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Collins Food team raises vital funds for Australia CAN in charity run

Posted: September 2022
Restaurant operator Collins Foods Limited raises over $3,500 for Companion Animal Network Australia (Australia CAN) in Queensland’s popular Bridge to Brisbane event on August 28.
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People should never have to choose between their pet or a home

Posted: August 2022
Limited housing availability and sky rocketing rental costs are causing families to give up their companion animals and leading to a crisis in animal shelters across the country, with many already at capacity.
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Australia CAN Board members in the pet industry’s top 30 Game Changers

Posted: July 2022
Congratulations to Companion Animal Network Australia (Australia CAN) President Dr Megan Alessandrini and Australia CAN Board Director Sue Hedley OAM for being recognised in Pet Industry News magazine’s 30 Game Changers list featured in the May-July 2022 issue.
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Positive ageing at pet friendly Lifeview

Posted: June 2022
Older people moving into aged-care accommodation are often unable to take their pets with them and are forced to say goodbye to their four-legged friends.
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Companion Animal Network Australia urges dog owners to watch out for symptoms for deadly bacterial disease

Posted: April 2022
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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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

Posted: January 2022
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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Watch out for Puppy Scams

Posted: December 2021
Puppy scams cause a lot of heartbreak and anger, and unwittingly impact legitimate businesses in Australia
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Lort Smith celebrates never giving up on any animal with an extraordinary volunteer

Posted: November 2021
CANA member Lort Smith celebrates the adoption of Tessa and her foster carer Kaye Cromie who was a finalist for Volunteer of the Year in the 2021 Pet Insurance Australia Companion Animal Rescue Awards.
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Seven personality and behaviour traits identified in cats

Posted: November 2021
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have identified seven personality and behaviour traits in cats in a new comprehensive questionnaire for surveying feline personality and behaviour.
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Visit Dogs’ Home of Tasmania at Tassie’s first pet expo!

Posted: November 2021
Tasmania’s first Pet Expo is coming to Launceston on Saturday, November 20 to celebrate all creatures great and small with many wonderful exhibitors from across the state, including Companion Animal Network’s member Dogs’ Home of Tasmania!
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WAScamNet shares tips to avoid fake websites

Posted: November 2021
As scams, ripoffs and frauds are becoming more and more commonplace, WAScamNet warns consumers not to let puppy or kitten scammers get their claws into your money by watching out for fake websites.
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What you need to know about keeping your pets safe on Halloween

Posted: October 2021
Halloween (October 31) can be great fun for families, but also a spooky time of year for pets frightened by the loud noises and people in strange costumes walking by or coming to the door.
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