'Hero cat' saves boy from dog attack
Published: Thursday, 15 May 2014
The moment a little boy was saved from a shocking attack by a neighbour's dog - after the family cat charged to his rescue - has been caught on CCTV and viewed by millions around the world.
Balmoral Show gets underway in Lisburn
Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2014
This year's Balmoral Show has got underway at the site of the former Maze prison in Lisburn.
Rare parrots stolen in Co Down
Published: Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Three rare parrots have been stolen following a break-in at the Seaforde Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House in Co Down.
Dublin woman killed by bear in Canada
Published: Friday, 09 May 2014
A Dublin-born woman has been killed in a bear attack in Canada.
Animal cruelty dogs given reprieve
Published: Wednesday, 07 May 2014
Three dogs which were seized from two properties in east Belfast during an investigation into animal cruelty have been given a last-minute reprieve and will be placed in the care of an animal rescue sanctuary.
Animal carcasses dumped near reservoir
Published: Tuesday, 06 May 2014
NI Water has warned of the health risks of illegally dumping carcasses after the remains of a number of animals were found near a reservoir in Co Antrim.
Belfast elephants enjoy 'mud spa'
Published: Thursday, 01 May 2014
Clay donated by the lorry-load from renovations at an east Belfast park has been put to good use - creating a special mud bath for the elephants at Belfast Zoo.
Thousands of pigs killed in farm fire
Published: Monday, 28 April 2014
Over 4,000 pigs have been killed in fire at a farm near Newry at the weekend, according to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.
Crowds protest against animal cruelty
Published: Sunday, 27 April 2014
Over 1,000 people have attended a rally in Belfast to protest against animal cruelty and to call for tougher sentences in animal abuse cases.
Easter arrivals at Belfast Zoo
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014
Belfast Zoo has welcomed a number of new arrivals over the Easter holidays.
Baby gorilla born on Mother's Day at zoo
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
This Mother's Day was a very special day for Belfast Zoo's Western lowland gorilla Kamili, as she welcomed a little bundle of joy.
Dog lead rule enforced at Stormont
Published: Friday, 11 April 2014
Dog owners have been told they must now keep their pets on leads while walking them in the Stormont Estate.
Trial over ponies living among carcasses
Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2014
A father and son are set to go on trial over animal cruelty, having been charged after more than 60 ponies were rescued from a Co Antrim farm where they were living among carcasses of nine others.
Farmer in 'goat-sheep' claim
Published: Thursday, 03 April 2014
A Co Kildare farmer has claimed that one of his sheep has given birth to a goat-sheep hybrid.
Men committed for dog torture trial
Published: Thursday, 03 April 2014
Two men have been committed for trial accused of animal cruelty by burning a family's dog to death.
Council to review Exploris business plan
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Exploris has been given a further two month's stay of execution while Ards Council reviews its business case to meet additional conditions from the Department of the Environment.
Four cats die in suspected poisoning
Published: Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Police are investigating the possible poisoning of four cats in Co Antrim.
Dog attack victim 'feared for his life'
Published: Monday, 24 March 2014
A man has told UTV how he "feared for his life" when a dog launched on him in an unprovoked attack in north Belfast and bit part of his ear off.
Spring showers replace winter blizzards
Published: Monday, 24 March 2014
It is one year on from some of the worst snowstorms to hit Northern Ireland in living memory, and farmers will be relieved to see no sign of potential 18ft drifts in the forecast for the weeks ahead.
Ballymena action hero Neeson 'saves pup'
Published: Friday, 21 March 2014
In a scene that could have come straight from a movie, Ballymena's own action hero Liam Neeson is reported to have saved a dog that was being stoned by a gang of teenage boys in New York City.
Dog torture accused granted legal aid
Published: Thursday, 20 March 2014
Two men accused of burning a family's dog to death are set to argue for the charges against them thrown out of court, a judge has heard.
Woman jailed for microwaving kitten
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A woman has been jailed for causing the death of her kitten by cooking it in a microwave because it attacked her goldfish, in what the RSPCA described as one of the worst cases of cruelty it had seen.
Suspended sentences for dog fight trio
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A father and two sons from east Belfast who admitted animal cruelty charges related to dog fighting have received suspended six-month sentences.
Belfast dog goes 'stop, woof, listen'
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
A little dog has been caught on camera using perfect road safety skills to cross a busy Belfast street - even using a zebra crossing.
Missing wallaby and joey found dead
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
The wallaby and joey which went missing in Co Down have been found dead, police have confirmed.
Walsh sparks anger over horse death
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Irish jockey Ruby Walsh has prompted an angry reaction from animal activists with comments he made about the death of a horse in a race during the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Great white shark 'close' to Ireland
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A great white shark being tracked since it was tagged just over a year ago in Florida has travelled more than 19,500 miles and is now closer to the Republic of Ireland than expected.
Warning over on the loose wallaby
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
Police have advised the Co Down public to be on the lookout for a missing wallaby and its joey, but warned them not to approach the animals.
Conservationists work to save NI bees
Published: Saturday, 08 March 2014
Around 3,000 beekeepers are attending a conference in Antrim this weekend and will look at ways to secure the future of the insects after a record colony loss last winter.
Men in court over animal cruelty
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
Four east Belfast men who admitted animal cruelty charges have been remanded in custody at Belfast Crown Court.
First Irish-bred eagle shot dead
Published: Thursday, 06 March 2014
One of the first two white-tailed eagles to be bred in the Republic of Ireland has been found dead, having been riddled with nearly 50 shotgun pellets - leaving conservationists devastated.
'Illegal slaughterhouse' discovered
Published: Monday, 03 March 2014
A suspected illegal animal slaughterhouse has been discovered in south Armagh.
'New kids on the block' at Belfast Zoo
Published: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
It may still be wet and wintry, but the first signs of spring have arrived at Belfast Zoo - with the births of two African pygmy goats.
Deadly potential of squirrelpox revealed
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014
The situation affecting native red squirrels is worse than previously thought, according to a new survey, as a deadly disease devastating their population has been found to have multiple methods of transmission.
Thousands go to plough championships
Published: Sunday, 23 February 2014
Thousands of people flocked to Mullahead in Co Armagh on Saturday for the annual Ploughing Championships.

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