Be aware of the spread of rabies – vaccinate to eliminate.

Be aware of the spread of rabies, vaccinate to eliminate Dog-mediated virus 99% fatal, 100% preventable World Rabies Day is on September 28 and Australian-based international animal charity Vets Beyond Borders is highlighting the importance of vaccinating dogs to help prevent the spread of the deadly rabies virus. Rabies kills nearly 60,000 people around the world every year, according to the World Health Organisation. The virus is spread through the saliva of infected animals by biting another animal or a person, and it is always fatal once clinical symptoms appear. An estimated 5.5 billion plus people live at daily risk of rabies¹. “Rabies is nearly always fatal but it’s 100 per cent preventable by vaccination,” said Maryann Dalton, CEO of Vets Beyond Borders, which deploys volunteer veterinarians and veterinary nurses across the globe to deliver animal health and community awareness programs where they are desperately needed.  “Australia does not have rabies. But we need to bring this deadly dog-mediated disease to the Australian public’s attention.” Rabies warning in Australia The Australian Government Department of Agriculture is warning the virus could reach Australia’s shores at any time as it spreads across our northern neighbours. There is the risk of yachts carrying rabies-infected dogs from Indonesia landing on Australia’s northern coastline and mixing with dingoes and community cats and dogs. If these dogs become infected with rabies, they would be a huge threat to the health and safety of the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people living in northern Australia communities. This year’s World Rabies Day awareness theme is Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate and highlights the importance of keeping dogs vaccinated,...

Greyhound de-muzzling transition beings 1 July 2019

As of 1 July 2019, the legal requirement for pet greyhounds to be muzzled in public no longer applies for greyhounds registered on the NSW Pet Registry. The change is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving living standards and re-homing rates for the breed and to help improve whole-of-life tracking of racing greyhounds. Just like all breeds of dogs in NSW, greyhounds will still be required to be on a leash while in public at all times. A greyhound will still require a muzzle in an off-leash area if it has not undergone an approved retraining program. Greyhounds that have completed this program will continue to wear identifying green collars, or, alternatively the person in charge of the animal can carry a completion card. The same penalty that applies now for an un-muzzled greyhound in an off-leash area will still apply if the animal has not completed an approved retraining program. In addition, the Office of Local Government will be issuing the attached guidance recommending that owners muzzle their pet greyhound for eight weeks after registering their animal. This cautious approach will allow the greyhound to settle into its new environment and the owner to monitor and assess the dog’s behaviour. These changes deliver on a recommendation by the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel and follow extensive consultation with the industry and the community. Changes are being implemented in a way that balances the welfare of greyhounds and other animals, with community safety. We are committed to supporting re-homing efforts, particularly of ex-racing greyhounds, and thank those of you who continue to assist the Government with our shared...

Grace Period for the Introduction of Annual Permits

The NSW Government has granted a 12-month grace period for the introduction of annual permits for owners of non-de-sexed cats and dangerous or restricted dogs.This means that from 1 July 2020 owners of cats not de-sexed by four months of age will be required to pay an $80 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.This will create a stronger incentive to de-sex cats, improve health and wellbeing of pets, lower demand on pounds, reduce euthanasia rates, and help to address concerns about feral, stray and roaming cats. Exemptions will be in place for cats that are registered by 1 July 2020 and for cats kept for breeding purposes by members of recognised breeding bodies. From 1 July 2020 owners of dogs of a restricted breed or declared to be dangerous will be required to pay a $195 annual permit in addition to their one-off lifetime pet registration fee.This will serve as a further disincentive to owning these dogs and encourage owners to better manage the behaviour of their animal. The 12-month grace period will allow for education and awareness activities to inform the many pet owners across the state to be affected by annual permits.  In the case of cats, it will also provide time for owners to ensure their pets are de-sexed, not only delivering health and lifestyle benefits to their animal, but enabling them to avoid having to pay the annual permit. This includes the many people who will welcome a new kitten into their homes during the forthcoming spring breeding season. In relation to dogs, owners can use the time to better manage the...

PROPERTY/BOARDING KENNEL FOR SALE

OVERVIEW: Situated on 9 acres in Riverina NSW. A very fast growing district encompassing Albury-Wodonga and featuring a comfortable 3/4 bedroom home (3 with built ins, the 4th can be a bedroom or study/office), this property has so much to offer. A brand new kitchen and floor coverings. Superbly located only 10mins from Albury in a gorgeous quiet country atmosphere and presenting a great turnover this is one for those looking to take advantage of the rapidly growing pet industry. LOCATION: This fabulous facility boasts a predominant location 3 hours from Melbourne and 5 from Sydney on the Hume Highway it’s a perfect stopover for travellers. Close to shopping centres, schools, universities, restaurants and cafes the large client base has easy access to the facility. A school bus picks up at the door. THE RESIDENCE: This lovely family home is beautifully presented with quality fittings and fixtures throughout it is a delight to inspect. The new kitchen boasts Bosch appliances, including a steam oven, dishwasher, oven and induction cook top, the chef in the family will be happy. The home is warmed in winter by the combustion wood heater as well as 2 split system air-conditioners. All rooms have ceiling fans. The home is equipped with ducted cooling. There is an ensuite to the main bedroom and ample storage.  Doors from the dining room open onto a timber deck for outdoor relaxation and entertaining at the end of the busy day with gorgeous views of the property. A further 4 built in dog kennels are located in the house yard for owner dogs. A large dam services the gardens....

Canberra set to recognise animals as ‘sentient beings’ that are able to feel and perceive in an Australian first.

Pet owners who keep their dogs locked up and do not allow them to exercise for longer than one day could face a fine of up to $4,000 under sweeping changes that enshrine animal feelings into ACT law. Key points: New laws include harsher fines for mistreatment Fines will apply for injuring an animal and not reporting it — including hitting a kangaroo Under the new laws people can legally break into cars to protect animals Under the bill, confinement is judged on the dog’s size, age and physical condition. And anyone found confining a dog for longer than 24 hours would have to provide two hours of exercise or pay the fine. But provisions do exist within the legislation for reasonable restraints, such as chicken coops, bird cages and cat containment areas. Under the proposed laws the ACT would become the first jurisdiction in the country to recognise animals as “sentient beings” — the idea that animals are able to feel and perceive the world. The concept recognises that “animals have intrinsic value and deserve to be treated with compassion” and “people have a duty to care for the physical and mental welfare of animals”. “The science tells us that animals are sentient,” ACT City Services Minister Chris Steel said. “I know with my dog he gets very excited when we’re about to go on a run. “I think most dog owners, most cat owners know their animals do feel emotion.” The animal welfare amendments, to be introduced into the ACT Legislative Assembly this week, would establish a suite of additional offences, including hitting or kicking an animal,...

Selling or giving away a cat or dog? – The rules have changed in NSW

From 1 July 2019, people advertising kittens, cats, puppies or dogs for sale or to give away in NSW will need to include an identification number in advertisements.  The identification number can be either: a microchip number a breeder identification number, OR a rehoming organisation number. The rules will apply to all advertisements, including those in newspapers, local posters, community notice boards and all forms of online advertising, including public advertisements on websites such as the Trading Post, Gumtree and social media sites. The changes have been implements in response to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Companion Animal Breeding Practices The changes help people looking to buy a cat or dog search the NSW Pet Registry to see the animal’s: breed sex age whether it is desexed whether or not it is already registered whether any annual permit is in place (from 1 July 2019). A breeder identification number search will also display any business name listed in the registry. This enables buyers to do further research and make information purchasing decisions.  It also helps to promote responsible cat and dog breeding and selling and, over time, enable enforcement agencies to use this information to identify ‘problem’ breeders to enforce animal welfare laws. Please see the NSW Department of Primary Industries website for further...

Consultation on Standards & Guidelines for the Health and Welfare of Dogs in WA

The Western Australian Government recognises the value of animal welfare to the community and strives to ensure that all animals receive appropriate standards of care. As companions and working animals, dogs have an important place in the lives of many Western Australians. Draft Standards and Guidelines for the Health and Welfare of Dogs in WA (Dog Standards and Guidelines) are being developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, in consultation with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Western Australia (RSPCA) and other experts in dog care and welfare. The document sets out the minimum standards that owners and people in charge of dogs must follow to ensure the health and welfare of dogs kept in WA. It also provides guidelines and additional information to promote the health and welfare of dogs. The recommendations are based on current scientific knowledge and generally reflect recommended industry practice and community expectations, as appropriate. The development of dog standards supports the Government’s election commitment to the Stop Puppy Farming initiative, which includes the introduction of Mandatory Standards for Dog Breeding, Housing, Husbandry, Transport and Sale. More information on the Stop Puppy Farming project can be found on the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries website. Following consultation, regulations on dog health and welfare may be drafted and adopted under the Animal Welfare Act 2002. Before drafting regulations, the department invites Western Australians to comment on the draft Dog Standards and Guidelines. Having your say You are encouraged to provide your feedback via an online survey, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The results...

Great potential for motivated couple – Dog Walking & Pet Sitting Business for sale – Inner West Sydney

What does your dream life look like?   Being your own boss, building a great business, ability to own you own home, start a family, travel?   This business has the potential to give you all you have dreamed of and more.   A reputable brand for over 15 years, approximately 400 regular clients, a profit to owner of approximately $125,000 after add backs.  The business has the possibility of expanding into other growing suburbs, adding additional services (dog training, grooming, boarding or day care) and continuing to build a great team. This is the ideal opportunity for a couple wanting to work from a home base, with the possibility to Franchise. If you have a passion for animals this is your dream business. The current owner of nine years has 3 casual staff, can demonstrate year on year growth and is happy to provide full training to the successful buyer for a smooth transition. The business is being sold with the following items: * Training manuals * Specialised software with Client Portal allowing on line booking by existing clients, * Complete CRM package * Social media accounts * Uniforms * Branded Dog leads, * Business cards, * Fridge magnets * 400 regular clients CALL TODAY TO DISCUSS THIS FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY CONTACT THE AGENT FOR MORE INFORMATION: GUNEEV SINGH 0421 038 139...

Animal Care Team Supervisor @Heathcote NSW

Animal Care Team Supervisor @ Heathcote NSW Do you have experience in managing and mentoring people ? Are you reliable, focus on attention to detail, value hygiene and cleanliness? Do you have experience in animal services ? Hanrob Pet Hotels is Australia’s largest and most successful domestic animal training and pet care organisation. We are currently seeking a Pet Welfare Supervisor at our Heathcote facility in the south of Sydney. If you have experience working with animals, a genuine affection for dogs and cats, and have supervisory experience, we would love to hear from you. This position works Thursday to Monday. The Pet Welfare Supervisor is responsible for: Coaching, mentoring and directing all pet welfare staff Planning the team’s daily activities, coordinating and overseeing all aspects of kennel operations to ensure the highest quality of pet welfare and care Delivery of client services and communications that exceed client expectations Issues management (monitoring, communicating and resolving) Identifying animals for veterinary examination Adhering to and ensuring staff are complying with Hanrob Pet Hotels’ operating procedures and work health and safety requirements Identifying and implementing continuous improvement initiatives The successful candidate MUST: Offer proven ability as a team leader Display excellent communication and organising skills Work with attention to detail Demonstrate initiative Bring with them experience in working with animals Hold a current driver’s licence Have Microsoft Excel and Word skills If the above resonates with you, please email your cover letter and resume to John McGann, Sydney Operations Manager,...

Qualified Senior Dog Trainer, FULL TIME @ Duffys Forest

Qualified Senior Dog Trainer, FULL TIME @ Duffys Forest Are you skilled at interpreting and improving canine behaviour? Are you passionate in training dogs so they have a well socialised, obedient and enjoyable life? Do you love working with pet owners to educate them on how to manage their dogs? Hanrob Pet Hotel Services include Dog Training Academies at each Australian location, offering pet owners with peace of mind in high quality dog training services where trainers provide dogs and their owners with a positive lifetime experience. We are currently in search of an Experienced and Qualified Senior Dog Trainer at our Duffys Forest Pet Hotel, on the northern side of Sydney in a full time capacity. We are committed to building a strong bond between owners and their dogs. Our methodology encompasses all facets of classical and operant conditioning techniques. Based on the latest research and being leaders in providing nationally recognised Companion Animal tertiary education, we continuously refine our programs to successfully alleviate the underlying causes of a dog’s undesirable behaviour and improve their quality of life. Our dog training programs offer our customers: Industry Experts Personalised Training Success for Short and Long Term Goals Monitoring of the Training Plan; and Building a Relationship with both the pet and their owner.   About the Job This role is responsible for the following: Behavioural modification for dogs in structured training programs; Managing and delivering quality outcomes for each of our training programs – Stay and Learn Programs, Home Dog Training, Group Classes and Individual one on one sessions; Educating dog owners to successfully maintain our training schedule to ensure ongoing success in the...

Service NSW can now register dogs and cats

Service NSW can now register dogs and cats The NSW Government is pleased to announce that Service NSW has been added to the list of registration agents to give pet owners an additional, convenient option to register their pets.  Dog and cat owners across the State can now register their pets through Service NSW, as well as at their local council, Animal Welfare League, Cat Protection Society or online at the NSW Pet Registry. Eligible pet owners will be able to register their pets with Service NSW in person at a Service NSW centre or kiosk or online using their MyServiceNSW account, which will link customers with their NSW Pet Registry account.  Making pet registration easier supports the NSW Government’s aim of increasing the proportion of registered cats and dogs and improving companion animal management and welfare outcomes. All registration fees go directly into the Companion Animal Fund. This will also apply to fees collected by Service NSW. Money collected goes straight back to the community by funding companion animal services including: Council pounds/shelters Ranger services Dog recreation areas Education and awareness activities Responsible pet ownership initiatives. New and improved NSW Pet Registry Last year the Office of Local Government made some significant updates to the NSW Pet Registry to enable a fresh look, easier navigation and great new features. The upgraded website makes it easier to register pets, return lost animals to their owners and enables access to useful data for people thinking of buying a pet. Here are the changes at a glance: Create/add a litter – This allows pet breeders to create a litter and add offspring, making it easier for vets...

Experienced Dog Groomer/Stylist required – Slacks Creek QLD

We are looking for a full-time or part time experienced dog groomer/stylist to join our fun and friendly team in our 5-star luxury salon, spa, boutique and daycare. The applicant must fit the following criteria: All breed grooming experience 3+ years •Must be competent with hand scissoring and have a gentle approach when handling our pampered pooches. •Great communication skills •Friendly and positive attitude •Passionate about dogs •A team player •Available Mon-Fri and Late-night Thursdays – no weekends •Bonus Scheme is also available along with an attractive salary Pooch Avenue is QLD’s first luxury salon and day spa for dogs. We are located between Brisbane city and the Gold Coast. Opening in 2009 we have led the way in the industry and provide a luxury grooming environment and a luxury experience to our pooches. We have an organic and holistic approach with our product range and provide luxury services to our clients. If you would love to join our award-winning team and If this sounds like you send your resume through today 1300 994 334 info@poochavenue.com.au www.poochavenue.com.au check out our facebook and instagram as well....
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