Shout It Saturday – Pet News !

Here are some of the stories from around the web that I found interesting !  All the below links open in a new window. Please share this blog post or else the individual stories with others 🙂  ENJOY !

The Rockhampton Showgrounds was set up by Rockhampton Regional Council to temporarily shelter animals from low-lying areas and now resembles something akin to Noah’s Ark – housing lots of horses, cattle, dogs, cats, chooks, goats and even a donkey.

Almost 17,000 attacks on native animals have been recorded in the past five years by prominent animal welfare groups who say the results are just the tip of the iceberg.

THE onus is on cat owners to desex their feline friends following an inundation of kittens and pregnant cats at the RSPCA in December.

There were 95 stray and surrendered cats, compared with 63 in December 2009.

This record high coincides with the release of a WIRES report saying Coffs Harbour is among the worst suburbs for cat and dog attacks on native wildlife.

….working together, the welfare groups would be able to ensure as many animals as possible were returned to their owners but she warned recovery would be lengthy, heartbreaking and expensive, and that the danger had not yet passed.

AWLQ Public Relations Manager Gabrielle Wheaton said of the 22 animals, three were stray dogs with no ID and so the Gold Coast-based not-for-profit organisation turned to social media to help find the owners of these dogs, as Ms Wheaton knew people may not expect to find their pets so far away from home.

A commonsense measure like collars with a telephone number would allow for a more immediate reuniting of lost pets with their owners, and at the same time alleviate unnecessary workload of staff.

The dangers of leaving a dog in an unattended car are high and the public needs to be made aware of the potentially devastating impact on pets.

“Cars left stationary in the sun become like ovens and dogs can develop heat stroke and suffer a cruel death in only six minutes,” Mr Kelly said.

“If you have any information on the whereabouts of our terribly missed and much loved cat, I’m begging you to come forward and let me know on 0417 743 863.”


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