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Owner's fear as dog finds giant caterpillars

Patricia Reith with Ollie

16 August 2013

A dog owner feared for the safety of her beloved pet after the playful pooch found a mysterious bug in the garden.

Family's joy at reunion with dog... after two years

All smiles as Frank comes home

15 August 2013

Police turned pet detectives to reunite a family with a pet dog they had given up for dead two years ago.

Wasps in a bin bag

15 August 2013

A mum says the new NHS emergency phone number is not good enough after her hand ballooned in size when she was attacked by wasps.

Help protect wildlife site from criminal damage

White Cliffs Countryside Partnership volunteers improving the path at the Warren.

14 August 2013

One of Britain’s most important wildlife sites – the Warren between Dover and Folkestone – is being damaged by crime and anti-social behaviour.

No more room at RSPCA cat shelter

The RSPCA's Woodchurch Animal Centre is overwhelmed with cats and kittens needing homes due to too many cats not being neutered

13 August 2013

Unwanted cats and kittens are inundating the RSPCA’s Woodchurch Animal Centre near Birchington.

Badgers are most killed animal on town's roads

13 August 2013

Ashford council has collected 69 dead badgers from the borough’s roads and streets over the past three years, more than any other animal.

Parvovirus outbreak killing dogs in Medway

Three dogs and a cat where rescued from the fire. Picture: Thinkstock

12 August 2013

Dogs owners are being reminded to get their pets vaccinated after an outbreak of the potentially deadly disease, parvovirus, in Medway.

Giraffes take the long view of park's breeding programme

Standing proud: one of the two new giraffes. Picture: Aspinall Foundation

12 August 2013

Two new female giraffes are settling in to their new home at Port Lympne... in the hope they'll soon be joined by a male.

Animal rights protestors march through London

Many members of the public have fought hard to get the trade stopped

10 August 2013

Protestors are marching in London today calling for an end to the live export of farm animals.

Go-ahead for technical college

How the new Leigh UTC could look

09 August 2013

Plans for a multi-million pound technical college for up to 600 students in north Kent has been been approved.

Walk ends in horror after pack of killer dogs attacks

Jane Martin's badly mauled hands

09 August 2013

A woman and her dog suffered serious bite wounds and needed medical treatment after three killer dogs attacked them on a walk.

RSPCA "can not inspect export animals", says government

John Ground, Deputy Chief Executive of the RSPCA,

08 August 2013

Even if RSPCA inspectors are allowed into Dover’s docks, they will not be permitted to check vehicles carrying animals, the Mercury can reveal.

RSPCA faces 'crisis' in unwanted cats

Abandoned cats are adding to the crisis. Library picture

07 August 2013

Rehoming centres for cats in Kent have run out of space after being overrun with strays and abandoned pets.

'Washing-up liquid' sparks chemical alert

Firefighters helped pump out the boat. Stock picture.

06 August 2013

A village was sealed off for several hours amid a chemical alert when a dog was found covered in green liquid... now believed to be washing-up liquid.

Rare moth sighting is first for Kent

Harpella foficella micro moth at Holborough. Picture: Ross Newnham

06 August 2013

A species of moth so rare it's only known by its Latin name has been spotted for the first time ever in Kent.

Are you pollen my leg?

Mark Clare, Barratt Developments Group Chief Executive and Jane Moseley

06 August 2013

House builders will grow bee-friendly plants across 180 acres of garden and open spaces over the next three years.

A purr-fect new arrival

The new wildcat kitten being hand-reared at Wildwood, near Herne.

06 August 2013

This wildcat kitten could help save its species from extinction as it is hand-reared at a Kent wildlife park.

Rocky is top dog at Harrods

Maidstone dog Rocky in his smart hat

05 August 2013

A pet pooch with a wardrobe full of more than 1,500 outfits has pawed his way into the exclusive aisles of Harrods.

Protesters demand end to live animal exports

Protesters demonstrating against live animal exports at Dover docks

03 August 2013

Banner waving campaigners demanding an end to live animal exports have staged a protest outside the Eastern Docks, Dover.

Demo opposes live animal exports

Protesters at Dover Docks

03 August 2013

The RSPCA is urging animal lovers to join a peaceful demonstration against the trade in live animal exports from the Port of Dover today, Saturday.

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