Between a rock and a fast pace

Dave Whitfield "Karawatha Forest Park" by Brisbane City Council (CC BY 2.0) Between Brisbane and Logan, bordered by the Gateway and Logan motorways, surrounded by truck depots and sprawling housing developments, sits almost 1000 … [Read more...]

Campus take-over

Dave Whitfield Image by sandid from Pixabay With most Griffith University students mainly studying online, the Nathan campus has been very quiet. However, the forest that surrounds the campus has been a hub of activity. Dave Whitfield … [Read more...]

RSPCA Cupcake Day helps animals in need

RSPCA’s Cupcake Day

SERENA HERR The RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is on again this October, encouraging supporters to participate by either hosting a baking party or donating, to raise funds to fight animal cruelty.   Cupcake Day is the RSPCA’s annual national … [Read more...]

Debate continues over Gold Coast shark nets

Great White Shark Gerald Schombs/Unsplash

CRYSTAL FOX AND ROSE MANSON The use of controversial shark nets to reduce the chances of shark attacks on Gold Coast beaches continues to cause debate, with many believing the nets are too much of a danger to other marine animals.   The … [Read more...]

Donations vital for busy wildlife hospital

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

ALEX MCKENNA Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, but without donations and the support of the community the hospital would be unable to keep its doors open.     The Gold Coast … [Read more...]

Pandemic creates surge in pet adoptions

RSPCA worker

KAYLA SYLVESTER Pet shelters and animal rescues around Queensland say there has been a significant increase in animal adoptions since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as an increase in the number of people donating their time to animal … [Read more...]

Animal shelters adopt new virtual approach

Bull Arab foster dogs

MADISON COSKERIE The coronavirus pandemic has forced Queensland animal shelters to adapt to social distancing regulations by cancelling or amending fundraising events and shifting animal adoption procedures online.   The RSPCA … [Read more...]

Animal sanctuary opens gates to public

DRU founder Kate Bijkerk

KAYLA SYLVESTER Many industries are facing an uncertain future thanks to COVID-19, but one industry that has been largely overlooked during the pandemic is that of animal rescue.   Deathrow Unchained (DRU) is a not-for-profit … [Read more...]

This year’s Ekka is only a click away

Ekka strawberry sundaes

ERIN RIETDYK The 2020 Ekka kicks off today but, like most things in 2020, it’s life, but not as we know it. This year the RNA’s Royal Queensland Show is going online to get around the social restrictions created by the ongoing COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Empty bottles help support rescue dogs

Bridgy Staffies United Rescue

CONNIE SAVAGE Staffies United Rescue (SUR) are encouraging people to cash in their empty bottles and donate their 10 cent refund to rescue dogs in need.   It’s as simple as collecting eligible bottles, taking them to a local Containers … [Read more...]