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Poster exhibition spreads canine health messages in Tennant Creek

A poster exhibition showcasing resources which promote messages about healthy dogs is currently on display at the local library in Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory (NT).

Students from Tennant Creek Primary School (Years 5 and 6) created the posters, which deliver messages about dogs in the community, earlier this year.

The posters are part of a project, run by Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC), to develop visually-based education resources focusing on canine companions.

Project Officer in Tennant Creek, Ktima Heathcote, said the project addresses a dire need for appropriate educational resources and approaches on dog health to be developed in the Barkly region.

'Dogs are an important part of the community, and I have been working alongside communities in Tennant Creek and the Barkly to facilitate sustainable and culturally sensitive health messages about dogs,' she said.

'The positive response from the community and local organisations such as the Papulu Apparr-Kari Language Centre and Barkly Shire has shown just how important dog health is to local people.

'Improving animal welfare is also integral to breaking disease cycles that are persistent and evidenced in remote communities in the Barkly.'

Other resources in the Barkly dog health project include pamphlets, films, and talking books and posters in both English and Warumungu.

The Barkly dog health poster exhibition runs from 2-17 November 2012 at the Tennant Creek Library.

Source: Tennant and district times

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Last updated: 9 November 2012
 
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