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Suffering in Slums: The global stray dog problem
In many countries the majority of stray dogs have been abandoned by their owners or are owned but allowed to roam freely.

Successful pilot leads to five-year stray dog project
A WSPA-funded program created to manage Colombo’s large stray dog population was officially launched in a participating community yesterday, to run for the next five years.

WSPA takes action on World Rabies Day
Dogs suffer abuse and persecution that stems from being the main source of rabies in humans, as well as the agony of the disease itself.

WSPA urges rethink on Beijing cat cull
News reports state that Beijing’s cats are being rounded up and taken to holding facilities. WSPA believes that visitors to the Summer Olympics will be far more distressed by the fact that culling has taken place in preparation for their arrival than by the presence of cats on the streets.

Saving strays in Sierra Leone
Mark Whitfield, a British paramedic and mechanic is heading for Sierra Leone with a mobile veterinary clinic that he renovated himself to save strays from a life of cruelty and neglect.

Thousands of dogs suffer needless cull
This kneejerk reaction to reported human rabies cases ignores all evidence that a humane dog vaccination and public education program is the only effective way to combat the spread of this potentially fatal disease.

World Rabies Day: Time for humane solutions
But WSPA’s work with member societies continues all year round, implementing effective and humane responses to rabies and improving dog welfare.

Miranda Richardson visits stray dog project
This Sri Lankan NGO operates mobile clinics and runs education and awareness-raising campaigns in partnership with the local authorities in Colombo, where there are over 3,000 street dogs.

Mass vaccination of dogs essential
The decision made by the previous Administration to waste time and resources on culling, rather than mass vaccination of dogs, has failed to control the disease and caused considerable animal suffering.

Educational event showcases mobile clinics’ work in Sri Lanka
The two mobile clinics demonstrated how they are able to deliver affordable medical care to animals in tsunami affected areas both on the east and west coasts.

WSPA and the FAO call for global dog population body
Experts on dog population management urge the creation of a technical forum to make more informed policy on the world’s canine population.

Egyptian pig cull: update and next steps
After the recent events WSPA is unable to actively advise the Egyptian authorities on practical animal welfare considerations for development of new pig farms until a firmer commitment to animal welfare has been made.

WSPA sponsors Caribbean conference
Hosted by WSPA member societies the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society and the Pegasus Foundation, and sponsored by WSPA, key topics of discussion included disaster management, animal welfare and humane stray control and marine mammal issues that affect the region.

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