Yearly Archives: 2015

Inquiry into the Legislative and Regulatory Framework Relating to Restricted Breed Dogs

On the 27th May, the Victorian State Government fulfilled an election promise to hold an inquiry into those sections of the Domestic Animals Act which deal with restricted breed dogs (commonly called breed specific legislation (BSL). You can read the media release from the Premier Daniel Andrews here. On June 1, the the Victorian Government’s […]

Zoe, who is not a restricted breed, but is brindle.

Scruffy the 5 year old Jack Russell Terrier X was the Lost Dogs' Home dog of the week in November 2012.

Report of the investigation into the Lost Dogs’ Home 1

Context The Victorian Government has released its report of the audits conducted at the Lost Dogs Home (LDH) sites (you can find it here:  The audit was announced on January 29, 2015. ( following public outrage over the Lost Dogs’s Home killing two little dogs, Fonzie and Scruffy. Fonzie & Scruffy Fonzie (a 2 […]

The Lost Dogs Home investigation 4

When the Hon. Jaala Pulford, Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development announced that she would request her Department to conduct an investigation of the Lost Dogs Home, the internet went  wild. Animal lovers, rescue groups and advocacy organisations have been agitating for change at the Lost Dogs Home (LDH) for at least a decade and […]

A Darebin Council cat who went to the Lost Dogs Home.


Five vital skills for rescuers

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people. Theodore Roosevelt So you want to be a rescuer? And by rescuer I mean the person who is the rescue frontline, organising foster spaces, adoptions, transport and animal release. What skills do you think you’ll need? I’ll […]