local rescue receiving a trap from Melvyn Driver of MDC local rescue receiving a trap from Melvyn Driver of MDC

MDC facilitate thousands of pounds give-away at Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC)

This year's ICAWC took place in Dubrovnik, Croatia and the event has become the key conference of its kind, with around 250 delegates attending this, the eighteenth event since its fruition.

Participants who work in stray and unwanted cat and dog population control met their international counterparts and attended seminars and workshops to learn about best practice and latest techniques in the sector.

26 expert speakers from across the world presented on topics including veterinary matters, animal management and rehoming. MDC held a very successful workshop on Humane Trapping highlighting their Hoop Net and Dog Pole.


The conference was supported by charities and trade exhibitors including MDC who along with SNIP International and Cats Protection donated thousands of pounds worth of MDC animal handling equipment to worthy recipients. In an exciting new initiative, SNIP International donated an additional £4,000 worth of equipment to the host country’s animal welfare organisations specializing in cat Trap, Neuter and Return (TNR).