Julie Power Australia is officially pet crazy, with about 2 million more pets than people. A new report - a state of the pet nation - also found owners trust their pets more than their friends.
Jasper Copping By reputation, they are aloof and solitary creatures, only displaying affection grudgingly and judiciously.
Nicky Phillips THE rats never stood a chance.
Nicky Phillips ''SHE'S got him.'' Sarah Legge cannot see her dog among the waist-high grass tufts characteristic of the central Kimberley, but the conservation scientist runs towards the distinctive bark the mutt...
Three Sumatran tiger cubs have made their long-awaited debut at Taronga Zoo.
Dozens of animals have escaped from an exotic farm that houses bears, big cats and other beasts, and the owner was later found dead there.
Elise Snashall-Woodhams A plan to allow people to shoot cats found on public land has raised the ire of a Bendigo animal welfare group.
Researchers hope cat owners and vets will look at a sick cat's environment before deciding on euthanasia.
Jessica Marszalek About 100 cats and dogs will board flights to safety on Tuesday as the RSPCA moves animals out of the destructive path of Tropical Cyclone Yasi.
Lisa Cox The sale of cats and dogs in Canberra pet shops could be banned, following a second attempt by the ACT Greens to make changes to animal welfare legislation.
Queensland horse owners who have had a Hendra outbreak on their property will have to submit any dogs, cats, guinea pigs and pigs for testing.
Aja Styles Perth's moggies are the latest victims of the global credit crunch.
A leopard sparked panic in a north Indian city when it strayed inside a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block while evading captors.
Bridie Smith An endangered tiger quoll has been filmed in the Grampians National Park in Victoria just weeks after bushfires devastated a third of the park.
Alexia Attwood It is one unexpected effect of the unseasonably hot spring: litters of unwanted kittens.
Eamonn Duff Weeks after the government declared the Blue Mountains big cat file closed, a Sydney father has spoken of a terrifying encounter with a panther-like creature outside his home.
Kerry Sheridan Protecting endangered species requires patience, lots of money and some tough decisions
A tiger ripped up the left arm of a worker at a central Oklahoma animal park after the woman stuck her hand into the giant cat's enclosure on Saturday.
Bridie Smith The remote digital camera was set up to film brush-tailed rock wallabies. But while the creature that crept across the screen in the dusky cave light had a long tail, it also had spots.
When a relationship ends, the division of assets begins. But who gets to keep the cat? Peter Munro reports on the increasingly common – and sometimes messy – custody disputes involving pets.