DEATH TOLL A POUND OF PAIN

Daily Liberal LISA MINNER 05 Jul, 2012 04:00 AM ABOUT 50,000 cats and dogs are euthanised in NSW annually so Dubbo-based lawyer for Companion Animals, Anne Greenaway, is demanding more pets to be desexed and is calling for backyard breeders to be licensed and regulated.She said the kill rate could be reduced by breeders and pet owners desexing their litters.“People don’t appreciate the connection between backyard breeding and not desexing their animals and the high animal euthanasia … [Read more...]

NSW COMPANION ANIMAL TASKFORCE (update 19 March 2012)

Please note a generic submission in response to the Discussion Paper can be found here http://lawyersforcompanionanimals.com.au/generic-submission-response-to-companion-animals-taskforce-discussion-paper/  1494—COMPANION ANIMAL TASKFORCE Ms Clover Moore to the Minister for Local Government, and Minister for the North Coast— How many times has the Companion Animal Taskforce met? Were all members present, and if not, which were not? Were minutes take at meetings? If not, why … [Read more...]

Pet death row shame

CALLAN LAWRENCE 23 Jan, 2012 01:00 AM ALREADY this year about 400 animals have had to be impounded at the Blacktown Animal Holding Facility, at a rate of about 200 a week.Cats and dogs that are not microchipped are destroyed at the pound after seven days if they are not claimed and those that are microchipped are kept for 14 days before they are killed.One volunteer who battles the odds to re-home and save some of these animals is Mel Norman, who travels an hour and a half from her home in … [Read more...]