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Banksia Gardens: Visiting Our Community, & Meeting People Where They Are

Supporting real people with vital resources, so they can continue caring for the pets they love, and sharing with them what they need when they need it. Every community has them. A series of nondescript buildings sprinkled throughout…

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Breaking the stigma: Homeless people and pets

Marisa Debattista CEO/ Founder Pet owners who are experiencing homelessness deserve our compassion, support, and our assistance to access resources, not our judgement! In our line of work, we are not only faced with assisting unwanted companion animals…

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Celebrating 14 Years Of SCAR

“Working as at Vet Nurse and volunteering at my local animal shelter, I saw firsthand just how many animals and their owners needed help and how little resources were available at the time to help them. It needed…

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Why You Should Adopt A Shy Cat

It’s the same old story. A family heads into the shelter to pick their future kitty to take home and join their pack. On the windowsill as they approach the Kitten Room, a cute little kitty meows at…

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September / October News

September and October have been amazing months!! Shelter Manager Gemma, Vet Dr Kylee and I attended the Getting 2 Zero (G2Z) conference in QLD to learn more about things happening in the animal welfare industry. We heard about…

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July / August News

We have finally done it – WE ARE OPEN!! With your help we have seen our dream facility come to life – Hume’s one and only Community Animal Hospital and Shelter! After years of dreaming, months of planning…

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Should you desex your dogs and cats?

Dogs and cats are able to reproduce at a very young age and multiple times throughout their lives. Desexing has many health and behavioural benefits for your pet and also assists in avoiding accidental litters. Every year in…

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How to keep your indoor cat happy and healthy

Written by Dr Kylee Woods Did you know that your cat is likely to live a longer and safer life by keeping them in your home? Cats can live up to four times longer in the safety of…

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7 warning signs of arthritis in pets

Just like people, your pets can suffer from the debilitating condition arthritis. However, they are generally better than us at masking signs of pain. Arthritis is usually a result of the ongoing wear and tear in the joints….

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May / June News

There are 2 quotes that have recently been in the forefront of my mind as of late that sum up the last two months for me in a nutshell, ‘Nothing worthwhile in life is ever easy and nothing…

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