Strategic Plan 2015-2020

The New Zealand Companion Animal Council (NZCAC) has approved the following Strategic Plan for the five-year period commencing 1st of January 2015 to 31st December 2020.

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"A nation that values, respects and responsibly care for companion animals"

NZCAC Mission

To influence policy, codes of welfare and industry standards that advance responsible companion animal guardianship, best practice urban companion animal management and a harmonious relationship between companion animals, the environment and people through the delivery of high quality research, forums and education.

NZCAC Values

Collective and Effective: We are collectively committed to creating a better future for companion animals in New Zealand.

Quality and Integrity: We are a Centre of Excellence for research, knowledge sharing and advocacy.

Respect and Compassion: We have respect and compassion for companion animals, our environment and each other.

NZCAC strategic goals:

To deliver on its vision, mission and values the NZCAC will:

  1. Promote responsible companion animal guardianship and human-animal interaction.
  2. Be leaders in companion animal welfare through the production of robust scientific research and the utilisation of evidence-based science to lobby and advocate on behalf of companion animals within New Zealand.
  3. Promote respect and compassion for companion animals and a harmonious relationship between companion animals, people and the environment.