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Dear Santa Claws

Dear Santa Claws, I’ve been a very good cat this year. Although I do hope your definition of ‘good’ is broad enough to include the dismemberment of a few rodents and leaving some hairballs on the couch. I wanted to start by thanking you for all the wonderful boxes and...

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TEARS Black Friday

It is a disputed phenomenon that many black or darker coloured animals in shelters suffer from an issue called Big Black Dog Syndrome. BBDS is believed to be when black dogs or darker coloured dogs, are passed over for adoption in favour of lighter-coloured animals....

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Itchy Dog? Stop the allergy cycle this summer

If you are driven mad by your dog’s constant scratching, licking, itching and ear flapping this summer, you are not alone. Allergies are extremely common in dogs. More than half are caused by fleas and other environmental allergens, like pollen, moulds and house dust...

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Angel & Adam

his is a strange story because it has very few facts but is about as real as it gets. It’s the story of Angel and Adam. For several years now, a homeless man called Adam and his dog Angel have become a familiar sight around the southern peninsula areas of Sunnydale,...

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Feral cats – exploding the mythys

October 16 was Feral Cat Day, and from some of the reactions to our articles and social media posts, it seems there are many misconceptions about feral cats. So we've set out to explode a myth or two. Why should you care about cats that are nobody’s pet? The answer...

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Pitbulls – separating fact from fiction

As editor of this newsletter I usually do everything I can to avoid placing myself in a story. But in this case, I just can’t stay out of it. Why? I am the accidental guardian of two pitbulls. Accidental because I adopted both dogs despite their breed not because of...

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