Friday, November 30, 2012

Franklin's Friends; Alex, Male, Greyhound



Hi there! My name is Franklin and while I was at the shelter I made some great friends, in particular Alex.

Alex was a great mate! I used to watch him run around the paddock, play with the toys and occasionally bark with the other dogs. Alex is really active, and absolutely loves going for walks and runs with the staff at the shelter. He did get a little excited around the small children, so I don't think his fur-ever home can have small kids.

He got along with me just fine at the shelter and would probably love to have a doggy companion in his new home. I think he would best suit a family that makes him a part of their family and keeps him nice and close. He definitely deserves lots of cuddles!

If Alex's sweet smile is melting your heart, then you can find and adopt him from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View his Adopt-A-Pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Franklin a happier, safer Christmas.

And it’s during Christmas that marks one of the toughest times for our animals and staff alike at the shelters. Not only must we manage an influx of animals but also conditions are extraordinarily challenging. Hot days and humidity mean our animals need more attention. So all the creature comforts we can get make a world of difference to animals in our care.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Calling all witty people to help name our RSPCA Care Centre Cafe at Tuggerah


Are you witty? Are you creative? Are you just plain amusing that you make your friends nod their heads in appreciation?

Well RSPCA NSW needs you to dig deep into your noggins and come up with a new name for our RSPCA Care Centre Cafe at Tuggerah. We officially opened the doors in August this year, and haven’t had a proper name to put up on the doors and on the menus.We would love it if you could log onto our Facebook page and start making suggestions for the Cafe now.

We are so excited to see what suggestions you can come up with, that we will be offering prizes for the top five suggestions and a major prize for the name that is chosen. Our top five suggestions (as picked by the RSPCA) will win a Gummi Pet Products silver diamante dog collar or silver cat collar (different sizes available). The top five suggestions will then be put onto Facebook and voted on by the public, and the winner will win our major prize pack. The major prize pack includes a $100 Gift Voucher to be used at one of our RSPCA Care Centres, a 2013 Peter Alexander Calendar, a Rufus & Coco animal care pack and a Doggone Gorgeous Limited Edition dog coat.

To get involved, make suggestions on our Facebook page starting today, until 9am on Friday 30/11. The top five suggestions will be put up onto Facebook on Friday 30/11 at 12pm, with voting opened until midday on Wednesday 5/12. The winner will be announced on Thursday 6/12 at midday.

There is a witty and great name out there, and we know our supporters are the ones to help us out. So what are you waiting for? Chuck on those thinking caps and start making suggestions now!

In case you didn’t know about the cafe at the RSPCA Care Centre at Tuggerah, our products are all free range, ethically produced and locally sourced. You can also read about the Care Centres here: http://www.rspcansw.org.au/services/RSPCA_Care_Centre_Rouse_Hill

Thanks to Doggone Gorgeous Fine Pet Apparel - http://doggonegorgeous.com.au/
Thanks to Rufus & Coco - http://www.rufusandcoco.com.au/

*Offensive, hateful, abusive or rude names and slurs will not be considered and will be deleted from the Facebook page. Winners will be announced and contacted through Facebook.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Caturday; Snazzy, Female, Domestic Short Hair Cross


Purrrr.... Hi there! My name is Snazzy, the small lady with the big heart.

I was lost and had no where warm to sleep, but a kind person found me and brought me into the shelter. I've gotten a bit of my confidence around people back, and I'm now ready to find my fur-ever home.

I am definitely a lover not a fighter, so prefer hanging out in a quiet house, purring away. I still get a little scared around loud noises and fast movements, so need a more mature house. I absolutely love my scratching post and hidey hole here at the shelter, and would love one in my new home too.

If you want a sweet little lady taking up residence next to you on your couch, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here

Friday, November 23, 2012

ANIMAL CRUELTY - Newtown Court

Photographs were taken on the day of seizure, 8 August 2012

A local Enmore man failed to appear in Newtown Court on 12 November and was convicted exparte on one charge of failing to provide veterinary treatment for a broken leg to a red Pomeranian puppy.

On Wednesday 1 August the puppy was taken to a vet clinic for an injury to one of its front legs by the accused. The vet confirmed that the leg was broken and that further treatment was required. The accused refused treatment and the dog was sent home on pain medication to last 24 hours. At that time the accused was advised that the dog would be in pain and legally cannot be left without treatment. The accused did not return for a follow up appointment.

On Friday 3 August an RSPCA NSW Inspector attended a property in Stanmore in relation to a complaint about the same dog. No animal was located at the address and despite several follow up calls made to the owner, he could not be contacted.

On Wednesday 8 August the RSPCA received a phone call advising that the dog was at the premises listed above. An Inspector attended immediately and seized a red female Pomeranian puppy. After failing to appear in court, the man was convicted exparte, fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $4,401.80 (veterinary treatment and boarding costs) and $83 court costs. A prohibition order for 2 years on all animals was also granted.

Custody of the puppy was awarded to RSPCA NSW.

NSW Power Deal puts ducks in the firing line

Changes to duck hunting legislation passed by the NSW Upper House yesterday will only lead to more protected and endangered species being placed at higher risk of extinction according to RSPCA NSW.

“Every year thousands of ducks, including many native species, are shot over the wetlands of Australia in this so called sport,” said Steve Coleman, CEO RSPCA NSW. “This deal with the Shooters Party effectively uses our native fauna as a $4billion environmental bargaining chip to pass privatisation legislation with the support of minor parties.

“This new legislation is a step backwards and has the potential to put an end to what has effectively been a twenty year ban on duck hunting when we have been trying to move in the other direction,” Coleman added.

The RSPCA opposes the hunting of ducks because of the high level of cruelty involved. Some of these ducks will be killed outright. Some will be wounded, brought down and killed on retrieval. Many others will be crippled or wounded and will die within a few hours or days. Some will suffer prolonged pain before they die, in fact some studies have estimated that up to six ducks are crippled for every ten ducks bagged.

The RSPCA believes that recreational duck hunting should be banned in all Australian States and Territories.

If you disagree with this change to duck hunting law in NSW, the RSCPA encourages you to write to your State MP expressing your views.

Friday Find-A-Friend; Marita, Male, Japanese Spitz


Hi there chaps! My name's Marita and it's absolutely fantastic to meet you!

Like most people, you have probably noticed I've only got one eye. I came into the shelter with a really sore eye, and sadly had to have it removed. But I haven't let it hold me back at all; I'm running around and playing just like all the other pups!

I'm still a rather bouncy, fluffy, happy little boy, and I'm just looking for a family to take me in and give me lots of cuddles. I absolutely adore my friends at the shelter here, and have gotten along with most of the other dogs. If you have a four legged friend roaming your house already, we just need to meet to make sure we can be friends forever.

If you have it in your hearts to take in a pup with a small disability but a giant loving heart, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Raymond Terrace Local Court

 One of the eight horses seized on 16 August 2012

A local Medowie man appeared in Raymond Terrace Local court on Tuesday 20 November and pleaded guilty to the charge of failure to provide proper and sufficient food in relation to a total of eight horses.

On Thursday 16 August, 2012, RSPCA Inspectors attended a property in Medowie in response to a complaint about several skinny horses. Inspectors found ten horses on the property, eight of which were deemed by Inspectors to be in poor body condition. A horse transporter was called and eight of the animals were taken to the RSPCA Shelter in Rutherford for immediate veterinary examination.

On Friday 24 August, RSPCA Inspectors conducted a formal interview with the owner at the conclusion of which he surrended four of the horses to the RSPCA.

The owner was fined and pleaded guilty to failing to provide proper and sufficient food in relation to all eight horses. He was fined $1,100 and placed on a two year Section 9 Good Behaviour Bond. He was further ordered to pay $7,887.70 in costs (veterinary treatment and boarding costs). A moiety of the fine was awarded to the RSPCA. Custody of the four remaining horses was awarded to the RSPCA.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Honey, Female, Australian Cattledog cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier


Rawf! Hiya! I'm Honey the Cattledog cross Staffy, and I'm super happy to meet you!

I've traveled all the way from the country to the Sydney Shelter with hopes of finding my fur-ever home. Being a country gal, I've got plenty of energy and will need a family that has the energy to match. If you've had a country dogs dusty paws run through your house before, you will know exactly what I mean when I say energy.

I would absolutely adore living with a fellow fur-baby, and love most dogs that I meet. I love playing and running all crazy like around the yard with my fellow shelter mates. I also love hanging out indoors; to be part of the family and to be near my humans is my idea of bliss.

If you like the idea of a country gal running around your yard, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here

RSPCA Creature Comforts Christmas Appeal

Creating a better story and a better life for animals this Christmas

With Christmas exactly five weeks away, the RSCPA is making preparations for its busiest time of the year. With thousands of additional animals expected to be cared for in NSW alone, the RSPCA is calling for support for its Christmas appeal – Creature Comforts.

Christmas is often the toughest time for animals and staff at RSPCA Shelters. The influx of additional animals combined with heat and humidity mean that animals need more attention and more ‘creature comforts.’ A donation to the RSPCA at this critical time of year helps raise funds to ensure the thousands of sick, injured and abandoned animals in its care enjoy a safe and cruelty-free Christmas.

“Every animal that comes into our care has a unique story,” said Steve Coleman, CEO RSPCA NSW. “Our job is to create a better story for all the animals in our care and ultimately a better life,” Coleman added.

This year’s campaign is fronted by ‘Franklin’ (pictured opposite) who tells his own story of finding his way into the care of the RSPCA and fortunately, his fur-ever home and loving new family. Franklin’s story isn’t unique, in fact it is all too common at RSPCA Shelters around the country.

To support one of RSPCA’s many Shelter animals over the busy Christmas season by making a donation to its annual Christmas campaign simply visit: http://www.rspcastory.com

You can also make a donation on someone else’s behalf, which makes a great Christmas gift.

Monday, November 19, 2012

RSPCA NSW Indigenous Animal Health Program returns to Wilcannia

RSPCA NSW’s Indigenous Community Companion Animal Health Program will be returning to Wilcannia and Menindee this week and will be offering free animal desexing and health checks. The program aims to improve the health and welfare of animals in  regional and remote  Aboriginal communities  that may not otherwise be able to easily access veterinary services.

The program will be in Menindee on the 20 November and Wilcannia on the 21st and 22nd of November.

“We are looking forward to returning to Wilcannia and Menindee following the great response to the program when we visited earlier this year,” said Dr. Ann-Margaret Whiters, RSPCA NSW Veterinarian. “Once again we encourage members of the local Aboriginal community to bring their dogs to our pop-up pet hospital and utilise this free service,” Whiters added.

Free services provided include vaccinations, health checks, microchipping, surgical or chemical desexing, treatment for fleas, worms, ticks, mange and other parasites, as well as practical pet care advice and education.

The RSPCA Animal Health program  is offered to communities free of charge.  This program is  funded by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) in conjunction with the Closing the Gap strategy to improve the lives of  Indigenous  Australians. The government recognises  the importance of dogs in Aboriginal communities and their impact on community health and safety.

The program has helped many communities throughout NSW with the assistance of NSW Health. Some of the areas they have visited in the past include; Boggabilla, Bourke, Bowraville, Brewarrina, Collarenebri, Enngonia, Gingie, Goodooga, Ivanhoe, Jabullum, Namoi, Purfleet, Taree, Toomelah, Walgett, Walhallow, Weilmoringle and Wilcannia, and Menindee.

RSPCA NSW Education Team to greet Gunnedah students

Opportunity for local schools to learn about practical pet care

This week RSPCA NSW’s mobile education team will be dropping into Gunnedah to visit local schools and speak with students about the importance of desexing and microchipping and responsible pet ownership.

These visits are planned with the support of Gunnedah Shire Council with the goal of raising awareness about animal welfare issues including: responsible pet ownership; the importance of desexing; laws surrounding animal cruelty; and the humane treatment of animals.  The education team will also speak about ways to get involved with RSPCA initiatives in the local community.

“We really love getting out on the road and visiting schools and providing support to local RSPCA Volunteer Branches and community groups,” said Stephanie Sok, RSPCA NSW Education Officer. “The education program is very flexible and can be tailored to both primary and secondary school audiences so we encourage any interested schools to contact us to book a visit,” Sok added.

The RSPCA NSW education team is already booked for a session at Gunnedah Public School on Wednesday 21 November and Tambar Springs Public School on Thursday 22 November.

Primary and secondary schools in the Gunnedah area who would like a visit from RSPCA NSW’s education team next week are encouraged to call Stephanie on 0421 489 109 or email education@rspcansw.org.au to make a booking.

Rocking around The Giving Tree!

 Pop-up trees in Petbarn stores help RSPCA NSW provide animals a Merry Christmas

RSPCA would like to thank its partner Petbarn, who this week launched its annual Christmas Giving Tree Promotion. Proceeds from the Giving Tree are donated to the RSPCA to help assist animals in its care over the busy Christmas period and year ahead.

The initiative this year allows Petbarn customers to purchase double sided ornaments for $3, $5 or $10. They are then invited to write a message and hang one ornament on the Giving Tree in-store and the other to take home for decoration on their own tree. 

“RSPCA NSW is extremely appreciative of the support of Petbarn customers who financially contribute to the Petbarn Christmas Giving Tree. As a not for profit organisation that relies on the generosity of the Australian community, these donations from animal-loving Petbarn customers will go a long way in helping the ongoing work of the RSPCA,” said RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman.

“We’re really excited to be organising this initiative once again making it the fifth year of supporting the RSPCA. Last year the level of commitment shown by both the public and was immense, resulting in a total of $142,953 raised for the RSPCA. This year we’re confident that with the enthusiasm of our store staff and generosity from the public we’ll beat last year’s total with our target set to raise $180,000,” said Petbarn PR Manager Gail McWhinnie.

The Petbarn Christmas Giving Tree Promotion will run until 24th December with the funds raised presented to the RSPCA early in the New Year.

To locate your nearest store visit: www.petbarn.com.au

Dispelling common fallacies about flying foxes


A juvenile flying fox sprayed with spray paint, which later died of paint inhalation

Over the last few weeks RSPCA NSW has received several reports of cruelty involving flying foxes. Unbeknownst to most, flying foxes are native to mainland Australia and not pests. They are fruit-eating flying mammals, similar to bats, which live in large colonies or camps, often in close proximity to people. Flying foxes are also classified as a vulnerable species.

Flying foxes will commonly injure themselves on high-voltage power lines, sometimes with young attached. After falling to the ground, the young can will continue to cling to its mother, often for days, until discovered by predators, humans or rescued.

Recently reports made to RSPCA NSW detail incidences of cruelty to young flying foxes by people discovering them after injuries with overhead power lines. These incidences were reported in Strathfield and Granville. In one incident, shown above, a juvenile flying fox was sprayed with spray paint and died as a result of paint inhalation.

“Many people are not aware that flying foxes are native to Australia, in fact the Grey Headed Flying-fox is listed as 'vulnerable' under the threatened Species Conservation Act,” said RSPCA NSW Chief Inspector David OShannessy. “The RSPCA does not condone cruelty to any animals, including flying fox and bats. Residents that are impacted by flying foxes are encouraged to refer to the Environment and Heritage website for advice and guidelines regarding the netting of garden fruit trees. Inappropriate netting practices can lead to animals such as flying-foxes and birds becoming entangled, injured or killed,” OShannessy concluded.

If you come across a sick or injured flying fox or any bat, it is essential that you DO NOT HANDLE THE ANIMAL. Report it by contacting WIRES on 1300 094 737 or Sydney Wildlife on 02 9413 4300.

RSPCA NSW Calls for Rodeos to be Bucked

RSCPA NSW has today reiterated its call for a country-wide ban on rodeos following an exposé on ABC TV’s 7.30 Report last Wednesday that highlighted the significant injury, distress and even death that can be caused to participating animals. This call comes just weeks after a rodeo organised by Lugarno Lions Club at its annual Spring Fair was met with protestors calling for the banning of the activity. Approximately 30 protestors turned up at Gannons Park, Peakhurst recently to demonstrate against the cruel use of animals and this outdated form of entertainment.

RSPCA CEO Steve Coleman commented saying, “The RSPCA is opposed to rodeos because of the potential for significant injury, suffering, distress or even death to the animals involved. The use of devices such as flank straps, spurs and electric prodders to encourage the animal to buck and react can cause significant pain and suffering to the animal.

 “With bans on rodeos currently in place in other states of Australia — and other countries around the world — due to the recognised cruelty inherent with the sport, it’s time for a country-wide ban on the activity,”  Coleman added.

Whilst rodeos continue to be permitted, The RSPCA NSW advocates and regulates, to ensure compliance with the NSW Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals used in Rodeo Events.

RSPCA NSW ‘CAWS’ kicks off in Bathurst

RSPCA NSW, in conjunction with local Bathurst veterinarians, has this week commenced its second annual Community Animal Welfare Scheme (CAWS) for the year. The scheme offers reduced-rate veterinary services to pensioners and lower income earners. CAWS will be available to local residents through to Friday 23 November, 2012.

“This is a really popular program here in the Bathurst community and one that really helps those who might otherwise have difficulty covering the costs of caring for their pets,”said Dr Ewald Jooste, Stewart Street Veterinarian Hospital. “This program makes for both healthier pets and happier owners,” Dr. Jooste added.

CAWS has been held in Bathurst since 2004 and is supported by Bathurst Regional Council (BRC) and five of the town’s veterinary practices – Bathurst Vet Hospital, Stewart Street Vet Hospital, Dr Tom’s Vet Practice, Durham Street Vet Clinic and Paws and Claws  Mobile Veterinary Service. Services offered include permanent surgical desexing and microchipping  and vaccination for dogs.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have had the ongoing and passionate support of both the Bathurst Regional Council and the local participating veterinarians,” said Dr. Ann-Margret Withers, RSPCA NSW. “This contact with local vets continues to build a culture of care and responsible pet ownership in Bathurst and make a difference to people with living with animals in regional communities,” Withers added.

CAWS also advocates education and public awareness to teach community members and school-aged children about responsible pet ownership, animal welfare, humane treatment of animals and safety concepts around animals such as bite prevention.

Bathurst residents can contact one of the participating veterinary clinics for more information:

Bathurst Vet Hospital: 6332 5800
Stewart St Vet Hospital: 6331 1222
Dr Tom’s Vet Practice: 6332 3222
Durham Street Vet Clinic: 6334 2009
Claws and Paws Mobile Veterinary Services: 6332 9096

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Caturday: Marie, Female, Domestic Short Hair Cross


Purrrr... Good Meowning! My name is Marie the magnificent! Ok, it’s just Marie but once you meet me, I’m sure you will agree I am quite magnificent.

I am looking for a loving family that is after a sweet and soft white cat. I’ve had a bit of a rough start to life, so hopefully there is a quiet and gentle family out there for me. I would prefer a house with adults or older children, as I can be shy around loud noises and fast movements.

I tend to hide a bit when I am worried, so a scratching post with a hidey hole would be wonderful. I love to play as well, those chasey toys or fluffy balls are the bees knees! If there is another fine feline in your house, we should get along; we just need time to get to know each other first.

If you want a magnificent white cat, look no further then me! You can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Find-A-Friend; Ralph, Male, Labrador Retriever


Roof! If you have Facebook, you may remember seeing my smiling face last week. My name's Ralph, and I don't think I've ever stopped smiling.

I really love all the humans that I've met. I love when they pat me, give me a scratch behind the ears and play games with me all day. I sometimes can get a little excited when playing, so just need to be reminded to play a little more gently. I think my excitement can be a little much for the little kids, so need to meet the whole family before I can go home with you.

I also love other dogs, and love it when I get to rumble with them at the dog park. I like going for a walk every day, and a regular wash and bath to keep me looking my best. If you have had Labradors before, or done a little research into my heritage, then I reckon we will get along just fine.

If you want this beautiful smile in your life, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

RSPCA Care Centres ready to snap your Santa pics

Get yourself a professional Christmas portrait with your pet! Perfect for Facebook!

You better not bark, you better not meow, you better not scratch, I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town! Well ‘Santa Paws’ actually!

To celebrate the festive season Hunter RSPCA and Dog Overboard will be offering professional photographs of owners and their pets with Santa.

“Our pets are just as important to us during the festive period as the other members of our family so a family portrait with Santa provides the perfect way for them to be included in the season,” said Sammi Shanahan, Hunter RSPCA Shelter Manager. “These portraits are great for Christmas cards or as a seasonal picture update to your favourite social networking site,” Shanahan concluded.

Regardless of what kind of pet people bring on the day, all animals must be contained: dogs must be on leads; cats, pocket pets (rabbits and guinea pigs) and reptiles must be in carriers.

Photographs start at $7 and pets will also receive a free gift from Santa.  All money raised will go to RSPCA NSW.

Santa Paws portrait day details for Hunter RSPCA and Dog Overboard Adamstown are as follows:

Sat 17 Nov & Sun 18 Nov
9.00am to 4.00pm
6-10 Burlington Place, Rutherford
Sat 24 Nov & Sun 25 Nov
9.00am to 4.00pm
1-10 William Street, Adamstown

Please book your Santa Paws photo session in advance by calling RSPCA Hunter on 02 4939 1555.

If you don’t have a pet to be photographed with, another option is to sponsor one of RSPCA’s many Shelter animals over the busy Christmas season by making a donation to RSPCA NSW’s annual Christmas campaign. 

You can also make a donation on someone else’s behalf at: http://www.rspcastory.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Marcus, Male, Mastiff Cross


Hurro! My name's Marcus. I'm just a puppy and I hope there is a family out there who will come meet me at the shelter soon, and take me home.

I've definitely got plenty of energy, and I'm hoping there is a family out there that can keep up with me. It may just be puppy energy, but I need to play with my family and go on 1 to 2 walks a day to get rid of this extra energy. I also need to learn a few manners. The staff here have been very patient with me, and I am learning jumping up on people is not very polite.

I love children and other dogs, but sometimes I forget to play gently at first. I'll need to meet the whole family before I can come home, this is to make sure we will all get along and be awesome play buddies.

If you are looking for a puppy addition to your family, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Caturday; Ted, Male, Domestic Short Hair Cross


Puuuuurrrrrr! Oh my gosh, hi! My name's Ted and it's absolutely lovely to meet you darling.

I absolutely adore people, and can't wait to spend my days with my family on the couch and on their laps. I love just curling up next to you for a cat nap, or being in the same room as you when watching tv. When it comes to other cats... well, I just care to believe I am the number one cat and the others don't exist. If you already have a cat, I guess that's ok, but we should probably meet slowly.

I love playing with my toys and playing with my humans. The glitter ball on the end of the string toy... oh my gosh, it's totally my favourite! Oh, my scratching post is also rather nifty, keeps my nails in check and also is a great place to hang out on top of.

So, if you want a purring, loving, smoochable Ted, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here>

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Find-A-Friend; Bear, Male, American Staffy Cross


Look out! It's a big, furry, slobbery Bear and it looks like he's coming this way for lots of kisses!

Roof! Roof! Ok, I'm not that big or furry, but I definitely love giving lots of slobbery kisses. I've had an interesting life so far, but I am definitely ready to start looking to find my fur-ever family. I've also seen my fair share of food, so will need to go on a bit of a diet.

I love to exercise, running and playing and what not. I sometimes get a puppy feeling come over me and start playing like a young little kipper again. I can get a little carried away, so will have to be watched when playing with the little humans.

I can't wait to find my new family, I just have so much love to give and want to find someone to give that to. If you want to be that family, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Bernie, Male, Silky Terrier Cross


 Hiya! The name's Bernie and I'm looking for a family to spend my days and nights with.

I definitely love spending time with people; every second I get to spend getting a pat or going for a walk is pure heaven. I would love to go to a mature house where my family will spend most of their time at home with me.

I'm not too fond of little kids or big energetic dogs. The loud noises and fast movements can make me a little worried. I do like other dogs, preferably around the same size as me, as I would love to have company. I also like a quick walk everyday, it's more time I get to spend with my family and also keeps me looking my best. A quick brush and a bath couldn't hurt either.

If you want to wake up to this happy little face every day, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here>

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Caturday; Amber, Female, Domestic Short Hair


I spy, with my big green eyes, a new family for little ol' me! Hiya, I'm Amber and I'm looking for my fur-ever home.

I have loved my time at the shelter. A pat here, a chin scratch there and the occasional belly rub, but I definitely want to find a home to just relax in. I like keeping my humans within eyesight; you may not be able to see me, but don't worry I can see you. I'll come by every time I have an itchy belly that needs a good scratching or an empty belly that needs filling.

I can get a little jumpy around loud noises and sometimes need a little time to settle in, so I would prefer a quieter household. I will need to meet the whole family before we decide if we are meant to be together. When I find the right family, I'll let you know with a whole lot of purrs and head nudges.

If these big ol' green eyes are speaking to your heart, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here>

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Find-A-Friend; Sam, Male, Labrador

 

Well hello there Friday friends. My name's Sam and I know this may be too soon, but I think I love you!

Everyone says I come on to strong, but gosh darnit, I just love everyone so much! You all make me so happy! I love other dogs too, and absolutely love all of my shelter buddies. I can get a little over excited though, so will need to meet any future four legged friends to make sure we will get along.

I love learning, and hope that my new family will keep training with me. Learning together is so much fun, and keeps the brain ticking. I prefer to hang around inside the house with my family, but if I do have to go outside, I hope there are plenty of toys to play with to keep me entertained.

If you want a loveable furry friend for life, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (02) 9770 7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here>

Thursday, November 1, 2012

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES – Penrith Local Court

Photo of ewe taken on 7th January 2012

A local Londonderry man appeared at Penrith Local Court Tuesday 30 October 2012.  He pleaded guilty to two charges of animal cruelty including aggravated cruelty and failure to provide proper and sufficient food to his two female crossbreed sheep.

An RSPCA Inspector responded to a report on 3 January regarding two sheep that required urgent attention.  One ewe was emaciated and had collapsed.  The other ewe was underweight, but appeared alert and responsive.  The down ewe was seized for immediate veterinary attention.

Upon examination, the ewe was scored as being in very poor body condition.  Even with support, she was unable to stand.  Despite repeated attempts at ‘slinging’ the ewe, she was unable to recover the ability to stand voluntarily.  She was humanely euthanased, as it was deemed cruel to keep her alive.  It was estimated that the sheep had not received proper and sufficient food for a period of no less than two weeks, and was showing obvious effects of malnutrition.    

Inspectors repeatedly visited the property over the following days to check on the remaining ewe and provide food.  On Monday 9 January, the ewe was seized as no available food was sighted and the sheep was deteriorating in body condition.  After three weeks in RSPCA’s care, the sheep gained 8.7 kilograms – an 18.5% total body weight gain – and her body condition improved considerably.

The Londonderry man was convicted and fined $580. He was ordered to pay $81 Court costs, $883.36 veterinary costs and $3500 professional costs (total costs $4464.36).