The initiators of the project are the international animal welfare organisation VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS and the Istituto “G.Caporale” in Teramo, Italy.
The website is a knowledge management tool. It promotes sustainable and animal welfare friendly, EU wide ethical birth control solutions to end the suffering of dogs and cats and to tackle public health problems due to feline overpopulation. To achieve these objectives a culture of responsible ownership has to be developed through a comprehensive strategy based on:
public information and education and training of professionals
EU wide animal identification & registration and traceabilliity
preventive veterinary medicine
systematic birth control programs per country
The Editorial Board is composed by representatives of VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS, Istituto G. Caporale, Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and European Commission.