It was not just human soldiers during the First World War who needed protection from the new dangers of chemical warfare. Animals serving beside them were also vulnerable. This gas mask for a German messenger dog was collected off the battlefield by a member of the 41st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force.
Its existence demonstrates the importance of dogs during the First World War. Making their way through the maze of trenches spread throughout the Western Front, dogs proved to be as reliable as soldiers in the dangerous job of running messages – and sometimes faster. Whether as messengers, guards or mascots, or simply by providing companionship to the men in the trenches, dogs served many vital roles. Come and experience other stories of animals in war in the Memorial’s galleries.
The mask is on display at the Australian War Memorial in the main building: First World War Gallery Western Front 1916.
For tickets and more info visit http://dogloversshow.com.au/melbourne/
The video is part of the Show Me Campaign, to help rebuild an auditorium at the former South High School in Springfield, Ohio. Anyone who donates $10 will not only help with the rebuilding, but will also go in the draw to win a personal John Legend performance.
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With the abundance of choccie eggs around Easter we want to remind (or inform the first timers!) that it is NOT ok to feed your dog chocolate. It can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, seizures and even death in dogs.
For a list of basic rules when it comes to food and dogs read our article
The Purina Pro Plan Sydney Royal Dog Show is on again. Dogs will compete in Conformation, Obedience, Agility and Sweepstake Competitions. As well as a showcase for excellence in these areas, the show promotes public understanding of the place of domestic animals in our community.
The Dog Show runs from 26 March – 8 April 2015. For more info visit Source
This year marks the 70 year anniversary of Hachiko, who is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner. Hachiko waited faithfully for the return of his owner at the same train station every day for 10 years after his owner’s death.