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Canberra RSPCA delighted to report it has no cats

Ben Westcott There are no cats available for adoption at the RSPCA - for the first time in at least 20 years, staff say.

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Julie Power Australia is officially pet crazy, with about 2 million more pets than people. A new report - a state of the pet nation - also found owners trust their pets more than their friends.

Cool cats rule, but being aloof comes down to a lack of breeding

The AgeNews10/06/2012photo Justin McManus.Australian Cat Federation National Show.Show cats.Name, Optimus Prime Breed-Sphynx

Jasper Copping By reputation, they are aloof and solitary creatures, only displaying affection grudgingly and judiciously.

Jury is in on feral cats caught red-pawed in rat bloodbath

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Nicky Phillips THE rats never stood a chance.

Cats out of the bag

A Sumatran tiger cub is seen on display at Taronga Zoo

Three Sumatran tiger cubs have made their long-awaited debut at Taronga Zoo.

Interstate 70 gets wild: wolves, bears and big cats escape farm after owner found dead

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz

Dozens of animals have escaped from an exotic farm that houses bears, big cats and other beasts, and the owner was later found dead there.

Fur flies over plan to shoot feral cats

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Elise Snashall-Woodhams A plan to allow people to shoot cats found on public land has raised the ire of a Bendigo animal welfare group.

Stress can make cats ill: study

Researchers hope cat owners and vets will look at a sick cat's environment before deciding on euthanasia.

Cats and dogs flown out of Yasi's path

Jessica Marszalek About 100 cats and dogs will board flights to safety on Tuesday as the RSPCA moves animals out of the destructive path of Tropical Cyclone Yasi.

Bill calls for ban on pet shops selling cats, dogs

Should animals be banned from pet stores?

Lisa Cox The sale of cats and dogs in Canberra pet shops could be banned, following a second attempt by the ACT Greens to make changes to animal welfare legislation.

In age-old rivalry of cats and dogs Sally nose best

Feral cat.

Nicky Phillips ''SHE'S got him.'' Sarah Legge cannot see her dog among the waist-high grass tufts characteristic of the central Kimberley, but the conservation scientist runs towards the distinctive bark the mutt...

Cats, guinea pigs and pigs get Hendra test

Queensland horse owners who have had a Hendra outbreak on their property will have to submit any dogs, cats, guinea pigs and pigs for testing.

Financial crisis hits Perth's cats

Roz Robinson fears the global credit crunch will harm more cats such as Ellie and  Maggie.

Aja Styles Perth's moggies are the latest victims of the global credit crunch.

Wildlife habitat takes flight on Cumberland Plain

Landcare co-ordinator Lisa Harrold helped arrange the airlift of logs into the Mulgoa Nature Reserve to create a new home for native mammals.

Peter Hannam A helicopter has shifted 17 tonnes of logs into the heart of the Mulgoa Nature Reserve near Penrith in a bid to provide potential homes for tiny mammals.

Who you calling an elephant? Animals have weight issues too

Robert Young Humans have long worried about their weight, but now we should be concerned about fat animals too. Both pets and zoo animals are piling on the pounds.

Global wild tiger population to be counted by 2016: international conference

The world's wild tiger population fell to little over 3200 in 2010 from 100,000 only a century ago. A fresh count will be made by 13 nations by 2016.

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Thirteen countries with wild tiger populations agreed on Tuesday to take part in a global count to establish how many of the critically endangered big cats are left and...

Pollen count set to spike as rain gives way to warmth

Spring means seasonal agony for some allergy sufferers.

Peter Hannam Something to sneeze at - Sydney's pollen count is on the rise.

Sydney panther legend surfaces in Goulburn after couple photograph predator on property

The photograph that Jeff and Ruth Gulson took of the animal on their property.

Eamonn Duff The truth is out there as Goulburn becomes latest 'big cat' hot spot.

Mind over matter as pets undergo therapy for mental health problems

Marco, a 9-nine-year-old Maltese terrier

Melanie Kembrey After the antidepressants and the hours of therapy, Marco has turned the corner and is a whole new dog.

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Global biodiversity suffers as humanity lives beyond its means

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Bridie Smith and Inga Ting Australia’s ecological footprint is the 13th-largest in the world - and is likely to get bigger following the repeal of the carbon tax, conservation group WWF has warned.