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.
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.
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...
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.
Katy Waldman Just when you were hoping there were no new ways to be racist, it turns out people may be racist against dogs.
Colin Cosier They aren't quite flying, but feral pigs are crossing major roads and even swimming through rivers as they invade Sydney's suburbs.
Tom Arup and Nicky Phillips A lethal bait called "curiosity" designed to kill feral cats will be the initial focus of a new national commissioner to save threatened species.
Inga Ting If meeting the royal family - including two future kings - is not enough to boost your public profile and help save your species from extinction, who knows what is?
Amanda Hoh It's the pitiful photo that launched an online backlash against Westfield. But there's more to the situation than the photo would suggest.
Peter Hannam Small native animals are facing “an extraordinary decline” across the northern third of Australia, with the spread of feral cats largely to blame, a leading ecologist said.
The ACT government has sought to redefine feline freedom in the capital territory.
David Grimm But decades of research on dogs playing together suggest that beneath the apparently frivolous fun lies a hidden language of honesty and deceit, empathy and perhaps even a humanlike morality.