Author Archives: Noleen Fourie

Incredible rescue effort for animals in Iraqi zoo

A rescue team from the international animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS has succeeded in entering the crisis-ridden city of Mosul in Iraq, with the aim of evacuating the few surviving animals of the Motazah Al-Morour Zoo. The Iraqi military approved ...

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Climbing for CLAW

Did you know that it takes an average of 38,960 steps to climb Mount Kilimanjaro? With every step, CLAW veterinary nurse Jennifer Gerner of Edenvale, Johannesburg, will ascent the highest mountain in Africa in a quest to help improve the lives of thousands of animals ...

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Facebook – friend or foe?

Over the past 15 years, the internet has grown exponentially, and with it social media. Pet owners have better access to information about caring for their pets and raising happy and healthy animal companions. For animal welfare organisations, the free ...

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Go rhino-tracking with the experts!

Thanda Safari, the privately owned game reserve situated in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal province, is inviting guests to join their dedicated Rhino Monitoring Team for a half day’s insight and participation into the daily activities required to protect these magnificent ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – get to know the agility winners!

With the Animaltalk Top Dog Awards ceremony done and dusted, we are not done celebrating and continue to introduce you to some of the champions! 3rd place: small Nadine Shortland and Q Name of dog and handler Q and Nadine ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – behind the scenes with the agility champs!

With the Animaltalk Top Dog Awards ceremony done and dusted, we are not done celebrating and continue to introduce you to some of the champions! Winner: small Gail Killian with Kimberley Kimberley and Gail Killian Dog’s breed and age Shetland ...

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Your dog, your wingman

Meeting people is not easy. Whether you are looking for love, or just some new friends, it can be terribly awkward in today’s life where we often rely on social media for human interaction or to approach people. But if ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – meet our agility winners!

With the Animaltalk Top Dog Awards ceremony done and dusted, we are not done celebrating and continue to introduce you to some of the champions! 3rd place, medium: Liesl Plekker with Nikki Name of dog and handler Gypsy vom Schloss Feengrund ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards – meet the agility champs!

Roll out the red carpet … it’s time to get some paw prints on it! Yes, it is time again for Animaltalk’s prestigious Top Dog Awards, which this year will be held on 28 January. As per usual we will ...

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Forest man – the orangutan

Classified as one of the four great apes of the world – the others being the gorilla, chimpanzee and bonobo – the orangutan is truly a fascinating animal. Born with the ability to reason and think for themselves, orangutans are ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards: meet SA’s agility stars

Roll out the red carpet … it’s time to get some paw prints on it! Yes, it is time again for Animaltalk’s prestigious Top Dog Awards, which this year will be held on 28 January. As per usual we will ...

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