Companion Animal Welfare Initiative (CAWI)

What is the purpose of CAWI?

To share information, resources, and expertise for the purpose of collaboration to improve the welfare of companion animals in Prince Edward Island. This includes, but is not limited to, developing and implementing educational strategies to raise public awareness about good companion animal care practices.


Member Organization Website
Dr. Alice Crook Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre,
Atlantic Veterinary College

Marla Somersall

PEI Humane Society
Dr. Kathy Ling PEI Veterinary Medical Association

Judy Gallant

Cat Action Team
Doug Shackell (Chair) Spay Aid PEI
Brian Matheson
Dwight Thompson
Dian Ling (Recording Secretary)
PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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

Animal Talk
Guardian newspaper monthly articles


For more information

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

Published date: 
September 28, 2018
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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)