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Canine & Feline Sector Group


​The Canine and Feline Sector Group (CFSG) is made up of influential organisations who advise Government on behalf of the sector on strategically important dog and cat health and welfare issues and standards.

​CFSG is a "not for profit" body which offers expert advice and recommendations with a unified and respected voice on dogs and cats from members including charities, the veterinary sectors and the pet industry.

​​Please do contact CFSG if you have any questions or wish to apply for membership.

 CFSG Mission Statement


"To represent the dog and cat sector comprising of the animal welfare organisations,veterinary and industry representatives working with enforcement and other agencies with the aim of improving the health and welfare of dogs and cats across England." 



CFSG Seeks New Chair

The Canine & Feline Sector Group (CFSG) is the sector source of advice to the Animal Health & Welfare Board England (AHWBE) and Defra Ministers on strategic health and welfare matters of cats and dogs.

We are seeking an independent Chair who will work alongside the secretariat to run CFSG and act as the lead contact. The Chair will have a key role in bringing knowledge and experience from all members of the sector together to form policy.
The Chair will have a proven track record of leadership, strategic thinking and decision making, be a credible and trusted individual of relevant interest or experience and be able to build a consensus between diverse interests on controversial issues and effectively represent CFSG publicly. Ideally they will already have experience of the health and welfare issues relating to cats and dogs.
As well as preparing for, and attending, 4 CFSG meetings a year the chair will also attend occasional AHWBE meetings and other relevant occasional sector meetings when requested and will be expected to be available on email and phone to discuss ongoing work with the secretariat and devise strategies. It is estimated that it will take one day a month.
 The chair will be supported by a vice-chair from the group as well as the secretariat.
The role is unremunerated but reasonable travel and subsistence will be reimbursed.
For further details, including how to apply, please contact Marisa on: or call 0776 424 7098.
Please note the closing date for receiving applications is 15th May 2017​