Welcome to G2Z e-News #24
Getting 2 Zero

Welcome to the 24th edition of G2Z e-News!


Getting them Home, Keeping them Home 
7th National G2Z Summit & Workshops
Call for Abstracts

Join us at the Mantra on View, Surfers Paradise, 12 – 16 September 2017 for #G2Z2017.

This event we will concentrate on the largest population of incoming animals to any pound and shelter in Australia – those that are lost and stray. Australian research shows that 86% of dog intake is through strays, with a 46% reclaim rate. Stray cats made up 81% of the total cat intake with a dismal less than 1% being reclaimed. This category of animals far outweighs those that are surrendered by owners and yet it is an area that has not been in the spotlight for discussion, research and development. It is imperative that we implement strategies targeting both stray and surrendered cats and dogs if we are to make any progress in this field.

The Call for Abstracts is now open until 31/3/17. We are inviting local and international speakers to share their successful programs, achievements and research results, relating to the theme, with the #G2Z2017 community. Click here to learn more about submitting an abstract to be considered for the program.

Early Bird registrations for the Summit and Workshops will open 15/5/17.

Further information regarding program and speakers will be released in due course.

Highly contagious cat virus rears its ugly head
Recently, the Australian Veterinary Association reported on the re-emergence of the deadly Feline Panleukopenia (also known as Feline Enteritis or Cat Parvo) in Victoria and New South Wales.

It is recommended that anyone housing cats or kittens becomes familiar with the disease, its treatments, diagnosis and prevention's. Vaccinating on intake with a modified live vaccine is essential.

You can learn more, thanks to our friends at the UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program, here.

Free guide to Grant Seeking
The mind hives of Philanthropy Australia and Strategic Grants have joined forces to produce the free resource "Philanthropy How to Guide: Effective Grant - Seeking".

According to Philanthropy Australia, much of the philanthropy that happens in Australia involves gifts of money granted to not-for-profit entities by philanthropic organisations and individuals and this guide contains information and tips to improve your chances of grant success.

Download your FREE copy here.

FREE Veterinarian Continuing Education
The team over at Cat Protection Society NSW have put together a free resource for Veterinarians to encourage Early Age Desexing for cats.

The Vet Professional Education Package includes videos and a self-assessment as well as resources for nurses and lay staff. Successful completion of the course will also garner CPD points for the relevant State Registration Board.

This package is ideal to share with your external clinic as well as staff veterinarians. If you have had problems finding vets to perform EAD for cats this may well be the answer as with training and education these vets might then be willing to give it a go.

Click here to find out more.
FREE Consultancy, mentoring and support services
Did you know that G2Z offer FREE consultancy, mentoring and support services? Let us help you achieve your goals with step by step guidance and support. There is no need to reinvent the wheel, sometimes just taking the first step is the hardest. Contact us at for more information.

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