Dog lovers urged 'adopt don't shop'
Published: Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Dog lovers are being urged to consider adopting a pet instead of buying a possibly sick animal from a puppy farm.
Gay bull Benjy in new home for Christmas
Published: Sunday, 14 December 2014
Benjy the gay Irish bull has arrived at his new home at an animal sanctuary in time for Christmas.
Zoo curator cares for new arrival
Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
Belfast Zoo's curator has been given the responsibility of personally taking care of a newly arrived Francois' langur after he was rejected by his mother.
'Hammer attack' on dog ruled out
Published: Thursday, 04 December 2014
Police in Coleraine have moved to reassure the public over reports last month that a dog had been killed in a hammer attack in its elderly owner's back garden.
Long lost dog returns home
Published: Wednesday, 03 December 2014
A dog from Co Tyrone missing without a trace for three years has finally been reunited with her owners.
Pair warned over jail for animal cruelty
Published: Friday, 28 November 2014
A horse dealer and his father who allowed horses, ponies and donkeys to suffer, some starving to death on the Co Antrim farm they shared, have been warned there is the distinct chance they may be going to jail.
Country star opens no-kill animal shelter
Published: Monday, 24 November 2014
Country star Miranda Lambert has opened the doors to her new no-kill animal shelter in Oklahoma.
Simpsons co-creator saves gay bull
Published: Tuesday, 18 November 2014
The Simpsons co-creator, Sam Simon has donated £5,000 to save Benjy the Irish bull facing slaughter for being gay.
Squirrel caught red handed in jewellers
Published: Friday, 14 November 2014
A red squirrel has been apprehended after going on the rampage at a jewellery shop in Ballycastle, Co Antrim.
Runaway racoon held by police
Published: Wednesday, 12 November 2014
A racoon believed to have escaped from a mini-zoo in Ballymena has finally been apprehended by police in Ballycastle.
Fresh start for young pups
Published: Friday, 07 November 2014
A group of young pups who were in poor condition have been given a little puppy love and are wagging their tails again.
1D targeted in new PETA advert
Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014
Animals rights activists have taken out a full-page advertisement in a leading Hollywood magazine in a bid to shame boyband One Direction into banning the use of primates in their promos.
NI cases add to birds of prey threat
Published: Thursday, 30 October 2014
Scores of birds of prey were shot or poisoned last year, including 21 cases reported in Northern Ireland - prompting TV presenter Bill Oddie to hit out at the "senseless slaughter".
Appeal after neglected dog found
Published: Friday, 24 October 2014
The USPCA has issued an appeal for help to track down the owners of a dog that was found in a badly neglected state.
Zoo's tree kangaroo birth a UK first
Published: Friday, 24 October 2014
A birth at Belfast Zoo is a UK first as they have welcomed a new Goodfellow's tree kangaroo.
One Direction slammed over chimp video
Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014
The members of One Direction have become the latest targets of animal rights group Peta for using a chimpanzee in their new video.
Dog put down after 'hammer attack'
Published: Wednesday, 22 October 2014
An elderly woman's pet dog has had to be put down after being attacked in her own back garden.
'I love my dog more than my son'
Published: Friday, 17 October 2014
A mum who publicly claimed to love her West Highland terrier more than her 11-year-old son has explained her stance to This Morning, after sparking outrage.
Namoki the gorilla arrives in Belfast
Published: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Belfast Zoo has welcomed the arrival of western lowland gorilla Namoki.
Dogs and hens in prison 'pet therapy'
Published: Friday, 10 October 2014
Prisoners at Hydebank Wood have been looking after two Labradors and a number of hens as part of a 'pet therapy' project aimed at helping troubled inmates with underlying mental health issues.
Dog dies from suspected gunshot wound
Published: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Police are investigating after a dog died from what is believed to have been a gunshot wound in Bangor.
Cody family 'delighted' as man jailed
Published: Tuesday, 07 October 2014
The family of Cody the Collie have said they are "delighted" after a man was told he will spend 10 months in jail for dousing the pet in diesel and setting her on fire.
Red panda cub born at Belfast Zoo
Published: Tuesday, 07 October 2014
A baby red panda has been born at Belfast Zoo for the first time in over 18 years.
Zoo's red squirrels released into the wild
Published: Wednesday, 01 October 2014
Four red squirrels - who were born at Belfast Zoo - were recently released into the wild at Glenarm Estate, Co Antrim.
Farewell party for NI-bound gorilla
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Gorillas at a zoo in Bristol have thrown a farewell party for one of their group who is off to Belfast to start a new family.
Peregrine falcon poisoned in Derry
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
Police in Londonderry are investigating the suspected poisoning of a peregrine falcon in the city.
Council accepts Exploris funding package
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
Ards Borough Council has agreed to accept the Executive's offer of funding in order to keep the Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry open.
Dog injured in acid attack
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
A dog is recovering from its injuries after an acid attack in Newcastle, Co Down.
Zoo's giraffe is girl called 'Ballymena'
Published: Friday, 19 September 2014
Belfast Zoo has confirmed that its baby Rothschild's giraffe is a girl and will therefore be called 'Ballymena'.
A 'little star' arrives at Belfast Zoo
Published: Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Belfast Zoo has welcomed a 'little star' to the family as Chi the Francois' langur gave birth to a small but healthy infant in August.
Row over roosters could reach court
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
A row over crowing roosters near the Co Antrim village of Broughshane could be set to see feathers fly in court.
Raccoon on the loose in Ballymena
Published: Thursday, 11 September 2014
A raccoon has escaped from a mini-zoo in Ballymena and is on the loose in the Co Antrim town.
Number of stray dogs increases in NI
Published: Monday, 08 September 2014
The number of stray and abandoned dogs handled by local councils across Northern Ireland increased in the past year, a survey has found.
Two men plead guilty over Cody
Published: Thursday, 04 September 2014
A man has been told he is "facing an inevitable prison sentence" after he admitted dousing Cody the collie in flammable liquid and setting her on fire.
Baby giraffe born at Belfast Zoo
Published: Wednesday, 03 September 2014
There was a surprise on Monday as some lucky visitors to the Belfast Zoo got a chance to witness the birth of a Rothschild's giraffe calf.

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