The nex best thing?

If you've been wanting to visit the new mall that's been touted as a pet-friendly mall, wait no longer - the K9 Park atop nex mall just officially opened on 28th December 2010. PETS Magazine was invited to view the new premises.

Jail Bird

Lorenzo, a parrot, has been arrested for being an accomplice to drug dealers in Columbia.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

In Singapore, only one person uses a guide dog to get around. Mr Kua Cheng Hock was born blind and his desire to own a guide dog was introduced at a young age when he read about it in the 1970s. When studying to teach the blind in Melbourne, Mr Kua started using his first guide dog. Now in Singapore, he has Kendra – the only guide dog on these shores.

Dog Bashed to Death

A dog was found brutally murdered at a void deck. Witnesses place a man in his mid 30s to 40s as the perpetrator. He was said to have dragged the dog, a Pomeranian, to the coffeeshop nearby and requested for a knife. The hawker refused to give him one and the man dragged the dog away to the void deck. Seconds later, loud yelling and yelping was heard. Onlookers said the man was throwing the dog on the floor repeatedly until the dog died.

Jungbok in Korea

An animal protection activist (L) gives a “free hug” to a passerby at an event to promote animal protection on “Jungbok” day in Seoul July 29, 2010.

Rehabilitating Wild Cats

In order to protect the exotic birds that live on the Ogasawara Islands, a clutch of tropical islands 620 miles south of Tokyo, from being predated by an overwhelming number of feral cats, the Japanese government has ordered the capture and rehabilitation of the cats.

First Class for Pets

Lufthansa Airlines is offering pets and their owners the world’s ultimate in luxury travel with a dedicated first-class animal lounge. Now aren’t you just blown away?

Here Comes Bionic Cat!

First used in 2005 to develop a prosthetic for a woman who lost her arm in the London bombings, the intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthetics (Itaps) technology has now given Oscar the cat a new lease of life.

Dogs Too Dirty for Iran

A senior Iranian cleric has decreed dogs are “unclean” and should not be kept as pets in a move aimed at discouraging western-style dog ownership in the Islamic state, a newspaper reported Saturday. Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi has sent a clear message to his people with a fatwa ruling that this trend must stop.

The World's Richest Dog... Just Got Richer!

Miami heiress Gail Posner, who passed away from cancer at the age of 67, has willed the majority of her money and property, including her mansion and fancy cars, to her beloved dogs.

Are You a Cat Person or a Dog Person?

The age old debate rages on.. and even those without either animal as a pet, tend to self-identify as one or the other. According to studies done by psychologist and study researcher Sam Gosling, PhD, of the University of Texas at Austin, what differentiates dog and cat people may not stand true anymore.

A Message From the DogMillRehomers

If you are part of the DOGMILLREHOMERS Facebook group, you would have received the following message. For those not in the know, PETS Magazine would like to share this piece of information with you for a better understanding of the dog mill situation.