Rome urges residents not to abandon pets

Summer campaign calls on Romans not to dump their pets. The city of Rome has launched a campaign urging residents of the capital not to abandon their pets as they head off on summer holidays. As...

Rome's Bioparco welcomes Bengal Tiger

Rare tiger was rescued by police in southern Italy. A rare Bengal Tiger has found a new home at Rome's Bioparco after being rescued by Italian forestry police in southern Italy. The eight-year-o...

Rome’s dog-friendly beach open for summer season

Baubeach has been a summer haven for Rome’s dogs for almost two decades. Rome’s beach designated exclusively for dogs and their owners is now open until 30 September and this year celebrates its 19th...

Blessing of the animals at St Peter’s

Annual tradition takes place in Rome and across Italy. On Tuesday 17 January Italy celebrates the feast day of St Anthony Abbot, the patron saint and protector of animals. Each year, for the las...

Rome’s dog-friendly beach

Baubeach has been a summer haven for Rome's dogs for 18 years. Rome’s beach designated exclusively for dogs and their owners reopens on Saturday 7 May and this year celebrates its 18th anniversary....

Rome's rat emergency

Rome holds meeting to discuss rat infestation. An urgent meeting is being held by Rome environment and health authorities on 4 February to discuss ways of dealing with the growing number of rats ro...

Hawks tackle Rome's starlings

Rome uses Harris's hawks to move troublesome starlings. Five specially-trained hawks are being used to move the roughly four million wintering starlings away from central areas of Rome, in a pilot...

Italy's cats and dogs

Drugs for cats and dogs cost too much. A group of vets has written to the ministry of health objecting that the price of some medicines for Italy's 60 million cats and dogs is far too high. Many br...

Rome's horse-drawn carriages banned during summer

Horses not allowed to work during extreme heat. As temperatures in Rome reach the high 30s centigrade, animal rights' activists are reminding tourists that the capital's horse-drawn carriages are f...

Rome’'s dog-friendly beach returns

16th anniversary of Baubeach. Rome’s beach designated exclusively for dogs and their owners reopens on 1 May and this year celebrates its 16th anniversary. The 7,000-sqm stretch of sand known as...

Blessing of the animals in St Peter's Square

Annual tradition takes place in Rome and across Italy On Saturday 17 January Italy celebrates the feast day of St Anthony Abbot, the patron saint and protector of animals. Each year, for the las...

Horse collapses in central Rome

Animal pulling carriage keels over near parliament A horse drawing a carriage collapsed in the middle of Via del Corso in front of tourists and shoppers at 15.30 on 30 October. Police attended...

Marabou stork escapes from Rome's Biopark

Giant African bird seen circling over Rome A Marabou stork has escaped from Rome's Bioparco and over the past few days has been sighted flying over the city's Prati district, according to a report...

Luxury pet store opens in Rome



Boutique for pet accessories to launch in Campo Marzio A shop selling luxury pet accessories will open in the central Rome district of Campo Marzio on 13 September. The For Pets Only outlet will...

Rome’s dog-friendly beach reopens

15th anniversary of Baubeach Rome's beach designated exclusively for dogs and their owners reopens on 16 May and this year celebrates its 15th anniversary. The 7,000-sqm stretch of sand known as...

Blessing of the animals in St Peter's Square

Annual tradition takes place in Rome and across Italy On Friday 17 January Italy celebrates the feast day of St Anthony Abbot, the patron saint and protector of animals. Each year, for the last...

Runaway elephant in Rome

Elephant runs away from Rome circus An elephant caused panic in a northern Rome suburb after breaking out of the Amedeo Orfei circus on the afternoon of Friday 6 December. The Indian elephant na...

Smuggled puppies seized by police

Traffic police rescued 20 puppies from the car of a noted animal trafficker on the motorway near Cassino south of Rome on the night of 28 August. The police found the malnourished puppies – 1...

Rome’s fountains go animal friendly

Rome's nasoni for animals. Rome city authorities have developed an animal friendly “bowl” that has been attached to some of the capital’s most traditional public fountains, the n...

Stricter checks on Rome’s botticelle

Traffic police have stepped up their checks on the capital's 40 horse-drawn carriages or botticelle during the current heat wave, following orders from Rome's newly-installed mayor Ignazio Marino....

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