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Fighting the Dog Meat Trade

Fighting the Dog Meat Trade

Obscene atrocities happen in our world every day. Beheadings, bombing, genocide, massacres – etc. As we typically plod along with our heads in the sand, it always interests me to know - what is the limit of what we’ll tolerate?

Paws in the Park on 22 Feb in Upper Hutt

Paws in the Park on 22 Feb in Upper Hutt

Bring your dog down to Queen Elizabeth Park next Sunday 22 February for a walk with other dog lovers and their pooches!

Albatross return to Dunedin heralds spring

Albatross return to Dunedin heralds spring

Spring arrived yesterday in Dunedin with the return of Taiaroa Head’s first northern royal albatross/toroa for the 2014 breeding season.

Kiwi connection startles researchers

Kiwi connection startles researchers

More than 60 people attended an early morning lecture by the man responsible for determining the kiwi is closely related to the extinct elephant bird of Madagascar, rather than being an Australian import, as previously thought.

Wellington Zoo saddened by passing of African Wild Dogs

Wellington Zoo saddened by passing of African Wild Dogs

Wellington Zoo staff and volunteers were saddened today after making the difficult decision to euthanase the Zoo’s two remaining African Wild Dogs.

Wellington Zoo celebrates arrival of Tasmanian Devils

Wellington Zoo celebrates arrival of Tasmanian Devils

Wellington Zoo is celebrating the arrival of the Tasmanian Devils with an Aussie Gala Day on Sunday 26 January.

Cat-overwhelmed SPCA at breaking point

Cat-overwhelmed SPCA at breaking point

SPCA Auckland is overwhelmed with cats and kittens so the organisation is cutting the cost of adopting a cat by 50% for three weeks from 20 December 2013 to 12 January 2014.

Christmas treats can kill pets - NZVA

Christmas treats can kill pets - NZVA

Chocolate, fruit mince, and sausages - three of the key ingredients to a Kiwi Christmas - are dangerous and potentially fatal for dogs, advises the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA).

Survey shows pampered pussycats prevail

Survey shows pampered pussycats prevail

It’s well known that New Zealand is a nation of animal lovers, but a new independent survey by Purina Fancy Feast has shown just how devoted Kiwis are to their favourite felines and their unique quirks.

Pets need special care when disaster hits

Pets need special care when disaster hits

Last night’s quake is a timely reminder to pet owners about the survival needs of small animals such as cats, dogs, rabbits, budgies or even backyard chickens at times of disastrous destruction, says Dr Catherine Watson, president of the NZ Veterinary Association’s Companion Animal Society.