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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : August 20 2008
22 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, August 21, 2008 NEWS www.innerwestweekly.com.au PET OF THE WEEK Make Max yours Max loves to play. NAME: Max AGE: 8 years BREED: Rottweiler-X TEMPERAMENT: Max is a friendly older boy who is re- sponsive, can sit and loves to play ball. He needs an older family without children under 12 years who have plenty of time for him. Max enjoys being included in family activities and would prefer not to be left alone for long periods of time. He is not comfortable with close handling or big hugs, although is affectionate and enjoys being patted. He is a very calm and sweet dog. Max would love daily exer- cise, a walk or two, also some interactive play chasing a ball and some quality time just spent lounging around relax- ing with his family. Max has a relatively short coat but will require regular baths and a brush to keep him clean and comfortable. He was brought into the RSPCA by an inspector and has been waiting to find a new home for some time. Max costs $250 to adopt and is desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, heartworm-checked, behav- iour and health assessed. The RSPCA is open every day except Wednesday for adop- tions. Visit www.rspcansw.org.au or phone 9770 7555. New kids book on the block A LOCAL children's guide has been nomi- nated in Canada Bay Council's 2008 Sustainability Awards. The 2008-2009 City and Inner West Chil- dren's Guide was launched at the Preg- nancy, Babies and Children's Expo in May. The book's publisher, Julia Marshall, from Five Dock, said she was excited about receiving a nomination so soon after publi- cation. ''I'm really quite chuffed about that, it came out of the blue a bit,'' she said. ''It's nice to think that someone's pur- chased the book and thought highly enough of it to nomi- nate it.'' Ms Marshall, who is a mother of two with her third child due in late July, said she did not know who had sent the nomination to Council. Winners of the Sustainability Awards will be announced on September 1. Parents and carers can refer to the guide for practical information about safety, local councils, health and education, as well as features such as a ''Mum, I'm Bored'' list for ideas to keep the kids entertained. ''It's primarily to direct parents to what's available locally for their kids,'' Ms Marshall said. Students from local primary schools were invited to submit their artwork as part of a competition to find a cover design for the guide. The winning designs by students from St Fiacre's Primary School in Leichhardt are featured throughout the book. Ms Marshall plans to release eight other guides for the greater Sydney area by the end of this year. Details: www.childrensguide.com.au. The book is now available in local stores. Don't let the warmth burn TAKING care when keeping warm is your winter advice from Concord Hospital's burns ward. Each year 1000 people burnt by heaters and hot water are treated at the hospital. A quarter of them are admitted into hospital and a third need skin grafts. Burns unit head Professor Peter Maitz said there was a spike in admissions in winter. ''Many of these burns are caused by people filling hot water bottles with water that is too hot,'' he said. He advises to fill hot water bottles with hot tap water, not boiling water. He said electric heaters were also a burns hazard and clothing and other flammables should be kept away from heaters. ''Choose flame retardant sleepwear to help prevent catching fire,'' Professor Maitz said. ''If you do catch fire you should stop, drop to the floor, cover your face and roll to put out the flames.'' Prof Maitz said if you saw someone on fire they should be smothered with blankets and removed from the source of heat. Clothing can hold heat and jewellery can stop blood flow if swelling should occur so both should be removed and burns should only be treated with cold running water or a damp cloth and never with ice, butter, toothpaste or creams. ''You should seek medical attention for any burn bigger than a 20 cent piece or with blisters or if you have any other concerns,'' Prof Maitz said. 1 TNS Business Finance Monitor -- May 2008. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited ABN 11 005 357 522. More convenient banking and ANZ's colour blue are trade marks of ANZ. M&CSAATCHI ANZ5791/28/S We treat small businesses as customers, not acquisitions. The bigger you get, the easier it is to lose that personal touch. But at ANZ, you have your very own dedicated Small Business Specialist, available through any ANZ branch, not to mention a 24/7 call centre. We do whatever it takes to support small business. But don't take our word for it, take it from our customers who rated us #1 for customer satisfaction1 of the big four. To find out more or to talk to a Small Business Specialist, call us on 1800 269 249. Support small business. We do.
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