Anne BoxhallCompanion animal welfare advocate with 28 years’ experience in sheltering and rescue
Anne is an animal welfare advocate with 28 years’ experience in sheltering and rescue.
Her education and media background has combined with a personal mission to improve the lives of companion animals. Anne began volunteering with the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania in 1991, developing a schools’ program motivating children to better understand and respect animals’ needs and behaviours.
Seeking an opportunity to advocate for companion animals with a national voice, Anne was Animal Welfare League Australia’s inaugural executive officer, developing a positive ageing with pets strategy and has also worked as executive officer with SAFE in WA, winner of the outstanding rescue group award in 2018.
Anne manages the Delta Society’s Dog Safe program in Tasmania, promoting informed and safe interaction between young children and dogs and writes a weekly column focusing on the human-animal bond. Her home in Hobart has always enjoyed the patter of paws, like those of Monty (pictured), adopted from the Hobart Dogs Home. It’s been 2 years since Anne’s 17 year old dog, Riley passed. Naturally, she still misses him and his antics.