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  • Hoax - 'Dangerous New Known Spider Spreading In Australia'
    Circulating message warns you to watch out for a very dangerous 'new known spider' that is spreading across Australia. The message includes a picture of the spider along with a series of images supposedly depicting a wound caused by a bite from one of the spiders.
    Published: July 10, 2014

  • BOGUS WARNING - ' White Van With Reg 7465 CGF Stealing Dogs'
    Viral social media messages claim that men driving a white van with the registration number 7465 CGF are attempting to steal dogs for dog fighting in various locations in the UK and other parts of Europe. The messages include a picture of the white van.
    Published: April 24, 2014

  • No, the Labour Party is NOT Planning to Introduce a 'Pet Tax'
    Circulating report claims that, if elected in 2015, the Labour Party in Britain is planning on introducing a "pet tax" that would require pet owners to pay a hefty monthly fee for each animal they own.
    Published: January 28, 2014

  • Hoax Warning Message - 'National Kill A Pit Bull Day'
    Warning message circulating via social media claims that October 31 (Halloween Night) has been designated as "National Kill a Pit Bull Day" and warns dog owners to lock up their animals because people have been instructed to go out and kill as many pit bulls and other dog breeds as possible before midnight on the designated day.
    Published: September 19, 2013

  • Myth – Ice Water Can Cause Dangerous Bloating in Dogs
    Long running Internet warning claims that pet owners should never give their dogs ice water and cites a case of a show dog that suffered severe bloat after drinking water with ice in it.
    Published: July 11, 2013

  • Bogus Facebook Message Claims Fake RSPCA Workers Trying to Steal Dogs in Coxhoe
    Facebook message warns that two women posing as RSPCA workers have been attempting to steal dogs in the Coxhoe area of the UK. The message claims that the RSPCA has confirmed that such activities are occurring.
    Published: March 29, 2013

  • Goole Yorkshire Coloured Stickers Dog Fighting Hoax
    Message circulating via social media posts and the blogosphere warn dog owners that a dog fighting gang is stealing dogs from households around Goole, Yorkshire and other areas of the UK. According to the posts, gang members are marking houses where dogs live with coloured stickers so that the dogs can be later stolen.
    Published: March 6, 2013

  • Perth Dog Fighting Gang 'Coloured Stickers' Hoax
    Messages going viral via Social Media outlets warn dog owners that a dog fighting gang is stealing dogs from households in Perth, Western Australia. The messages claim gang members are marking houses where dogs live with coloured stickers so that the dogs can be later stolen.
    Published: March 4, 2013

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This is a new category page created during a recent site restructuring. More animal related hoax articles will be added to this category page soon. In the mean time, you can access earlieranimal hoax articles in the Bogus Warnings category.


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