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Pets in the City

On 17 August 2010, Cat Protection attended the launch of a great initiative of the Petcare Information and Advisory Service (PIAS) – Pets in the City – a comprehensive guide to looking after pets in the city. The guide is available to download free from www.petsinthecity.net.au and includes information on choosing the right pet, negotiating rental and strata agreement to keep a pet, and keeping mainly or only indoor pets happy and healthy.

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Cats, community care and older people living alone

There is a large and growing body of evidence that demonstrates the benefits of the human-animal bond. Research shows a relationship between violent crime and cruelty to animals; conversely, it has been demonstrated that empathy can be learned in young children with the assistance of companion animals (humane education).

The health benefits of companion animals are reported to include everything from improved psychological health to reduced risk factors for cardiovascular disease, reduced blood pressure,

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