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From newborn kittens to dogs protesting against firecrackers, we round up the cutest, funniest and most adorable animal and pet pictures doing the rounds on the internet this week.
A rare glimpse of a young snowy owl at the zoo in Krefeld, Germany. Picture: Getty Images
12-week-old puppy Daisy enjoyed her first experience of snow with 4-year-old owner Chloe in Grasmere, Cumbria. Picture: PA Photos
A puppy that was caught near the site of four fatal maulings sits inside a cage at a city dog pound in Mexico City. Authorities have captured dozens of dogs near the scene of the attacks in the capital's poor Iztapalapa district, but rather than calm residents, photos of the forlorn dogs brought a wave of sympathy for the animals, doubts about their involvement in the killings and debate about government handling of the stray dog problem. Picture: PA Photos
Dogs arrive to attend a costume contest for dogs in Lima Peru.
An urban musher is pulled by her Samoyed in California. Urban mushing is similar to traditional snow sledding, but instead of pulling a snow sled, teams of 'working snow dogs' such as Siberian Huskies and Malamutes pull a scooter or cart with wheels over dry land courses.
Billie Joe, a ginger kitten found abandoned with burnt whiskers and a cut mouth, is being looked after at Battersea Dogs and Cats home. The home was founded 150 years ago and has rescued, reunited and rehomed over three million dogs and cats. Picture: Getty Images
A dog with a branch in his mouth swims in the floodwaters of the river Rhine in Duesseldorf, Germany. Due to thawing and rainfalls during the past days, the river is flooding its banks.
Snow-covered dog Peggy looks on during snowfall in Berlin. Meteorologists forecast snow fall in northern and eastern parts of Germany. Picture: Getty
A dog growls in the village of Rtanj near a pyramid-shaped mountain in Serbia, believed by some to be a source of unusual electromagnetic waves that could shield it from catastrophe. Picture: Getty Images
Therapy dog Chilly Pasternak from Richmond, Virginia gets a pat from his owner Jake Pasternak in Newtown, Connecticut.
Animal rights advocates with their pets join in a campaign calling the public not to use firecrackers during festivities at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center in Manila.. The animal rights group called for the public to turn away from the noisy and polluting tradition because it scares animals. Picture: Getty Images
A dog wearing 2013 glasses poses as he celebrates the beginnings of a new year in Madrid.
David Warner of Australia pats Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard's dog Reuben during a function at Kirribilli House on January 1, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Picture: PA Photos
"Don't be shy." Picture: Syzygy313/Reddit
"Good Day my fellow gentlemen!" Picture" Imgur.com/Reddit/SarahNerd78
"Exhausted kitten." Picture: imgur.com/Reddit/Rosenau
"Just waking up from a nap." Picture: imgur.com/Reddit/laursleo
Eight-day old kittens lie on a blanket with their mother in Antendorf , Germany, 23 May 2012. Picture: PA Photos
Eight-day old kittens lie on a blanket with their mother in Antendorf , Germany.
"My Fuzzy Buddy." Picture: imgur.com/Reddit/Softmute