Welcome to G2Z e-News #23
Getting 2 Zero

Welcome to the 23rd edition of G2Z e-News!


Getting them Home, Keeping them Home
Planning has begun for the 7th National G2Z Summit (G2Z2017) and the dates have been set for the week commencing 11 September 2017.

The theme will be Getting them Home, Keeping them Home with a focus on improving knowledge and strategies around the most significant numbers of animals that arrive at our doors each day, the lost pets. Owner retention will also be in the spotlight as another way to reduce intake and build capacity in the community.

As in past years we will be endeavouring to deliver full day Workshops on the day before and the day after the Summit itself.

The Mantra on View in Surfers Paradise will again be the venue and we are grateful for the generous package they have been able to put together for us meaning that we can keep the registration fees as low as possible.

We will be calling for abstracts in the new year so start thinking now about what programs your organisation has in place around this theme that you would like to share with the rest of the sheltering community.

In the new year we will also begin releasing information on our cast of international presenters so stay tuned via this e-News and our social media channels.

Save the dates in your calendars and join us for what will be a week of inspirational learning and networking amongst colleagues and comrades.

2016 AIAM Workshops & Training Day
This year’s Workshops and Training Day in Adelaide saw a stellar line-up of animal welfare and animal management professionals including G2Z2015 international presenter, Todd Stosuy, as Keynote and Training Day presenter. You can read all about the event in this edition of the AIAM e-Phoenix.

Next year's Workshops will be held in Melbourne in October.


Dogs Playing for Life
Have you seen the impact report recently released on the Dogs Playing for Life program? You can read it here. If you are interested in upping your play group game, or dipping your toe in the water, it is also worth accessing the DPFL website which includes FREE resources. Successfully running dog play groups garners much, much more than exercise and enrichment for your pups, staff, volunteers and organisation as a whole.


Measure what matters
The Conversation Africa recently featured an article discussing the problems associated with a lack of reliable data.  “Without clear, focused, reliable data it’s difficult to understand what a society’s problems are and what specific solutions – which may lie outside the health sector – might be suitable for that unique context.”

Although this article was focussing on human health issues this is an issue for the animal management and welfare sectors too.

Can your organisation or department access the relevant data in order to affect change for your community? If you would like to know how you can do this contact us at You can read the whole article here.
Seasons Greetings
The G2Z team wish you and yours a safe and happy Christmas. Take care of yourselves while you are focussing on those in your care. We hope the holiday season brings many adopters to your doors and that lost pets are reunited quickly. We look forward to continuing our work with you in 2017!

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