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AIAM July Newsletter out now!

26 Jul 2017 8:38 PM | Deleted user

The Official newsletter of the Australian Institute of Animal Management


AIAM Awards - nominations now open

Each year we recognise and celebrate the achievement of dedicated Animal Management Officers and teams across Australia.

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

The winning Animal Management Officer of the Year receives free workshop registration, including attendance at all social functions, three nights accommodation and $200 towards your airfare.

The Council of the winning Animal Management Plan of the Year receives $500.

Nominations close 30 September 2017, so getting thinking on who you might nominate.

To find out more go to: AIAM Awards form


Purchase your Workshop tickets now and SAVE!

Take advantage of our great early bird specials and purchase your Workshop tickets now. 

There are a number of different ticket options available, including day registrations, perfect for local delegates!

Accommodation is available on site at the Mercure Caroline Springs. As well asQuest Apartments Caroline Springs, only a few minutes walk from our venue.

To find out more and purchase your tickets go to:


Presenter profile  

Trish Harris 

Trish Harris has over twenty years experience as an obedience instructor and dog trainer/handler. This includes sixteen years experience managing all aspects of a medium-large sized and multi-location dog training organisation,Four Paws K9 Training in Melbourne. 

Trish will be presenting at our upcoming Workshops in Melbourne, on the importance of performing dog behaviour assessments correctly. 

Trish will be discussing:

  • Why assess? The debate for and against assessing dogs
  • The elements of assessing
  • The assessor and what is required from them
  • Recognising the various behaviours and traits of the dog you are testing
  • Wording for report writing
  • The importance of re-testing


Memberships now overdue

Membership renewals were recently emailed out. 

Memberships were due for renewal by 1 July. 

Please ensure you renew your membership, if you haven't already. 

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

Australian Pet Welfare Foundation Award for Innovation & Leadership

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

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.

Submissions close 15 September 2017.

If you have any queries about the award or the format of the report, please contact Emeritus Professor Jacquie Rand via info@petwelfare.org.au

News update: South Australia

Recent changes to South Australian dog and cat legislation, sees new standards and guidelines for breeders and sellers coming into effect in August 2017.

To find out more go to:


Compassion Fatigue survey

La Trobe University is seeking feedback from animal care professionals, including law enforcement in regards to compassion fatigue. 

To find out more or to complete the survey go to: 


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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