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AIAM Phoenix E-News August edition out now

09 Aug 2018 5:35 PM | Anonymous

The Official newsletter of the Australian Institute of Animal Management


Workshop Early bird special ends soon

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

Purchase your Workshop tickets now and save with our Early bird special until31 August 2018.

To book your tickets and find out more click here.

Don't forget to book your accommodation at the workshop venue now, to avoid missing out!

Draft program out now

The event theme is "Evolutionary Animal Management"

Session themes will include:

  • Research and legislation 
  • Planning and initiatives
  • Legislation updates
  • Human psychology and behaviour
  • Companion animal psychology and behaviour
  • Stakeholder and industry relationships
  • Vehicles

Check out the draft program here.

Full day workshop 

with keynote speaker

Dr Gabrielle Carter is a Veterinarian and Specialist in Animal Behaviour. 

For the last 15 years she has been helping owners solve their pet’s behaviour problems. Additionally she is involved in teaching animal behavior to veterinarians, veterinary nurses and veterinary students. 

More recently, she served as Chief Veterinarian at the RSPCA Victoria, managing both their veterinary and animal behaviour services. 

She loves the hands on time she spends working with owners, addressing their pets’ behavioural and mental health issues, and is continually inspired by the many ways in which pets and owners can share and enrich each others lives. 

Dr Carter will be presenting on the common causes of aggression in dogs and more!

AIAM Annual Awards Program

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. 

Australian Pet Welfare Foundation 

Award for Innovation & Leadership

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.

Are you an Outstanding Council Animal Shelter/Pound? 

It’s time to celebrate inspiring examples of dedication to rehabilitation and rehoming of companion animals by Council run animal shelters Australia wide.

The Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards 2018 are an Australian first, and we are thrilled to be an official Supporter.

Enter one or multiple categories!

Your organisation can enter any of these categories below or all of them. 

Outstanding Council Animal Shelter - Have you made a positive impact on the healthy and treatable animals in your care as well as proactively implemented strategies to reduce intake?

Innovation in Rescue  have you implemented a new procedure or initiative that has improved animal welfare outcomes?

Community Education and Outreach Program  have you introduced a new education campaign for your local community such as why desex your pet, responsible pet ownership etc?

Volunteer of the Year  shine the light on an outstanding volunteer

The entrant should be a manager or senior volunteer who has sufficient knowledge of your animal operations and managing volunteers. It may take one – two hours or more to answer the questions tocomplete an entry with supporting material.


The panel of 7 judges will assess each submission on its own merits. There is no public voting.  The finalists will be announced on 9th October and winners announced in mid-October 2018.

Submit your entry by August 31. 

To find out more,visit www.rescueawards.com.au.

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

(Photo credit: Jo Lyons Photography)

Free resources for AIAM members

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 access the resources:

1) Ensure your membership is current. 
(If you haven't renewed, you can renew via the website with a credit card)

2) Log onto the AIAM website, using the grey 'log in' button in the top right hand corner of the website

Then enter the email address you registered your membership with and the password. If you have forgotten your password, simply click 'forgot password'

If you have any membership questions, please feel free to email ourMembership Coordinator.

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