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A natural approach to pet dental health
Dental disease is one of the most common reasons that your dog or cat may require costly surgical and medical treatment. Recent statistics in Australia have shown that 60 percent of pets over the age of three have some degree of dental disease that will require costly veterinary attention - and generally under general anaesthetic.

Read on how to help reduce the risk of dental disease in your dog or cat here...

Grooming rescue felines for their purr-fect match!
Sydney's leading 'Cat Vet' Dr Kim Kendall is partnering with the Cat Protection Society (CPS) to raise awareness about feline adoption by grooming homeless cats.

Read about a good awareness Dr Kendall has offered for grooming homeless cats here...

Kittens go viral at the AWLQ
Kitty Cam was officially launched today in the AWLQ kitten enclosure and is sure to entertain even the most closeted cat lover.

Read more about kitty cam here...

A Christmas marvel - feline third degree burns victim reunites with family
The six-year-old Russian feline was severely burned in the fires and spent two months receiving intensive treatment at the Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) in Homebush. How Molly survived is a mystery and the way she was found, amazing. She showed everyone that miracles do happen, with a bit of help from angels along the way.

Read the full story of Miracle Moly and the help given by ARH here...

What not to feed your pet this Christmas
As Christmas approaches we humans get wound up in the festivities and forget that this time of year presents a whole array of hazards to our pets. We want to remind you what not to feed your pet this holiday season.

Read to find out the list of healthy treats options for your pet during christmas and festive holidays here...

Pet friendly strata by-laws in NSW at long last
In the biggest overhaul to strata laws in New South Wales in 50 years, pets will now be allowed by default in units and apartments.

Read about the pet friendly strata by-laws here...

Halloween fun for kids, but not necessarily for pets
With Halloween around the corner, veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to be aware of the stresses and dangers that come with the tricks and treats.

Read how you can keep your pet save here...

Australians love their pets more than most
As animal-lovers globally celebrate World Animal Day on 4 October, we are reminded Australia is a country that loves its pets more than most.

Read about World Animal Day here...

AWL & kind vet save cat with advanced veterinary technology
Animal Referral Hospital helps 'Save A Life' with Animal Welfare League NSW

Read about the collaboration between ARH and AWL in saving cats life here...

Good News For Kangaroos!
The Russian Government has suspended kangaroo meat imports, offering a reprieve for Australia's most iconic species.

Read more about the Australian kangaroo meat trade here...

Australia's renowned animal behaviourist Dr Joanne Righetti has been appointed Ambassador of Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA).
Dr Jo will be advocating for the adoption of animals from AWLA-affiliated shelters around the country and promoting AWLA campaigns aimed at strengthening the human-animal bond and positive welfare outcomes for companion animals.

Read about Dr Joanne Righetti's campaign for AWLA here...

AAWS 7th National Workshop Communique
Animal welfare in Australia is set to take a great leap forward and meet changing community expectations through the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy (AAWS).

Read the influence of Australian Animal Welfare Strategy for Australia here...

Can my pet come in too?
SEEKING STUDY PARTICIPANTS: Have you ever had to evacuate from a disaster event with a pet?

Read how you can participate here...

Winter weather brings perils for pets
From tick paralysis to smoke inhalation due to house fires, winter offers many outdoor and indoor threats to pets, but taking a few precautions will help to protect their health and safety.

Read how you can protect your pets during winter time here...

On Jun 21 (Fri) the AWLQ rehoming centres are encouraging the community and local businesses to get involved in 'Take Your Dog to Work Day' a day that promotes the bond between humans and their pets.

Read how you can can also win Take your dog to work's competition here...

Animal Welfare League Qld to reopen their doors in Ipswich
The Animal Welfare League Qld will re-open its doors on the 11th Jun more than two months after Ipswich City Council issued a suspension order after receiving allegations of animal neglect and cruelty made by a disgruntled volunteer.

Read more about the commitment of AWL QLD for Ipswich community here...

Aquarium Import Business for Sale in NSW Due to Ill Health. Buy an aquarium business with benefits!

Read more of this fantastic opportunity with this aquarium business coming up for sale

Veterinarians warn pet owners to keep treats to themselves this Easter
Veterinarians are no strangers to animals coming in with poisoning during Easter. Chocolate poisoning in dogs is a big problem, particularly dark chocolate, which contains a higher level of the toxin 'theobromine', says veterinarian Dr Sarah Goldsmid from the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney.

Read which foods are of danger to your pet

Bondi Vet's Dr Lisa Chimes comes on board as Cats, Canines & Cupid Ambassador
Dr Lisa Chimes, known for her role as one of the vets on Channel Ten prime time program 'Bondi Vet' is hoping to make Valentine's Day truly meaningful by coming on board as an Ambassador for the Cats, Canines & Cupid campaign.

Read more about her involvement as Cats, Canines & Cupid Ambassador here...

Make Your Valentine's Truly Meaningful
Why not make this Valentine's Day truly meaningful by raising much needed funds for Vets Beyond Borders as part of their Cats, Canines and Cupid campaign. It is a fun and exciting opportunity for pet and animal lovers from all over Australia to share the love with our furry friends overseas.

Read more about how you can contribute in the Cats, Canines and Cupid campaign...

Fireworks Frighten Furries
Every year thousands of animals suffer from the noise of fireworks. The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is reminding pet owners to follow some simple guidelines over the festive season to ensure their pets don't suffer.

A message from the Australian Veterinary Association about the impact of fireworks on pets and horses. Many pets suffer injury or get lost when fireworks are around but this can be avoided. Read more about pets and the danger of fireworks...

Pet Industry Association responds to pet "kill rates" debate
Pet stores will help to reduce the number of abandoned dogs euthanased each year with a major industry policy being rolled out across the country.

Read about the PIAA story here.

Australia Slow to Develop New Animal Health Products
Animal health care products are of extreme importance to Australian Pet Owners but Australia is lacking in the field of medicine development.

Read about the Animal health care products here.

Halloween - A Nightmare for Pets
Veterinarians are cautioning pet owners to be aware of the stresses and dangers of Halloween and to keep their pets safe.

Read how you can keep your pet safe here. There are many threats to your dog or cat during Halloween so read on to be prepared to protect your pet.

How to Pick the Perfect Pet Sitter
Pet sitters offer a valuable service, especially for pet owners who do not want to put their beloved animals into a kennel or cattery. But choosing a sitter can seem like quite a complicated choice: how do you decide on the person you are going to entrust with your pet's wellbeing? This guide covers a few of the essentials in helping you find the right person for your pet sitting assignment.

Read how to pick the perfect Pet Sitter here

RSPCA to partner with large Petbarn chain to lessen high RSPCA kill rates of dogs and cats.

Read about the Pet Adoption here

Pet Rescue taking place around Australia around the clock
Pet and other animals are being rescued 24 hours a day all around Australia as the pet loving Australian community members spread news of the plight of abandoned pets including dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, fancy rats and mice, ferrets, horses and farmyard pets like goats, sheep, cattle, alpaca, llama and other animals that have been dumped or whose owners can't for some reason keep them anymore.

. Adopt a pet yourself or just read how others are involved in pet rescue

Pet News Around Australia
The week at a glance: a roundup of everything that has happened in the Australian Pet & Horse Scene for this week.

Read short pet snippets from papers around Australia this week…

State wide cat laws proposed for Western Australia
Proposed state wide cat ownership legislation has been introduced into Western Australian State Parliament.

Read about the Cat Bill here

SOS - Save our Shelter
Financial crisis puts shelter at risk of closing!

Read more about how we can help to save the shelter

Lack of pet friendly accommodation killing our pets
A lack of pet friendly accommodation is contributing to the number of animals being euthanised in Australia, say animal welfare campaigners.

Read about the impact of no pet friendly housing in Australia

Kitty Le Chat - Cat Packer Extraordinaire
Three years ago, French couple Guillaume and Laetitia set off on a road trip from Miami that would change one cat's life for ever.

Read more about the story here

Burnt Down Animal Welfare Shelter Re-Opens!
AWLQ Warehouse Launch Party.

AWL Queensland invite you to read about the destruction of their shelter warehouse and party to reopen new building

Fashion Week lands at the Animal Welfare League and Black is Back!
In the spirit of Fashion Week and the Black Friday weekend (13th - 15th of May), The Animal Welfare League Queensland is offering a free gift for every black dog and cat that is adopted.

Read more about the Black Cat Adoption Week

Animal Justice Party formally registered
The Australian Electoral Commission has formally registered a political party concerned with animal issues.

Read about the Animal Justice Party

Rockhampton Council pound figures 'appalling'
Newly released figures show more than 70 per cent of animals impounded in Rockhampton in March were euthanized.

Read about the euthanasia at the Council Pound Animal "Death Camp"

Aussie Philanthropist to fund low cost desexing clinics
An Australian businesswoman is set to build new low cost vet clinics across Australia.

Read about the new desexing clinics
Warning for dog owners - Camel best for riding not eating!
Some camel meat has been found to contain toxins that cause liver disease in dogs.

Read about dogs dying from eating camel meat
How do overseas retailers affect the Australian pet industry?
While the debate about the lack of GST on purchases from overseas continues, Ellen Magner from The Pet Directory takes a look at how this issue affects the pet industry in Australia.

Read what pet industry members have to say here...
New role helps pet industry body drive member benefits
The Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA) is seeking to improve the experience of its members and expand its membership base, with the appointment of an Event and Membership Manager.

Meet the new Pet Expo Event and Membership Manager
Tough Cat Bylaws On The Way For Salisbury, SA
A South Australian council has proposed strict new bylaws on cat ownership with mandatory early age desexing and microchipping and other controls that will affect cat owners.

Read more about South Australia's feral cat problem
The Science of Cat Lapping
American scientists have discovered that cats use physics to drink.

Read more about this cat lapping discovery
Call for Pet Inclusion During Evacuation
As Australia continues to clean up after a spate of natural disasters, a call has been made to allow pets at evacuation centres.

Read more about saving pets in natural disasters
Queensland Flood Relief for Pets & Wildlife
The Animal Welfare League QLD started sending pet food and cleaning supplies to the Lockyer Valley and will also be sending more supplies, including food for displaced wildlife, as of next week.

Read about what they are doing for animals and the exact items they need donated...
Flood Relief for Animals in Need
We would like to advise our supporters that Animal Welfare League NSW is making active efforts to relieve the regions of northern New South Wales that are affected by the flood crisis.

How can you help us?
West Australian free-range chicken producer Mt Barker has become Australia's first chicken farm to join the RSPCA's Approved farming Scheme.

Read more about full events here...
The Great Cat Giveaway!
The Burwood branch of the RSPCA Australia has found a solution to the problem of rehoming cats.

Read how over 100 cats were instantly adopted...
Commuters dreams of fairy tale farms shattered!
Reality hits train and bus travellers across Australia today as Animals Australia launch the first national public awareness campaign.

Read more about how factory farmed animals conditions can be seen on buses, trams, and in railway stations...
Despicable Act - Woman pedestrian puts cat in wheelie bin!
A woman pedestrian was caught on CCTV stopping to pat a friendly moggie and putting him into a nearby wheelie bin.

See the video and
Pet Shops Rehoming Homeless Pets
With animal homelessness high in Australia, pet shops often come under fire if they sell animals. Read about a positive approach by a Brisbane pet shop for providing the public with the opportunity to buy a new pet...

Read this message from Jenni from Brisbane Pet Headquarters here...
Are you guilty of harbouring a WMP?
Have your dog or cat been desexed?

Read this message from Jenni from Brisbane Pet Headquarters here...
Good News For Rabbits and Humans
An end to animal testing chemicals for skin irritation is nigh!

Read about this wonderful initiative by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) where human 'skin' will be 'grown' in test tubes for use in testing skin reactions to chemicals instead of innocent little rabbits...
Farming Puppies for Profit
DOGS Victoria supports the RSPCA in a campaign to stop dogs being used by uncaring people operating puppy farms in Victoria.

Read more about DOGS Victoria actively pursuing the closure of puppy farms…
Happy Paws Manager calls for all pound pets to be desexed
Dog and Cat Shelter manager Sally Rogers is calling for pounds to establish mandatory desexing of dogs and cats.

Read more about pounds perpetuating the problem of strays...
The Facts on Pet Shops
An article in Sunday's NSW Sun Herald by reporter Rachel Browne indicates, in part, that sale of animals through pet shops contribute significantly to the unacceptable high rate of euthanasia of pets in Australia...

To read more about the facts on euthanased and sheltered dogs and cats click here...
Breeder Permits to help reduce euthanasia
The Animal Welfare League of Qld supports the introduction of Breeder Permits on the Gold Coast as an important step to reducing the numbers of abandoned cats and dogs which are killed because there are too many for the numbers of responsible homes available...

Find out how Breeder Permits can help reduce euthanasia...
Pet Industry Association announces Roger Perkins as new CEO
The President of the Pet Industry Association of Australia ("PIAA"), Steve Austin, announced today that the Board has appointed Roger Perkins as Chief Executive of the PIAA.

Find out more about the newly appointed CEO of PIAA...
Animal Welfare League Qld Mother's Day Appeal
Encouraging mums to adopt one of our beautiful souls looking for a home and give themselves the gift of eternal love.

Find out more about adopting a pet with Animal Welfare League Qld...
1,000 pets burned to death in UK pet factory
Fire causes unbelievable suffering and tragedy for over 1,000 beautiful animals when a pet breeding factory burned four sheds that housed guinea pigs also known as cavies, rabbits and other small pets.

Read more about the guinea pig factory fire...
Save Every Life program comes to AWL this Easter long weekend
THE Animal Welfare League will welcome back its '10th lifers' this Easter long weekend, with about 20 Save Every Life cats taking control of the boardroom from Saturday, Apr 3 until Monday, Apr 5.

Read more about the AWL Save Every Life program this Easter long weekend
Nestlé Purina PetCare Australia announced today it plans to aquire the Accessories and Treats business of The KraMar Pet Company Pty Ltd. The aquisition will take effect from 25th Mar 2010.

Read more about Nestlé Purina PetCare Australia's aquisition of the Accessories and Treats business of The KraMar Pet Company Pty Ltd
Major business development project for South Grafton opening Monday 15 Mar 2010
Congratulations to Chris Gough and Associates on the opening of their new state of the art veterinary hospital in South Grafton in the Clarence Valley NSW.

Come along and celebrate the new Riverbank Animal Hospital with us.
Lawyers for Animals?
Swiss newspapers have been buzzing with the special vote held on Sunday 7 2010 to introduce state funded legal representation for abused animals. The vote was defeated by 70% of Swiss voters in the controversial referendum.

Read why Switzerland takes animal welfare so seriously
With the Rain come the Rats and the Cats
Cats have taken on an improved status in a small country town of Julia Creek. The early rain has brought rats in search of food to the Julia Creek area near Winton Queensland. This has caused the McKinlay Shire Council in the north-west of Queensland to place a moratorium on its cat bounty.

Read about the feline and rodent situation in the country town of Julia Creek here...
Australians say no to live export as the Festival of Sacrifice commences in the Middle East
The largest single petition ever lodged with the Rudd Government's Petitions Committee includes the signatures of over 34,000 Australians opposed to live animal exports to the Middle East.

Read about Australian community outrage over the Muslim slaughter of Australian animals exported live to the Middle East
Pet Industry Trends
The Pet Industry has come up tops in recent statistics with it boosting up the CPI of the recreation industry which had fallen in the last quarter.

Read statistics on the recent 2009 growth in the pet industry.
Sydney's most popular family Expo is on again full of great attractions and non-stop entertainment to delight Expo visitors. This year's Expo promises to be the biggest and best ever with over 150 exhibitors taking part and a huge variety of pets and animals to see. It's a great fun day out that's sure to please every member of the family.

Find out more about Sydney Pet and Animal Expo here
The Glamorous World of The Australian Pet Trade
View photos of pet product stands, extraordinary dogs, new pet products, interesting pet traders and glamorous people at the trade only Pet Expo.

Get a glimpse into the little known world of the pet industry.
News Flash! The 2009 Pet Trade Expo beings Monday 19th Oct!
The 2009 Australian Pet Industry Association Pet Expo is to be held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre 19th - 21st Oct. This is Australia's largest & only trade exhibition of pet and aquaria products & accessories.

Find out everything about the Pet Expo including timetable of events and talks, trade show etc here...
RSPCA NSW taking a radical, new approach to rehoming!
RSPCA NSW's latest appeal hit households this week and focused on the upcoming RSPCA Care Centre - an adoption centre and outpatient vet clinic that will be opened in Rouse Hill by the end of this year.

Find out about the new approach from RSPCA!
The inaugural Toowoomba Pet and Animal Expo is a fantastic opportunity for the Pet Industry and local retailers to generate additional sales, promote products and services, and create brand awareness.

Find out about the new pet and animal expo!
'Proud Pet Parents' get to show the world they love their pets, while supporting animals in need.

Find out how to make a difference with your pet's photo!
Should breeders be inbreeding or line breeding?
Pedigree Dogs Exposed: RSPCA calls for change. Pedigree dog breeders in Australia have a tremendous opportunity to lead by example and fundamentally change the way dogs are bred in this country.

Read about RSPCA calling for an end to inbreeding of purebred dogs...
Animal Welfare League Qld Fundraising Dinner & Silent Auction
The Animal Welfare League was broken in to recently and approx. $10,000 was stolen. Money that is desperately needed to continue providing the care, shelter, and rehoming of dogs and cats.

To find out how you can help The Animal Welfare League click here...
There is a lot of discussion currently about what we eat and how we process food as well as the farming practices of both crop and animal produce and how they impact on the environment.

Read about a special event being held in Sunnybank Queensland on this Sunday 30 Aug 2009.
Last chance to WIN One Million Dollars if you are a pet owner and you buy Hill's Science Diet products from your vet or favourite pet shop.

Click here to enter the competition which closes on 31st Aug 2009.
Show results from Adelaide Royal Show Animal Events
Some of you in the animal community may know some of the winners of the prestigious awards at the Adelaide Royal Show.

Click here to see more...
The Pet Barn Nerang achieves Pet Industries "Gold Class" Accreditation
The Pet Barn Nerang of 19 Hinkler Drive, Nerang has recently achieved Accreditation status with the Pet Industry Association of Australia - the Peak Body

Read more about The Pet Barn Nerang's achievement in the Pet Industry
Dog Massage Course by National College of Traditional Medicine
This course has been designed for all those with a love of dogs and an interest in improving their health and wellbeing with the gentle but powerful therapy of massage.

Find out more about the courses and how you can enroll!
More than $1/4 million raised to help dog owners affected by the bushfires
The International Virtual Dog Show was the fundraising effort DOGS Victoria used to kick off its bushfire appeal fund in Feb this year. We ended up receiving 8,796 entries in just one month. At $10 per dog, this raised $87,960 toward the total that would eventually surpass $326,000. These funds are being used to help dog owners care for their dogs as they rebuild or relocate...

Click to read more about helping the dog owners affected by the bushfires...
Cupcake Day for the RSPCA 2009!
The biggest bake-off in the Southern Hemisphere is back - Cupcake Day for the RSPCA!

Click to read more about the RSPCA's Cupcake Day, register, buy cupcakes or merchandise...
The Federal Government will invest 11 cents for every animal exported overseas for slaughter in a dismal attempt to address the massive welfare problems ailing animals in the industry. 

Read more about Budget Fails Animals and Export Jobs
US Breeder Sentenced to 90 Days in Jail for Animal Cruelty
A big breakthrough for animal welfare is being heralded by the pet industry in the USA as an end to an ongoing problem breeder known to perform her own surgery on the dogs she housed without a veterinary degree. 

Read how this renegade breeder came to justice
Renting a home using a Pet Resume!
Whether you are a wildlife carer or a dog owner or one of the other millions of Australians that own a pet, a Pet Resume just might get you out of trouble and keep your pet out of the pound! Renting with a pet can be a real headache. It is already hard enough to find a suitable rental home but add one or more pets to the mix and you have pretty much quadrupled your problems. 

Read how you can better prepare to get the pick of rental homes that will accept your pet by following a set formula for success and by the use of a Pet Rental Resume for your furry, feathery or scaly friend.
"If you go out in the woods today..." beware of the deer shooters
Deer in NSW Australia were the focus of gun toting shooters on Saturday after a government funded media campaign attracted thousands of people out to shoot deer in the State forest. This coincides with the opening of the duck shooting season in the South Australian wetlands which due to public opposition has been shortened to two months.

Read more about deer shooters...
Will some lucky pets get the $900 Government handout?
Joe Hockey as opposition treasury spokesperson has accused the Government of including pets in the $900 cash handout for tax payers! According to statistics, hundreds of dog and cat owners leave some or all of their money to their beloved pets in their will.

Read more whether lucky pets will get $900 from Government
Victorian Bush Fire Appeals and Assistance for Dogs and other Pets
The Pet Directory extends its sympathy to the victims of the bushfires. This is a tragic time for the nation and many of us would like to assist with donations of money or goods. Here are a list of funds that have been set up for people and for dogs, cats and other pets left homeless by the fires.

Read more about the Victorian Bush Fire Appeals and Assistance for Dogs and other Pets...
Tails of the City
Notice to members! As a member of The Pet Directory Network we are excited about a current pet exhibition and would like you to help us spread the word by telling others that love animals and have an interest in pet ownership. Print this news page and present to receive a free copy of The Pet Directory valued at $25!

Read about the "Tails of the City" exhibition at the Museum of Sydney...
Cat Smart campaign urges purr-fect pet ownership
The Queensland Government has taken another step in its drive to stamp out irresponsible pet ownership with the launch of a new campaign aimed at reducing the high euthanasia rates for cats and kittens.

Read how to look after your cat and promote responsible pet ownership...
2009 RSPCA Australia Scientific Seminar
The RSPCA Australia Scientific Seminar 2009 will broadly examine the interaction between animals and human health from the perspectives of both human health impacts and animal welfare.

Pet Shops benefitting from economic downturn this Christmas
Customers are focussing on the essentials like food but also buying collars, toys etc. but not going for the Christmas gimmicks such as pet Christmas stockings for under the tree...

Inviting You To The Velma's Pets As Therapy Christmas Picnic!
Greetings Pets As Therapy Volunteers, Course Students, Pet Lovers and Supporters,

It is that time again - yes Christmas!

You are invited to the Vets Beyond Borders AGM
You are cordially invited to attend the Vets Beyond Borders Annual General Meeting. We will be offering afternoon tea and a chance to meet some of the VBB team, board members and volunteers. Come along and hear first hand what VBB has been doing and will do in the future.

Eagle Pack Pet Foods - Statement to customers
Eagle Pack, as an importer of high quality pet food uses human grade ingredients only in our food and does not apply any un-natural chemical preservatives in the presentation of our food. We would also like to assure our customers that whilst Eagle Pack is produced in the USA we are not linked to Champion Pet Foods (producing Orijen Pet Foods).

Very interesting news from the RSPCA in the ACT: Santa Paws and how he can help homeless animals || Judge giving tough sentence for cruelty to pet ferrets || Pets' Party at the shelter: learn to teach your dog tricks || Sponsor a kennel or cat house with your name on it in gold!

Santa Paws is Coming!
You and your pet can have your photograph taken with Santa for this coming Christmas! Find the dates or email RSPCA for more details.

News Flash from Pet Industry Association of Australia!
NSW Pet Shop Code, Commercial Dog Washing Services and Groomers!

While the bad news is that Dr Harry Cooper is unable to attend the Pets' Day Out at Ballam Park on Sunday, 12 Oct, the good news is that Dr Katrina Warren, his famous partner from the television hit Harry's Practice, will be the new special guest on the day...

New South Wales pet shops have been sent a revised code of practice that is now enforceable under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulation, 2005...

The 12th China International Pet Show
CIPS---the largest pet trade show in Asia! The grand gathering of world pet professionals is coming! Free registration as a visitor now on! ...

New Animal Cruelty Laws for SA
Next month will see the introduction of very tough penalties for animal cruelty with fines of up to $20,000 or two years jail....

Domestic Cat Skinned Alive
Police are looking for anyone who has information about a skinned and gutted cat that was found on Thursday hanging from a street sign at around 11 a.m. ...

The RSPCA today said it was time for animal welfare groups to be less compromising and to encourage more people to make their voice heard if animal welfare is going to improve in Australia...

Laidley Conference 4th / 5th Oct 2008 **Agricultural Shows - Today and Beyond**
QCAS Conference to be held in Laidley. All interested parties are welcome to attend. It is always a great weekend and lots of information is available....

Australian World Animal Day Ambassador Announced
Recently the Australian Ambassador was announced as Pam Ahern, the founder of Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary in Willowmavin, via Kilmore, Victoria...

Savannah cat banned
Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has banned the Savannah cat from being brought into Australia finding it poses an extreme risk to Australia's environment and biodiversity.

PIAA, The Pet Industry Association of Australia-NEW CONSTITUTION AND NEW BOARD
More members voted than in the history of PIAA on the motion "that the Constitution of the Company be repealed and replaced in its entirety". The new constitution was accepted by a majority vote of members with 93% in favour of the major overhaul of the PIAA constitution.

Visit the PIAA website
This Wednesday Jamie Oliver will empower Australian consumers with the knowledge to help them make informed decisions that will improve the lives of millions of layer and meat chickens across the country...

Harrods opens the largest ever pet emporiuim
Harrods is set to open a new pet department later this month that will be three times larger than the existing space devoted to animals.

Where do people buy their new puppy or kitten?
There is always debate about this in the media and within the pet industry. You can vote on the poll yourself at the click of a button.

Animals in the News
Click to read interesting animal news stories making headlines. Topics: * Track your lost dog by phone! *Robot pet hair vacuum *Love a Lovebird? *New Aussie Shark found *Muddy Goat Disease in North Queensland

Animal Welfare must factor in Australia's Farming Future
Australian farmers have a prime opportunity to take advantage of the growing demand for animal welfare friendly products and governments at all levels must help facilitate change, RSPCA Australia said today.

Animals in the News Mar 2008
Click to see our collection of interesting animal stories that have made headlines this past week. Topics covered: *Chihuahua dog falls from sky *Cancer survivor seeks repeat win in world's longest sled dog races *Kitten dumping has reached record levels in Australia *Python Eats Australian family dog in Kuranda *Body Part by Body Part Sumatran Tigers are being sold into extinction *Cat DNA leads back to Ancient times and forward to over 200 genetic disorders *New undescribed species of parasite that infects aquarium fish

Animals in The News
Click to see our collection of interesting animal stories that have made headlines this past week. Topics covered: *Baby Polar Bear Orphan *Smuggled Reptiles *$10,000 Dog Found Close to Death in Stolen Car *Tiger Kills Tormentor *Plastic Bag Ban in Australia a Dilemma for Dog Walking Owners *Bird flu Breakouts with No Explanation Transmitted to Infect People *RSPCA Rescues Horses-31 found Dead and Decomposing-111 in Serious Condition *Serious Ecological Threat Posed by Millions of Imported Aquarium Fish into Australia-Report by University of Sydney Professor, Richard Whittington *NSW Premier's Reading Challenge 2008-Recommended Books include How to Care for Your Pet Rabbit and Other Animal Related Titles

In Australia With The Looks of a Cheetah
The newest 'must have' cat breed is finally on its way to the cat lovers here in Australia. A Queensland based company, Savannah Cats Australia are introducing the Savannah cat into Australia.

Shear Magic - The John Allan Story
John Allan is one of the pioneers of the Australian Wool Industry and his shearing exploits are legendary.

Dosing cows with drugs causing antibiotic resistance - Doctors in Britain struggling to treat people...
Giving unnecessary antibiotics to animals to artificially fend off illness might be giving rise to drug resistant bacteria which may have bad consequences for humans that eat these animals.

Rat Chariots and Artificial Dog's legs!
Animal wheelchair inventor nominated for major award for mini-chariots for rats to artificial limbs for dogs!

Released today, the latest annual national statistics from RSPCA Australia paint a bleak picture for Australia's cat population, prompting the organisation to reiterate its call for mandatory desexing of cats and dogs.

Parliamentary Bill Proposed to Stop Sale of Pets in NSW Pet Shops
Read the Media Release from the Pet Industry Association of Australia about the proposed Bill and implications for animal welfare and for the pet industry.

Best presentation of trade stands at the PIAA Pet Trade Expo - Melbourne, 5th and 6th Oct.
Congratulations to the winners for best presentation of their trade stands at the recent PIAA Pet Trade Expo held in Melbourne, 5th and 6th Oct.

Pet Expo 07 and Groomex coming to Melbourne
Australia's pet trade expo and famous Groomex competition only days away!

RSPCA Applauds QLD Government Companion Animal Review
RSPCA Australia has today welcomed the decision by the Queensland Government to conduct a review into the mandatory identification and desexing of companion animals.

Asian Leopard
Lifestyle Pets introduces the $22,000 AsheraTM, the world's largest, rarest and most exotic domestic cat.


Cat Poo Coffee!
How do you like your Poo? Whoops I mean CatPoo Coffee! Seems Queenslanders are really scraping the bottom of the litter tray in their thirst for what coffee connoisseurs say has a taste to die for.


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