news & updates

  • 3 Apr 2021

  • 25 Mar 2021

    history of community fostercare networks and rescue groups

    Who remembers when the only way to adopt a dog in Victoria was to go to one of the major pounds/shelters? Did you do that? Did you walk through looking at those sad faces? Did you perhaps take home a dog or cat you weren’t sure you even wanted just to feel you had done something? So what changed. We came on the scene, and you supported us. The major shelters succumbed to pressure to show how many pets were killed and how many were saved. You, the compassionate people of Victoria, realised there was another way…

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  • 16 Nov 2018

    please help us stop the killing the cruelty.

    At present pounds hide under an out of date Domestic Animals Act and Code of Practice for the Management of Shelter and Pounds. There is no real accountability. If anyone complains or asks too many questions these pounds become even more secretive. Yes, some pets sadly must be killed but it should not be on the whim of a local laws officer or by cruelty or negligence. Toby, Deidra, Omisha, and Brennan should not be dead. Nor should this unnamed dog who was 'not available'…

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  • 8 Oct 2018

    contacts to express your view of mildura pound

    We do ask that any contact via the below email addresses or in other form is politely expressed.…

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  • 8 Oct 2018

    deidra - another victim of mildura pound

    Deidra was found in the minipen according to her records. This either means she was dumped there by her owner or was found straying and someone picked her up and left her in the minipen outside the pound because the pound was closed…

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  • 26 Sep 2018

    RIP toby. another victim of mildura pound.

    You were found wandering on the street and a kind person took you to Mildura Pound on the 7th September, no doubt hoping you would be claimed or sent to a rescue group. A rescue group had their name on you as soon as they knew you were there. They had a warm bed, good food, and lots of tlc waiting for you once you served your eight days because they knew already that there is no duty of care in Mildura. The Council chooses not to have foster carers where they can send these old or ill dogs and cats to wait out their mandatory 8 days.…

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  • 21 Jun 2018

  • 13 Jun 2018