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  • 11 Aug 2018 3:37 PM | Anonymous

    Are you attending our Workshops this year? 

    Have you booked your accomodation yet?

    Accomodation at the venue the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is booking out fast. Book now to avoid missing out.

    To book call 02 4991 0000.



  • 09 Aug 2018 5:35 PM | Anonymous

    The Official newsletter of the Australian Institute of Animal Management

    PHOENIX E-NEWS




    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.

    Judging

    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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  • 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




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