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Signs of leptospirosis infection in dogs

Signs of leptospirosis infection in dogs

Companion Animal Network Australia urges dog owners to watch out for symptoms of deadly bacterial disease Following recent veterinary reports of exposure to a deadly bacterial disease in NSW and NT, leading animal welfare charity Companion Animal Network Australia...

Pet ownership barriers to be broken down

Pet ownership barriers to be broken down

Pet charity Paws for a Purpose are conducting a national survey to learn about the key factors that may be preventing wider pet ownership in Australia. Pet ownership provides valuable social and health benefits to both the pet and their owner, yet many people,...

Rescue Awards 2022 is open for entries

Rescue Awards 2022 is open for entries

Recognising rescues, shelters, and councils that keep people and their pets together in times of hardship SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: 3 May 2022: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, pet ownership has substantially increased with thousands of Australians finding...

Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2021 Winners revealed

Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2021 Winners revealed

Outstanding pet shelters, rescue groups, and volunteers from coast to coast receive the recognition they deserve In another year that has been very challenging for rescue groups and animal shelters across the country, the Pet Insurance Australia Companion Animal...

Avoid puppy scams in Australia

Avoid puppy scams in Australia

Companion Animal Network Australia shines the light on puppy scams that are breaking hearts Leading animal welfare charity Companion Animal Network Australia (CANA) has partnered with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) during Scams Awareness...

Second Chance Animal Rescue Howloween fundraiser

Second Chance Animal Rescue Howloween fundraiser

Howl-o-ween gone to the dogs (and cats) Second Chance Animal Rescue in Melbourne is one of our amazing past Rescue Awards winners for the Outstanding Animal Shelter award category.  This Halloween or rather we like to call it 'Howl-o-ween', this great organisation has...

New War Animals Memorial unveiled

New War Animals Memorial unveiled

New War Animals Memorial unveiled On the 11th of September every year, a service takes place in the small town of Fréthun (on the outskirts of Calais, France) to commemorate all those who have served under the NATO flag.  Whilst not strictly part of NATO, Australia...

Springtime safety tips for pets

Springtime safety tips for pets

 PETstock VET Dr Natalia Li shares springtime safety tips for pets  To help pet owners navigate the change in season, Dr Natalia Li from PETstock has compiled a helpful guide of springtime safety tips for pets to keep our pets happy and safe this season including...

Winter pet tips from NSW government

Winter pet tips from NSW government

Easy winter pet tips for colder weather Dr Kim Filmer, Chief Animal Welfare Officer for the NSW Department of Primary Industries shares her winter pet tips to keep your furry friend warm and healthy. It may seem obvious, but winter is a good time to double-check that...

Greysland Sensory gardens Open Day

Greysland Sensory gardens Open Day

On 30 May 2021 Greyhound Rescue’s Rehabilitation and Rehoming centre at Bargo, NSW officially opened ‘Greysland’.  Nat Panzarino, Greyhound Rescue’s President, explains: “These unique gardens are a major component in enabling Greyhound Rescue’s staff and volunteers to...

Future Vet Kids Camp in Brisbane

Future Vet Kids Camp in Brisbane

Future Vet Kids Camp celebrates long-awaited launch in Brisbane Register now for HQ Brisbane or Virtual Online Camp for animal loving kids! Queensland animal loving kids are celebrating the long-awaited launch of Australia’s favourite veterinary inspired camp Future...

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