Therapy dog use on the rise in Australia

Darcy the therapy dog

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN It is not unusual to use physical therapy and rehabilitation to help people recover from accidents or injuries. It’s a tried and tested recovery technique. But in recent years a much newer and much more surprising recovery … [Read more...]

250 pets to be adopted at RSPCA event

ANYIEL BIONG This Saturday the Queensland RSPCA will be hosting its annual Big Adopt Out at Brisbane Showgrounds. RSPCA has teamed up with 20 other rescue groups to provide houses for the furry animals for the event. RSPCA Qld … [Read more...]

Pets in Crisis program to receive $100,000

MEG BOLTON The Pets in Crisis Program provides a home for animals whose owners are fleeing abuse relationships. Photo credit: RSPCA WOAW   MP Shannon Fentiman has announced a $100,000 contribution to a program which aims to help … [Read more...]

Rising heat puts pets at risk

SARAH DIONYSIUS As the mercury begins to rise, animal welfare groups have called for pet owners to be wary of the symptoms of heat stroke in their furry friends. RSPCA Queensland spokesman Michael Beatty said there were a number of signs … [Read more...]

Cat Cuddle Café changing the face of pet adoption

ROBERT CARSWELL After only five weeks of operation, Red Hill’s Cat Cuddle Café is stealing the hearts of animal lovers and prospective adopters alike. The café offers the opportunity for patrons to interact with shelter cats in a more … [Read more...]

Greyhound awareness at RSPCA Big Adopt Out

CASSANDRA MULHERN The RSPCA held its annual Big Adopt Out, with a massive turn out of rescue groups trying to re-home both dogs and cats, including groups who rescue and re-home racing greyhounds. Greyhound racing and cruelty has been a … [Read more...]

Caged egg days are over for Woolworths

TESS BROOKS Last week Woolworths announced they would begin phasing out all caged eggs sold in-store by 2018, including home brand products.. The announcement was made as part of a new partnership with Chef Jamie Oliver which, Woolworths … [Read more...]

SAVING NATIVE WILDLIFE ONE HOME AT A TIME

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...]