‘Zorro’ cat makes his mark as a viral sensation on TikTok

'Zorro' cat makes his mark as a viral sensation on TikTok

This cat has purr-sonality in the form of the mysterious masked crusader. One of Indraini Wahyudin Noor’s many cats — this one cryptically named “Boy” — is going viral for bearing an uncanny resemblance to Zorro. The nine-month-old Persian kitten has a distinct black patch surrounding both eyes that looks just like the iconic mask … Read more

‘Nacho’ the rescue dog gets new home in Florida Keys

Nacho is an 18-month-old golden retriever from Idaho. But it didn’t take long to discover paradise. Just after his cross-country road trip on Sunday, Nacho discovered what life is like in the Florida Keys. He walked onto the back dock of his new family’s home in Sugarloaf Key, surveyed the scene — and took a … Read more

San Francisco pet parents, professionals face new frontier in COVID era | News

San Francisco pet parents, professionals face new frontier in COVID era |  News

Close doggy greeting Dogs soak up the sun in an outdoor play area at Here, Doggy day care in South San Francisco in May. For the love of dogs Co-owner Jessica Guerin is surrounded by dogs at Here, Doggy day care in South San Francisco. Jessica in the office With high demand for … Read more

Range of unusual pet foods rapidly expanding, with ears, snouts and pizzles all on the menu

Photo of pet treats.

Pet ownership in Australia has surged during the past few years of COVID-19 lockdowns. It has meant the pet food industry — worth an estimated $2.74 billion annually and growing rapidly — is struggling to keep up. “Pet ownership has been growing in Australia year on year, but with COVID we saw a considerable uptick,” … Read more

Three hospitalized with suspected case of typhus found in fleas living on pet cats

Three hospitalized with suspected case of typhus found in fleas living on pet cats

Murine Typhus is caused by a bacterial germ that in New Zealand is spread by fleas from cats or rodents. Photo / 123RF A person living in Auckland’s northwest region has likely been infected with a typhus disease that can be found in fleas living on pets. Two other people from the same home are … Read more

Rental crisis forcing potential tenants to choose between their pets and a home

a black dog and a brown dog.

The hot rental market in Australia is forcing tenants to give up their pets, leaving SA animal shelters inundated with animals needing adoption. Key points: More than 600 animals at the Lonsdale shelter are waiting to be adopted Renters are being forced to give up pets or risk being homeless RSPCA SA is calling for … Read more

Lawyer quit her $75ka-year job to become pet psychic

Lawyer quit her $75ka-year job to become pet psychic

This legal eagle quit her $75,000-a-year job to pursue her passion — talking to animals. Nikki Vasconez was working as a property lawyer when she decided to start researching how to communicate with animals in September 2020. “I started out practicing on family and friends’ pets and some strangers’ animals for free,” the 33-year-old said. … Read more