An estimated 75% of the world’s dog population are strays. Managing them presents a problem in many countries, and has serious implications for animal welfare and public health, especially in relation to rabies.
Lack of animal welfare education and resources mean the methods used to limit stray populations are often horrifically inhumane – poisoning, shooting and electrocution are all common.
But killing street dogs is not effective, because it does not address the root cause of the problem.
WSPA’s work has shown that a humane and comprehensive approach works.
Sustainable population management strategies include:
WSPA has worked with partner organizations across the world on effective dog population management programs, including:
WSPA is also a member of the International Companion Animal Management (ICAM) Coalition, which seeks to support the development and use of humane and effective companion animal population management worldwide.
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