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Greyhound adoption drive in Moore Park a “huge success”

By ALLISON HORE Dozens of dogs found new homes in the “most successful” greyhound adoption drive ever held in Sydney. The drive by Greyhounds As Pets NSW (GAPNSW) was held at The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park on the 18th of April, as part of the annual Sydney Family Show. In the largest public showing […]

Alex Greenwich backs puppy farm prohibition

By ALLISON HORE State member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, has announced that he will be co-sponsoring a bill to ban puppy farming in NSW. The legislation, being proposed by Emma Hurst of the Animal Justice Party, would bring an end to the practice of puppy farming where large numbers of puppies are bred for profit […]

Dog poisoning scare near Enmore Park

By ALEC SMART An extremely sick puppy that fell ill after eating something left on a path in Enmore, in Sydney’s inner west, has provoked fears the notorious dog poisoner has struck again. In a 14 July post to the Newtown 2042 Facebook community page, the owner, Julien Bouskila, warned “Hey all, just wanted to […]

Cats: neuter now for nine long lives

By ALEC SMART From 1 July all cat owners in NSW have up to two months to desex their cat or pay for a permit. All cats over 4 months old must be neutered (rendered permanently incapable of reproduction) or otherwise registered as non-desexed, which requires an $80 annual permit. This is in addition to […]


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 […]

Coronavirus: cats during the crisis

By ALEXI DEMETRIADI It is not just humans that have been forced inside with the outbreak of COVID-19, but also ‘man’s best friend’ – the humble cat. As workers across Sydney have had to work from home and limit outdoor activity, so too have animal shelters across the city. The effect of the virus and […]

Dyking around – Mardi Gras moment

BY RHIANNON SOLIMAN For the past 27 years, Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade has begun with the roar of hundreds of motorcycles. The women riding at the forefront of the 12,000-strong parade are part of Dykes on Bikes, a motorcycle club for queer women. One of Australia’s oldest LGBTQI community groups, the club originated in the […]

Catastrophic backyard cat breeders

By John Moyle A new kitten is just a click away as vendor sites such a Gumtree and Trading Post are now commonly used to advertise animals for sale. Buying online is often ruled by impulse rather than reason, and by the time a prospective buyer has transferred the funds they have unwittingly bought into […]

Peter Alexander x Moccona

What could possibly be better than waking up in the morning with Peter Alexander pyjamas and a nice hot mug of classic Moccona coffee? Waking up to the new limited-edition Peter Alexander x Moccona coffee jars, of course! The King of Pyjamas has united with Moccona coffee to design four personalised coffee jars which will […]

Tis the season to rescue stray animals

BY LEXY AKILLAS The number of cats being adopted and re-homed has reached an all-time high, according to figures from the RSPCA’s 2013-2014 ‘Report on animal outcomes from our shelters, care and adoption centres.’ Over 25,000 cats were adopted after being received by the RSPCA, which is a 27 per cent increase since 1998-1999. CEO […]