For decades, IFAW has provided hands-on care to dogs and cats at projects around the world and advocated for humane approaches to dog and cat population issues, such as animal neglect and abuse, public health threats from aggressive animals, or nuisance complaints.
Dog and cat welfare issues are frequently complex, with cultural and community-specific behaviours and beliefs that contribute to the problems people experience with dogs and cats.
Identifying and empowering a group of engaged individuals from within each community is the key to long-term sustainable solutions that improve the lives of both animals and people.
Based on our experience, IFAW has developed a Humane Communities Development approach and set of tools that recognizes that every community needs its own unique plan, and local people need to guide it.
Since IFAW staff cannot work in every community, we are providing these tools and resources for dedicated individuals who want to help dogs and cats in their community.