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AUSTRALIA-WIDE WINNERS FOR COMPANION ANIMAL RESCUE

517 entries received in inaugural companion animal rescue awards Companion Animal Rescue Awards Founder Cathy Beer from Pets4Life is thrilled to announce the winners of the inaugural Companion Animal Rescue Awards which celebrate and recognise inspiring examples of...

Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse Conference 2018

Lucy’s Project, the peak organisation raising awareness of the link between animal abuse and domestic violence in Australia, will this weekend bring together family violence specialists, veterinary professionals and policy makers for the Lucy’s Project conference....

Inaugural Therapy Dog Awareness Month

Did you know over 20,000 Australians enjoy a visit from a therapy dog each week? From kids in a hospital to residents in nursing homes, anxious uni students and stressed office workers – every day around our nation lives are being uplifted by hard-working canines who...

Tick prevention plan for pets

Act now and put a tick prevention plan in place for pets With the warm weather now in play and the high season for ticks, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is encouraging pet owners to talk to their veterinarian now about ways to prevent serious harm or...

Lisa Lamond’s 6 Tips for a fur free home

HOUSE RULES WINNER AND DOG OWNER LISA LAMOND’S TIPS FOR A FUR-FREE HOME WITHOUT THE FUSS  Australia is a nation of pet lovers, with latest figures showing there are 24 million pets in Australia, and 3.6 million households owning a dog[1]. Our furry friends are a firm...

PetRescue donate directly initiative

PetRescue is Australia’s most visited charity website - PetRescue.com.au.  PetRescue brings thousands of rescue pets face-to-face with thousands of potential adopters every day, and all members are able to list their pets at zero cost. PetRescue celebrated its 14th...

Solution to dog bite incidents in the community

Vets say a sensible solution to dog bite incidents should be based on science The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) says that breed is not a good indicator of behaviour and that legislative decisions in relation to managing dog bites should be based on evidence...

International Homeless Animals’ Day 2018

International Homeless Animals' Day (IHAD) is celebrated on the third Saturday in August every year.  This year it is 18th August 2018.  It was established by the International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) in 1992 to raise awareness of the problem of pet...

Pet dental month 2018

August is Pet Dental Health Month and pet owners are being encouraged to speak to their veterinarian about what they can do to ensure their pet maintains good oral health. Dental disease is common in Australian pets. If left untreated, it can be painful and lead to...

Nine per cent increase in pet cat vaccination in past year

The Cat Protection Society of NSW has announced a positive change in owner attitudes to responsible cat ownership, with its latest Ipsos survey showing a 9% increase in the number of vaccinated pet cats since last year. But with kitten season around the corner, it’s...

Benefits of early-age cat desexing

Health communication key to uptake of early-age cat desexing The Cat Protection Society of NSW has announced a positive change in owner attitudes to responsible cat ownership, but with kitten season around the corner, it’s not time to be complacent about keeping our...

International Cat Day 2018

A study shows owner misconceptions about their cats' lifestyle may be placing their pets at risk  Australians may think their indoor cats are safe and protected inside their homes, but research reveals that 83% of Australian cats have some level of outdoor access,...

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