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The immeasurable benefits of pets in aged care

By SHANNON STACEY Mr Wendell is no ordinary six-year-old Havanese dog. He holds the important title of Community Engagement Coordinator at Broughton Hall, a residential aged care facility in Camberwell, Victoria. The positive impact of the human-animal bond is supported by scientific data, case studies and research that validate the therapeutic effects of human-animal relationships. …
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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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