Local veterinary clinic nurse Shoallea Cooke helps provide free animal education and veterinary care for the community dogs in the remote Northern Territory and Western Australia and is looking for support to continue helping in these remote communities.
Things are changing on the Gold Coast; it’s no longer the cultural vacuum that many joked it was decades ago.
Landholders are being asked to become involved in a three-year program to control foxes and dogs in an effort to save coastal populations of koalas. The program will target land between the Pacific Highway and the Tyagarah Nature Reserve.
Teeya Blatt,, Brunswick Heads. I am writing (not for the first time) to defend the rights of the echidnas, wallabies, snakes and goannas who live in the Nature Reserve in Brunswick Heads. This is a protected place – a haven in a fiercely intrusive world – where horses and dogs and other introduced animals are not allowed. Especially dogs.
Name withheld, Mullumbimby. In the early hours of Saturday morning I was woken by a coward. People may be unaware how efficiently sound travels in the quiet darkness of Mullumbimby.
Jan Hackett, Sunrise Beach. It seems it is impossible to police our beaches and signs which appeal to people's consciences are blatantly avoided by knowing dog owners. I tell offenders there are rangers, but are there?
Bernie Petry, Suffolk Park. For a number of years I have been observing a steadily growing number of irresponsible dog owners who deliberately ignore the 'no dog area' of Tallow Beach. Dogs can now be seen in the Arakwal National Park, around Taylor's Lake and in the dunes that form part of a very sensitive and important ecosystem.