Animal Welfare Grants awarded

Department of Primary Industry and Resources

Funding to assist Animal Management in Rural and RemoteIndigenous Communities (AMRRIC) undertake vet services on outstations andhomelands not serviced by regional councils is now a reality due to a $45,000 AnimalWelfare Grant.

The Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR)provide Animal Welfare Grants through the Animal Welfare fund.

DPIRs Manager Animal Welfare, Paul Mitchener said the fundprovided financial support to organisations to improve animal welfare, raisedcommunity awareness of responsibilities in regard to animal welfare andassisted in progressing animal management practices, particularly in remotecommunities.

AMRRIC undertook significant work during Cyclone Trevorearlier this year to locate and assist dogs in the line of the tropicalcyclone, he said.

They also currently undertake work with regional councils, shires, Aboriginalcorporations, and other stakeholders to enhance outcomes in dog management,health and control in remote communities.

These grants see organisations assisting our pets andnative wildlife able to expand, or provide better services across theTerritory.

AMRRIC CEO, Dr Brooke Rankmore said they were delighted tobe a successful grant recipient of the Animal Welfare Fund Grant Program.

Due to many homelands and outstations falling outside ofregional council jurisdictions, they often have limited or no access to supportor resources for delivery of essential vet services to residents companionanimals, she said.

AMRRIC are looking forward to working with our partnerorganisations through this funding to assist in development of sustainableanimal management plans for the longer term.

The full list oforganisations to receive Animal Welfare Grants:

Animal Management in Rural and Remote IndigenousCommunities (AMRRIC)

Alice Springs Animal Shelter Inc.

Ark Aid Incorporated

Darwin Wildlife Sanctuary Inc.

Friends of Ninas Ark

Nhulunbuy Pets and Wildlife Shelter

PAWS Darwin Ltd

RSPCA Darwin Branch

Top End Rehoming Group Incorporated

Wildcare Inc. NT

AusTurtle Incorporated

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