Please join us for our next meeting!
Date: Wed 19 April 2017
Time: 6pm for dinner/ 7pm for meeting start
Location: Curry Star - 210 Dana St Ballarat VIC 3350
Please RSVP via email by Tue 18 April either on facebook or by sending an email to email@example.com. If you are new to BAAA or would like to receive a copy of the meeting papers then please send us an enquiry and one of our members will respond.
See you there!
Golden Oldies Animal Rescue is appealing to the Ballarat community to donate paddling pools to help its dogs survive the warmer temperatures as spring arrives.
The Ballarat rescue focuses on saving senior dogs and cats. For Golden Oldies’ aging residents, paddling pools help to provide much needed relief from the heat for the upcoming summer months.
“The summers can be deadly for us,” says Gina Fallon, the rescue’s founder and chairperson. “Sourcing enough paddling pools for summer is certainly a big focus for us now that it’s spring.”
With summer 2016 being the third warmest on record for Victoria, Ms Fallon wants to help her foster carers ensure all their dogs are comfortable for another potentially warm spring and hot summer.
For Ms Fallon, it’s important to ensure all her “special little heartbeats” do not suffer in the heat, especially with many nearing the end of their lives.
“Every precious heartbeat deserves the best we can give them,” says Ms Fallon. “When they arrive at Golden Oldies, their lives begin again.”
The Victorian summer presents numerous challenges for pets. The hot weather means heat stress can develop extremely quickly. It is important for pet owners to read weather forecasts in advance and provide plenty of clean, cool water.
While Golden Oldies welcomes donations of either new or second hand paddling pools, the plastic clam shell pools are best for durability when it comes to the dogs’ playing in the pools.
“We are hoping to receive around 20 paddling pools,” says Tracy Wicks, head of the Ballarat branch of the rescue. “Between our foster carers, we can have up to 20 dogs at any one time, so one pool per dog would be ideal.”
If you would like to help by donating a paddling pool, please drop off at any time to Golden Oldies Animal Rescue – c/o Tracy Wicks, 16 Mitchell Rd, Ross Creek VIC 3351.
Further information on the rescue can be found at http://www.goldenoldiesanimalrescue.com.au/ or by calling 0412 362 066.
Who we are: A Facebook group of like-minded, fun-loving vegans (or curious non-vegans) located in the Ballarat area, who enjoy the combination of food and socialising!
What we do: We host monthly catch ups where we all get together for a meal at a vegan-friendly local restaurant or cafe. We also hope to raise a bit of money to donate to local animal charities.
How to get involved: You can find us on Facebook under "Vegan Catch Ups - Ballarat". Everyone is welcome - we only ask that you bring along your sense of fun and a willingness to enjoy some tasty vegan food!
What to expect: A friendly, welcoming, and diverse group of individuals, and amazing, local vegan eats! Below are just some of the delicious meals we enjoyed at our last catch up, which was a breakfast held at The Unicorn Cafe on Sturt Street.
The "Coalition Against Duck Shooting" has erected this billboard just down the road from the Ballarat electorate office of Jaala Pulford. The billboard is opposite Sovereign Hill, on Main Road.
With the slaughter of our native waterbirds about to commence with the opening of "duck season" on March 19th, it is a stark reminder that cruel "sports" continue, and that although an activity may be legal, and endorsed by our political leaders, the activity causes immense suffering and devastation to another species, and is both morally and ethically wrong.
The inaugural Vegan Festival recently held in Ballarat was a great success, with a variety of events held over the week of 17 - 24 January 2016.
The week began with "Today I am Voiceless", a global vegan activism campaign to raise awareness for animals and promote peace over violence.
In Ballarat, this was comprised of a 24 hour vow of silence, incorporating a walk around Lake Wendouree.
The vegan cooking demo and lunch, and the vegan high tea, by Cindy of "Bright Life Catering" were two amazing, informative and delicious events held during the festival.
Cindy's food was cruelty free, simple, and sometimes decadent. It showed that you really dont need animal products to make great food.
The "wrap party", closing the festival, gave us some fantastic music from talented local musicians. The guest speaker, Andy Meddick, from the Animal Justice Party, gave an inspiring, intelligent and articulate talk.