The Dog and Cat Management Board is a state government statutory body whose responsibilities include planning for, promoting and providing advice on dog and cat management practices, including responsible ownership.
Each year the Board captures dog bite statistics from the state’s 69 councils and hospitals.
These numbers are unfortunately on the rise. In the interest of public safety and to help people better understand dogs, the Board has developed an awareness and education campaign.
In this segment, we hear from David Parkin, who was Mayor of the City of Burnside from 2010 to 2018. During that time, he was elected to the board of the Local Government Association, the LGA Executive Committee and as an LGA Vice-President. Associate Professor Susan Hazel, who is a Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour, Welfare & Ethics in the School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, University of Adelaide.