We would like to welcome Sunraysia Animal Rehousing Group to the G2Z Directory. You can read more about their work over at their website www.sarg.net.au
. SARG hold an annual fundraising event called The Paws Along The Murray walk and this year they also used it to develop a great little promotional video
. You too can join the G2Z Directory and share your successes and strategies with the animal management, shelter and rescue sectors. Just contact
Planning has commenced for the 6th National G2Z Summit and the call for abstracts has been released! The Summit will be held week commencing 14th September 2015 with exact session dates to be announced in the near future. The theme for the event this year is "Reaching Out To The Community
" and you are invited to submit an abstract or suggest a topic or speaker by contacting us
. Further information can be found here
. We hope you can save the dates in your calendar!
The consultation period for the Australian Cat Action Plan has closed and a national meeting of stakeholders was held in Melbourne in August 2014. Following the consultation and stakeholder meeting process a number of resources have been developed or updated such as a Frequently Asked Questions resource, Draft 3 of the Cat Action Plan and a report of the feedback received. These documents and further information on the plan and the process moving forward can be found here
. We would like to thank the representatives of the national stakeholders that have been involved in the process for their commitment and passion for the issue and we look forward to working with them into the future.
These national stakeholder groups included:
Australian Cat Federation
Australian National Cats
Australian Institute of Animal Management
Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
Australian Veterinary Association
National Animal Rescue Groups of Australia
Endorsement and suggestions for modifications to Draft 3 are now being sought from these national bodies by 30th November 2014. More information on areas identified at the meeting as needing further consultation is also being gathered.
Following finalisation of the plan, G2Z will work with governments and stakeholders to progress implementation. Progress with the plan will be reviewed approximately biannually, and developed as needed. This document will then become the blueprint for all to use in negotiations with relevant governments and organisations to develop a cohesive national system to reduce the proliferation of abandoned and poorly managed cats in Australia.
The 2014 Australian Institute of Animal Management Workshop will be held in the Gold Coast on the 16 and 17 October. Registrations close 13 October but if you're quick you can still register to attend. You can find out more by going to the new AIAM website here