Comment: I can’t get a rental because I own a dog. So now I’m homeless

23 JUN 2017 - 7:04PM Comment: I can't get a rental because I own a dog. So now I'm homeless  Would you give up your dog if it meant you fared better in a rental application? (Supplied to SBS by author. "Australia's strict 'no pet' rental rules made me choose between having a permanent place to call home or having a dog. I chose my fox terrier", writes Scarlett Harris, "and now I'm homeless." By Scarlett Harris 19 JUN … [Read more...]

Pugs, English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Boston terriers: being crippled by cuteness

Pugs, English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Boston terriers: being crippled by cuteness July 2 2017 Julie Power   Julie Saunderson sees her family's pets, a pug and two French bulldogs, as members of the family. But two, including a much loved bulldog called Daisy, suffered such agonising pain from problems typical of their breeds that the Faulconbridge family had to put them down after expensive vet treatment failed to fix the problems. "Losing Daisy the way we did was the … [Read more...]

POLL: Call to RSPCA to reveal pound kill rate

The Maitland Mercury By SAM NORRIS Oct. 3, 2012, midnight   KILL RATES: RSPCA euthanasia rates at its pounds have come under fire. The Society of Companion Animal Rescuers has backed calls for a televised debate about “kill rates” at RSPCA and council run pounds. SoCares vice-president and Lower Hunter resident David Atwell said the RSPCA’s euthanasia rates for animals were too high. “We want to know why there is discrepancy with what they can achieve … [Read more...]

Too many companion animals are put to sleep each year by overstretched rescue groups

TORY Shepherd has a recipe to help drive down the shocking number of companion animals put to sleep each year. Too many companion animals are put to sleep each year by overstretched rescue groups Tory Shepherd adelaidenow September 24, 2012 9:30PM   It is not as easy as you'd think to work out why the RSPCA's 'kill rate' for companion animals is so high with oversupply, negligent owners, mistakes, feral animals and stretched resources all being part of the … [Read more...]

Challenge to RSPCA goes unanswered

Oct. 6, 2012, 4 a.m. Companion Animal lawyer Anne Greenaway's challenge to a televised debate has not been answered by RSPCA chief executive officer Steve Coleman yet. The Daily Liberal contacted Mr Coleman's office Tuesday and was informed he was on leave and unable to make a comment. Ms Greenaway's challenge has been meet with mixed emotions by readers who have expressed their varied opinions on the Daily Liberal website. A recent poll on the website indicated 94.2 per cent of … [Read more...]