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...]

Animal welfare groups must be investigated: lawyer

Animal welfare groups must be investigated: lawyer 8 September, 2011 Lawyers Weekly   While animal welfare issues such as the live export of cattle have recently attracted the attention of the government, media and wider community, the poor management and harmful treatment of companion animals is being overlooked. As the Getting to Zero Summit kicks off this week, which aims to save "surplus" cats and dogs from being killed, Anne Greenaway, principal of Lawyers for Companion … [Read more...]

RSPCA criticised over claims test to decide fate of dogs is misused

The Sydney Morning Herald October 9, 2012 Nicole Hasham Waiting for a new home ... Oscar is in need of adoption from the Yagoona RSPCA shelter. Photo: Wolter Peeters THE RSPCA has been forced to defend a "temperament test" used to decide whether dogs are re-homed or euthanased, amid claims the assessment is being misused and animals are not given the best chance at life. The RSPCA euthanased more than 4800 dogs in NSW last financial year, about 40 per cent of dogs brought in. More … [Read more...]

Companion Animals Taskforce – Lack of Transparency concerns

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TASKFORCE – Issues surrounding lack of transparency

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