Keep pet cats indoors, say researchers who found they kill 230m native Australian animals each year

Keep pet cats indoors, say researchers who found they kill 230m native Australian animals each year

Researchers said owners of Australia’s 3.7m domestic cats needed to make sure their pets were indoors or contained to reduce their impact on native species.

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

Quarantine companions: 'If you can give a pet a home whilst self-isolating it’s fabulous'

As shelters brace for fewer volunteers and more surrendered animals, Australians are being urged to consider adopting or fostering.As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, RSPCA shelters around Australia have had to change their hours and take a number of other steps to protect their employees, volunteers and animals.

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

Australian government airdrops more than 4K pounds of food to hungry animals

A wallaby eats after NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken areas.NSW's National Parks and Wildlife Service staff fly with carrots and sweet potatoes before air-dropping them for animals in bushfire-stricken areas.

More than 1 billion animals killed by Australian wildfires

More than 1 billion animals killed by Australian wildfires

Chris Dickman, a professor of ecology at the University of Sydney, revised his estimate of 480 million animals affected by the fires, saying on Wednesday that more than 800 million animals have likely been killed in the Australian state of New South Wales alone.

Labradoodle inventor regrets making 'frankenstein's monster'

Labradoodle inventor regrets making 'frankenstein's monster'

Speaking with Sum of All Parts, an Australian science podcast, Wally Conran, who invented the breed, said: ‘I opened a Pandora box and released a Frankenstein monster.’.

Rebel Wilson to host pet-themed reality show in Australia and we’re already in

Rebel Wilson to host pet-themed reality show in Australia and we’re already in

Called Pooch Perfect, the show will air on Australia’s Network Seven and will see the ten competition hopefuls transform their beloved pets in accordance with each week’s theme.

Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

Amanda Seyfried saved by man’s best friend, Mamma Mia star has dog therapy for trauma

The Mamma Mia star has been a fan of animal therapy ever since she acquired her beloved dog Finn, the lolloping brown nine-year-old Australian shepherd who helped her deal with the ­anxiety that came with being a young actress living away from home in Hollywood.

Rare disease spread via rat urine kills seven dogs and leaves dozens of Australians ill

Rare disease spread via rat urine kills seven dogs and leaves dozens of Australians ill

Seven dogs have died in Sydney from a disease that can kill pets in 48 hours, is transmitted by rat urine and has emerged in New South Wales for the first time, possibly owing to construction “stirring up” rodent populations .

Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Owners urged to snub fashion as high cost of flat-faced dogs revealed

Flat-faced dog breeds cost twice as much in veterinary bills and average more annual vet visits than other breeds, according to an Australian survey of five years of pet insurance claims.

Cats could be banned from going outside under new Australian law

Cats could be banned from going outside under new Australian law

Government officials in Perth are reviewing cat and dog legislation after a rise in complaints about stray animals. Since 2013, punishment for dog owners whose pets attack people or other animals was increased to a maximum $10,000 fine or 12 months in jail.

Woman’s tattoo of her dog ends up looking like ‘male genitalia’

Woman’s tattoo of her dog ends up looking like ‘male genitalia’

(Picture: Caters News)An Australian tourist who got a tattoo of her dog on holiday was mortified when it ended up looking like ‘male genitalia’. (Picture: Caters News)But after showing her friends her new ink, Kayla realised Penny’s nose looked like a penis.

Dog's AMAZING sense of smell helps sniff out VANISHING creatures lost in Australia

Dog's AMAZING sense of smell helps sniff out VANISHING creatures lost in Australia

The International Fund for Animal Welfare sponsored blue-eyed Bear through rigorous training when his skillset saw him chosen to become a frontline champion for the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Detection Dog Unit.

Brave Boy Battles Leukemia: Spirits Uplifted by Pet Photos

Brave Boy Battles Leukemia: Spirits Uplifted by Pet Photos

Me too.” Anthony’s mother Kristen also spoke on the page to thank everyone, “We have laughed ‘ohhed’ and ‘ahhed’ at every single photo and video so far it has really been a joy and I appreciate everyone sharing their pets with us and the personal messages to Anthony are truly awesome.” The event has over 1 million guests with pictures coming from Dubai to Australia.

Johnny Depp Sent to the Dog House? Could Face Jail Time for Smuggling His Pups into Australia

Johnny Depp Sent to the Dog House? Could Face Jail Time for Smuggling His Pups into Australia

According to Nardine Saad of the LA Times, about two weeks ago, Depp and his wife were accused of smuggling the dogs into Queensland on his private jet when they didn’t provide the proper documents or declare them on customs forms.

The internet is obsessed with Knickers the giant Australian cow

The internet is obsessed with Knickers the giant Australian cow

In the world of cows on the internet, Knickers is kind of a big deal. That means Knickers gets to live out his days on the 3,000-acre property "coaching" the normal-sized cattle about where to graze, and presumably eating everything until Australia is a barren continent.

Bindi and Robert Irwin introduce their family pug, 'one of the sweetest' animals they know

Bindi and Robert Irwin introduce their family pug, 'one of the sweetest' animals they know

In the third episode of “My Pet Tale,” where celebrities share how their pets have shaped their lives, the Irwins describe Stella as a loving and important part of their family. “When we're not cuddling koalas in Australia, we are cuddling Stella, our little pug,” Bindi Irwin told TODAY.

Trust us, these sausage dogs at the Running of the Wieners will bring some joy to your day

Trust us, these sausage dogs at the Running of the Wieners will bring some joy to your day

If this dog does not win I am filing an official complaint (Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)An important bit of information: Each year in Melbourne, Australia, groups of dachshunds gather to take part in the annual Running of the Wieners.

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

Hot Aussie firefighters pose half-naked with adorable baby animals

The proceeds help animals in need (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images) Now the organisers are searching for the hottest firefighters in the world (Picture: Australian Firefighters Calendar/Cover Images)Following the global success of the project, the organisers are now looking to globalise their search for sexy firefighters.

Cat survey reveals feline influence over Australian states

Cat survey reveals feline influence over Australian states

Now a survey of feline influence over each Australian state reveals things haven’t really changed all that much.The fresh look at Australian attitudes reveals the subtle differences in attitude and behaviour human staff have towards their furry overlords.The survey was part of a marketing campaign by Fancy Feast to coincide with the launch of a new collection of ‘premium cat accessories’, designed by Australian fashion designer Leona Edmiston.And it actually seems they’re on to something.RELATED: Never double-cross your cat.

Dog abandoned at pound by family in heart-wrenching video gets adopted

Dog abandoned at pound by family in heart-wrenching video gets adopted

Picture: News Corp AustraliaSource:SuppliedFROM quarantine to homecoming queen, she’s sad no more.This is the happy ending for Electra, the dog who captured the attention of hearts worldwide.The four-year-old pit bull mix was surrendered to a dog shelter by her family earlier this week.

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