Taipei rolls out pet insurance program to promote owner accountability

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei introduced an insurance program for the city’s adopted pets, the first of its kind on the island, on Tuesday (Oct. 1) in a bid to promote owner accountability...

Food rewards: Way to a dog's heart IS through its stomach

Why train your dog with food rewards? A growing body of research says it's the easiest and most effective way to train. "Using treats during training is the best way to guarantee tha...

Taiwan woman fined for leaving dog tied up on roof in 35-degree temperatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A woman in Keelung was fined NT$6,000 (US$190) after leaving her dog tied up on a roof in 35-degree temperatures, reports said Saturday (August 3). After police receive...

UK pet owner investigated after dog kills 10-year-old boy

LONDON (AP) — A dog owner in Britain is being investigated for manslaughter after her pet mauled to death a 10-year-old boy at an English vacation park. Police said Sunday the woman ...

Taiwanese outraged after pit bull savagely mauls dog to death

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese are outraged again after yet another pet American pit bull terrier savagely mauled a neighborhood dog in central Taiwan yesterday (March 2), reported UDN. Yesterda...

Austria: Farmer liable for hiker trampled to death by cow

A court in Austria on Friday ruled that a farmer had to pay damages to the family of a German woman killed by one of his cows while hiking. The country's farming lobby and tourism industry voiced ...

New Taipei man fined NT$60,000 for sticking cat in mail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An owner of a cat has been fined a total of NT$60,000 for sending it to a shelter via express mail last month, announced the New Taipei City Animal Protection and Health Inspec...

Update: Pig carcass spotted in downtown Taipei

Update: 01/09 5:40 p.m. The Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) on Tuesday (Jan. 8) announced that the dead musk pig, which weighed over 180 kilograms, has tested n...

Shaking Up Food and Nutrition for Pets: pawTree Debuts Innovative pawPairings Superfood Seasonings for Dogs and Cats

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--®, a pet nutrition company, has debuted a first-of-its-kind product in the marketplace with its pawPairings® Superfood Seasoning. Designed to add flavor variety ...

After 445 days at KC shelter, Mastiff mix finally lands home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A big Mastiff mix with droopy eyes that endured a heartbreakingly long stay at Kansas City animal shelter has finally found a home. After 445 days at the Kans...

Chief defends officer's shooting of 100-pound pet pig

SLATINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief is defending an officer who fatally shot a 100-pound (45-kilogram) pet pig that bit a woman, scared a dog and chased the officer. S...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the last week. Former Verac...

Owner of deceased cat looks for original owner to say ‘thank you’

Taipei (Taiwan News)--A pet owner whose cat died the other day has posted an article on an online cat forum looking for the cat’s original owner and wishing to tell him the cat had died after li...

Policewoman helps lost tortoise find its way home

A policewoman Tuesday successfully helped a lost Sulcata tortoise find its way home after she received a report that a gigantic tortoise was missing on Monday. Huang Wei-chi, a police officer wit...

Keeping cats without registration in Taipei can face heavy fine

Taipei citizens keeping cats in the house as pets without registration can face a fine ranging from NT$10,000 to NT$50,000 from July 1 when the city’s new pet registration regulations take effect. ...