We would like to share the happy ending for our lovely girl “Nelly”. We adopted her in May 2015 when she was 4 x months old. She turned two on 7/1/2017 and has brought us so much joy. She was quite a little “nutter” when we first brought her home, but has turned into the most enjoyable, lovable & loyal girl anyone could ever hope for.… Read the rest
We first encountered Friends of the Pound about 3 years ago when we fostered a couple of kittens, we had never fostered animals before and really liked the experience. Fast forward 3 years and we were again in a position to foster some little furry friends again, after experiencing a very tough 2015, and personal tragedy we decided on fostering again. … Read the rest
Friends of the Pound offer subsidised desexing & microchipping.
Desexing is an effective strategy to prevent unwanted pregnancies. There is absolutely no benefit in letting females have one litter before they are desexed.
The criteria is a Centrelink Blue Card or an income not exceeding $50,000 p.a.… Read the rest
Some of these ideas may be helpful if your dog suffers from separation anxiety. One frequently experienced problem with rescue dogs is anxiety when left alone. This anxiety can take the form of barking, howling, loss of bowel control, chewing, or a mixture of all four.… Read the rest
Our family was lucky to receive a beautiful kitten 10 years ago from Friends of the Pound. Our son Jaden is an avid animal lover and fell in love with the little black and white kitten. We had to be approved to adopt and as Jaden was 9 years old he was counselled on the responsibilities and long term commitment to looking after a cat.… Read the rest
Turtle is the Mum and Blackie the Son, both have been together since 2007 when Blackie came into the world. What’s that you say, why would we worry about these two old cats, well we do. Turtle and Blackie had the misfortune of being surrendered to the Tweed Shire Pound, both fairly timid cats, the gods must have been smiling when it was their turn to be vet checked.… Read the rest
Bringing them home for the first time
The very first rule – start as you wish to continue! Having a little puppy sleeping on/in your bed may be OK, but a full grown dog can be a very different matter! You may discover on bringing home your new dog that they need to be reassured and gain your trust.… Read the rest