#DogHeroes – The Association for Abandoned Animals, Malta

#DogHeroes is back again, this time focusing on a place much closer to home. Last weekend was my second visit to the Association for Abandoned Animals in Marsa (otherwise known as the AAA). I went to volunteer, and I was at first struck by the shabbiness of the place. It’s old, tired, and in much…

#DogHeroes – Four-Legged Heroes

#DogHeroes is back for another addition, and this one’s a little bit different. This time, I’m going to share some of my favourite four-legged heroes. From service dogs for the blind, the deaf, the disabled to bomb-sniffers, drug-busters, cancer seeking dogs and everything in between, dogs are more than just man’s best friend. Their intelligence…

#DogHeroes – Susie’s Senior Dogs

The next star of my #DogHeroes series has to be the charity Susie’s Senior Dogs, and not just the charity itself but also the many individuals that have adopted one of their dogs. Susie’s Senior Dogs is a non-profit that specialises in offering older dogs a second chance at life, featuring dogs that are up…

Year of the Dog – #DogHeroes

We’ve just welcomed in the Chinese New Year, and as most of you know or have heard, 2018 is Year of the Dog. In Chinese astrology, every  year is related to a different zodiac animal in a twelve year cycle, and this year happens to be Fido’s turn. But I’m not going to talk about…

Why Your Pets Matter

“If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it.” – Peter Singer,  ethicist and Animal Rights activist. Even if we shut off the media that surrounds us, we’re haunted by images of suffering, and we feel an instinctual…