Author Archives: Noleen Fourie

Max

Max, typical of his breed, came into our lives as a boisterous puppy. A dog with loads of energy who really kept us on our toes! As time went on we learned how to live together, and we became a ...

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Jacky

Jacky wasn’t a part of my life for a very long time. Jacky, in the three years we had you you were an awesome friend, always entertaining us with your funny habits. You will be missed forever.

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Fight night! The horrors of dog fighting exposed

A few months ago, Johannesburg residents on their way to work were horrified at a brazen attempt to ‘advertise’ an American Pit Bull Terrier fight on a trailer billboard. The National Council of SPCAs was inundated with calls from angry ...

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Depressed? Pets can bring your smile back

  There is nothing like coming home to our pets when we have had a bad day. No matter how grumpy we are, there is always that wagging tail or soft purr waiting on the other side of the door. ...

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WIN! with Animaltalk and Aquiles Dog Jewelry

Aquiles, the dog behind Aquiles Dog Jewelry, is celebrating his 11th birthday on 10 October. One of his birthday wishes is to give a gift to an awesome dog mom. Aquiles Dog Jewelry and Runway Jewellery South Africa have teamed ...

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Four Paws: NO to canned lion hunting

FOUR PAWS handed over a memorandum with more than half a million signatures, calling for an end to the barbaric and archaic practice of intensive breeding and hunting of ranched lions in South Africa, to His Excellency Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, ...

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As seen on SABC3 – Behind the scenes with Frontier Vets

The reality/documentary series Frontier Vets recently hit South African television screens. The show follows eight soon-to-be-qualified vet students who have to take on the responsibility of running a rural animal clinic in a community on the border of the Kruger ...

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A broken home: what about the pets?

Earlier this year, Stats SA released the latest marriage and divorce statistics for 2014. Over 24,600 divorce forms were processed during that year, equating to a 3.4% increase in the divorce rate from the previous year. What about the pets? ...

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Dog fighters busted!

  The NSPCA’s Special Investigations Unit was involved in another successful raid on a dog fighting operation on Saturday 27 August 2016 when 9 severely injured dogs were rescued and 10 people were arrested. Assisted by members of the SAPS, ...

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The cat’s whiskers

A cat’s whiskers add to her looks, but they also do much more! Read all about it in your August 2016 issue of Animaltalk. Here’s a sneak peek: Do whiskers keep kitty upright? It is actually a myth that whiskers ...

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Your first best friend

Many of us fondly remember the pets we had as children. They were always there for us – ready to lick away tears, to take part in the silly games we played, and to attentively listen to the important things ...

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Small dogs, big love!

  What the smaller breeds lack in size, many make up for in personality. Some small breeds are very busy dogs, needing plenty of exercise. Others are ‘too big for their boots’, often standing up to dogs twice their size ...

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