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Calling all Dog Lovers in the Tropical North Region. The newly formed group, Animal Care for Seniors at Home (ACSAH) is off to a flying start in Cairns BUT needs some help. If you’re a dedicated pet lover and wish to do more for your community then this might be for you…..

Do you like the idea of elderly citizens holding onto their pets for longer? Animal Care for Seniors at Home was formed in Cairns to help seniors who may be struggling to provide proper care (either due to health or financial reasons) for their pets at home. You can read more about ACSAH here: Happy Pets Happy Homes – Keeping Seniors and their Pets Together


I’m happy to report that since ACSAH’s launch they’ve created some very successful matches between volunteer dogwalkers and their senior clients. However, there is a gap between the amount of volunteers and clients in certain areas around Cairns. If you know of any senior citizens needing some pet assistance to the north of Cairns, OR anybody keen to volunteer and help walk and care for pets south of Cairns then PLEASE contact ACSAH NOW!! Their contact email is

ACSAH are also looking for an animal lover with community spirit to join their working group. This is a currently a voluntary position and would involve setting and writing the agenda, liaisoning with the Chair and working group, minute taking, liaisoning with St John’s (particularly on financial issues), and writing submissions for funding. This position would suit someone with a love of animals who is capable of running a vibrant, not-for-profit group, that could also help the program spread further around the Cairns region. If this sounds like you (or someone you know) please contact

ACSAH has also created some flyers that have been are currently being distributed around Cairns. If you know of, or work with any health providers that would be happy to display these flyers please contact ACSAH now at email

If you would like to learn more about one of ACSAH’s founders then check out this Q&A session via ‘Small Animal Talk‘ – Interview with pet volunteer Tricia Miles

Does volunteering to help healthy pets and the senior citizens of your community appeal to you? Have you got a similar group in your community?