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Dogs and Barking Behaviour

Barking is a normal canine behaviour for dogs. It’s how they communicate, not only to each other but also to tell you their needs. However, living in a suburban environment, a dog who barks can also cause tension among the neighbourhood. Why do dogs bark? Dogs can bark for a number of reasons, mainly due to boredom, excitement, anxiety or from a stimulus/trigger. Managing barking can be done by first identifying its cause. Look at when the barking occurs, what is happening in the environment at the time and the type of barking – is it constant or intermittent and can the dog be distracted

Million Paws Walk: Walk This May Starts Friday!

The countdown is on and we’re only days away. This Friday marks the start of Million Paws Walk: Walk this May! We hope that dogs around Canberra are fluffing their coats while the humans are putting on their active wear to grab the lead and practice their socially distant walks for a good cause. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson looks forward to seeing Canberrans getting behind this virtual event throughout the month of May. “Like so many other pet owners, I have derived much comfort from my pooches over the recent challenging months. Unfortunately, not every animal in the ACT receives the care

Winter is coming... Cool tips to care for your pet in the colder months

The cold weather is upon us and despite many of our pets having fur coats they can still suffer from frostbite, exposure and dehydration in the winter months. To help our pets get through the colder months, we’ve put together some helpful tips! Keep your animals inside as much as possible. While you’ll still have to take your dogs for walks and your cat might not be too impressed, keeping them inside especially during the coldest parts of the day is ideal. Make sure to dry your pet when they come in from outside. You wouldn’t want to sit in a wet coat and neither does your best friend! If your

RSPCA launches Million Paws Walk: Walk This Way

In response to COVID-19, RSPCA will no longer be able to hold our most successful public event, The Million Paws Walk, on Sunday 17 May. RSPCA teams around the country have put heads together to find an alternative way for us to still celebrate our mutual love for pooches this May. After all, it is a favourite day of the year and so very important for animal welfare! This year’s event has evolved into Million Paws Walk: Walk This May. Participants are encouraged to don their workout gear for the month of May, grab the leash and fundraise while walking with purpose in their own backyards (or

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Snapshot of the Year 2018/2019

3,542

Animals
In Our
Care

Cats and Dogs sitting

382

Volunteers
across
ACT

Dog in Cage

1,034

Animal Cruelty
Complaints
Investigated

A woman loves a cat

90.59%

Canine + Feline
Homing
Rate

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