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Meet the Communications Team

Have you ever wondered who is behind SCAS’s social media posts, website updates, and emails? The Communications Team is a group of dedicated individuals who bring diverse skills and experience, while all sharing the same passion for the human–companion animal bond.

As part of our efforts to deliver our ambitious communications plan, we recently welcomed three new volunteers to the team: ParizadBaria-Unwalla, Émilie Crossley, and Lori Hoy.

Get ready to meet the people driving our communication efforts forward!

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Love me? Love my pets! Avoid toxic bouquets this Valentine’s Day

Kris Hill from the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) advises suitors this Valentine’s Day (and any day!) to be mindful of their love’s beloved pets.

(Roses are safe for cats & dogs!!)

Avoid heartache this Valentine’s Day by ensuring the flowers you send your loved one are not dangerous to any of their companion animals.

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Grief Awareness Week 2-8 December 2023

‘It’s only an animal, get over it!’ is a cruel and heartless comment, but one that those grieving the death of a beloved companion animal are all too often confronted with. Even when friends, family, teachers, social workers, and colleagues are more tactful, it is often the case that many people simply do not understand the impact of losing a beloved pet.   

2-8 December is National Grief Awareness Week, spearheaded by The Good Grief Trust who share many wonderful resources to raise awareness and provide support to the bereaved.  In this post Kris Hill from the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) raises awareness of companion animal loss and shares some resources that may help those suffering.

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Third African Conference on Human-animal Interactions 1-3 August: Building Compassion – the role of HAI in fostering empathy towards humans and animals

Report from SCAS Chair Dr. Elizabeth Ormerod.

SCAS member Dr Sunday Agbonika, whom I am proud to mentor, is a bond-centred veterinarian working in Nigeria. Sunday organises virtual conferences on AAI, HAI, animal welfare and behaviour. His work is reaching hundreds of colleagues throughout the world, especially in regions where understanding of HAI is less well developed. His AAI programme, DogaLov, helps children with developmental difficulties, including autism.

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