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...]

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...]

Local groups support new vegans

Alternative meat products

AISHA ISABELLA ULSTRUP-HANSEN Vegan living is on the rise in Australia, thanks to wider availability of meat-free alternatives, celebrity endorsement and greater awareness of the potential benefits of a vegan diet, including reducing animal cruelty … [Read more...]

Big Adopt Out to rehome 300 animals

RSPCA Big Adopt Out

CONNIE SAVAGE The RSPCA’s Big Adopt Out returns to Brisbane for it’s seventh year this Saturday, bringing animal rescue groups from across Queensland together to rehome hundreds of animals.   There will be around 300 cats and dogs up … [Read more...]

Walk targets farm animal maltreatment

Walk for Farm Animals Brisbane

BRITTINY EDWARDS More than 80 supporters are expected to walk the streets through Brisbane City and Southbank this Sunday as part of the annual Walk for Farm Animals, which raises awareness of the maltreatment of farm animals.   Farm … [Read more...]