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Animal Style
Let’s be honest, you’re never too old for stickers. What better way to admire your pup away from home than with a sticker that looks just like them for your laptop, car or any other surface you can look at all day long? STICKAPET’s range even capture
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Lifelong Bonds In The Animal Kingdom
Not only do they mate for life, these animals all have some fairly incredible stories! From not knowing who their partner is at first, to being forever trapped inside a sponge, the monogamous couples of the animal kingdom provide some of the most int
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Why Cats Purr
Spend enough time with a cat and you are sure to experience its rumbling purr. While we often associate purring with a cat’s pleasure during petting, there are many other, more complicated reasons, as to why a cat may purr. Scientists have found that
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Spotting Australia’s Beautiful Butterflies
CONSIDERED A SYMBOL OF BEAUTY, change and positivity, the butterfly is one of nature’s most iconic creatures. Many find inspiration in their unique transformative life-cycle. Others simply marvel at the delicate loveliness of these colourful, flutter
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Bushfires & Wildlife
Bushfires across the country have killed and injured animals en masse. Recovery missions to save lives was the first challenge and continue in fire ravaged areas. Now we face another battle: securing a future for the survivors. September 2019 saw the
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Behind The Scenes With An RSPCA Inspector
It takes a special type of person to become an RSPCA Inspector, so what attracted Ben to apply to take on the challenge? “After working many years within the government sector, I was after a bigger challenge and wanted to get more involved with anima
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Charlie’s Sad Story
“I still recall it vividly. This particular job was in a really good neighbourhood close to my home. I remember telling Inspector Shawn Jansen, who was training me at the time, how good the area was and that this job will be a breeze! I was so wrong!
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Adopting a Greyhound
Calm and docile, greyhounds are rarely noisy and are always ready to chill out with you during your downtime. On the other hand (or paw), if you want to hit the switch for a high-energy walk or activity, greyhounds boast streamlined bodies that enabl
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Green Tree Python
Type: Reptile Diet: Carnivorous Colour: When mature they’re emerald green in colour with a yellow belly. Some have occasional white markings. Hatchlings, however, emerge as either sulphur yellow or even reddish-orange before changing to their adult g
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Welcome
Like the majority of Australians, these past few months have been quite overwhelming. I’m sure as an animal lover, you too have felt helpless, angry and emotionally drained with the recent bushfire crisis impacting Australia. It’s a terrible situatio
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Something to Tweet About
In July of 2019, we had the honour and utmost pleasure to spend some time at an incredible parrot welfare organisation in Denver, Colorado, USA: The Gabriel Foundation. Founded in 1996 by the wise and wonderful Julie Murad and named in honour of her
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Life-saving canine receives RSPCA Queensland Animal Hero Award!
ANIMAL HERO On October 11 last year, Shaune was struck by a car while walking Max. She suffered horrific head and facial injuries and had severe fractures to her arm, neck, pelvis and hip. She spent 27 days in a coma in Intensive Care at the Princess
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Humane Methods Of Cane Toad Removal
While there is a fairly universal agreement over the need to control cane toads, there is significant debate over what is the most humane method to use. After all, irrespective of the fact cane toads are considered pests, they are also capable of exp
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RSPCA News & Updates
For the sixth year, RSPCA’s Pop Up Adoption at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre was a huge success with 213 pets finding new homes on January 18. Pop Up Adoption is all about bringing RSPCA pets to the people, in one central location. Pe
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Hear Meowt
There’s nothing harder than bidding your four-legged friend farewell and sending them to the rainbow bridge. The end of our pets’ lives is unfortunately something that most of us deal with at least once throughout our lives. So, what if we could clon
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A Life Saving Wonder Cat
Five years ago, beautiful Penny was rescued from the the streets of Adelaide and brought into RSPCA South Australia’s Lonsdale shelter as a tiny stray. Young Alex had been begging his mother Sarah for a kitten in the lead up to his fifth birthday. “I
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All You Need To Know About Paralysis Ticks
Paralysis ticks (Ixodes holocyclus) are found along the entire east coast of Australia and thrive in hot weather. They are most active from August to February. Why are they a danger to my pet? Female adult paralysis ticks inject a neurotoxin into hos
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Staying Put For Pepper
Pepper’s story starts off as one of sadness, but like other stories at our shelter, ends in a happily furever after. When Pepper’s owner got sick, it was a hard decision to find a new place for Pepper to call home. The family needed to move interstat
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How To Fit A Harness To Your Dog
The RSPCA recommends using a front harness. It gives you more control when walking dogs that have a tendency to pull. The design has a loop at the front of the dog’s chest and over their back. The front loop also works to secure your pet’s existing c
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Finding Nemo… a Happy Home
In September, Inspector Sam attended a house north of Perth in response to a report made to RSPCA WA’s Cruelty Hotline. When she arrived, Sam found two rabbits in a cage outside which was too small for them. They had little room to sniff, exercise or
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Kids Corner
The natural world is a tough place to call home. Check out these animals that have adapted to survive in interesting and unusual ways! PISTOL SHRIMP have one giant claw that they use to fend off predators. They snap this claw so quickly that it creat
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Ask A Vet
Dr Adam Sternberg from Greencross Vets talks about some of the common situations when you might have to administer first aid to your pet. We may often be faced with a situation where we need to administer first aid to our pets. Whilst we hope this wi
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Pet Star Signs
Courageous, confident, determined, impatient, short-tempered, likes challenges and comfy clothes I am determined in becoming the best of whatever challenges LEO are thrown at me (is that a ball?). My time is valuable and you are wasting my time by ho
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Crumbs
CONSERVATION Just how much of our planet do we need to preserve to ensure animals can continue to exist alongside humans? CLIMATE CHANGE IS GETTING SOME SERIOUS HEAT within the media and no matter what your stance may be, it’s getting harder to deny
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Hear Meowt
This was the question I asked after a case involving horrific acts of cruelty to an innocent echidna by an international student at a university campus. Well to some extent, I know the answer to this question already. Recently a man was jailed for be
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RSPCA News & Updates
It’s been over 22 years since the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme was launched in 1996. In that time, we’ve seen an enormous amount of change within the agriculture industry when it comes to animal welfare and consumer expectations. We’re proud to have
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Critter Care
CATS Salt lamps are part of many people’s living rooms. But did you know that these pretty lamps can be dangerous to curious felines looking for a salty snack? What are salt lamps? These household items are made by placing a light bulb or candle insi
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Rescues
RSPCA ACT A patient wait for her happy ending. Sassy arrived in the ACT shelter in June 2018, a long 16 months ago, when a concern for her welfare was made. Sassy was approximately two years old and did not have up to date microchip details, and had
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Fast Facts
With straw-coloured rings around their eyes, leathery looking wings and a fox-like snout, it’s easy to see where the Spectacled Flying Fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) gets its name. Also known as the spectacled fruit bat, it is part of the megabat fami
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Ask A Vet
With a predicted hot and humid summer around the corner, all pets, irrespective of fur, feathers or scales are susceptible to the effects of heat. Here are some tips to keep your pets comfortable and safe this summer. 1. Recognise the signs of heat s
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