When kitties call

When kitties call

Female cats keep calling in varying pitched ‘meows’ when they are on heat, but a lot of pet parents don’t understand the reason for it. Usually a female cat will not stop calling until she is mated.

Mayhew and Crisis team up again to help homeless people and their pets

Mayhew and Crisis team up again to help homeless people and their pets

(Picture: Mayhew) For the 12th year running, animal welfare charity Mayhew teamed up with homelessness charity Crisis to help people and their pets living on the streets over the festive period.

HEARTBREAKING: Dog loses pup after cruel owner DUMPS IT when it began giving birth

HEARTBREAKING: Dog loses pup after cruel owner DUMPS IT when it began giving birth

She is currently recovering on fluids and medications but is still in a serious condition.” Hangdog Florence on a drip at RSPCA hospital (Image: RSPCA) Florence’s abandonment this December comes at one of the busiest times for the RSPCA, with the charity bracing itself for a tidal wave of calls about pets, wild animals and livestock in difficulties over the festive period.

'Dumped like rubbish' Heartbreaking ways kittens are being abandoned before Christmas

'Dumped like rubbish' Heartbreaking ways kittens are being abandoned before Christmas

Newborn kittens left to freeze inside wheelie bin (Image: RSPCA)"It is just lucky that the lady heard them crying and cared enough to investigate and so found them still alive."They were very cold when she took them from the bin and they were covered in flea dirt.

Spaying Your Dog: Dog Spay Surgery from Start to Finish

Spaying Your Dog: Dog Spay Surgery from Start to Finish

However, with the advent of modern pain medications and a better understanding of pain control in dogs, most pups experience only minimal discomfort after surgery when all post-surgical recommendations are followed. The risks associated with spaying a dog include pain, infection, dehiscence (opening) of the surgical site and excessive bleeding.

Curious about raising chickens? This company lets you rent hens for your backyard

Curious about raising chickens? This company lets you rent hens for your backyard

By contacting a Rent the Chicken affiliate in their area or ordering online, people who have no experience with chicken keeping can bring two or four laying hens into their yard along with a coop, food and water dishes, and enough feed for the six-month rental period.

Howl of outrage as Curtin University makes George the therapy dog redundant

Howl of outrage as Curtin University makes George the therapy dog redundant

George the therapy dog has been made redundant at Curtin University. I get nothing from this apart from the joy of making students happy.”Originally published as Uni sacks therapy dog during exams