Found an injured animal?
City living can be difficult for local wildlife and occasionally animals become sick, injured or orphaned. Volunteers from the Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Service specialise in rescuing and caring for indigenous animals in the city.
We know cats are popular pets in our villages but we also know domestic cats can destroy our wildlife. Make sure your fluffy friend is de-sexed, registered with the council and if possible, kept indoors at night. Fastening a bell to your cat’s collar can also help warn native animals of a looming cat attack.
It’s great to let Fido off the leash and let him run wild but make sure you keep him under control when in off-leash dog parks, particularly where there are wetlands or patches of bushland around. Discourage them from chasing or attacking birds or other animals – throw the ball instead.
Sustainable pet care
Is there such a thing? Yes there is. It’s important to not only think about what pet is best for you but also about the impact your pet will have on the environment. There are lots of ways you can reduce your pets carbon footprint, here’s some ideas:
- Save energy by eliminating unnecessary electrical products like electric blankets and automatic litter trays
- Purchase products that have been created using green materials such as food that is packaged with recycled or recyclable materials or kitty litter made from environmentally friendly products
- Consider your options when choosing pet foods. Research where the food is made and how it’s made or even consider home-made meals to really reduce those food miles.