I’m sure we all remember the 2011 Census of Population and Housing that took place earlier this year, but there is another census that Australian residents should take part in.
This census is the pet census, and this year is the first year that a comprehensive pet census is being run.
The aim of the pet census is to find out more about how pets affect our finances, social relationships and our family life, as well as how we affect the lives of our pets.
The questions in the pet census relate to how pets are treated and looked after and also the motivation for bringing pets into our households.
Most Australians are probably animal lovers, so by taking part in the pet census we can find out if we’re treating out pets in the right way and if there are ways to improve the human-animal relationship.
The pet census is completely anonymous and voluntary to take part, so if you would like to help Australia find out more about its pets you can fill out the census online at www.petcensus.com.au.