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A Papillon won the Crufts 2019 Best in Show title

Competing against 200 breeds and about 27,000 dogs, Dylan, the Papillion, won Best in Show at Crufts 2019 in England on Sunday, 10 March 2019. Also winner of the Toy group, Dylan was one of seven finalists in the four-day ...

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Scholarship in animal behaviour and welfare for African students

Three veterinarians or animal scientists from Africa who want to complete their masters in applied animal behaviour or animal welfare, can now apply for a scholarship at the University of Edinburgh. This grant is made available by the University and ...

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Parasites in pet birds

Yes, pet birds can get parasites. Among the more common and visible parasites are mites, lice, fleas and ticks. Poultry such as chickens are more prone to picking up these parasites as they typically come into close contact with wild ...

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NSPCA to take legal action against Johannesburg Zoo

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) was made aware that the Johannesburg Zoo is bringing in another elephant in the immediate future. This decision has been made following the death of one of their elephants, Kinkel, last year – leaving ...

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Frank and Fearless – the conservation-themed movie

Leon Schuster and Gray Hofmeyer’s latest comedy, Frank and Fearless, is all about rhino poachers, starring a beautiful Rottweiler and a baby rhino. Animaltalk spoke to Gray Hofmeyer, co-writer and filmmaker, about the strong conservation theme and the characters in ...

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Tortoise abuser sentenced

The National Council of SPCAs (NSPCA) investigated a case of deliberate cruelty to a tortoise by Letiya Mercy Lebakeng who was sentenced in the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court on 5 November 2018. Lebakeng was accused of deliberately and forcefully throwing ...

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Walking in the moonlight with your dog

Looking for something fun for the whole family to enjoy? Then head to the Moonlight Dog Walk on Friday 5 October at Killarney International Raceway in Milnerton. Presented by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and in aid of the Cape Animal Welfare ...

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Vaccinating 100 dogs for World Rabies Day

International World Rabies Day is on the 28th of September and this year, the Mdzananda Animal Clinic based in Khayelitsha, aims to vaccinate 100 dogs on the day. The clinic will be hosting a mass vaccination day where pets of ...

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Tracking poachers in the Kruger National Park

The College’s dog trainer Tina de Flamingh with one of the Beagles after a training exercise (Photo by Cherene Denoon-Stevens) Ten kilometres west of the Kruger National Park is the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), offering conservation education, training and ...

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Share a courageous story and win

Do you have a story about a courageous dog that you want to share with us? We’re looking for all the fabulous dogs out there who have a fabulous story to tell – dogs who inspire us as much as ...

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