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  • 10 Jul 2018 10:21 PM | Anonymous

    Australian Pet Welfare Foundation works to improve the health and welfare of companion animals for the benefit of pets and people.

    A major focus is to support strategies that achieve zero euthanasia of adoptable, treatable and releasable dogs and cats.

    This award is for a municipality that has implemented a change which has substantially increased the number of dogs and/or cats released alive and decreased the numbers euthanased.

    Innovation may be in the area of decreasing intake of animals into the pound (or contracted shelter) and/or increasing the number of animals that are reclaimed or adopted.

    The award will be based on a case report. If judged suitable, the winner will be provided with editorial assistance to submit the case report to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. This would promote national and international recognition of the innovation. 

    The winner will also receive a framed certificate and free registration for the 2018 AIAM Workshop and funding up to $500 to be used for flights and accommodation.

    Find out more click here.


  • 09 Jul 2018 8:24 PM | Anonymous

    Each year AIAM recognises and celebrates the achievement and contribution of dedicated Animal Management Officers and teams across Australia through two awards; Animal Management Officer of the Year and Animal Management Plan of the Year.

    These Officers and Teams inspire us through their achievements and challenge our thinking to make a difference in our own communities contributing to better animal management experiences for pets, their owners and neighbours.

    If you know someone who deserves to be recognised then nominate them for an Award!

    Submissions close 30 September 2018.

    Anyone can nominate fellow workmates or teams for one of the AIAM Awards. It may be someone who has influenced you, someone you work with or a team who has implemented great work in another municipality that has shown influential results in their community.

    Nominate or find out more


  • 09 Jul 2018 7:45 PM | Anonymous

    AIAM is pleased to announce downloadable resources are now available to members only via our website.

    These resources can be printed by Councils and used freely. They are perfect for Council customer service areas, libraries, Council Pounds or even in Pet Expo showbags.  

    To check out these resources, go to the members page.




  • 25 Jun 2018 6:22 PM | Anonymous

    AIAM Strategy Plan


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    Australian Cat Action Plan

    Update


    Hi AIAM Member


    In 2017 the Committee of the Australian Institute of Animal Management (AIAM) submitted feedback for the RSPCA Australia’s draft discussion paper titled Identifying Best Practice Domestic Cat Management in Australia.


    The AIAM Committee strive to engage with our stakeholders on issues of importance to animal management across the country. Developing an effective system for animal management both locally and at a state level is a priority within the AIAM Strategic Plan 2017-2020 as is identifying, promoting and supporting best practice animal management policy and practice.  


    RSPCA Australia have now advised that this report has been finalised and has requested that we share the attached communication with you. The report refers to the Australian Cat Action Plan (ACAP) which is a practical guide for government and non-government organisations to improve the management and welfare of domestic cats.


    The 2018 AIAM Workshops will include a presentation on the ACAP, and some of the initiatives relevant to Local Government, and we invite you to join us in the Hunter Valley in October for this event.


    The annual AIAM Workshops and Training Day focus on strategic as well as practical approaches to common problems facing animal management officers and leaders daily. Providing resources and education to improve effective resource use, budget constraints and community satisfaction is a priority within our program and we do hope you will join us in NSW to explore these issues as well as network with your peers and colleagues.


    Best regards

    Elke Tapley

    AIAM President



  • 14 Jun 2018 10:31 PM | Anonymous

    AIAM is a proud silver rescue supporter of the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards.

    Pets4life is pleased to introduce the inaugural companion animal rescue awards to recognise and celebrate the most inspiring examples of rehabilitation and re-homing of companion animals Australia wide.

    “Every animal deserves a good life, not a life of existence. That’s where rescue groups come in; giving pets a second chance,” said Cathy Beer, pet rescue advocate and founder of Pets4Life, an independent education resource for cat and dog guardians and those thinking of getting a pet.  

    “Thanks to the great work done by rescue groups and animal shelters, the rate of companion animals being adopted or fostered by Australians has increased over the years,” said Cathy. 

    “These awards celebrate their hard work and success in giving companion animals a second chance in a loving home! We thank our sponsors for their support!”

    For updates on the awards program please visit www.rescueawards.com.au

  • 14 Jun 2018 9:45 PM | Anonymous

    AIAM Memberships are due by 30 June.

    Renewals have gone out via email. 

    If you have moved Councils, let us know. 

    Email: membership@aiam.org.au

  • 10 Jun 2018 3:47 PM | Anonymous

    EARLY BIRD WORKSHOP REGISTRATIONS

    The Institute’s workshop planning team is finalising the two day animal management workshop program and information day for 17-19th October 2018 in New South Wales.

    Themes will be included in this year's program:

    - Major incidents and initiatives
    - Research
    - Human and animal psychology and behaviour
    - Stakeholder and industry relationships
    - AMOs on the Ground (don't forget to submit an abstract now!)

    Purchase your Workshops tickets now and save!

    Early bird special end 21 August.

    http://aiam.org.au/event-2888893

    #AIAM2018



  • 31 May 2018 8:04 AM | Anonymous









  • 25 May 2018 4:56 PM | Anonymous

    The Official newsletter of the Australian Institute of Animal Management

    PHOENIX E-NEWS




    Save the date! 

    17-19 October 2018


    This year the AIAM national Workshops are heading to New South Wales.


    The three day program will be held in the Hunter Valley region, at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.


    The venue is just over two hours north of Sydney and under an hour from Newcastle. 


    Accommodation will be available on site.


    Stay tuned to our social media pages for updates.


    Presenters wanted

    We are currently inviting abstracts for presentation at the upcoming AIAM Workshops.

    The event theme is "Evolutionary Animal Management"

    Session themes will include (but not limited to);

    • Research
    • Planning and initiatives
    • Legislation updates
    • Human psychology and behaviour
    • Companion animal psychology and behaviour
    • Stakeholder and industry relationships
    • Major incidents

    To find out more about submitting an abstract, click here.

    The closing date for abstract submissions is 1/7/18.




    Sponsorship opportunities


    We couldn't do what we do without the generous support each year of our Workshop sponsors, member support partners and trade exhibitors. 

    There is high demand for products and services that support AMOs in the field. AMOs show keen interest in new, innovative or helpful Animal Management products and services. 

    If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities with AIAM, please contact our President for further information.  




    Legislation updates

    A number of states have recently updated their animal management legislation. 

     

    In Victoria, there were recent changes to the Domestic Animals Act 1994 due to the Domestic Animal Amendment (Puppy Farm and Pet Shops) Act 2017.

    In South Australia, changes to the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 have been and continue to be implemented. 

    In New South Wales, the Companion Animals Regulation 2008 is currently under review.


    New award program announced 

    AIAM is a proud silver rescue supporter of the Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards.

    Pets4life is pleased to introduce the inaugural companion animal rescue awards to recognise and celebrate the most inspiring examples of rehabilitation and re-homing of companion animals Australia wide.

    “Every animal deserves a good life, not a life of existence. That’s where rescue groups come in; giving pets a second chance,” said Cathy Beer, pet rescue advocate and founder of Pets4Life, an independent education resource for cat and dog guardians and those thinking of getting a pet.

    “Thanks to the great work done by rescue groups and animal shelters, the rate of companion animals being adopted or fostered by Australians has increased over the years,” said Cathy.

    “These awards celebrate their hard work and success in giving companion animals a second chance in a loving home! We thank our sponsors for their support!”

    For updates on the awards program please visit www.rescueawards.com.au

    (Photo of Cathy Beer with two dogs credited to Jenny Bridge.)


    Memberships due soon

    Memberships were due for renewal by 30 June. 

    Renewals will be sent out shortly via email. 


    If you have any membership questions, please email our Membership Coordinator.

    Social Media

    Don’t forget to share the AIAM Facebook page and Twitter account with your colleagues. 

    It’s a great way to keep up to date with what is happening and share information. We look forward to seeing you joining in the conversation.

      


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  • 06 May 2018 4:33 PM | Anonymous

    AIAM is currently inviting abstracts for presentation at the upcoming AIAM Workshops. 

    The event theme is "Evolutionary Animal Management"

    Session themes will include (but not limited to);

    • Research
    • Planning and initiatives
    • Legislation updates
    • Human psychology and behaviour
    • Companion animal psychology and behaviour
    • Stakeholder and industry relationships
    • Major incidents 
    To find out more about submitting an abstract, click here.
    The closing date for abstract submissions is 1/7/18. 


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