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Seven common myths about pet cats

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Seven common myths about pet cats

- Cats are enigmatic creatures to many, appearing in fairy tales and old religious stories as things of mystery. But in reality cats are just animals, like humans. Here are some of the more common misunderstandings about cats you may have grown up firmly believing. 1. Cats always land on their feet and have nine lives While it sometimes appears cats have near magical powers to land on their feet and get out of trouble, they can, and do, hurt themselves by falling off things
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Depp may face perjury charge in Australia over 'war on terrier'

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Depp may face perjury charge in Australia over 'war on terrier'

- SYDNEY (AFP) - Johnny Depp could face perjury charges in Australia after the deputy prime minister threatened on Tuesday (June 27) to unleash a new chapter in a pet dog case dubbed the "war on terrier". The Pirates of the Caribbean star and his then-wife Amber Heard fell foul of Australia's strict quarantine laws when they failed to declare her canines Pistol and Boo on arrival in the country on a private jet in 2015
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Gary? Greg? Gina? Queensland Police need help naming puppies

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Gary? Greg? Gina? Queensland Police need help naming puppies

- Queensland police have so far received 22,000 name suggestions for their newest litter of puppies. The seven German shepherd puppies, two males and five females, need names beginning with the letter "G", following police puppy naming convention. Queensland police have called for public assistance to help name the dogs. The Police Dog Squad has its work cut out, as the officers will have final say over the names when submissions close on Tuesday, June 27
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Puppy that failed police college lands swanky new career

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Puppy that failed police college lands swanky new career

- An Australian puppy didn’t have what it takes to hunt down bad guys for the police service, but he did manage to find a new way to serve his community. German Shepherd “Gavel” was in training with the Queensland Police Service last year when trainers decided that he “did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line
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Puppy who failed police college lands swanky new career

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Puppy who failed police college lands swanky new career

- An Australian puppy didn’t have what it takes to hunt down bad guys for the police service, but he did manage to find a new way to serve his community. German Shepherd “Gavel” was in training with the Queensland Police Service last year when trainers decided that he “did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line
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NSW RSPCA raid puppy farm, confiscate nearly 100 dogs

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NSW RSPCA raid puppy farm, confiscate nearly 100 dogs

- A puppy farm has been raided and 98 dogs seized — including dachshunds, French bulldogs, cocker spaniels, beagles and pugs — after a tip-off to the RSPCA that the animals were neglected. A member of the public called the animal welfare group, concerned for the health of the dogs at a puppy farm near Goulburn NSW. Inspectors visited the property and during their examination of the dogs, the owner surrendered them
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Man who hid in toilet said 'Rebels bikies' stormed Turner unit, court hears

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Man who hid in toilet said 'Rebels bikies' stormed Turner unit, court hears

- A man who called triple-0 from his bathroom after three men allegedly armed with a fake gun stormed his Turner apartment told police he was scared because Rebels bikies were looking for him, a court has heard. But lawyers for one of the men said he didn't have any links to outlaw motorcycle groups and was "in the wrong place at the wrong time" after his co-accused allegedly sparked a police stand-off that lasted four hours on Saturday
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Man rescued from house fire on Raynes Street, Balwyn

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Man rescued from house fire on Raynes Street, Balwyn

- A man is fighting for life after he was rescued from a house fire at Balwyn. The house on Raynes Street was consumed by flames on Friday morning. Emergency crews entered the home, finding a man inside. He's suffered significant burn injuries. The fire is now under control.
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Victorian camel milk farm begins exports to Asia

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Victorian camel milk farm begins exports to Asia

- The demand for camel milk is growing in Australia and internationally, with a Victorian company now entering the Asian market. The Camel Milk Co. Australia is filling orders from Thailand, Singapore and China, with growing interest in its milk powders, soaps and hand creams. Megan Williams says her farm, near Kyabram north of Melbourne, is home to 200 camels, who she says don't fit the negative stereotypes you hear about the animals
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Scruffy the pet dog killed in 'sickening' attack

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Scruffy the pet dog killed in 'sickening' attack

- Police are investigating the killing of a pet Maltese terrier found bound to a backyard plant with a towel after a 'sickening' attack in inner-west Brisbane. The body of 17-year-old family pet Scruffy was found on Friday afternoon, leaving the dog's owners distraught. Police believed someone entered the backyard of the home at Northam Avenue, Bardon, in broad daylight, pulling a towel from the clothesline and tying it around Scruffy's neck
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For some transgender students, the school bathroom is a battleground

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For some transgender students, the school bathroom is a battleground

- Georgie Stone was eight years old when the school bathroom became a battleground. In the face of daily humiliation and bullying, going to the toilet had become an act of enormous courage. Born biologically male, Georgie had known from an early age she was a girl. But despite her transition at age seven — identifying as, dressing as, and asking to be recognised as a girl — she was not allowed to use the girls' facilities at school
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Melbourne pet shop puppies allegedly mistreated by store owner

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Melbourne pet shop puppies allegedly mistreated by store owner

- The alleged mistreatment of two french bulldog puppies in a Melbourne pet shop has sparked outrage online. Debra Tranter, founder of animal rights organisation Oscar's Law, took to Facebook to raise awareness of their alleged mistreatment. Debra told Tom the dogs are not taken out and walked each day. She says, "They're kept in there until they're sold." "The physiological damage and behavioural problems with these puppies, it's very, very damaging
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A bus stop in Melbourne's north has been transformed into a 1970s living room

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A bus stop in Melbourne's north has been transformed into a 1970s living room

- All aboard to funkytown. Commuters using a stop on the 546 route would have got a surprise on Valentine's Day to find it transformed into a 1970s living room. The stop, on Heidelberg Road, Alphington, has been fitted out with an orange and brown cushioned lounge, a curtained window and retro wallpaper adorned with kitsch artwork and a pot plant. Northside artists Jill and Suse, who only want to be
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12 household items you can recycle, but probably aren’t

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12 household items you can recycle, but probably aren’t

- Recycling is a win-win situation. Not only are you helping save the planet, but you’re also clearing the clutter out from your life. How do you know you’re doing it right? From bottle caps to aerosol cans, here’s a look at some of the things you may not think to recycle – but actually can. Aerosol cans. Over half of Australians wrongly believe that aerosol cans are non-recyclable – for
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  • Depp may face perjury charge in Australia over 'war on terrier'
    Depp may face perjury charge in Australia over 'war on terrier'

    , straitstimes.com

    SYDNEY (AFP) - Johnny Depp could face perjury charges in Australia after the deputy prime minister threatened on Tuesday (June 27) to unleash a new chapter in a pet dog case dubbed the "war on terrier". The Pirates of the Caribbean star and his then-wife Amber Heard fell foul of Australia's strict quarantine laws when they failed to declare her canines Pistol and Boo on arrival in the country on a private jet in 2015
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  • Depp may face perjury charge in Australia over 'war on terrier'
    Depp may face perjury charge in Australia over 'war on terrier'

    , straitstimes.com

    SYDNEY (AFP) - Johnny Depp could face perjury charges in Australia after the deputy prime minister threatened on Tuesday (June 27) to unleash a new chapter in a pet dog case dubbed the "war on terrier". The Pirates of the Caribbean star and his then-wife Amber Heard fell foul of Australia's strict quarantine laws when they failed to declare her canines Pistol and Boo on arrival in the country on a private jet in 2015
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  • Gary? Greg? Gina? Queensland Police need help naming puppies
    Gary? Greg? Gina? Queensland Police need help naming puppies

    , smh.com.au

    Queensland police have so far received 22,000 name suggestions for their newest litter of puppies. The seven German shepherd puppies, two males and five females, need names beginning with the letter "G", following police puppy naming convention. Queensland police have called for public assistance to help name the dogs. The Police Dog Squad has its work cut out, as the officers will have final say over the names when submissions close on Tuesday, June 27
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  • A bus stop in Melbourne's north has been transformed into a 1970s living room
    A bus stop in Melbourne's north has been transformed into a 1970s living room

    , theage.com.au

    All aboard to funkytown. Commuters using a stop on the 546 route would have got a surprise on Valentine's Day to find it transformed into a 1970s living room. The stop, on Heidelberg Road, Alphington, has been fitted out with an orange and brown cushioned lounge, a curtained window and retro wallpaper adorned with kitsch artwork and a pot plant. Northside artists Jill and Suse, who only want to be
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  • Microchip solves mysterious case of Sherlock the cat's disappearance
    Microchip solves mysterious case of Sherlock the cat's disappearance

    , smh.com.au

    The case of the disappearance of Sherlock the cat from a Brisbane home more than three months ago has been solved – and it's all thanks to a microchip. The Walker family of Brisbane left their pet tabby Sherlock with family friends just before Christmas last year while they went on holidays, only to come back early in January and find their beloved pet had gone missing. Stephen Walker and
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  • World-first app to track endangered turtles
    World-first app to track endangered turtles

    , abc.net.au

    A world-first app will help conservationists discover the mysteries behind the movements of the endangered loggerhead turtles in the Indian Ocean.
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