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November 2021

Lort Smith celebrates never giving up on any animal with an extraordinary volunteer

CANA member Lort Smith celebrates the adoption of Tessa and her foster carer Kaye Cromie who was a finalist for Volunteer of the Year in the 2021 Pet Insurance Australia Companion Animal Rescue Awards.
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November 2021

WAScamNet shares tips to avoid fake websites

As scams, ripoffs and frauds are becoming more and more commonplace, WAScamNet warns consumers not to let puppy or kitten scammers get their claws into your money by watching out for fake websites.
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October 2021

What you need to know about keeping your pets safe on Halloween

Halloween (October 31) can be great fun for families, but also a spooky time of year for pets frightened by the loud noises and people in strange costumes walking by or coming to the door.
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October 2021

Companion Animal Network Australia urges Australians to talk about puppy scams!

Companion Animal Network Australia has partnered with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission during Scams Awareness Week (November 8 – 12) to raise awareness about puppy scams that cause a lot of heartbreak and anger, and unwittingly involve legitimate businesses in Australia.
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October 2021

Pet friendly rental reform legislation passes Queensland Parliament

Companion Animal Network Australia welcomes legislation which passed Queensland’s Parliament in October making renting fairer for pet owners but raises concerns over animal welfare implications.
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October 2021

At home training tips to support pets in lockdown

As much-needed professional training services remain on hold during lockdown, pet owners can help their pets navigate isolation as they wait to return to puppy or training school using several at home training techniques.
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October 2021

Victorians to get lost pets home sooner

Companion Animal Network Australia is pleased to see the Victorian Government delivering on its election commitment to make sure lost pets get returned home sooner.
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October 2021

Warning of bait poisoning for people travelling with pets in WA

Holiday makers who take their dogs when travelling around regional Western Australia are being reminded to keep them safe from 1080 baits.
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September 2021

How to keep your cat contained safely and happily at home

There are various ways to ensure your cat is living its best life
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September 2021

The many benefits of keeping cats contained

Keeping cats contained means ensuring they stay within the boundaries of your property
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September 2021

The Pet Rental Crisis begs for better laws, keep families together and pets out of shelters

Two thirds of Australian households experience the joys and health benefits of having a companion animal, yet less than 10% of rental properties are advertised as pet friendly – contributing to thousands of animals being surrendered every year!
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September 2021

Free Desexing for cats and dogs of vulnerable Victorians

The Victorian Government is supporting local councils and not-for-profit organisations to desex thousands of cats and dogs owned by vulnerable Victorians at little or no cost.
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September 2021

New research finds link between human happiness and animal health

It’s no secret that a wagging tail can put a smile on just about anyone’s face, but little has been known until now about how truly impactful the state of our dogs’ wellbeing is on our own health and happiness.
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September 2021

Senior pets retiring early during pandemic

It’s a sad fact that senior pets often spend long periods in shelters and pounds waiting to find new homes, but during the Covid-19 pandemic, our Sydney member Sydney Dogs & Cats Home (SDCH) is finding they’re being adopted faster than young dogs and cats.
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September 2021

Major funding win for SAFE Inc to continue life-saving work

CANA's WA member SAFE Inc is celebrating a major win with the City of Karratha that will allow SAFE Karratha's branch to carry on its life saving work!
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August 2021

Australia’s first National Tick Awareness Month

Despite the widespread impact of paralysis ticks on Australian pets, pet owners remain largely in the dark – a survey showed that only 53% of owners living in paralysis tick zones and 41% of owners living in non-paralysis tick zones were currently protecting their dog
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August 2021

Billbergia property development group supports pet ownership in apartments

More Sydneysiders are becoming pet owners because of increasingly flexible-working policies and the new NSW laws that outlaw strata blanket pet bans. This is leading to some unexpected, but welcome, connections that are strengthening local communities.
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August 2021

End to blanket bans on pets in strata in NSW

During the current lockdown pets are more important than ever, and from 25 August the NSW Government’s new laws will to put an end to blanket bans on animals in strata.
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July 2021

Cause of Victorian dog liver disease cluster identified

Victorian dog deaths caused by indospicine toxin from native plant, but link to food still unclear
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July 2021

Free lifetime registration for rescue pets in NSW

The NSW Government today announced free lifetime pet registration for people who adopt a rescue pet from council pounds and animal shelters to ensure more dogs and cats find a forever home.
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January 2021

New warnings about ticks transmitting deadly disease to dogs in Australia

Another life-threatening disease has emerged in northern Australia, one that's cause for considerable alarm for the millions of dog owners around the country.

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