We've been absolutely inundated and quite overwhelmed by the response for dear Rupert. We are working through the applications we have and will put a hold on any more for the time being. If you've sent us a question and we haven't got back to you we're sorry we've had hundreds of queries. Rupert will be meeting a potential adopter next week and we have some good back up applications on hand. Thank you for your amazing support. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ There has been little interest in Rupert. How unbelievable sad it is - for he is a loving boy - and being older - well it would be like living with an elderly gentleman. He likes a trit trot. He likes food. He likes to sleep. He likes company. While he may not have razor sharp eyesight and hearing any more - he does have a divine personality. And we know there is a home and a family for him - we just can't seem to find them out there.
If you wouldn't mind - can you share our post - and any inquiries can go to our website at www.rescuedwithlove.org Rupert is for adoption in the Melbourne area and close region. Thank you for your help. x
UPDATE: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and damaging winds for people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, West Coast, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Mid North, Kangaroo Island, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the Flinders, Murraylands and North West Pastoral districts.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop in the far west of the State late today and extend east across the remainder of the agricultural areas early Friday morning. Damaging winds, locally averaging 50-65 km/h with gusts in excess of 90 km/h are forecast, particularly over the elevated areas, eastern slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges and with thunderstorms. Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Whyalla, Mount Gambier, Ceduna and Naracoorte.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * Move vehicles under cover or away from trees; * Secure or put away loose items around your property. * Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water; * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains; * Stay indoors, away from windows, while conditions are severe.
The SES are distributing sandbags at seven locations this afternoon. For more information visit: http://www.ses.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp
When a Bunbury mum put a call-out on social media for anybody with a Harley Davidson to "pop by" McDonald's and rev their bikes for her son with cerebral palsy for his 13th birthday, she couldn't have dreamt of the amazing response her request would get.
Malek Fahd’s Islamic school in Sydney will lose $19 million in taxpayer, Federal Government funding for what the Australian calls "dodgy deals".
This is because millions of dollars have been diverted from Malek Fahd to the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils through inflated rents and payments for services never performed
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils, which is also heavily involved in Halal certification, has clearly not been putting the best interests of the children, the school and the community first.
And now two other Islamic schools, in Canberra and South Australia, have been issued notices over concerns about their use of funds as well.
Who knows where these millions of taxpayer dollars, meant for the education of Australia's children, have ended up.
It’s New Years Eve. And while it might be a celebration for some, those fireworks can strike fear into the furry family. But here’s how washing clothes and some classical music can help your pets navigate their way through the night.
Here are my top NYE tips:
GET THEM INSIDE BY 7PM: Don’t wait until the first big bang. Assume that your stressed pet WILL try to escape. Their ‘flight response’ is very normal considering they have no idea what’s happening outside. BE CAREFUL WITH PATS: I know the natural response is to pat them to calm them down. But unfortunately this can send the message that you’re rewarding them for cowering which can actually encourage their anxious behaviour. Instead… CREATE YOUR BUDDY’S BUNKER: This is where they can ride out the sound storm. A laundry or another well insulated room is ideal. Then… - Close windows and blinds - Turn lights ON. - Put out cushions and mattresses. This gives them something soft to burrow under. - Put on a load of washing. It sounds strange but the repetitive jolts and vibrations that they’ve heard before can help to drown out the booming vibrations coming from outside. PUT ON CLASSICAL MUSIC: Beethoven, Mozart and yes, even Bach have been proven to relax your pets during fireworks. The rhythm and percussion can also blend in with and block out the bangs. IF YOU’RE USING MEDICATION: There’s no doubt drugs can help those pets that are severely affected. But you must give them well before the fireworks start. If they’re taken when they’re already stressed, they just won’t work.
Good luck and please stay safe out there. See you in 2017!