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Singing the Lonely Jarntu song in Lajamanu

11 Oct 2015 - News, Education program news
AMRRIC’s Education Officer Mel Pepper travelled with Indigenous singer songwriter Shellie Morris to Lajamanu to do song writing workshops with children from the school.  Shellie worked with the Year 3/4 class to write a song called Lonely Jarntu, a story about a sad camp dog whose family has gone on holidays to Yurrampi Sports Day. The story had a...

Staff Spotlight - Greg Owen Education Strategist

29 Sep 2015 - News, Education program news
I work for AMRRIC as the Education Specialist I came to AMRRIC because I heard about AMRRIC from a friend.  AMRRIC was going through a period of change and expansion and it seemed like an exciting opportunity to be a part of something very worthwhile.  And it is proving to be. What do you enjoy most about working for AMRRIC?   I am enjoying the...

Unveiling the dog book in Lajamanu

24 Aug 2015 - News, Education program news
During a week-long visit to Lajamanu in July, AMRRIC Education Officers, Greg Owen and Mel Pepper worked with school staff to introduce student assessment plans and to unveil a glossy Dog Picture Book produced by the Yr 3-4 students. In April, AMRRIC Education Officer Mel Pepper visited Lajamanu School to work with students in Year 3-4.  Mel and...

Tennant Creek Dog Health Program

4 Aug 2015 - News, Animal management worker program
AMRRIC Program Manager Jan Allen has recently been working in Tennant Creek. Jan was part of a veterinary team which included Scott Spurling and Dewayne Foster who are both AMRRIC-trained Animal Management Workers. Scott and Dewayne gained experience in delivering dog health programs all over the Barkly Region during their training as AMWs and...

Volunteer Spotlight - Sarah Ballantyne

2 Aug 2015 - News, Volunteer stories
AMRRIC member Sarah Ballantyne recently volunteered on dog health programs in the Mutitjulu and Areyonga communities in the Northern Territory. Sarah shares the highlights and challenges of her experiences here. What did you do for the program?  Within the Mutitjulu community I was involved in the preparation and administration of internal and...

Acknowledging Professor Tony English

1 Aug 2015 - News
In July this year, AMRRIC was sad to lose one of its greatest friends and supporters, Professor Tony English AM. Dr English was one of a small group of committed individuals whose vision led to the establishment of AMRRIC. He also served as Senior Vice President between 2004 and 2006.  Tony graduated in veterinary science with First Class Honours...

The Dog Mob Art Exhibition

10 Jul 2015 - News, Education program news
To celebrate NAIDOC Week, AMRRIC hosted The Dog Mob art exhibition at our office in Darwin. NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to publicly recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society. This year’s theme was...

Links between the community and the vets

18 Jun 2015 - News, Animal management worker program
In the Barkly region of the Northern Territory, Animal Management Workers Scott Spurling and Dewayne Foster are the link between the community and the vets. AMRRIC's Jan Allen said  "The outcomes have been awesome, you hardly ever see mangey dogs now and it's getting to be 70 - 80% of the dogs are desexed." Animal Management Workers Scott and...

Central Desert Dog Health Program

4 Jun 2015 - News, Volunteer stories
During April the Central Desert Regional Council ran their bi-annual dog health program in the communities of Lajamanu, Wilora, Willowra, Larumba, Ti Tree, 6 Mile, Station, Aleyuen, Yuendemu, Yuelumu and Nyrripi.  Vets from Ark Animal Hospital in Darwin worked with AMRRIC volunteer vets to provide desexing and parasite treatments for dogs and cats...

Lajamanu School and AMRRIC team up to Be a Friend to Your Dog

1 Jun 2015 - News, Education program news
Last month, AMRRIC Education Programs’ officers worked alongside Lajamanu School staff and administration to examine AMRRIC’s education resources, in particular it’s ‘Be a Friend to Your Dog’ package.  The objective of the visit was to discuss what the learning units entail, how they can be used, and gain feedback on its ease of use and relevance...


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