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Part 6 – Puppy class fun

Last time I told you about my first puppy class at GDA, and how much fun we had! Well, mom organised some more fun! She entered me in puppy classes at McKaynine Training Centre (that is where my sisters, Emily ...

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Dogtown SA named South Africa’s favourite charity for 2015

South Africans casted their vote in the 2015 annual MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet Vote4Charity survey, in support of their favourite charity. The winning charity was Dogtown SA/Barking Mad- a MyPlanet (focusing on animal welfare) beneficiary. Voting Results Dogtown SA/Barking Mad was followed ...

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Animaltalk’s Publisher live on Animal Central

Listen to Animaltalk’s Publisher live on Animal Central on the 24th of June 2015 #AnimaltalkListenstoCliffCentral Urs Honegger recently was interviewed by Sharon Dale on the Animal Central show on CliffCentral.com – They chatted about so many things such as Animaltalk’s 20th ...

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Teen surfer loses leg after a shark attack

A 19-year-old surfer lost his leg in a shark attack at Buffels Bay on Saturday afternoon. National Sea Rescue Insistute (NSRI) Knysna deputy station commander Declan Nurse in a statement said Caleb Swanepoel from Prins Albert was rescued from the ...

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Animal shelter in Johannesburg gets robbed

The criminals who robbed the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL) offices in Johannesburg on Wednesday showed no regard for the daily battle to raise funds, the organisation said on Thursday. “Despite CCTV being in place, the thieves managed to crowbar their ...

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Why the UK doesn’t eat dog meat, but people in China do

But why do some of us crave a slow-roasted lamb shank for Sunday lunch, and yet feel sick at the thought of any circumstance where we would have to eat dog? Compare that feeling to China, where it’s thought around 10,000 ...

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Save Julia and Zoya from a life of cruelty

On 22 June, FOUR PAWS received an official appeal from the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, urging us to intervene and rescue two 10-year-old female bears at once.  Confined to a pair of cramped and corroded cages ...

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Terrier mauls newborn baby to death

The father of three-week-old Reggie Young has reportedly been arrested over concerns for the manner in which the baby was being cared for, and the dog, said to be a tiny terrier named “Tricky” has been removed from the household. ...

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Living with your Dog on Roxy Blows Show

Listen to Roxy Blows discuss how to live with your dog on her Animal Show on MixFM by clicking the link below #AnimaltalkListenstoRoxyBlows To read more please click here. For more information on Roxy’s Animal Show, please see below: Website Facebook ...

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The second Music By The River was a huge hit

The second Music By The River was a huge hit, seeing more than 640 people come to show their support. Music was provided by six fantastic local artists, The Hinds Brothers, Arabella Laitham, The Kickstands, Fools of Fate and Qadasi. ...

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Save the slow loris

The slow loris in Indonesia is in serious danger of extinction and the greatest threat to its survival is the illegal trade in wildlife. Its huge brown eyes and soft fur make this small nocturnal primate highly prized as a ...

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Part 5 – Reunion!!

I’d been home for about a week when one morning Mom said she had a surprise for me. She loaded me into the car and off we went. When we arrived I saw that we were back at GDA – ...

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