Domestic animals in Australia aren’t generally known for having a positive relationship with the native Australian wildlife, especially after dark. Pet owners and species conservation advocates can often feel like they are at odds with each other.
The Australian Koala Foundation’s CEO, Deborah Tabart OAM, is here to battle that stigma – she’s been doing so for years.
Promoting responsible pet ownership and the positive relationship between her own dog, Mr. Darcy, and the wildlife around him with good discipline and clear rules, she hopes to set an active example and inspire her fellow pet owners to find the balance between dogs having the joy of play with respect for nature’s needs, wherever in the world they may be.
Proper bedtimes, appropriate use of leads, and good discipline all help to keep nature safe and happy, while maintaining a positive relationship between pets and their owners.
Each year, for Save The Koala Month, the Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) encourages the global community of koala lovers to have their own fundraisers and promote the work of the AKF.
This September, we also hope to emphasise the bridge between dog owners and koala lovers – that they are one and the same.
The Koala Woman (Deborah Tabart OAM) and her Golden Retriever, Mr. Darcy, would like to invite all breeds and pet-owning families to help us in this cause to change the way the world looks at pets interacting in wild nature.
Together, Deborah and Mr. Darcy are hoping to inspire other dog families to do something special to help the AKF this year.
For more information the AKF can be reached via their website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
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