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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards: Animal Hero

Many pets today are in dire straits. Our shelters are overflowing, not to mention those who abuse their pets. For this reason many people give of their time and work relentlessly to ease the suffering of pets in need. In ...

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Animaltalk Top Dog Awards: Courageous Canine

Do you know of a dog who has an extraordinary tale of bravery to tell? This could be a story of how the dog survived challenging circumstances, or how the dog helped his owner through trying times – any dog ...

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A baby boom at Cango Wildlife Ranch!

Every year around spring time Cango Wildlife Ranch is blessed with a baby boom. This year is no different and the Ranch is proud to announce the arrival of about two dozen new bambinos. Around June the Ranch welcomed three ...

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Part 42 – New adventure

Until we are around a year old, our Puppy Raisers have to do as much socialising with us as they can. So I went out with Mom as often as I could, and we visited many different places like shopping ...

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Part 41 – Socialising and more socialising

Mom and a friend went out for pancakes and I joined them. It is always so nice when restaurants allow Guide Dog puppies. We sat outside in the shade and there were birds, horses and sheep and tiny baby sheep ...

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Pet food world record attempt – you can help!

Want to help break a world record as well as help animals in need? An attempt to do just that is kicking off on 25 October 2016 and running to 5 November. The aim is to collect 30 tons! All ...

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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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Part 40 – Weekend boarder

When puppies on the Puppy Raising Scheme are about one year old, they go back to South African Guide-Dogs Training Centre to start their formal training to become Guide Dogs, Service Dogs, or Autism Support Dogs. They go to ‘school’ ...

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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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