Family’s pet shot at tip by council ranger

Family's pet shot at tip by council ranger By LISA MINNER Daily Liberal Jan. 4, 2013, 4 a.m. Much-loved family pet Ninja was shot by a Walgett Shire Council ranger at the local tip after he had been removed from his owners who were unaware they had surrendered him. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED See your ad here A COLLARENEBRI family is devastated after discovering their much-loved dog, Ninja, was shot dead the day he was removed from their backyard by a council … [Read more...]

Lifting profile of advocates

  Lifting profile of advocates Dubbo Daily Liberal By LISA MINNER Dec. 29, 2012, 4 a.m.   Companion animal lawyer Anne Greenaway with a much-loved Ziggie, the Dalmation. Photo: LISA MINNER A CONFERENCE organised by local companion animals lawyer Anne Greenaway is to be held in Newcastle to share knowledege about animal welfare and rescue issues. The aim of the conference is to lift the profile of animal advocates and to offer practical ways to start … [Read more...]

LETTER: Rescue groups better partner

  LETTER: Rescue groups better partner Newcastle Herald By Geoff Davidson, Ourimbah Jan. 2, 2013, 10:30 p.m.   THE Companion Animal Conference to be held at Warners Bay on  February 2  is a welcome development. I urge councillors and interested ratepayers from Lake Macquarie, Newcastle, Maitland and Cessnock councils to attend. These councils currently outsource their pound facilities to RSPCA NSW, despite knowing that organisation’s kill rates are over … [Read more...]

Conference tackles animal cruelty

  Conference tackles animal cruelty By  JANEK SPEIGHT Dec. 30, 2012, 10:30 p.m.   PUPPY LOVE: Dog Rescue Newcastle’s Catherine Benge, left, with rescue dog Rosie, and Sue Barker with Digby. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers See your ad here ANIMAL rescue groups from around the state will converge in the Hunter in 2013 to address what they believe are alarming rates of animal cruelty in the region. The Rescuers and Advocates Companion Animal Conference will be … [Read more...]

Abandoned pets look for homes as shelters overflow

3 January, 2013 12:14PM AEDT Abandoned pets look for homes as shelters overflow ABC North Coast NSW By Margaret Burin As with every year during the holiday season, animal shelters around the state are overflowing with dogs and cats that have fled their homes or been abandoned. We visited a north coast animal rescue centre and met some of the pets looking for a loving home. Animals occupy every room of the Lismore Animal Rights and Rescue Centre. Even the bathroom is … [Read more...]