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About PIAS


This publication has been provided solely for information purposes to assist local government organisations in reviewing the ways in which pets can help to strengthen social capital in their communities.

In preparing this publication, Petcare Information and Advisory Service Australia Pty Ltd (PIAS) has relied on statements from interviewees which PIAS has assumed to be true and accurate in all respects and have contained no omissions.

None of PIAS or any of its related bodies corporate, associated companies, businesses, directors and employees make any representation or warranty (express or implied) as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of this publication or shall have any liability (whether arising from negligence or otherwise) for any representations or warranties (express or implied) or information contained in, or any omissions from this publication.

The recipient acknowledges that he or she will undertake his or her own independent searches and enquiries in connection with the information and recommendations contained in this publication before taking any action in reliance of the same contained herein.


About C_BEH, The University of Western Australia

The mission of the Centre for the Built Environment and Health is to undertake policyrelevant research that builds capacity and inflences planning and urban design policy and practice to create healthy and sustainable communities.


About PIAS

The Petcare Information and Advisory Service Australia Pty Ltd (PIAS) was established in 1966 as an autonomous, non-commercial organisation committed to promoting socially responsible pet ownership. Funding is provided by MARS Petcare as a community service and PIAS has as its charter:

  • To educate owners on the responsibilities of pet ownership.
  • To undertake original research on the relationship between humans and companion animals.
  • To ensure accurate and reliable information on pet related issues is available to all interested parties.
  • To encourage pet ownership in balance with society’s needs, and to help owners enjoy their pets.
  • To provide information on and encourage the correct care of pets.


For further information contact:

Petcare Information & Advisory Service Australia Pty Ltd

(ACN 085 490 857)

404/685 Burke Rd, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, 3124

(03) 9827 5344


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