Yearly Archives: 2014

Who are the irresponsible public?

If you are at all interested in the welfare of companion animals and read blogs or rescue sites, you’ll quickly realise that one of the most common, if not the most common, theme is the “irresponsible public”. Over and over again passionate advocates of companion animal welfare rail against the “irresponsible” public; tell stories of […]

Puppy and friend


Fostering saves lives

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” John Lewis Do you know what the single, biggest problem that rescue groups in Australia are facing today, right now, this very minute? It’s not shelters killing, it’s not legislation, it’s not lack of resources; it’s something  much simpler and more fundamental. It’s a place […]

A day in the life of rescue

It goes like this. On Tuesday afternoon David from Mildura drives to Broken Hill to pick up animals from Broken Hill pound, a 7 hour round trip. Because of the heat, it’s decided that this transport effort will happen at night,  so David arrives back in Mildura at 11pm with several dogs, a cat and […]


Social animals

Let’s talk about your social media presence rescuers. I follow a lot of rescue groups on Facebook and on Twitter, mainly because I think of rescue as an industry, an ad hoc and somewhat shambolic industry, but an industry none-the-less. This means that I like to know what is going on with other groups, see […]