animal welfare

Rehoming greyhounds

rehoming greyhoundsVeterinarian Dr Alastair Smith and his vet nurse wife Anita walking their adopted greyhounds. Photography: Eamon Gallagher

As adoption and rehoming programs ramp up, more and more dog lovers are starting to appreciate the virtues of greyhounds as family pets. By Cameron Cooper Gentle and laid-back—they’re not the descriptors that have always been associated with greyhounds. Yet […]

Launch of companion animal rescue awards

animal rescuePhoto: Jo Lyons Photography, the Awards official photographer.

The inaugural Jetpets Rescue Awards 2018 recently launched in Sydney to celebrate and recognise the achievements in companion animal rescue nationwide.  This is no small thing with Australia boasting over 900 rescue and animal shelters supported by thousands of volunteers. Animal […]

Raising farm animal welfare standards

farm animal welfareCopyright: wangsong / 123RF Stock Photo

A new program designed to improve animal welfare standards on Australian farms is being launched at this week’s Australian Cattle Veterinarians conference in Fremantle, Western Australia. Dr David Beggs, spokesperson for the Australian Veterinary Association’s cattle group, developed the new […]

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