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Broome’s vulnerable animals: Australia comes to the rescue

The quest to make a positive difference to the welfare of companion animals is never easy. Many Australians, including hundreds of selfless volunteers, work tirelessly at animal re-homing centres around the country to achieve outcomes that improve the lives of these animals. So, when we achieve a significant and meaningful outcome, it is worth celebrating …
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Why foster care matters for animals and humans alike

Foster care is an important and invaluable way of giving shelter animals and rescued animals a second chance at life. It also delivers a range of benefits to the foster carer, as well as the pet. Foster carers give these animals the opportunity to temporarily spend time in a safe and loving home environment; to …
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Stop animal suffering on puppy farms – A Call To Action

Help animals who are suffering on puppy farms by taking action to oppose this Bill: The Criminal Code Amendment (Animal Protection) Bill 2015 (better known as ag-gag legislation). WHY: The Bill seeks to prevent animal advocates and welfare groups from documenting inhumane practices on puppy farms, factory farms and other animal industries. Under this Bill, the …
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Gemma and Nancy spread the love

Animal Welfare League Australia’s Positive Ageing in the Care of Animals project continues to reap great results. Diane Butler recently wrote to tell us how one of the companion animals assisted by our project, a 7-year-old Tonkinese cat called Gemma, brings real and continuing benefits to the life of her mum, Nancy Albon, who resides …
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Why we love our animals so much: join the study

A large number of Australians describe themselves as ‘animal lovers’. For many, the term helps to explain their close bond with companion animals such as dogs and cats. For others, it is a way of expressing the joy and satisfaction that they feel when interacting with wildlife or animals in need of help. Two South …
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