Archive for October, 2011


Halloween Parade

  Halloween is a measly seven days away. You know what that means? The Tompkins Square Park Dog Parade in New York City was this past weekend! I had the pleasure of attending — for, you know, work purposes — and as suspected, it was an overload of panting, wagging, fluffy cuteness. Here are the […]

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Dog Buried Alive

In one of the worst reported cases of animal abuse in Cape Town, a dog has been rescued after being buried alive on the sportsfield of a Khayelitsha school. The dog was found buried in a 1m x 1.5m hole at Luhlaza Secondary School. It is alleged that janitors buried the dog on the instructions […]

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Why German Shepherds Have Had Their Day

Susan Orlean is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author, most recently, of “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend.”     Los Angeles SUCCESS can be a drag. You yearn for it, strive for it, and then, when it finally arrives, it sets off repercussions you never anticipated that sometimes […]

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Fake Vet!

‘Gifted’ unqualified vet in dog box October 14 2011 at 10:58am By ANGELIQUE SERRAO INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS Anthony Balomenos cries as he relates how he has saved the lives of hundreds of animals. Photo: Bongiwe Mchunu   A rogue vet, who has been operating without a licence, has upset the veterinary community, but many of his […]

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Good Citizen Pics Now Up

Click here to see all our Good Citizen Pics Thanks to Caroline for taking all the pics!   Congratulations to everyone who passed the Canine Good Citizen Evalutations on Saturday. Silver Certificate Left to right Sandy Lindgren with Ben, Michelle Beck with Baxter, Juanita Roman with Amy, Jim Murray with Lulu, Trish Gates, Suzy Baurrichter, Samantha Carstens […]

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Grabouw Animal Welfare Initiative

On the 19th and 26th October 2011  Animal Welfare Phillipi, Animal Welfare Helderberg, Animal Welfare Grabouw, African Tails and Aniwell together with the Animal Rescue Organisation will be working in the townships and informal housing areas of Grabouw outside Cape Town. They will be providing Primary Health Care and Sterilisation services within the Grabouw townships areas. […]

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Boxer Club Show Results

Special Beginners:        Caset Ward and Piper 2nd Beginner’s Obedience:  Claire Lam and Peanut 2nd                                                 Michelle Martin and Rogan 3rd  Obedience Class A:      Suzy Bauerrichter and Troy 3rd Obedience Class C:       Trish Gates and Sherry 6th   Well done guys!              

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Weight Pulling – Cool or Cruel

October 6 2011 at 06:00pm By Zara Nicholson   An animal welfare organisation says weight pulling for pit bulls is a growing trend no less morally reprehensible than using the dogs to fight each other.   Weight pulling as a sport for pit bulls is a growing trend, with the dogs pulling as much as […]

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Access to Table Mountain National Parks

Access permits for dogs to TMNP  Access permits to take dogs into the Table Mountain National Park have been required from the time of the first Environmental Program for Walking with Dogs in the TMNP which was launched in 2002.  The permits were linked in with SANPARKS’ range of entrance cards issued by the Infinity […]

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Mdzananda Animal Clinic

                                               Mdzananda is the ONLY permanent veterinary clinic in Khayelitsha that is registered with the SAVC (South African Veterinary Council) and is LEGALLY permitted to treat and sterilise animals. Not only have we been in existence for almost 15 years, but we also have a good reputation within the community that we serve.  Donors donate […]

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Watch the TV commercial made for dogs

Click Here to watch the Commercial    London, Oct. 2:  Now, a television advertisement will go air that talks only to your dog, using sounds humans can not hear. Nestle, one of the world’s biggest food companies, has made the commercial using a high-pitched sound, like a dog whistle, which is beyond human hearing range. It […]

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