Entries by Bronwyn Hayes

TEARS Animal Rescue Issues Urgent Covid-19 Pet Food Appeal to Assist Vulnerable Communities

Cape Town ~ Following the announcement of the COVID-19 Lockdown and the economic impact on low income communities, TEARS Animal Rescue has launched a COVID-19 Pet Food Appeal to Cape Town based manufacturers to donate surplus edible pet food in response to the increase in requests from pet owners living in vulnerable communities as they struggle to feed their pets. Says TEARS Animal Rescue General Manager, Lauren Carlyle, “We  cannot underestimate the impact that the COVID-19 Lockdown is having on the most vulnerable members of our society, and have therefore launched a Province-wide appeal to address what is fast becoming […]

Hamilton animal shelter cleared out after dozens of local families adopt, foster during COVID-19 pandemic

HAMILTON, Ohio — If you walk into the Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton, expect to see it nearly empty. The Humane Society posted on Facebook on Monday saying it was in urgent need of people to adopt and foster its animals in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “To prepare for the possibility of not having enough healthy staff/volunteers to care for our shelter animals in the coming weeks, we are faced with having to place as many animals as possible outside of our shelter,” the Facebook post said. The shelter ran a “name your price” adoption event this […]

Maintain the best health for your feline friend

The current health crisis has resulted in uncertainty and turmoil around the world, but there is an opportunity to turn this negative into a positive, as we remember what is precious and truly matters – our family, our friends, our communities and our pets. As we continue to focus on health, we are reminded that it is necessary to take certain steps to look after the pets we so dearly love, to help prevent disease and ensure they stay happy, healthy and by our side for many years to come. Below is a list of good daily habits to keep […]

China completely bans consumption of exotic animals

On Monday China’s government approved the decision to ban all consumption and trading of wild animals, while the use of wild animals for scientific research, medicine and exhibition will be strictly controlled. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee approved the ban on Monday in a bid to help ‘safeguard public health and ecological security,’ according to China Central Television (CCTV). Andrew Cunningham of London’s Zoological Society said, ‘Live wild animal markets, such as the huge wet markets in China…are ideal places for zoonotic virus emergence to occur’ and a number of scientists agree that the coronavirus epidemic was caused by […]

These Rescue Animals Are Perfectly Imperfect (10 Pics)

Mandy Freeman and Aelita Senvaitytė   Chuck came into my life in 2015. From the moment I met him, I knew he was different – but I also knew he was perfect in every way. Chuck was found thrown away in a bush like a piece of rubbish. His jaw (and other bones in his tiny body) had been broken. Although his jaw was never fixed, he grew into the most beautiful boy – he has a big heart, kind spirit, and tenacity. This series was inspired my beautiful tuxedo boy who is perfectly imperfect. Every animal featured here is a rescue […]

Poachers Kill World’s Only White Female Giraffe And Her Calf In Kenya

BY : LUCY CONNOLLY  Poachers Kill World’s Only White Female Giraffe And Her Calf In Kenya An extremely rare white female giraffe has been killed by poachers in Kenya, along with her calf. According to conservationists, rangers found the bodies of the female and her calf in a village in north-eastern Kenya’s Garissa County. One other white giraffe, a male birthed by the late mother, is still alive and is thought to be the only remaining white giraffe in the world. The death of the two giraffes was confirmed by Garissa County Conservation Center in a press release posted to social media on […]

Children in Atlantis are becoming animal heroes thanks to weekly class

A weekly dog training class for children has seen growth in the community, as the children learn to respect animals and report cases of cruelty. Atlantis, South Africa (10 March 2020) – Three years ago Yvonna Hertog and Clare Banwell started a weekly dog training class for six local children from Witsand informal settlement and their dogs. Today, there is a waiting list to attend the Clever Kids Smart Dogs NPO 220-367 class. Every Saturday morning a small team of volunteers works with 40 children and their dogs to foster compassion, safety, respect and responsibility. Yvonna, now the chairperson of this […]

Dogs Can Smell Bad People – Confirmed by Scientists

Have you ever noticed that your dog had an aggressive attitude toward certain persons? After recent research into the domestic field, scientists were able to confirm that dogs can smell the bad people, reading human gestures and facial expressions. Dog knows when a person is untrustworthy. A more complex study by Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews proved that dogs can make a distinction between a decent/nice person and a bad person. The researchers performed a very interesting experiment on many different dogs and come to a surprising conclusion. Take a look at the following video Source: Knowledge Time

COVID-19 & Your Pet – What You Need to Know!

If you’ve remotely paid attention to the news recently, you’ve undoubtedly heard or read about COVID-19, a novel coronavirus infection. This is a serious and potentially lethal disease. CriticalCareDVM.com is dedicated to providing pet owners with comprehensive, up-to-date, and unfiltered details about various pet health conditions. To that goal, this week I’m sharing information about COVID-19 as it relates to our feline and canine companions. I hope you find the post information and will share it with other pet owners.  What is COVID-19? To understand COVID-19, you need to know a little bit about coronaviruses. Coronavirus are a group of […]

Minister Fritz Works with Animal Welfare Orgs to Establish Anti-Dogfighting Task-Team

Last week, the Office of the Minister Community Safety, Albert Fritz, met with members of the Cape Animal Welfare Forum (CAWF) to address the issue of dog fighting. It was agreed that a follow up meeting should be held with stakeholders including law enforcement, CAWF, the Department of Community Safety and Social Development to establish a task team that can immediately respond to cases. Representatives in attendance included the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, Animal Welfare Society South Africa and the Department of Social Development (DSD). During the meeting, it was resolved that stronger links should be formed between the […]