With a day dedicated to pretty much everything ever, today it was the turn of our marvellous moggies to have a bit of the glory
A former scientific researcher at Manchester University has been fined £2,493 for killing his next door neighbour’s cat after it ate a cocktail of poison he left out for rats.
Picture purr-fect! Life as Manchester’s photographic Dr Dolittle capturing the region’s pets – in pictures
Robert Ashton spent 15 years working as a food photographer in London before head up north to focus on pet photography
Last call to enter pet into Manchester’s Cutest Pet 2014 – win professional photo shoot for your pride and joy
A shortlist of finalists will be decided before the vote goes to the public with the lucky winner being revealed on Monday March 31
Escape from Al-cat-raz: Cats imprisoned in Wigan shed for years finally saved from maggot-infested hell
Janet Latheron, from Wigan, spent her disability handouts feeding the cats with scraps from her local fish and chip shop.
The Society for Abandoned Animals (SAA) plan to build a brand new cat rehoming centre to meet the high demands they currently face
Do you own Manchester’s Cutest Pet 2014? Calling all creatures great and small for regional pet contest
Does your pet have what it takes to be crowned Manchester’s Cutest Pet 2014?
Christmas dinner’s can be harming to pets
Have a CARE: New Manchester animal rights group offers different approach in bid to stamp out testing forever
Cease Animal Research Experiments (CARE) aim at educating public
RSPCA issue SOS call after revealing Manchester and Salford branch could close due to downturn in donations
Branch has seen decrease in donations and adoptions
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical comes to Manchester