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Wellbeing and conservation are too important not to get right.
Navigating the sea of human and animal wellbeing content as well as the field of compassionate conservation is a challenge that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, where do you start?
Everyone should have access to the affordable tools and resources they need to be at their best to achieve excellence in animal care and welfare.
We understand your commitment and desire to be at your best to achieve excellence in animal care and welfare.
Like you, we care about wellbeing and conservation, and we know the challenges of balancing these goals. We listen to your needs to help you do the best job you can.
Streamlined, up-to-date findings in the field are the best way to effectively prepare your staff to lead your institution to the forefront of animal welfare and conservation, all while building resilience and optimal occupational health.
Accessing simplified tools and practical resources has never been easier (through the PAWS platform). We combine science and practical experiences with compassion and creativity to create empathetic sustainable wellbeing programs for animals and people working in welfare and conservation.
In over 350 global events in 42 countries across 6 continents we have inspired and empowered thousands of professionals in creating changes for themselves, the animals they care for, and the planet.Become a member
Oakland Zoo USA
"The animal care and welfare field is evolving to see animal caretakers in all their roles as professionals, especially worldwide as we redefine who is ‘essential’. Building this professionalism through education, compassion, and advocacy is what PAWS does. It’s critical! The world wide platform brings us together in ways most other organisations don’t, or can’t. What AnimalConcepts does is so important!"
Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith PhD
Professor University of Stirling
"Sabrina is a creative solution-finder; she takes time to understand the problem first. Drawing upon her vast experience, and deep understanding of what matters to individuals, she will inspire and help you find evidence-based approaches to create conditions that allow you and your animals to thrive."
Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM/PhD
National Primate Research Center
University of Washington USA
"PAWS – Practical Animal Welfare Science platform is extraordinarily informative and a go-to resource for animal care networking in different settings. The pre-transfer checklist is very helpful. The recent presentation by Dr. Eliza Bliss-Moreau on 'Animal welfare science needs a (new) theory of emotion' was one of the most engaging talks that I have heard in a long time and the follow-up discussion was open and progressive."
Some of the organisations we have worked with
How can PAWS help me?
We should all be life-long learners. Ranging from animal care professionals to CEOs, from students to professors - no matter your level, no matter your position, PAWS can help.
Receive easy, affordable on-the-go access to everything you need with streamlined resources and community support, to achieve excellence in animal care, conservation and human wellbeing.
We all have knowledge to share, stories to tell, and questions and problems to solve. Through the PAWS platform, we unite world-leading experts and organisations of animal and human wellbeing and compassionate conservation to foster a community of empathetic professionals.
Download the 24/7 concept & pretransfer checklist
The 24/7 animal welfare is a concept that is concerned with promoting good and positive animal welfare for animals in human care, 24/7 across the lifespan. This concept is developed with Professor Buchanan-Smith at the University of Stirling.
The pretransfer checklist has been assembled by Dr. Sarah Chapman from Chapman Zoo Consultancy and Sabrina Brando from AnimalConcepts.