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Dumped, now feline fine – Star Weekly

Dumped, now feline fine – Star Weekly By Tate Papworth Liam and Thomas are all heart, which is more than can be said for those who dumped the then one-week old kittens in a Brimbank dumpster. Weighing just 150 grams – the size of a small banana – the brothers were in bad shape...

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Behind the scenes at Melbourne’s oldest animal shelter

Melbourne’s Lost Dog Home cared for more than 17,000 of the city’s strays last year alone. Now, the shelter’s hardworking staff have opened up about what keeps them motivated in a highly emotional, and often heartbreaking industry. Thousands of lost cats and dogs pass through their care...

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Footless in Footscray: Perseverant Peggy kicks on.

Stray cat Peggy arrived at our shelter with a missing foot. The gorgeous one-year-old Tortoiseshell was found in Footscray. Peggy has now been nursed back to health by our loving staff at The Lost Dogs’ Home.     Peggy is now looking for a forever family and, importantly, a quiet...

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Dora and Diego in search of a forever home to explore together!

Just like their famous counterparts, these two know a thing or two about adventure. Earlier this month, two 18-month-old cats were found dumped outside The Lost Dogs’ Home Cranbourne shelter. In a box sealed with tape, with the exceptions of two smallish holes, the cats became very hot and were...

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NPR tags & chip database transfer to CAR

National Pet Register tag and microchipping database management transfers to Central Animal Records The Lost Dogs’ Home was a pioneer in its launch of National Pet Register in 1989 with the understanding that tag and microchip identification of a pet was their ticket back home. This, together...

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