News & Events

Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy Christmas Appeal

Give a dog a bone, keep kitty happy Christmas Appeal

Give a dog a bone, keep kitty happy Christmas Appeal 2017.

Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy Christmas Appeal Dates: 25 November – 15 December 2017

Every year, hundreds of Sydneysiders give generously to ensure homeless dogs and cats don’t miss out on the joys of Christmas through the annual Give a Dog a Bone, Keep Kitty Happy Christmas Appeal. Now in its eleventh year, the appeal distributes donations for dogs and cats to animal shelters across Sydney. Continue Reading →

New Bondi Vets revealed!

New Bondi Vets revealed!

New Bondi Vets left to right: Dr Alex Hynes, Dr Peter Ricci, Dr Danni Dusek and Dr Lewis Hunt. Photo: supplied

The producers of the hit program, Bondi Vet, have revealed TV’s newest vet stars, following a nationwide search.  After thousands of nominations and tens of thousands of votes, the show’s creator, WTFN Entertainment has announced that there will be four new Bondi Vets! Continue Reading →

Dogs with lymphoma are needed for anti-cancer drug trial

Dogs with lymphoma are needed for drug trial

Dogs with lymphoma are needed for drug trial. Photo: John Price/Unsplash

Dogs with lymphoma are needed in Sydney, NSW to help evaluate a promising new anti-cancer drug! Continue Reading →

Australian WWI war animals honoured in Pozieres

Australian WWI war animals memorial in Pozieres.

Australian WWI war animals memorial in Pozieres. Photo: AWAMO

Over 9 million WWI war animals died during the Great War including many thousands of Australian war horses, mules, donkeys, pigeons and dogs and no Australian war animals were returned home due to quarantine restrictions. Continue Reading →

Charity Pets in the Park official launch in Canberra

Pets in the Park official launch in Canberra

Thanks to Pets in the Park, more homeless pet owners to get access to free veterinary care in the ACT Photo: Clique Photography Sydney

OFFICIAL LAUNCH CEREMONY OF PETS IN THE PARK IN CANBERRA

  • Currently, 105,237 people are homeless in Australia and 1,785 people in the ACT don’t have a place to call home (www.homelessnessaustralia.org.au)
  • More homeless pet owners to get access to free veterinary care in the ACT
  • Launch event held on 3rd November at 2pm at the Salvation Army Hall in Braddon
  • Speaking, Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA, Minister for Community Services and Social Inclusion
  • Speaking, Hon Dr. Andrew Leigh MP, Shadow Minister for Charity and Not For Profits

Continue Reading →

Mental illness in pets

Mental illness in pets

Mental illness in pets. Photo by Matty Sievers on Unsplash

During this Mental Health Week, the peak body for veterinarians, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is reminding pet owners to keep a watchful eye on the mental health of not just people, but also their pets.  Like humans, mental illness in pets can develop and it’s important to diagnose them and commence treatment as early as possible. Continue Reading →

Actor Liam Hemsworth ‘Doggy Dad of the Year’

Liam Hemsworth 'Doggy Dad of the Year' 2017

Liam Hemsworth and his first rescue pup, Tani

Ahead of Father’s Day on 3rd September 2017, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia named Actor Liam Hemsworth “Doggy Dad of the Year”. Continue Reading →

Over 35% of Aussie cats’ health at risk

Aussie cats' health at risk

Time for a vet check-up for your cat!

Over 35% of Aussie cats’ health may be at risk according to research.  The Village Vets get behind a new campaign urging owners to take action. Feline health risks not always plain to see.

Continue Reading →

Dog breeder registration laws in Queensland

Dog breeder registration laws in Queensland

Photo: Justin Veenema/Unsplash.com

New dog breeder registration laws in Queensland were introduced to give prospective dog owners peace of mind when buying a puppy.  The new dog breeder registration laws in Queensland has received a very positive response with more than 6500 breeders across the state have now signed up. Continue Reading →

Game of Thrones star asks fans stop buying Huskies

Games of Thrones Star asks fans to stop buying Huskies

Peter Dinklage Photo: found on PETA website

Fans across the country can’t get enough of Game of Thrones, but the show has sparked an alarming trend—an increased demand for buying Huskies because of their physical similarities to direwolves. Continue Reading →

Join our Bark n Purr newsletter and receive the latest pet news, tips and competitions directly to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing!