Dumped pups need new home

HOW could anyone dump these puppies?

In next week's edition of the Community Advocate reporter Kelli Downey speaks with Friends of RSPCA Gladstone foster carer Tammy Driessen about the danger of taking puppies and kittens away from their mothers too early.

The four fox terrier-cross chihuahua puppies were surrendered at just four weeks old.

Also in next week's issue, a Gladstone woman has set up a website to reunite lost pets with their owners.

Astrid Allison is the co-ordinator of Lost Pet Co-ordinator - Gladstone Region, having only set up the register recently on Facebook.

The photo essay features some fantastic images taken by photographer Chris Chan at the fourth annual Gladstone Country Music Festival held last weekend.

Local businesses are getting geared up to support the World's Greatest Shave and entries are being sought for the annual Green Scenes short film competition.

Ren's having a spit about the f-word and has an abundant supply of lemons in his garden at present.

With Clean Up Australia Day on next weekend, we have a look at the history of the day and see which big business is throwing its support behind it.

Have you got some news or an upcoming event that the Community Advocate could cover?

Either phone 4970 3029 or email liz.carson@gladstoneobserver.com.au to give us the details. Don't forget to grab your copy of the Community Advocate on Monday from The Observer's office on Auckland St.