AMRRIC AND CATS IN COMMUNITY
AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a national not-for-profit organisation that works with remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve the health of their companion animals. In doing so, we are helping to create healthier, safer and happier communities.
Cats in Australia pose a significant threat to native wildlife and the environment and are becoming an increasing problem in remote communities.
AMRRIC has prepared an animation to highlight that while cats are great friends, their population must be managed due to them being superior hunters which threaten our native animals, the diseases they carry that can affect people and the impacts they are having on our environment.
"Caring for Country: Managing Cats' is an animation accessed throught this link:
This animation was co-developed by AMRRIC and the Threatened Species Recovery Hub (TSRH), and is narrated by the wonderful Jimmy Edgar (winner of the 2013 NAIDOC Caring for Country award), from Yawuru and Karrijarri country.
West Daly Regional Council fully supports the worthwhile work done by AMRRIC and we offer our support to the education of any cat management plan.
A cat in community. Image taken by AMRRIC staff in East Arnhem Land.