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...]

YOUR SAY: Pet lawyer speaks out against domestic animal trapping

YOUR SAY: Pet lawyer speaks out against domestic animal trapping Preston Leader 20 Nov 12 @ 11:32am by Paula Maud Dean Nicholson with Charlie, the son of Bubba, who was euthanised after being trapped in a neighbour's cat trap. Picture: ANGIE BASDEKIS. THE practice of trapping cats on suburban blocks has been caned by a pet defender. Anne Greenaway, a principal with Lawyers for Companion Animals, said the accidental trapping of an elderly cat in Reservoir in … [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...]

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...]

LETTER: Blessed are the pet volunteers

LETTER: Blessed are the pet volunteers By Geoff Davidson Newcastle Herald Dec. 25, 2012, 10:30 p.m. THE Hunter is blessed to be home to a network of volunteer groups working to rehome pets deemed surplus by  society. Hunter Animal Rescue, Dog Rescue Newcastle, Newcastle Pound Pooch etc help to reduce kill rates at local council pounds to a mere fraction of that of the large, better-known and better-funded animal welfare organisations. Spare a thought this holiday … [Read more...]