Companion Animal For Life is a European project by Fondazione Capellino, supported by Almo Nature, aiming to create a new legal status for our animal companions by including them in the household status, which would mean they’d be recognised as full family members by the court of law.
To achieve this, the project will:
raise awareness and subsequently launch a “European citizens’ initiative”*, urging the European Commission to propose legislation in line with the goals of the project (#RespectMe)
develop a European register to manage the entire registration process of cats and dogs in the household status, making it easier and quicker to reunite animals with their human companions as well as eradicating abandonment by enabling a swift response from the police (#I&R)
make adoption a conscious and irreversible choice, except for a handful of cases regulated by the law (#AdoptMe)
urge prospective human companions to choose adoption (#AdoptMe)
support families facing financial distress in order to prevent them from abandoning their companion animals (#RespectMe)
* The European citizens’ initiative is an important tool of the EU’s participatory democracy, allowing citizens to urge the implementation of the EU treaties or propose a new law to the European Commission as long as it’s backed by 1 million citizens across 1/4th of all Member States.
Reports & Achievements to date, 01/07/2022
(of whichcats and dogs have been given food support and a better chance on adoption from 01/01/2021)
(of whichAlmo Nature meals donated from 01/01/2021)
– For emergency situations
– To support adoptions
– To families in need
(of whichadoptions achieved from 01/01/2021)
In 2019, the activity allowed 24,557 cats and dogs to receive 736,716 solidarity meals in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, and Holland. The Identification & Registration of dogs and cats program (I&R) financially supported the I&R international conference that took place in Berlin on November 6, 2019, with the aim of taking stock of the present European legislation and reviving the path to a unique model of identification of dogs and cats, valid for all EU countries. For 2020, the objective is to continue with the 2019 activities, further reinforcing the action of Fondazione Capellino among its stakeholders.
A highly innovative I&R project is under development, which will be launched in Europe in the first semester of 2021. The decision has been taken to use the RespectMe program to support the cats and dogs living in families facing economic difficulties, in order to prevent their abandonment for necessity.
With regard to the AdoptME program, the decision has been taken to increase the efforts, promoting an awareness campaign among the European population, in cooperation with the Almo Nature foods for dogs and cats.
The project’s 2020 budget amounts to Euro 1,827,050.
The reports will be available from the beginning of July 2021
How the project is funded
The profits of Almo Nature products (after the deduction of expenses, investments and taxes) are used to finance the projects of Fondazione Capellino, whose single goal is to back and support initiatives designed to protect our shared home – our planet – by internalising and vocalising respect for life in all its forms.
How you can help
Do you have a dog or a cat?
In choosing Almo Nature pet food, you’re giving your companion animal food that’s good for animals, as it’s made from 100% natural ingredients and made from their perspective, and good for the environment, in that Almo Nature is 100% owned by a foundation whose goal is to defend dogs, cats and biodiversity.
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