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Dog owners warned of deadly bacterial infection

By ALLISON HORE Dog owners around Sydney’s CBD and Inner West are being warned about an outbreak of a bacterial disease which can be deadly to dogs and is transmittable to humans. Following a number of fatal cases across inner city suburbs, pet owners are being “urgently encouraged” to speak to their vet about a […]

Win for pet owners in NSW Court of Appeal

By ALLISON HORE No apartment building in NSW will be allowed to have a blanket ban on pets following a NSW Court of Appeal decision which overturned the right of strata committees to pass bylaws prohibiting animals. The decision comes after an expensive four-and-a-half-year long legal battle by Johanna and Leo Cooper who live in […]

Pandemic Pets

By Rida Babar With pets being an unspoken part of the Australian identity, it is no surprise that a bill has been forward by the Animal Justice Party (AJP), which stated that bylaws in strata schemes which prohibit animals should be removed. While there are not a number of details released about the bill at […]

THE NAKED CITY – REIGNING CATS AND DOGS!

It’s been widely reported that the current pandemic has seen an increase in the number of people adopting pets, the RSPCA in particular announcing record interest in the rehousing of cats and dogs. With more time spent at home, as well as the need for companionship, many have seized the opportunity to welcome a new pooch […]

Oscar’s shaggy tale lives on

OPINION This week Lord Mayor Clover Moore voted to put down my dead dog Oscar. An item listed for the December 2 council meeting was a year old request that a dubious "dangerous dog" declaration against my family pet be revoked. Last week I attended a City committee meeting, where I informed councillors that Oscar […]