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December 2023

Want to feel happier this Christmas? Fostering provides care for pets and support for animal shelters

A carefully considered puppy or kitten can be a perfect gift for Christmas, but not every family is ready for a long-term commitment. The sad reality is that cost-of-living pressures and housing shortage are leading to the surrender of thousands of animals to shelters that are already over capacity.
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November 2023

Don’t be fooled by appearances! Companion Animal Network Australia warns pet lovers to watch out for scammers in clever disguise!

Is this rescue group for real? During Scams Awareness Week 2023 (27 Nov – 1 Dec), leading animal welfare charity Companion Animal Network Australia (Australia CAN) is warning pet lovers to watch out for scammers in clever disguise.
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June 2023

Survey results spell out need for urgent action to keep older people and their pets together to ease loneliness and prevent unnecessary surrenders

While we’ve always recognised the benefits of owning a pet, CANA’s 2023 Aged Care Survey shows the Australian government and aged care providers have been slow to understand the enduring value of the human-animal bond for older people.
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January 2023

Companion Animal Network Australia aims to improve older adults’ assisted living and prevent their pets from being surrendered

There is a painful absence of government support for older adult pet owners in in-home care, resulting in much-loved animals being surrendered to shelters across the country, according to national animal welfare charity Companion Animal Network Australia (Australia CAN).
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January 2023

Companion Animal Network Australia issues warning to pet adopters about pet rescue scams

Leading national animal welfare charity Companion Animal Network Australia (Australia CAN) is warning pet adopters about fake pet rescue groups which are breaking hearts and draining bank accounts.
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October 2022

Companion Animal Network Australia calls for vigilance and action by banks as pet scams soar

When people act on emotion, they are easier to scam and that’s especially true for pet lovers who want a furry friend.
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September 2022

Companion Animal Network Australia at the forefront of driving the future of modern governance

Leading animal welfare charity Companion Animal Network Australia (Australia CAN) is at the forefront of driving the future of modern governance as National Compliance Manager Adriana Mainas becomes a recipient of the 2022 Diligent Modern Governance 100 program.
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April 2022

Companion Animal Network Australia urges dog owners to watch out for symptoms for deadly bacterial disease

Following recent veterinary reports of exposure to a deadly bacterial disease in NSW and NT, leading animal welfare charity Companion Animal Network Australia (Australia CAN) is urging pet owners to be cautious when out and about with their dog and watch for signs of leptospirosis infection.
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January 2022

Companion Animal Network Australia appoints first CEO in its mission to support the human-animal bond and over 30 million Aussie pets and their families

Leading animal welfare charity Companion Animal Network Australia – Australia CAN (formerly Animal Welfare League Australia) appoints its first Chief Executive Officer, Trish Ennis, in its mission to support the human-animal bond and an estimated 30.4 million* pets and their owners across Australia.  
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