The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development

The welfare basis for euthanasia of dogs and cats and policy development

IFAW works from the concept of ‘adequate guardianship’, which requires that an animal’s basic needs are met. The algorithm is based on this concept and its criteria, and provides a simplified structure to help local veterinarians and dog/cat shelter staff to think through a decision about euthanasia as objectively as possible. The notes below are meant only to help clarify some of the terminology in the algorithm, and to provide real-life examples to illustrate implementation of euthanasia criteria and the algorithm.

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Experts

Cora Bailey
Director, Community Led Animal Welfare (CLAW)
Cynthia Milburn, Director, Animal Welfare Outreach & Education
Director, Animal Welfare Outreach & Education
Dr. Ian Robinson, Vice President, Programs & Int'l Operations
Vice President, Programs & Int'l Operations
Gail A'Brunzo, IFAW Wildlife Rescue Manager
Wildlife Rescue Manager, IFAW HQ
Hanna Lentz, Program Officer/Campaigner, IFAW HQ
Program Officer/Campaigner, IFAW HQ
Jan Hannah
Northern Dogs Project Manager
Kate Nattrass Atema, Program Director, Companion Animals
Program Director, Companion Animals
Veterinarian, DVM, PhD
Veterinarian, DVM, PhD
Nancy Barr, Program Director, Animal Action Education
Program Director, Animal Action Education
Rebecca Brimley, Program Advisor
Program Advisor
Manager, Animal Rescue-Disasters