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Virgin Australia to be country’s first airline to have pets in cabin flights

Posted: March 2024
Companion Animal Network Australia welcomes Virgin Australia’s announcement to become the country’s first airline to operate flights with pets on board.
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Victoria’s first ever pet census reveals unique insights on ownership, attitudes and experiences

Posted: January 2024
Pet owners across Victoria have shared their unique insights and opinions on pet ownership, attitudes, and experiences in the Allan Labor Government’s first-ever Victorian Pet Census.
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Image of two airline stewards and a dog in a pilot's uniform

Virgin Australia to be country’s first airline to have pets in cabin flights

Posted: March 2024
Companion Animal Network Australia welcomes Virgin Australia’s announcement to become the country’s first airline to operate flights with pets on board.
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Victoria’s first ever pet census reveals unique insights on ownership, attitudes and experiences

Posted: January 2024
Pet owners across Victoria have shared their unique insights and opinions on pet ownership, attitudes, and experiences in the Allan Labor Government’s first-ever Victorian Pet Census.
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Cherished Pets leader in providing in-home pet care assistance for older people

Posted: November 2023
Cherished Pets provides high quality, in-home pet care assistance for older and disabled pet owners living independently in Victoria.
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Pets encourage residents to socialise at Orana Aged Care

Posted: October 2023
‘It’s the small things that make a difference at Orana Aged Care and Retirement Living in Kingaroy, QLD, with residents enjoying life through music, creative arts, delicious food and the company of resident and visiting therapy pets.’
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CANA partner Lifeview wins special award for protecting human animal bond

Posted: October 2023
Companion Animal Network Australia (CANA) congratulates our partner Lifeview for being a joint recipient of the inaugural Bob Harvey Award presented by the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS).
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Rescue dogs taking over aged care homes Australia-wide

Posted: August 2023
Australian based animal welfare charity Pound Paws and BUPA Aged Care have joined forces in an inspiring partnership aimed at bringing together rescue pets and older individuals residing in aged care facilities across Australia.
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Hope Springs Eternal Dog Rescue brings lonely pets and empty laps together

Posted: August 2023
Hope Springs Eternal Dog Rescue, Rehoming and Retirement Inc has been bringing lonely pets and empty laps together across metropolitan Adelaide and Adelaide Hills in South Australia for the past 10 years.
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Helping older people get out and about with their furry friends

Posted: July 2023
Companion Animal Network Australia’s 2023 Aged Care Survey report shows 91% of older adults receiving services from an in-home aged care service provider do not get help to care for their pet (eg walking, grooming and emergency boarding). But Activus Transport is aiming to help change that one kilometre at a time.
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Pet therapy visits can be life changing for aged care residents

Posted: July 2023
There are many benefits to pet therapy. A visit from a trained therapy dog and handler team to aged care facilities can help build social connection, increase feelings of well-being and assist people who are dealing with stress and anxiety.
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Glenview aged care residents reap the benefits of regular visits by therapy pets

Posted: July 2023
Glenview Community Services in Tasmania helps residents live a rewarding life with a range of services and activities from music therapy, gardening and cooking club to regular visits from therapy pets.
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