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Latest Pet & Animal News - 28th Nov 2015 with Kaye Browne

Latest Pet & Animal News - 28th Nov 2015 with Kaye Browne

This week...
* Monster Bushfires Kill Thousands Of Pigs In South AU
* Knife Wielding Car-Jacker Also Carries A Dog!
* Exiled Russian Royalty's Loyal Dog Re-homed

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Monster Bushfires  Kill Thousands Of Pigs In South AU

 Diesel - Source:

   ABC News: Tony Hill        

Owners of companion animals and livestock are being urged to update their disaster management plans in the wake of monster bushfires in South Australia.

The fires claimed the lives of two people and seriously injured six and also completely destroyed the state’s largest piggery with the loss of thousands of pigs.

Fire-fighters and piggery workers had set up a perimeter planning to protect the pigs, however the intensity of the firewall forced them to flee and they were unable to save the animals.

A woman is also in hospital after she was trampled while setting her horses free.

The Australian Veterinary Association has recommended animal owners contact their local vet for information on preparing for natural disasters, such as bushfires, floods, storms and cyclones or check out the organisation’s website 


Knife Wielding Car-Jacker Also Carries A Dog!

A still from a police helicopter video of a man facing charges over a chase and attempted carjacking on the Gold Coast - with a dog under his arm.

Photo: Supplied -

A Gold Coast man has appeared in court on car-jacking charges after being spotted by Polair running up to cars carrying a knife AND a dog.

The eye in the sky had earlier captured video of the 24 year old driving erratically and organised for officers on the ground to deploy road spikes…

They were surprised to see the man running along with the dog under his arm… When he failed to car-jack another vehicle he ran into a residential area and was soon arrested by officers on the ground.

It’s not known what happened to the dog.


Exiled Russian Royalty's Dog Re-homed

Leonid as a teenager (middle) with his granny princess Olga, meeting her biographer Ian Vorres.

Picture: east2west.

We do know what happened to the dog in a weird story out of the Northern Territory…

 The Infamous Northern Territory Newspaper  only this week revealed that Russian royalty had been living amongst Katherine  locals – until he had a heart attack and died while walking his dog.

NT News reported that Leonid Kulikovsky, known to locals as ‘Old Nick’, was a member of the long-­exiled Russian royal family and was the great-grandson of Tsar Alexander III. He had no family in Australia – only his beloved dog, ‘Rakky’. 

The 72 year old had been living at the local caravan park.  The newspaper’s phones went wild with people wanting to adopt the royal dog – however turns out the RSPCA re-homed the faithful Rakky just 24 hours after he’d been found sitting loyally by his late master.



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