We have joined forces with Purina PetCare Europe to launch initiatives to help animal welfare charities across Europe to improve welfare and rehome effectively.
Dogs Trust Worldwide and Purina Europe aims to support animal welfare charities across the region through three initiatives, which include providing capacity building tools and funding opportunities.
These efforts include the annual International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC). Sponsored by Purina, it is the leading conference of its kind, bringing together hundreds of animal charity workers from across the globe, to participate in workshops and hear from inspiring speakers discussing all areas of companion animal welfare. It is a vital networking and development event for professionals in the animal welfare sector.
We also deliver an online European Training Programme once a year to a small group of delegates over a period of a week, with presentations and discussions focusing on covering key animal welfare topics, and the challenges faced by organisations working to improve pet welfare across Europe.
Additionally, by partnering together, we collaboratively run the Champions Fund for European organisations. This gives NGOs the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 to improve their facilities and operations, improve the lives of the pets in their care, and find them new temporary and permanent homes.