.

23 November 2017

A specialist vet who came forward to help a dog which needed life-saving treatment has now carried out the operation on him.


Men and dogs rescued by lifeboat

Gravesend RNLI was deployed to look for a person in distress.

22 November 2017

The RNLI was called to two separate reports of men and their dogs in difficulty in the same day.

'Animals can't feel pain'

Dogs Trust Canterbury rescued a litter of puppies smuggled into the UK in the back of a van

21 November 2017

MPs have voted down an amendment in the government's EU Withdrawal Bill saying animals can feel pain and emotion.


Vet steps in to save Benji's life

Benji with her devoted owner, Lucy.

20 November 2017

An owner can’t thank a vet enough for offering to save "life-saving" dog Benji’s life.


Anglers urged clear up after dog swallows fish hook

Wendy Methley of Nursery Close, Sheerness, and her dog Poppy, who swallowed a fish hook

18 November 2017

A woman is calling for anglers to clean up their hooks after her dog swallowed a line and needed a £1.1k operation.


Car mounts bank on M20

A car had mounted the bank. Picture: Matt Wright

15 November 2017

Police were called after a car went off the motorway and mounted a bank.

Christmas reindeer event slammed as 'cruel'

Reindeer at Hawley Garden Centre

15 November 2017

A garden centre has defended the use of reindeer in its Christmas grotto, after being targeted in an online campaign.


Stray cat finally off the streets

Sparkle lived outside The Bounty pub for years, but now has a new home

14 November 2017

A moggy that lived outside a pub for years is purring with delight after securing a proper home.


Kent's 'cruel puppy trade' warning

An image from a previous Dogs Trusts investigation into puppy smuggling

14 November 2017

An animal charity is calling for action to stop puppies being smuggled into the UK in horrific conditions so they can be sold for Christmas.


Duke of Kent opens big cat safari lodge

The Duke of Kent meets Kasanga at The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden

10 November 2017

The Duke of Kent has visited The Big Cat Sanctuary to officially open a new lodge.

Fears cat killer could move on to humans

It is feared the animal killer may move on to target humans next. Stock image

10 November 2017

A serial cat killer might start attacking women and young girls, police have warned on the two-year anniversary of the probe into the animal deaths.


Dead crow and note left on doorstep

Cllr Michael Lyons

09 November 2017

An ex-mayor has been left puzzled by a handwritten message left outside his front door saying 'We know who you are'.


Milestone for dog charity

Dogs Trust Canterbury rescued a litter of puppies smuggled into the UK in the back of a van

08 November 2017

An animal rehoming center has reached a key milestone as it aims to reduce the time its animals spend in kennels.

New dog fouling and control PSPO comes into force

The new PSPO is now in force. Pic: GettyImages

08 November 2017

A new Public Space Protection Order for dog fouling and control has now taken effect across Thanet.


Stunning prehistoric find

The uncovered mammoth's tooth. Picture courtesy of the Port of Dover

07 November 2017

A mammoth's tooth dating back thousands of years has been uncovered in a docks redevelopment.

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