Category : News – Malta

Association for Abandoned Animals

The Association for Abandoned Animals Sanctuary (AAA) houses about 95 dogs, all abandoned and mostly come from the streets. The mission is to shelter these poor abandoned animals, treat them for any injuries or illness that they may have, and then place them for adoption. There is never a time limit for how long a dog can remain in our care.  AAA are currently having to relocate to new premises but can only do so

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Upcycling Waste Material

Samsara is a Junior Achievement Young Enterprise Company, founded by five students from Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary School. The group has been invited to the studios of Animal Diaries to provide viewers with details about their project.   A repeat of this episode can be viewed here. Malta is facing a great deal of challenges due to the meagre recycling rate, which is the lowest in the EU.  These students de

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My Pet Competition

The Malta Baby & Kids Directory launch their latest exciting front cover competition, for children in collaboration with The Foto Grafer. If your child is between 6 and 14 years, take a photo of your pet and send it in to be with a chance to win! Your child's photo of their pet could feature on the cover of the next Malta Baby & Kids Directory. The competition, with the theme ‘My Pet’ aims to prom

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Pet Friendly Restaurants

2018 is the year of the dog and many dog owners love nothing more than to enjoy a meal out with their favourite companion!  Well-mannered dogs are welcome in many restaurants in Malta and are offered a fresh bowl of water, pats and chat from the staff. With a rise in pet-friendly venues, dog lovers are now being spoilt for choice, ranging from casual and affordable dining experiences to the more formal and exquisit

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Licensing of Animals, Animal-drawn Vehicles and Drivers

            Transport Malta has started accepting applications for the following, in accordance to the Regulations on the Use on the Road of Animals and Animal-drawn Vehicles (S.L.499.66). ·         Licences for animals or animal-drawn vehicles to be used on the road; ·         Licences for driving of animals or animal-drawn vehicles on th

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Animals on the road and their drivers, need licence, insurance

No animals except karozzini allowed during rush hour Regulations on the use of animals and animal-drawn vehicles have come into force, and Transport Malta is receiving applications for licences for animals or animal-drawn vehicles to be used on the road and licences for their drivers. No animals or animal-drawn vehicles may be driven on the roads during rush hour, except for karozzini. Persons owning one or m

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Animal Assisted Therapy

Studies have shown how having pets improves depression, loneliness, cardiovascular health,lowers blood pressure and our well-being in general. But as a psychotherapist enjoy digging deeper, I wanted to take a step further and as I was listening to Ekhart Tolle I came across this which satisfied my curiosity: Consciousness is the formless dimension, our essence beyond the body. For example who is reading this right no

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Animal Cognition

Animal cognition is the study of the mental capacities of animals and includes the study of animal conditioning and learning. According to a study carried out by Jason Bruck, an animal behaviourist, dolphins have the longest memories in the Animal Kingdom. Animal language acquisition, attempting to discern or understand the degree to which animal cognistics can be revealed by linguistics-related study, has been cont

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All about pet adoption

Tips before You Go to the Shelter. Identify your needs, are you a single adult looking for a pet who can go everywhere with you? Do you have other dogs or cats at home? Are you a parent looking for a pet who loves children? Do you enjoy grooming or do you want a pet with an easy-care coat? Do you have a quiet, mostly sedentary lifestyle or are you active and looking for an exercise partner? What size and breeds of p

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Pets at Work

Dogs have earned their designation as man’s best friend. Besides being loving pets and fun playmates, dogs (actually, most pets) can actually give you a leg up on the corporate ladder. As long as you take them to work with you, that is. Employers and employees are acknowledging the advantages and benefits of a growing office trend that allows pets in the workplace. And now there’s research to support what some ha

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