October 28, 2016

Welcome to the new Saving Pets blog

Killing pound pets isn't 'business as usual' anymore, and you made that change happen!

May 22, 2019

Rescuers: do you rescue from Mornington Pound? Action required

May 21, 2019

Townsville kills 45% of impounded cats, one in four dogs

May 13, 2019

WA to consider expanding "record cat impoundments" with even more impoundments

May 10, 2019

Is this $80,000 Gorman fundraiser actually going to help pets?

April 9, 2019

The RSPCA killed just 5,000 dogs last year - so why aren’t they celebrating?

April 5, 2019

The most dangerous thing that can happen to a puppy farm dog

April 2, 2019

The RSPCA on rescue groups: "... a way for people simply to legitimise hoarding behaviour"

March 29, 2019

Update on the South Australian border collies

March 28, 2019

Twenty five years of "temperament testing" fails to produce a single scientitically valid protocol

March 22, 2019

RSPCA receives over $2million dollars from pet industry

March 22, 2019

PIAA to get yet another CEO

March 20, 2019

The RSPCA SA want to kill these border collies

March 6, 2019

This is what Fundraising and Philanthropy Magazine call a “perfect appeal”

February 18, 2019


February 15, 2019

How 'Desexmas' helped the rescue community

February 4, 2019

How following PetRescue's lead has taken PETstock Assist to a strategic dead-end

January 30, 2019

WA Cat Act doing exactly what it said on the box (impounding more cats)

January 17, 2019

Should PetRescue be taking donations at all?

January 14, 2019

PetRescue vs rescue groups

December 23, 2018

The best pound reform media this year, and it might just get buried by Christmas

December 16, 2018

How PetRescue made $360,000 from a fundraiser (featuring a pet that got $0)

November 19, 2018

PIAA breeders eye Queensland as the new puppy farming hotspot

November 9, 2018

PETstock's "rescue" calendar fails to support rescue groups

November 7, 2018

How much longer is Blue Cross Animals Society going to be non-functioning?

October 30, 2018

How PetRescue weaponised adoption applications to steal rescue group's resources

October 10, 2018

Should our rescue group be part of 'The Adoptables'?

September 29, 2018

The future of rescue... according to the RSPCA

September 20, 2018

QLD animal welfare groups open their arms wide, welcoming commercial dog breeders to their state

September 13, 2018

Ritchie - how PetRescue turned a workplace foster dog into $100,000

September 10, 2018

PetRescue's 'Desexmas' - where did the campaign funds go?

August 23, 2018

Why champions of mandatory desexing are either ignorant or deceitful (redux)

August 21, 2018

A brief history of the first year of PetRescue

June 28, 2018

PetRescue tests out the ethical limits of fundraising. Again. (And again).

June 27, 2018

RSPCA WA Gingin raid, following animal outcomes

June 24, 2018

The email PetRescue sent your supporters this morning...

June 18, 2018

Animal Welfare League SA pushes rescue groups out of PETstock statewide

June 10, 2018

Pet industry looks to connect with the public to cement the rights of commercial puppy breeders

June 4, 2018

What rescue groups are saying about PetRescue

May 25, 2018

Let them eat chow!

May 24, 2018

Campus Cats Project case study in effective and compassionate cat management

May 23, 2018

Ranger, vet confirm; cat 'temperament testing' can't tell a feral cat from a pet one.

May 18, 2018

Who let the dogs out? Who, who, who?

May 10, 2018

PIAA looking for friends, fans, relevance

May 3, 2018

PetRescue addresses the concerns of rescue groups

April 30, 2018

The Animal Welfare League NSW has gone rogue in supporting commercial pet breeding

April 24, 2018

Minutes from the AWL NSW Annual General Meeting (Saturday 21st of April 2018)

April 18, 2018

How PetRescue uses adopter applications to redirect rescue's donations to themselves (redux)

April 13, 2018

It is not an overstatement to say that pet foster care and community rescue in Victoria is kaput.

April 9, 2018

Who's for Cats gets a rebrand

April 5, 2018

The RSPCA almost certainly has a new national position on pound services

April 4, 2018

AWL NSW branch statement supports Kellyville Pets

March 31, 2018

Want to know what rescue groups are saying about PetRescue, and the implications this has for your organisation?

March 30, 2018

Happy Easter from PetRescue

March 24, 2018

Kellyville Pets' anti-cats-as-pets segment; suggests reptiles (we sell them too!)

March 22, 2018

RSPCA QLD gets a big, new shelter in Ipswich (and a boarding kennel too!)

March 17, 2018

Microchipped, registered cat killed on intake by WA ranger

March 4, 2018

How PetRescue responds to criticism is becoming a problem

February 27, 2018

Dr Harry, the PIAA and PetRescue

February 22, 2018

Where puppies will come from in the future in Australia

February 18, 2018

WA Cat Laws results year #4 - record numbers of cats impounded in the state

February 12, 2018

Council plumber inspected AWL Ingleside, found no issue - so why is the shelter closed?

February 1, 2018

Petbarn give rescues over a million bucks for adopting through their stores

January 29, 2018

The real story of Benny; 'saving a loveable three-legged wriggle bottom'

January 10, 2018

The Guardian newspaper article; "NSW animal welfare inspector accepted $35,000 from puppy retailer it audits"

January 3, 2018

Animal Welfare League NSW betrays pets, joins puppy farmers

December 29, 2017

A new year's resolution for savvy rescue groups

December 22, 2017

PetRescue is a very good website

December 17, 2017

Dear PetRescue, your problem isn’t me. Your problem is you can’t be trusted.

December 9, 2017

PetRescue tests out the ethical limits of fundraising. Again

November 29, 2017

It's the middle of kitten season and there's two adoptable cats at the RSPCA WA

November 25, 2017

Rockhampton Council Rangers beating dogs with catchpoles

November 24, 2017

Tweed pound is treating pets like garbage

November 18, 2017

Celebrating four years of the WA Cat Act

November 15, 2017

Oops! Everything we know about cat management is wrong, redux

November 13, 2017

RSPCA Queensland gets into the dead pet business

November 8, 2017

Did the RSPCA WA spend $1.6 million on fundraising and make a loss?

November 6, 2017

Mildura leaves pregnant dog to birth alone in the pound

October 29, 2017

Who is the Pet Industry Association of Australia (PIAA)?

October 17, 2017

PetRescue's 'adoption policies' devalue the work of rescue groups

October 13, 2017


October 4, 2017

Eleventy bazillion bird killing cats

September 15, 2017

Foster carers are like superhero unicorns

September 11, 2017

Rockhampton Council Pound continues to inflict suffering, illness and death on pet dogs and cats

September 8, 2017

The RSPCA declares 90% of cats as fair game for an abusive death

September 7, 2017

Brisbane cat cull probably used leg-hold traps

September 6, 2017

How PetRescue uses adopter applications to redirect rescue's donations to themselves

August 30, 2017

Killing is easy

August 30, 2017

Wodonga traps more cats - sees cat impound rate go up

August 28, 2017

Blacktown Pound to become $30 million 'No Kill' animal rehoming centre

August 23, 2017

Brisbane City Council's message to rescuers; cats aren't creatures, they're "Restricted Matter under the Biosecurity Act"

August 23, 2017

PetRescue tests out the ethical limits of fundraising

August 21, 2017

Does "The Adoptables" actually help find pets homes?

August 19, 2017

Brisbane City Council culls cats, threatens to fine cat rescuers

August 11, 2017

PetRescue.com.au management still don't get it

August 3, 2017

PAPP bait; much more humane than the RSPCA - less humane than a bullet in the chest

August 2, 2017

Threatened Species Commissioner Reports (updated August 2017)

August 2, 2017

AWL Ingleside shelter closed, kaput

August 1, 2017

WA Premier Mark McGowan regurgitates the usual animal welfare bunkum

July 26, 2017

Too many balls! July 2017

July 24, 2017

How much should it cost a rescue to save a pet that a pound will otherwise kill?

July 21, 2017

Brisbane City Council continues cat culls - declares G2Z success

July 20, 2017

Singleton knows who is at fault for their crappy pound

July 20, 2017

How many pound dogs are there really? Ambitious Australian study the first of its kind.

July 19, 2017

Pet ownership in Australia 2016 - How do we keep our pets?

July 18, 2017

The RSPCA NSW - does it work for animals?

July 16, 2017

Are you fighting to keep pounds high-kill (without even realising it)?

July 9, 2017

RSPCA tries to close and sell another rural shelter resource

July 5, 2017

Upper Hunter Council tries to muzzle pound volunteers

June 30, 2017

Saving Hank the Neo pup

June 29, 2017

How PetRescue can solve all of its rescue and fundraising issues overnight, with one small coding change.

June 26, 2017

Pet dumped like garbage by council

June 23, 2017

Feeling the cold? Take a moment to think about the animals in Singleton Animal "Shelter"

June 20, 2017

Baw Baw Council to close Utopia kennel - convert facility to pound

June 20, 2017

PetRescue's "pound reform" model is to get someone else to do it

June 18, 2017

Why can't we all just work together?

June 14, 2017

Mornington Council; pound information is "... not in the public interest"

June 14, 2017

Baw Baw Pound now to cost (even more)

June 10, 2017

Camden’s lost pets given a no kill commitment at new pound

June 9, 2017

Did cats really cause "the extinction of 22 Australian mammals"?

June 7, 2017

Cost to get Baw Baw a new pound is... wait. How much?

May 29, 2017

The RSPCA is in an existential crisis

May 26, 2017

What’s going on in South Australian animal management

May 22, 2017

Baw Baw Council invests in "innovative" approach to animal management

May 19, 2017

Mornington Animal "Shelter" is taking the Mickey Bliss

May 12, 2017

Are you enabling pounds to continue killing pets?

May 5, 2017

Muswellbrook Animal Shelter "doing all it can" to save lives

May 3, 2017

Pounds "doing all they can" to save lives

May 1, 2017

What is the one key program saving lives at RSPCA shelters?

April 30, 2017

RSPCA - when we say no kill is bad, we don't mean you (angry rescuers)

April 28, 2017

Is your rescue group planning to appear at the Million Paws Walk?

April 27, 2017

Is 'no kill' to blame for the RSPCA's failing reputation?

April 25, 2017

What happened to sweet Roxy at the RSPCA will break your heart

April 17, 2017

No Kill in Australia #2 - Nathan Winograd

April 13, 2017

No Kill in Australia #1 - Michael Linke

February 27, 2017

Why the RSPCA going fee-free is going to put your rescue out of business

February 23, 2017

The hopeful story of ‘Other Cat’

February 20, 2017

Firmly worded letters from the AWL NSW: "Everyone STFU"

February 14, 2017

Should you blow the whistle?

February 10, 2017

Irresponsible pounds put all of our pets at risk

February 4, 2017

Why rescue in Australia is burning out

January 27, 2017

RSPCA NSW "rescues" 43 cats

Looking for the old Saving Pets blog?

View the archive

Support our vital work

We are an army of pet lovers who are willing to fight for safe pounds. Your pledge will help us achieve vital reform.

Support us on Patreon