One of AMRRIC's key objectives is to assist communites/shires and governments to implement best practice guidelines and models into national animal management and dog health programs. AMRRIC undertakes the coordination/facilitation of dog health programmes in remote Indigenous communities. We link up veterinarians with Indigenous communities and related health bodies for programs which include:
The effect of the dog programs is tangible, immediate and practical. It improves community health, empowers the indigenous community members, raises self-respect and provides a significant return on the money spent. This work addresses an expressed need in a manner which is culturally sensitive and agreed upon by all parties.
AMRRIC does not support 'culling' as a single measure in controlling dog numbers. There is plenty of evidence to demonstrate the ineffectiveness of this approach. This approach destroys relationships with dog owners and the future of programs.
If you are seeking assistance with establishing dog health programs please contact AMRRIC.
For more detailed information read the Dog Health Program Guideline.