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Be a Friend to Your Dog project



This program aims to help Indigenous primary school children in 10 remote communities in the Northern Territory to better care for their dogs. The program is run by Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC).

The program conveys messages to children about:

The program involves:

The program is underpinned by the philosophy that:

For detailed information about the individual resources that are contained in the Be a Friend to Your Dog resource pack, see 'Related publications' below.

Abstract adapted from Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities


Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC)
PO Box 4829
Darwin NT 0801
Ph: (08) 8948 1768
Fax: (08) 8985 3454

Related publications

Be a Friend to Your Dog (2015)

Animal Management in Remote and Rural Indigenous Communities

This resource pack contains materials with which to teach primary school students about the importance of 'being a friend to your dog'. It is designed for use by teachers in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The resources convey key messages about:

The packs include flash cards, a colouring book, game ideas and numeracy exercises. Additionally, booklets and power point presentations about zoonoses are included for use with older children, teachers, teacher's aides and community members.

The packs are distributed by Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) as part of the Be a friend to your dog project funded by the federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australian animal welfare strategy (AAWS).

Online copies of individual resources included in the pack are accessible through AMRRIC's resources database (by selecting 'schools' in the 'audience' field when conducting a search.)

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 26 August 2016
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