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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.

WSPA and Dubai to promote animal welfare
Dubai Municipality and the World Society for Protection of Animals (WSPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share expertise and technical know-how with the objective of promoting animal welfare and humane treatment of animals.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Achievements of 2005
WSPA works in cooperation with more than 600 member societies across the globe to produce positive results for animals. WSPA funding helped send 80 Canadian vets and vet techs to Louisiana to help with the triage and care of animals following Hurricane Katrina.

WSPA champions life saving work of vets in Bali on World Vet Day 2011
The human health implications of rabies remain so grave that the World Veterinary Association has chosen to highlight the disease as its chosen theme for 2011.

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.

Dr Gus Thornton, a former WSPA president, has died following a long illness
He cared so very deeply about animals and people, was a kind and generous person, and he spent his life helping others….he will be greatly missed.

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