In October 2015, The Mars Petcare Pet Positives Score Summary was made public highlighting that pet ownership numbers are on the decline in Australia. Now, the media is addressing this issue and what it means for our community, with the #keepauspetfriendly campaign fronted by Dr Chris Brown.
There is no shortage of data that shows the benefits of pet ownership, and numbers will continue to decline unless the contributing factors are remedied. This includes measures to make our cities more pet friendly by providing exercise areas, encouraging businesses like cafes to welcome dogs and increasing the availability of pet services (like groomers).
Have a look at the Pet Positives site for more information.