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Around the country, a variety of legislative efforts are underway to improve the life of companion animals. As animal lovers, we urge you to support these efforts by engaging in the process. Providing feedback or writing a submission shows governments we all want to see the best possible welfare results for animals. In Western Australia, …
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The G2Z Momentum

The Getting To Zero (G2Z) Summit held recently in Queensland saw a range of dynamic speakers sharing practical solutions to reduce the abandonment and euthanasia of animals. Animal welfare organisations, rescue groups and animal management teams – all exploring ways to reduce the numbers of animals entering shelters. Ways like collaborating with providers of training …
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In Good Company

It’s early days for the Positive Ageing with Animals Project but already we are hearing of many successful pet-friendly models in aged-care facilities. We’d like to share a sample of the responses so far….. From Kilsyth, Victoria – recently we had a case where a client would not enter respite care unless he could bring his …
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Welcome Dr Jo

We’re thrilled to welcome Dr Jo Righetti on board as an AWLA Ambassador.    A renowned animal behaviourist, her expertise, energy and commitment to the well-being of companion animals are a perfect fit and we are excited that Dr Jo will be representing us across the country. Dr Jo will be advocating for the adoption …
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New Inspector General of Animal Welfare

On July 31st, the government announced an Independent Inspector-General of Animal Welfare and Live Animal Exports. This new Inspector General is to oversee the role of Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) as the regulator of live animal exports and ensure that the regulator is working within the regulatory framework. We welcome this step …
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