Companion Animal Welfare Initiative (CAWI)

What is the purpose of CAWI?

Improve the welfare of companion animals in Prince Edward Island by developing and implementing educational strategies to raise public awareness about good companion animal care practices.


Member Organization Website
Dr. Alice Crook (Chair) Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre,
Atlantic Veterinary College
Marla Somersall PEI Humane Society
Dr. Marti Hopson PEI Veterinary Medical Association

Paula Connolly
Julianna Chaulk

Cat Action Team
Doug Shackell Spay Aid PEI
Kelly Mullaly PEI 4H
Brian Matheson PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Pets & People
CBC's Island Morning monthly feature. Listen to interviews with Dr. Marti Hopson, vice-president of the PEI Veterinary Medical Association.

Animal Talk
Guardian newspaper monthly articles


For more information

Brian Matheson,  Director
Agriculture Policy and Regulatory Division
PEI Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
Phone: (902) 368-5087

Published date: 
September 2, 2016
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General Inquiries

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
5th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PEI   C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-4880
Fax: (902) 368-4857

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Agriculture Information Desk
1-866-PEI FARM (734-3276)