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ACT set to recognise animals as sentient beings

As reported by ABC News, pet owners who keep their dogs locked up and do not allow them to exercise for longer than one day could face a fine of up to $4,000 under sweeping changes that enshrine animal feelings into ACT law. Under the bill, confinement is judged on...

Health and welfare of dogs in WA

The Western Australian Government recognises the value of animal welfare to the community and strives to ensure that all animals receive appropriate standards of care. As companions and working animals, dogs have an important place in the lives of many Western...

Lila the Labrador protects the planet

As first seen in Issue 7 of RSPCA Queensland's The Biscuit, Lila the Labrador was initially trained by her owner and 4Ocean Co-founder Alex Schulze to dive for lobsters, but because she became so good at it, her owner thought she could use her talents for something...

PETstock $1 million in grants for animal welfare groups

There’s still time to apply: PETstock lends a paw with $1 million in grants for animal welfare groups  In 2018, PETstock’s charity foundation PETstock Assist committed $1 million to animal welfare organisations and projects to be donated by June 30, 2019.  There’s...

Why pet vaccination is so important

This World Veterinary Day on 27 April, the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is shining a light on the importance of pet vaccination and responsible pet ownership as being essential for the health and welfare of pets. With this year’s theme of the Value of...

Sensory gardens for pet holiday-makers in Sydney

Sensory gardens, pool fun, nature walks, scent games, and sweet naps, now that’s a pet holiday experience! Exploring sensory gardens and magnificent odours, playing scent games and sprinkler pool games, taking nature walks and sweet, sweet naps! There’s not much...

Aussie parents miss their pets whilst on holiday

One in five Aussie parents miss their pets more than their children whilst on holiday Australians’ love for their pets has reached new heights with nearly one in five parents (18%) admitting they miss their “fur babies” more than their own children when they go away...

Pets4Life launches Jetpets Rescue Awards 2019

Open for entries 1 May 2019! SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: 10 APRIL 2019: After a successful launch in 2018 attracting 517 entries, the Companion Animal Rescue Awards is back again this year to inspire rescue groups and animal shelters to continue their efforts in saving...

Wartime cat survived the sinking of 3 battleships

The Australia War Animal Memorial Organisation (AWAMO) shares the remarkable story of a wartime cat called 'Unsinkable Sam'. The black and white wartime cat was originally named Oscar and then became known as Unsinkable Sam started his “career” in the fleet of the...

Sarbi the Australian war animal hero in Afghanistan

Sarbi was a remarkably intelligent hound that became a war animal hero for the Australian Special Forces during the war in Afghanistan. The black lab and Newfoundland-cross was adopted by the Australian Defence Force to become an Explosive Detection Dog (EDD). She had...

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Pets4life

Just in case you missed it...here's the Ch7 Sunrise segment featuring one of our 2018 Finalists for the Advocate® People’s Rescue Story, Georgi and her cat, Frankenkitten, John and his rescue dog, Tilly and Cathy Beer, Founder of the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards.

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Meet Frankenkitten, the adorable four-eared, one-eye kitten inspiring future pet-owners to adopt rescue animals. 😻
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