Our Mission, Vision, Values, and Priorities

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance non-surgical sterilants and contraceptives for cats and dogs and to promote their global accessibility.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which dog and cat populations are effectively and humanely managed, improving the lives of dogs and cats and the people who care about them.

Our Values

Leadership: We advocate for research on and implementation of non-surgical options. 
Sound Science: We base our work and communications in sound science. 
Partnership: We convene stakeholders and create networks for the good of the cause.
Integrity: We act with integrity and transparency in all processes and relationships.
Innovation in animal welfare: We are a catalyst for innovation that saves animals' lives.

Our Priorities

ACC&D's priorities for non-surgical products for pet population control:

  • Approved by regulatory agencies as safe (for animals and for the humans 
    administering) and effective.
  • Permanent, though there may be some opportunity for long-term (3+ years) products.
  • Deliverable in a single injection or treatment.
  • Products available for effective use in both male and female, dogs and cats.
  • Documented effects on behavior and health.
  • Can be provided at affordable rates for use in indigent or low-income client populations.



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