Tales from Australia CAN

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Australia CAN grateful for outdoor media support

Posted: October 2022
Companion Animal Network Australia (Australia CAN) wholeheartedly thanks outdoor media companies Stream Outdoor, Total Outdoor Media and QMS for generously donating outdoor advertising space across the country to our organisation for the past few months.
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Pooches at Play takes a trip to pet friendly Lifeview Residential Care

Posted: October 2022
When moving into aged care, often people are forced to give up their pets which can end up being surrendered to shelters or euthanised, leaving their owners grief stricken. Fortunately, some homes are recognising the importance of this human animal bond.
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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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In home pet support is more than walking dogs

Posted: July 2023
Animal Care for Seniors at Home Cairns Inc. (ACSAH) is a 100% volunteer run organisation that operates in Cairns in Far North Queensland, providing free in-home pet support to older and infirm people who are unable to provide the care they would like for their pets at home.”
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Pets help make residential aged care facilities like home

Posted: June 2023
St Vincent’s Care Services (SVCS) is the aged care division of St Vincent’s Health Australia with facilities around Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and is one of the only aged care providers that are a part of a hospital network.
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Greenway Views a leader in pet friendly seniors living and aged care in ACT

Posted: June 2023
“Greenway Views ® is a retirement and aged care community located in Tuggeranong, ACT and is operated by LDK (Love, Decency and Kindness) Seniors’ Living, which provides for all levels of care from independent right up to dementia, palliative and end-of-life care in ACT and NSW.”
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