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


We advocate for research on and implementation of non-surgical options.

Sound Science:

We base our work and communications in sound science.


We convene stakeholders and create networks for the good of the cause.


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.
  • Affordable and practical to administer so as to improve access to veterinary care in underserved communities.

Statement on Racial Injustice 

The Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs (ACC&D) decries racism and stands in solidarity with the Black community, non-Black people of color, and those who speak up against racism and injustice. We believe that all sectors should be speaking against racism and a structurally unequal society. Moreover, the animal welfare field, of which ACC&D is fully a part, is committed to a humane community. A humane community is a just community—for animals, and for people. Racism has no place in the community for which we strive.

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