Category Archives : rescuing

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 […]


The torment of precautions

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny. Napoleon Bonaparte In my other life I sometimes teach emergency risk management. Essentially risk management is a decision-making tool allowing you to map a possible hazard against its likelihood and consequence in order to […]

Scrap value

The iron fist of the real, inside the velvet glove of airy mathematics.~Gregory Benford, Timescape  The reality for many, if not most, rescue groups, is that we are beggars at the gates of the shelters and pounds, dependent on their good will to save lives. We plead with them to give us animals, turning a […]



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 […]