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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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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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Companion Animal Network Australia urges Australians to talk about puppy scams!

Posted: October 2021
Companion Animal Network Australia has partnered with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission during Scams Awareness Week (November 8 – 12) to raise awareness about puppy scams that cause a lot of heartbreak and anger, and unwittingly involve legitimate businesses in Australia.
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Call for dogs to help continued evaluation of exciting new anti-cancer drug

Posted: October 2021
During National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Month in November, biotech company PharmAust Ltd reminds pet lovers to regularly inspect their dog for lumps or bumps as it puts the call out for more pet dogs to help evaluate a new anti-cancer drug shown to be safe and effective in Phase 1 and advanced Phase 2 clinical trials.
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Pet friendly rental reform legislation passes Queensland Parliament

Posted: October 2021
Companion Animal Network Australia welcomes legislation which passed Queensland’s Parliament in October making renting fairer for pet owners but raises concerns over animal welfare implications.
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