Insights to Innovation

ACC&D’s mission is to advance non-surgical fertility control so as to effectively and humanely reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs. We additionally have interest and expertise in subjects that complement this mission, including modeling of free-roaming cat and dog populations and methods of identifying non-surgically sterilized animals. When news, organizations, and research related to our field arise, ACC&D plays an important role in interpreting new science and claims. We are an independent organization with no financial ties to any company or product sales, and we have found that our role as a watchdog, and our commitment to data and sound science, are as essential as our efforts to advocate for and advance non-surgical options.

600 Million Stray Dogs Need You

"600 Million" is actively fundraising for a single-dose oral sterilant for male and female cats and dogs. Unfortunately, the campaign lacks transparency, data, and results.


Calcium Chloride

Calcium chloride is being championed as an injectible sterilant for male dogs and cats. Read ACC&D’s position statement on use of this approach to sterilization.

JAVMA TNR article (McCarthy et al. 2013)

In 2013, JAVMA published results of a modeling study advocating vasectomies and hysterectomies (versus traditional spay/neuter or lethal control) in feral cat management. 



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