Working with strays: a humane alternative
Managing them presents a problem in many countries, and has serious implications for public health and animal welfare. 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.
What are Member Societies?
The WSPA Member Society Network is the largest international alliance of animal welfare organizations in the world, with more than 1,000 member societies in over 150 countries.
Stray animal control
Stray dogs will fight over the limited amounts of food and that which can be scavenged. Over 75% of puppies in developing countries die in agony from diseases including rabies and distemper.
Canine casualties of the war in Sierra Leone
During Sierra Leone’s civil war, tens of thousands of people were killed and more than a third of the population was displaced. A build up of refuse and biological waste provided a food source for stray dogs and they bred freely.
Who we are
WSPA’s vision is of a world where animal welfare matters, and animal cruelty ends. Commercial exploitation of wildlife – intensive farming and the cruel management and killing of wild animals for food or by-products.
A symbol of hope: protecting Myanmar's animals
As one of the few international non-governmental organizations allowed to enter Myanmar in the weeks that followed, WSPA’s team of vets was always destined to make a huge difference to the worst hit communities.
Ten Ways You Can Help Animals
This problem is made worse by “factory-style dog-breeding facilities known as puppy mills, which put profit above the welfare of animals.
It’s important for everyone to have a will regardless of the size of their estate, though a surprising 40% of the population does not have one. A bequest to WSPA is your living legacy to protecting animals in need on a global scale.
Whether helping care for farm animals in the aftermath of a natural disaster, implementing humane stray control programs, campaigning to end unnecessary acts of cruelty, or raising international awareness of animal welfare, WSPA is making a lasting difference in the lives of animals throughout the world.
The bears are owned by Kalanders – traditional bear owners –who are paid by the landlords to bring the bears to fight.
Combatting rabies in Nepal
The fear of rabies has led to the country turning against its stray dog population. The KAT center neuters dogs, vaccinates them against rabies and provides any veterinary care they need.
Ten More Ways You Can Help Animals
Educate family and friends about the animal welfare problems and safety concerns related to the private ownership of exotic animals.
Lucy’s story: a second chance at life
Spotted outside the King’s Palace – a common spot for dumping unwanted dogs – Lucy was suffering terribly from mange and open sores.