RSPCA ACT has provided significant input into the Bill and we are very encouraged by the ACT Governments push to have animals recognised as sentient beings. The RSPCA in the ACT believes that most Canberrans are responsible and loving pet owners, and foresee very little impact that the proposed changes to the Animal Welfare Legislation will have on them on a daily basis. The proposed changes could, however, have a significant impact on pet owners who continuously do the wrong thing. The RSPCA ACT Inspectorate’s ability to take punitive and corrective measures will also be strengthened by a
Time is running out; Million Paws Walk 2019 is only 2 days away and we’re hosting the greatest Post-Election Party the capital will ever see! Regardless of your preferred party or candidate, join us on Sunday where we’ll forget about politics, and vote on the real things that matter… like waggliest tail, best dressed and cutest canine couple. There’s pooches, there’s prizes, food and music. The day is sure to be a great hit with the entire family! Every pooch and pup is welcome regardless of breed, size and age. Don’t forget to make sure that your canine companion is up to date with
This Sunday, 19 May thousands of people and their pooches across Australia will walk together to take a stand against animal cruelty. We have it on good authority that the Canberra pooch community has started putting their best paw forward and deciding on their most stylish leads in preparation. You’ll find us down at the beautiful Patrick White Laws in front of the National Library of Australia from 9am, with the official walk starting at 11am. In addition to the walk, there will be plenty of retails stalls with merchandise and poochy treats, food vendors for the humans, music and dog
With Easter fast approaching, we are all anticipating the heavenly chocolate coma that awaits us. But for now, it’s time to talk about chocolate and your pets. While some people may argue that they have given chocolate to their pet with no adverse effects; it is vital to note that like any food or medicine, the reaction to the toxin is dependent on the dosage and the circumstances. For their health and safety, please completely restrict all access to chocolate and make sure this holiday isn’t one to forget. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson said “ While chocolate can be delightfully delicious
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