It was all change at the November trustees meeting this year, as AWF bade a sad farewell to Tiffany Hemming, who stepped down after serving for 5 years as a trustee followed by 5 years as Chair.
For a full job description and application form, please visit our trustee vacancy page.
This is an opportunity for any member of the practice to learn more about the links between domestic abuse and non-accidental injury to animals. More details will follow soon. In the meantime, you can register your interest by contacting us.
We'll be discussing these topics:
Is modern life incompatible with pet ownership? With particular focus on dogs and cats.
The RSPCA recently reported that last year it collected 4,521 kittens that had been abandoned and left for dead in England and Wales. A lack of pre-purchase research and understanding often leads to problems and could be one of the reasons that these kittens ended up in skips. This growing number of abandoned kittens supports the RSPCA’s comment that the UK cat population has now reached crisis point. In its 2015 Discussion Forum session “Bursting at the Seams”, AWF looked at the issue of companion animal overpopulation, in which Maggie Roberts of Cats Protection gave an in
In February this year, dogs in Essex were found to have canine babesiosis, a disease transmitted by ticks. The disease is usually only found in mainland Europe though the dogs reported hadn’t travelled abroad.
AWF and The Links Group have produced guidance for the veterinary team on recognising the signs of domestic abuse and non accidental injury to animals. There are two documents available to vet professionals: the full comprehensive guidance and a shorter summary leaflet. To find out more and download the materials, go to our Advice for Vets section.
AWF wishes to expand the scope of its research grants to include any species and encourage small projects. This year we’ll be inviting students to conduct research that has a practical and positive impact on raising animal welfare standards and is based on sound scientific principles.