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As a world leader in dog welfare, Dogs Trust created and have held the International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC), bringing together experts from around the world.

Dogs Trust has made the decision not to hold ICAWC this year, which was to take place in Bucharest in October, whilst a review of the event is carried out. We want to ensure that everything we do maximises the positive impact on animal welfare, at the same time offering the best possible experience to our supporters.

While we are undertaking the review, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the attendees, speakers, sponsors, organisations and staff who have each played a vital part at previous conferences, not only by sharing knowledge and expertise to improve animal welfare on a global level, but also in providing feedback on ICAWC which will be included in the review process.

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