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Cultural Connections Key to AMRRIC Programs

31 Jul 2018 - News
The theme of the 27th International Conference of the International Society of Anthrozoology was "Animals in Our Lives: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Human–Animal Interactions". AMRRIC Board members Christine Ross and Ted Donelan gave a plenary presentation at this conference titled "Cultural connections: Understanding the...

Small grants support vital work

19 Jul 2018 - News
Many AMRRIC projects are supported by funding from business and government grants. Behind the scenes, our staff are regularly reviewing grant suitability and in collaboration with our community partners, developing proposal for projects that we would like to see delivered. This calendar year, we have been fortunate enough to be awarded a number of...

Exchanging knowledge in Canada

5 Jul 2018 - News
In early July, thanks to the Canadian based organisation Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB), AMRRIC's Project Officer Dr Bonny Cumming flew to Vancouver to meet with VWB's staff, board and stakeholders, and present about AMRRIC's history, role and work within Australian remote Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.  In Canada, like...

South Australia’s APY Lands healthy animals

2 Jul 2018 - News
AMRRIC’s Program Manager Dr Jan Allen recounts a recent veterinary program at Indulkana, SA… The Anangu Pitjantjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia cover 10% of SA’s land mass, and sit in the North Western corner of the state. With a total population of 2500 anangu (people), 7 communities with >100 people and many homelands (...

Groote rangers recording a census of cats and dogs

28 Jun 2018 - News
As part of an agreement with the Australian Government - Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy, AMRRIC is working with ranger groups in a number of regions of the Top End, training the rangers to capture remote community companion animal population data utilising AMRRIC’s custom-designed AMRRIC App. ...

Crossing the globe to share education

14 Jun 2018 - News, Education program news
Back in April 2017, we shared a good news story about the arrival of one of our Education Resource Kits to Liberia, Africa. AMRRIC was contacted by the founder of the Liberia Animal Welfare and Conservation Society (LAWCS) Morris Darbo in late 2016, regarding the need for additional education materials for their programs. Since this time LAWCS ...

Recycle, Reuse, Recreate

27 May 2018 - News, Education program news
Each year AMRRIC enjoys promoting and participating in National Reconciliation Week events and this year was no exception. AMRRIC was invited by the City of Darwin’s, Family and Children’s Services team to support their Reconciliation activities in Bagot Community, involving The Fun Bus. The Fun Bus is a mobile playgroup service which provides...

Pilbara vet program; a volunteer’s perspective

12 May 2018 - News, Volunteer stories
AMRRIC volunteer vet nurse Shoallea Cooke volunteered her time and skill on a veterinary program through the Pilbara in May. Below are some of her reflections on the experience. I have wanted to volunteer for AMRRIC for 4 years and just kept putting it off. Finally, everything aligned and I applied to, and was accepted to volunteer on a program in...

West Arnhem Regional Council supports a phenomenal program

22 Apr 2018 - News
At the request of West Arnhem Regional Council (WARC) AMRRIC gathered a handful of extremely experienced principal vets and vet and vet nurse volunteers for a week long surgical desexing program in one of Australia’s biggest Indigenous communities, Maningrida.  This community on the coast of the Arafura Sea has a fluctuating human population of...

Joining Forces – Supporting Roper Gulf Regional Council at Borroloola

8 Apr 2018 - News, Education program news
In April AMRRIC joined forces with Roper Gulf Regional Council during their week-long companion animal desexing and anti-parasitic program in Borroloola. The program was led by Roper Gulf Regional Council veterinarians Dr Sam Phelan and Dr Anna Sri. As this was the first time that the council had provided services in the area, AMRRIC assisted by...


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