The Australian Institute of Animal Management (AIAM) defines animal management as the responsibility animal owners have to be considerate of the wellbeing of their neighbours.
This differs from Animal Welfare which is the responsibility animal owners have to be considerate of the wellbeing of the animals.
Animal management involves the control and regulation of pet (otherwise called companion) animals by Local Government. It is a community management service that pursues a twofold objective:
1. Minimise public pet nuisance and thereby maximise community pet benefit.
2. Promote a municipal environment of responsible and considerate animal ownership.
Local Government Animal Management Officers (AMOs) provide the links between Councils and community by attending to such matters as public health, public safety and public amenity as they relate to the ownership of pet animals.
For more information visit the Australian Institute of Animal Management website at www.aiam.org.au.