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NSW bans greyhound racing

Overwhelming evidence of systemic animal cruelty, including mass greyhound killings and live baiting has prompted the New South Wales government to become the first Australian state to shut down greyhound racing from July 2017. Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier and Minister for Racing Troy Grant announced that the New South Wales Government is acting …

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Cha Cha

The magic of friendship between children and dogs is celebrated in this new children’s book series all about Cha Cha the golden labrador puppy. Cha Cha and the Picnic Basket is the first book in a new eight-part series by retired teacher and full-time mother Lisa Stephens. The tales of Cha Cha and his young …

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Myf helps celebrate World Animal Week

Australian radio and television personality, Myf Warhurst, celebrates World Animal Week with animal welfare organisation, Animal Aid. The multi-talented, Australian entertainer has officially become ‘A Friend of Animal Aid’ where she’ll join Australian opera singers, Suzie Taylor and Tiffany Speight to help promote the Victorian animal welfare organisation and its programs, not only during World …

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Giant George

Giant George is one popular dog. The World’s Tallest Dog EVER, George – standing at nearly five feet and 111 kilograms – has more than 75,000 Facebook likes, his own website and is even on Twitter, although how he manages to text with those big paws, I have no idea! There’s also Giant George the …

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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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Planking

A new version of planking – avoiding the bath at all costs. Like all responsible citizens of the world – we do not recommend you try this at home with your dog. Instead, perhaps try a new bubble bath mix!

Miss Belle nose reds

Those of us who have dogs know they are pretty amazing creatures. Among others, we have assistance dogs, dogs for the vision and hearing impaired and dogs for rehabilitation. But Miss Bella shows us another use for dogs’ intelligence and that super-sensitive nose – by sniffing out dodgy reds! Seven-year-old Miss Louisa Belle, a red Bloodhound, has …

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Burglars Beware

The watchful eyes of our four-legged friends are a key deterrent to burglars according to the latest research from the Petcare Information and Advisory Service (PIAS). ‘With statistics showing that someone in Australia is burgled just about every minute , the vast majority (88 per cent) of dog owners say that having a dog around …

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