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Know your new dog’s needs

What would your new shelter dog like you to know? Giving a companion animal a second chance is highly ethical. It is also a powerful and practical way to improve their life. There is something special about building a committed relationship with an animal from a shelter. Those who have done so should feel very …
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All Councils should budget for cat desexing

  THERE is a desperate need for Councils to provide desexing subsidies for residents on low incomes to help prevent the current unplanned ongoing explosion of cats in Australia! In most Australian cities and towns, many more cats than dogs are wandering, being lost or abandoned and killed/euthanized in pounds and shelters, or having to …
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Desex & microchip your pet!

Have you heard more talk than usual about the microchipping and desexing of pets? Well that might just be because South Australia have introduced new laws for mandatory microchipping for all dogs and cats, puppies and kittens and mandatory desexing for all new litters of cats and dogs from 1 July 2018 (exemptions apply for …
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Pets on public transport: making it possible

Imagine you are living alone with a beloved dog or cat. They are your family, your companion, your best friend. You want to go out but you don’t want to leave them behind. Imagine that you don’t have a car or can’t afford a car. You can’t walk terribly far but you can manage to …
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Lovetails – Guinea pigs as pets

ADORABLE: Yenoe the guinea pig. By Dr SIMONE MAHER I have never really harboured more than a cursory interest in guinea pigs, and certainly never desired one as a pet. And then a funny little creature called Yenoe made his way into the clinic – and with his toupee-like coat, amenability to handling and adorable …
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