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Snake season: Venomous red-bellied black snake sneaks into church

Snake season: Venomous red-bellied black snake sneaks into church

Earlwood Animal Hospital put out a warning on social media after twice spotting the venomous breed of snake in the residential area last week.

  • by Justine Landis Hanley

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'Dramatic increase': Surge in pets bitten by snakes presented to vets
Canberra

'Dramatic increase': Surge in pets bitten by snakes presented to vets

As the weather heats up, more cats and dogs are being rushed to Canberra vets suffering from snake bites.

  • by Andrew Brown
Litter of puppies pulled from storm drain by WA police officer

Litter of puppies pulled from storm drain by WA police officer

Officers believe a young homeless dog gave birth to the litter on Monday inside a Meekatharra storm drain.

  • by staff writers
Australian pet food pulled from shelves after Perth dogs become ill
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Australian pet food pulled from shelves after Perth dogs become ill

"I told the vet what happened and I said something’s telling me it was the food they’re on, as it’s the only thing that had changed for them."

  • by Hannah Barry
Killer pig dogs a 'future danger to the public or animals': ACAT
Canberra

Killer pig dogs a 'future danger to the public or animals': ACAT

Two killer pig dogs will be put down after a Canberra tribunal refused a stay of execution.

  • by Michael Inman
Vale, little rescue duck Ping, you were loved

Vale, little rescue duck Ping, you were loved

The chooks adopted her as one of their own, and they formed a happy little posse, following each other around the yard. They were not the only ones enchanted.

  • by Kylie Miller
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Changes to dog laws could lead to overcrowded pound: minister
Canberra

Changes to dog laws could lead to overcrowded pound: minister

City Services Minister Chris Steel said you'd need to build a warehouse to accommodate all the dogs that would be seized under a Canberra Lib's bill.

  • by Katie Burgess
Puppy love: scammers advertise dogs that don't exist, netting $51,000
Animals

Puppy love: scammers advertise dogs that don't exist, netting $51,000

Fake advertisements on trading websites and social media show cute photos and cheap prices, with victims told to pay for transport, crates, insurance, shipping fees, vaccinations and quarantine clearances.

Labor vows to let the dogs out with 15 new off-leash parks
Melbourne

Labor vows to let the dogs out with 15 new off-leash parks

Labor will release the hounds, building as many as 15 off-leash dog parks across Melbourne if re-elected.

  • by Adam Carey
'Just horrible': Beloved pet tied up with cable ties, warning note attached
Animals

'Just horrible': Beloved pet tied up with cable ties, warning note attached

A Research family is distraught after their pet cat was targeted for the second time in a few months.

  • by Chloe Booker
Ban for WA couple who neglected lame pony in excruciating pain
Animals

Ban for WA couple who neglected lame pony in excruciating pain

The pony had a debilitating condition where the bone can tear away from the hoof wall and be driven down inside the hoof capsule by the full weight of the horse.