Featured Organisation - AMRRIC

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC)

AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a non-government, non-profit (DGR-status) organisation that works nationally to improve the health and wellbeing of companion animals and consequently improve the overall health and wellbeing of remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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With the view that human and dog health are inseparable in these communities, AMRRIC works through a number of strategies including: community-based dog health programs, education/training programs, research and partnerships, working with governments across all levels (federal, state and local) to implement best practice in the delivery of services.

As an independent organisation acting on behalf of remote Indigenous communities and their dogs, AMRRIC is unique in Australia in terms of its positioning and effectiveness. It has produced a best practice manual for veterinarians and a best practice manual for Environmental Health Workers, along with educational DVD ‘Caring for Dogs, Community and Country’.  Further it has developed numerous online Fact Sheets and other nationally applicable resources.

 For more information, please visit the AMRRIC website.