Pet owners urged to be vigilant this tick season

Fur friends

MAX WILLIAMSON Tick season is upon us again, and vets are urging pet owners to be extra vigilant to protect their fur friends from the damaging effects of tick paralysis.   Tick paralysis is a serious condition that is easily treated, … [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...]

The Great Aussie Microchip Blitz 2016

TAYLA SWALES From the 19th and 20th of November, dogs, cats, owners and animal lovers will gather together across Australia for The Great Aussie Microchip Blitz 2016. The microchip blitz involves micro chipping over 20,000 pets at PETstock … [Read more...]

Eric Burdon, Icon with new Animals

WAI YEUNG This year Eric Burdon will celebrate his 75th birthday with a wild new bunch of Animals and the new Animals are coming to the Blues on Broadbeach free festival. Eric Burdon is a world class Blues singer whose career started in 1964 and he … [Read more...]

The Animals are Coming to Blues on Broadbeach

RISAKO ASAHI with  YIK HIN LAM Standout performers at Blues on Broadbeach this year will be the famous Eric Burdon and The Animals. They will perform on the last day of the festival on Surf Parade, Broadbeach from 6:00pm to 7:15pm, 22 May. Eric … [Read more...]


Patrons are now able to adopt native wildlife from the RSPCA after the introduction the Queensland Government’s new trial program last week. The program is designed to give a home to native reptiles and birds that would otherwise be kept in … [Read more...]