Gold Coast pet foster carers needed urgently

Animal Welfare League Queensland has issued a call out for locals to become pet foster carers this summer.

With up to six litters of kittens and puppies arriving on their doorstep each day, AWLQ are urging Gold Coasters to add a new member to their family – even if it just a for a short time.

“Breeding season is in full swing and undesexed animals are roaming, getting pregnant and then turning up in pounds all over South East Queensland. Because they are not getting reclaimed by their owners, these pregnant animals are being turned over to us,” says AWLQ representative Zoe Hermans.

Adding to the strain on the animal charity is the constant stream of ‘surrendered’ pregnant pets and underage litters.

“Between the strays coming via the pounds we work with, and the privately surrendered animals, we are currently taking in up to six litters of kittens and puppies a day – often more,” Says Ms Hermans.

“Then there are the sick and injured animals that come to us that also need time in care. Resources are stretched across all five of AWLQ’s shelters because none of these animals are able to be rehomed straight away.

“When a pregnant dog or cat arrives at our shelter, it will be at least three months before it and its’ litter can be rehomed,” Says Ms Hermans.

“Because of the sheer amount of pregnant and nursing mums arriving right now, the system of incoming and outgoing animals has become completely clogged up. We desperately need the help of Foster Carers to ease the strain.”

Those interested in becoming Foster Carer for AWLQ can find more information on the organisation’s website – awlqld.com.au

Meet George and Amal Clooney’s newest family member

George and Amal Clooney have welcomed a new member to their family.

The celebrity couple have adopted a puppy – a 4-year-old basset hound named Millie.

The Clooneys reportedly saw a photo of Millie online and couldn’t resist adopting her from the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society in California.

George and Amal are big animal lovers and also have a pair of rescued cocker spaniels, one of whom was there when they adopted Millie.

Photo: San Gabriel Valley Humane Society Facebook Page

Photo: San Gabriel Valley Humane Society Facebook Page

Where does your cat go when you’re not home?

They say curiosity killed the cat, but have you ever wondered where your cat roams to when you are away from home?

National Geographic is reporting on Cat Tracker, a new crowd sourced mapping project, which encourages owners to put GPS collars on domestic cats to monitor their movements.

After seven days, owners download the tracking data and their feline’s movements are transformed into  lines on a satellite map.

The Cat Tracker team is working with Your Wild Life and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, in collaboration with Movebank on the project.

So far they have posted movement maps for about 50 cats, but are aiming for at least a thousand.

Watch the video here.

WATCH: Tributes for Tillman, the skateboarding dog

TILLMAN, the skateboarding dog who rose to fame in a TV commercial before becoming a Youtube sensation, has passed away.

“I’m sorry to announce the world lost a true legend,” his owners posted on his official Facebook page today.

“My best bud Tillman passed away last night. We shared so many memories skating, surfing and hanging out together. No words can truly describe how much he’ll be missed. Thanks for all the good times.”

Check out Tillman in the clip, below, filmed in 2007 when he was one year old.

A couple of years later, he did it all: skateboarding, skimming and surfing!

 

WATCH: Puppy’s peaceful nap ends with hilarious ‘pop off’

https://youtu.be/x00fgBd4bas

Pull my paw!

This adorable puppy is going viral online after his owner captured the moment he had his nap interrupted by an unexpected pop-off.

In the hilarious footage, the pup can be seen peacefully at ease, asleep on the carpet before being awoken by a noise from his own rear-end.

The amusing video was uploaded to YouTube on Sunday by user Green Fun 4 Life and has since received more than 40,000 views.