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Click and help save animals

This is something everyone with a computer can do and it only takes an internet click. Tin Can Bay, adjacent to Fraser Island, hosts one of the few outstanding ecosystems on the east coast of Australia. Since 2004, the community has banded together to fight a marina development. Now, there’s a second development application in the […]

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World’s Biggest Dog Wash

Mark it in your calendar; here’s a dog wash day with a difference! On Sunday 17 October, we’re teaming up with Animal Lover’s by Neo Tokyo and the Lort Smith Animal Hospital for the World’s Biggest Dog Wash. We’re aiming to raise $35,000 to purchase a much-needed Ultrasound machine for the Lort Smith Animal Hospital. The Adore Animals Foundation’s Managing

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Poisoning warning

To clarify, Cocoa Mulch is harmful to pets if ingested. I’ve received several emails about this lately, so we thought we would investigate. The mulch, sold at home and garden centres is made from cocoa bean shell, which contains theobromine, most commonly found in chocolate. Dogs, in particular, are likely to ingest it as it smells like

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Hope from the Kinglake Fire

The Kinglake fires were just one of several Black Saturday bushfires on February 7, 2009. The Kinglake region was one of the worst hit, not just in human loss, but also from the destruction of hundreds and thousands of hectares of animal habitat. The fate of several endangered and vulnerable species in the Black Saturday

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The reality of dog rehoming

The common term used by a person with a dog to describe themselves used to be ‘dog owner’. Then it became ‘dog carer’ and ‘dog guardian’ and there’re a few new terms now floating around. Some of these new terms are actually better as, after all, ‘owner’ is not always representative of the relationship we

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Rain + Sunshine = Bushfires

Following the horrific Black Saturday bushfires in February this year, this summer is shaping up to be another bad bushfire season. This time, though, lessons have been learnt and authorities are applying these lessons to save lives. November 2009 has been an unusual month in Victoria – Melbourne’s hottest November on record and the wettest

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