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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 […]

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 […]