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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...

AMRRIC's Grass Roots - One Health Approach

26 May 2015 - News
AMRRIC uses a One Health approach to coordinate veterinary and education programs in Indigenous communities. By working with rural and remote Indigenous communities to improve the health and wellbeing of their pets, we are helping to create healthier, safer and happier communities. AMRRIC's work focuses on companion animal health, however the...

Experts gather in Melbourne for ICAM workshop

20 May 2015 - News
On 16th May 2015, 46 professionals involved in dog population management (DPM) gathered at the Veterinary Research Institute, University of Melbourne for a full day workshop on monitoring and evaluating DPM programs.  The workshop was co-hosted by Vets Beyond Borders, AMRRIC (Animal Management In Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) and The...

Volunteer Spotlight - Graeme Blanch visits Yuendumu

15 May 2015 - News, Volunteer stories
Vet and AMRRIC member Graeme Blanch recently volunteered on a remote dog health program in the Yuendumu, Yuelamu and Nyrippi communities in the Central Desert region, NT. Graeme shares his first time experiences here. This was an amazing week, for my first week volunteering with AMRRIC.  It was arranged at short notice and I flew from Melbourne...

The Be A Friend to Your Dog program in Lajamanu

15 May 2015 - News, Education program news
AMRRIC has recently partnered with Lajamanu School in a project that will see the Be a Friend to Your Dog (BAFTYD) package delivered to students by the school’s teachers. The BAFTYD package has been incorporated into four separate learning units linked to the curriculum, making it easy for teachers to link the content to literacy and numeracy...

Thank you to our supporters at Hall Veterinary Surgery, Canberra

15 May 2015 - News, Volunteer stories
We would like to say a big thank you to Helen Purdam, Lesa Potten and the Hall Veterinary Surgery in Canberra.  Helen and Lesa, the owners of the clinic, chose AMRRIC as the clinic’s charity back in 2009 and  have been supporting our work ever since. Andrew Purdam (Helen's husband) also donates privately to AMRRIC. We’re really grateful for such...

AMRRIC Enews May 2015

14 May 2015 - News
Welcome My first three months in the role of CEO has been a whirlwind as I get to know AMRRIC, its work and its many stakeholders.  Among all the tasks confronting a new CEO, building relationships is perhaps the most important.  Relationships are vital to the success of AMRRIC’s work.  It is the relationships we forge, and the...


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