Lissa Christopher

Lissa Christopher

Lissa Christopher is a Journalist for Fairfax Media.

Artificial knees become a new trick for old dogs

Lissa Christopher A surgical procedure well known to the arthritic elderly and worn-out footballers is now available to dogs.

All in the line of duty: police dogs top up the blood bank

Police dog

Lissa Christopher NSW Police Dogs are "perfect blood donors," says Justin Wimpole, a senior registrar at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Ryde (SASH). "They're fit, well looked after and more than 25 kilos.

Show's stars groomed to perfection

Easter Show

Lissa Christopher All the animals paraded before judges at the Royal Easter Show have to be groomed, and not just the cute and cuddly ones.

On a windy night, dark thoughts arise from the sound and fury of the sea

Lissa Christopher IF THE morning had proceeded as usual when the first tsunami hit south-eastern Samoa on Tuesday, the children of Saleapaga would have been on their way to school, dressed neatly in blue and white...

Bruised and cut, Australian survivors limp home

Daniel Hurst, Deborah Snow and Lissa Christopher TWENTY-FIVE Australians who were caught in the Samoan tsunami arrived in Brisbane yesterday on a chartered flight, some sporting cuts and bruises.