Australia

Lead on

It’s not often that we recommend products we’ve been sent – it’s not that they aren’t good, but besides book reviews, we don’t often do it. This product, however, we just want to share. Australian designed, this lead by Rufus & Coco is super-functional and good looking, but it also has two very important safety …

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The great Australian dream?

Changes in the way Australians are living may impact on community health according to the Planning Institute of Australia and the Petcare Information and Advisory Service (PIAS), who’ve announced an $8,000 award for best practice planning for dogs and public open space. According to Susie Willis from PIAS, ‘The recently released 2011 census data showed …

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Care for pets with cancer

Just like for humans, learning our pet has cancer can affect us greatly. We can feel worried and overwhelmed with the amount of information to sort through and decisions we need to make about treatment and ongoing care. For Marrickville resident Gwenda Gray, learning her four-year-old Golden Retriever, Gomez, had terminal cancer turned her life …

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The new Adore Animals

Although we’ve said goodbye to the Foundation, the good news is, we’ve decided to stick around, at least for awhile! Adore Animals, as a group of animal devotees, will keep providing information and education about animals, with the aim of inspiring positive solutions for the benefit of animals and fostering positive relationships between humans and animals. We’ve kept most …

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Pets in modern Australia

Australians have traditionally enjoyed a close affinity with companion animals but demographic and lifestyle changes, as well as increased regulation, are creating challenges for pet owners and the pet industry alike. In an environment where dogs are restricted on beaches (in Greater Sydney they are not allowed on any beaches), where the majority of strata-title …

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Donation to QLD Rescue

As part of our commitment to help our animal friends in the Queensland floods as part of Animal Disaster Recovery, we’ve donated funds to Animal Rescue QLD. Animal Rescue QLD Inc began as a result of the January 2011 floods and the overwhelming need to help displaced, lost or abandoned animals. They rescued 72 dogs …

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Get aware and HELP

For those of you who don’t know the horror of puppy farms – it’s time to get acquainted. We see this destruction everyday and everyday we’re devastated by it. And it’s not just puppy farms, it’s euthanasia at shelters (that are supposed to be safe havens for animals – praise the NO kill shelters), live …

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Ban Live Export Action

Like thousands of Australians across the country, we watched the ABC’s Four Corners report on Australian cattle abuse in Indonesian slaughterhouses with horror. After it’s airing, we took heart at the interim ban on live export. On 6 July 2011, we were again horrified at the Federal Minister for Agriculture Senator Joe Ludwig’s announcement of the lifting of the …

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