It’s National De-Sexing Month

National De-sexing month

‘Not Again!”… That’s this years’ theme for National De-sexing Month and we’re all being asked to heed the message and act to prevent unwanted animal breeding. Animal Welfare League Qld’s National De-sexing Network Strategic Director Dr Joy Verrinder says once the cat breeding cycle starts, it … [Read more...]

Two Dogs Die

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Two pet dogs have been killed by baits and Police are investigating. Detectives from the Charters Towers Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) are now investigating the suspected dog baiting offences in Charters Towers this week. The incident occurred in the early hours of yesterday … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence Approach for Pets

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Some victims of domestic violence have remained in dangerous situations because they are worried about the safety of their pets if they leave and now a service is doing something to help. Domestic violence shelters accepting animals at risk from domestic and family violence operate now in … [Read more...]

Think of Your Furry Family Members

Photography by Paul Wilkinson Photography Ltd.

With the long weekend upon us and hot hot weather we’re being urged to think beyond ‘self’ and include pets in our planning. Acting Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries and Minister for Rural Economic Development Leeanne Enoch says with Queensland expected to have some of the hottest days on … [Read more...]

Checking the Lay of the Land

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State Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth says he’s checking he lay of the land following his disappointment with the Queensland Electoral Commission decision to abolish his seat under the proposed changes to electoral boundaries for Queensland. Mr Knuth says he’s it is clear that the Electoral … [Read more...]

Pet Owners on Notice


As the region swelters through some of the hottest weather on record, and in the wake of the death this week of a working Police dog from heat stress, the RSPCA and Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) are warning owners that current summer heat is taking a toll on dog. At most risk are some … [Read more...]