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Photo credit: Valerie Benka Non-surgical fertility control and innovations with applications for dog population management Presentation for the 3 rd International Dog Population Management Conference Valerie Benka, MS, MPP * ACC&D Director of Programs


Innovation to Save Lives We envision a world in which dog and cat populations are effectively and humanely managed, improving the lives of dogs and cats and the people who care about them.  Our mission is to advance non-surgical sterilants and contraceptives for cats and dogs and to promote their global accessibility. Vision and Mission

What does ACC&D do? :

Encourage scientific advancement Advance promising technologies Build alliances with stakeholders Develop and disseminate information Explore and advance related needs What does ACC&D do? Photo credit: Valerie Benka

Non-Surgical Fertility Control Options:

Non-Surgical Fertility Control Options Current options Suprelorin Progestin contraceptives Calcium chloride Promising future prospects Gene transfer Promising study results in cats…dogs are next Expected availability: approx. another decade Photo credit: Valerie Benka

Our Projects:

Our Projects Photo credit: Valerie Benka

Marking and Identification:

Marking and Identification

Microneedle Tattoo:

Microneedle Tattoo Photo credits: Georgia Institute of Technology


Ethical Decision-making in Field Projects Targeting Dogs and Cats


Ethical Decision-making Guide for Field Projects Targeting Dogs and Cats

Thank you to our contributors!:

Thank you to our contributors!


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ACC&D homepage : www.acc - ACC&D marking & identification: ACC&D ethical decision-making: Michelson Prize & Grants: Feedback/questions: valerie@acc , info@acc- Websites

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