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VicDRG Helps Homeless Man And His Dog

VicDRG Blog As reported in the Leader, 10 June, Doug and his best friend, Hooch, are doing it tough. Doug who has been homeless since he was 14 rescued the bitser from an abusive master about 8 years ago and they…

Elton Our Brave Little Boy Needs More Helpers

VicDRG Blog In October 2014 Elton was a normal little guy, rescued from the pound, living with his carer and about to be adopted. He jumped off a chair and soon after needed to go to the vet. He was paralysed. We…

We Are So Very Sorry Lambert

VicDRG Blog Lambert is dead. He had barely made it into our care, but he was in our care. Lambert was a stray picked up by one of our volunteers who did the right thing and took him to the pound. She asked us, if…

Animal Abuse Is Treated Too Lightly

If the RSPCA are given more money does that mean the telephone/emails to us about people living next to neglected, starved and abused animals will stop? Often they have been to the council and the RSPCA…

Update on Hamlin - our little boy fifteen plus found living in a storm drain.

VicDRG Blog Hamlin has improved enough to have a major operation on his teeth. Most were removed - very infected. He has recovered well and that alone must make him feel better. It seems as if he sees a little better…

The Story Of Shad - Part Two

VicDRG Blog And here is Shad now. Operated on by Chris Preston. And we were very nervous as it was a very special operation and if it didn’t work the only option would be amputation. As soon as he came back after…

The story of Shad - Part One

VicDRG Blog Here is our lovely boy Shad. Still only a pup. When we collected him from the pound he wouldn’t walk and insisted on being carried. We took on Shad thinking he had a broken leg and it turned out he had…

Little Hamlin Rescued From Drain

VicDRG Blog This is little Hamlin. He was found by two boys living in a drain. How nice that they cared enough to take him to a pound to be looked after. Well done. Sadly so many people just don't want to get involved.…

VIC Election - What Needs To Happen In Companion Animal Welfare

Many animal welfare issues are being raised in the context of the forthcoming Victorian election. This paper will focus on those issues affecting companion animals that are within the power of the State Government to address. There are seven categories which we will summarise and on which we will provide our recommended position.

Pet Crisis - A Paw in Need

We are delighted to announce that we have received a $7000 grant for our ‘Pet Crisis – a Paw in Need’ program. This is an innovative program to allow us to assist in a small way with the pets of the homeless and those fleeing domestic violence