FAQ about CAROdog

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1. What is CAROdog about?
2. What do the initials CAROdog stand for?
3. What is CAROdog's mission?
4. Which organisations coordinate the website?
5. How is the website content decided on?
6. 
How often is the CAROdog website updated?
7. Why should we care about stray and abandoned animals?
8. How can I get involved in lobbying on companion and stray animals?
9. 
Are there any materials available for schools?
10. How can I receive the CAROdog Newsletter? 


1. What is CAROdog about?

The CAROdog website is an online tool which contains comprehensive information aimed at supporting the development of a European overall strategy on responsible ownership of dogs. CAROdog also organises workshops and conferences, and coordinates a European working group on Identification and Registration (I&R) of companion animals. téléchargement

 


2. What do the initials CAROdog stand for?

Companion Animals Responsible Ownership / Dog  téléchargement


3. What is CAROdog's mission?

CAROdog promotes responsible dog ownership both at the institutional level and among citizens, through this website, working groups and public events. CAROdog aims to collate, generate and disseminate reliable knowledge about dogs in Europe, focusing on canine overpopulation and on all resulting animal welfare problems. CAROdog supports the establishment of mandatory Identification and Registration (I&R) of companion animals and opposes the killing of healthy dogs for overpopulation control.

An effective strategy should be based on:

·         public information and education, including training of professionals

·         EU-wide animal Identification & Registration and traceability

·         preventive veterinary care

·         systematic birth control programmes according to the individual country’s needs  

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4. Which organisations coordinate the website?

The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "G. Caporale": http://www.izs.it
The European Policy Office of VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS: http://www.vier-pfoten.eu téléchargement

 


5. How is the website content decided on?

There is an Editors' Board for the website, which supervises its general content. On a daily basis, staff of VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS and Istituto Caporale update the website and respond to enquiries.  The Editors' Board includes representatives of the Animal Welfare Unit of the EU Commission (DG SANCO) and of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE).  téléchargement


6. How often is the CAROdog website content updated?

News and updates are generally uploaded on a daily basis, or at least several times a week. téléchargement


7. Why should we care about stray and abandoned animals?

Ownerless dogs on the streets are not only suffering because of a possible lack of food and water and the risk of injuries. They are a potential risk to public health too. Canine overpopulation is leading to an unbalanced human-animal relationship and is increasing animal welfare problems. Sometimes, as a response to such problems, large numbers of healthy dogs are killed and inhumane methods may be used.  téléchargement


8. How can I get involved in lobbying on companion and stray animals?

There are many actions targeting both the European Parliament and national institutions in which citizens can choose to become involved. Furthermore, the EU Commission is launching public consultations on the Internet, which are open to input from civil society. You can find information on some dog-related initiatives in the ‘Take Action!’ section of this website.  téléchargement

 


 

9. Are they any materials available for schools?

You can find information, resources and links in the Education section of this website. VIER PFOTEN can also provide you with information on a schoolbook produced both in Romanian and in Bulgarian.
Furthermore, please have a look at the proceedings of the Conference on Animal Welfare and Education organised by the EU Commission téléchargement


 

10. How can I receive the CAROdog newsletter?

You can register for free to receive the CAROdog Newsletter by clicking heretéléchargement


 

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