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The Centralian advocate Fri 18 Dec 2009



The Centralian advocate Fri 18 Dec 2009


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 63 no. 59

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Centralian Advocate, Friday, December 18, 2009 7 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 8 -D E C -2 0 0 9 P A G E : 7 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS 4 4 2 5 0 5 /1 0 You have options. Is the roof of your shed the only place you get mobile phone coverage? Ask your local phone dealer about what handset is right for you, and consider an external antenna to extend your mobile reception. Satellite phones also work far beyond the reach of terrestrial mobile networks. The Australian Government has a subsidy available for satellite handsets. Conditions apply To apply for the subsidy speak to your local phone dealer, call 1800 674 058 or visit www.dbcde.gov.au/mobile 0 0 2 2 -0 0 0 4 -0 0 5 www.dbcde.gov.au/mobile Baby, hes a fighter Cameron Boon Kym Braitling tends to Baby Prikki. Picture: CAMERON BOON A FEISTY miniature horse fought off a pack of dogs that attacked its herd on a Heenan Road property this week. Brave nine-year-old miniature stallion Baby Prikki ended up with a massive gash on his nose, a bruised eye and s e v e r a l c u t s a n d scratches on his body after fighting off the dogs on Tuesday morning. Owner Kym Braitling said she discovered her miniature horses had escaped and were wandering around Heenan Road on Tuesday, when she woke up at 6am. She said she usually left the horses out at night but had never seen an attack like this before. They were attacked pretty early on in the morning. The dogs must have harassed them for a while. A neighbour said they heard a loud noise about 3am, which might have been when it started. A couple of the horses got a couple of hundred metres down Heenan Road. Prikki was the only one who got hurt though you could see where the dogs pulled him to the ground. He would have been protecting the mares and a three-month-old foal. Kym said the resulting vet bill would be more than $1000 and many hours of care. I originally thought Id have to put him down. If the dogs had broken his nose, the infection would never have cleared up. The gash on his nose goes all the way down to his sinus, which means they cant stitch it. He needs to have needles every morning and night, the wound needs to be washed every couple of hours, he needs to have cream in his eye twice-a-day and I have to put painkillers in his food. Luckily I manage a business from home, so I can look after him. Kym, who has lived on Heenan Road for 18 months, said she has been having trouble with packs of dogs harassing the horses since June last year. She said: All I can say to the people who own dogs is you have to be responsible with your animals.