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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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Canine Counsellor

Introducing Saxon, a beautiful dog who once knew what it was to be homeless and afraid. Now living happily in Tasmania, Saxon is pictured below wearing a Canine Commendation for Service medal, awarded by the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania in recognition of the hope and joy he brings to kids and staff at Childhood Foundation …
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Supporting Aged Care Residents and Pets

Supporting Aged Care Residents and Pets through the 2014 AWLA Pets in Aged Care Grants Program The human-animal bond can make a powerful difference to the lives and well-being of people of all ages – and it can have a particularly positive and meaningful impact for older people transitioning into aged care accommodation and the next …
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Speak Up About Animal Testing in Cosmetics

Speak Up About Animal Testing in Cosmetics As committed pet owners and lovers, we work hard to make sure our companion animals receive the very best that humans have to offer: nutritious food, adequate shelter, comfortable bedding, thorough grooming, regular exercise and plenty of cuddles. Sadly, not all animals receive the same loving treatment from …
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Why Should I Have My Pet Desexed?

It’s no secret that Australian’s love their companion animals. Research from the Animal Health Alliance shows that more than 63 percent of Australian households own an estimated 33 million pets, and that they spend a collective $8 million looking after them each week – a sure sign of the strong human-animal bond Aussies share with …
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