Fresh hopes have been raised that an inspiring new guide may provide the real answer to the problem of street dogs around the world, and help reduce the suffering of millions of animals. The ‘A Template for Change’ guide was launched at the tenth International Companion Animal Welfare Conference (ICAWC) last week by animal charities Dogs Trust and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
The free guide, which combines the expertise and experience of the two charities, provides practical solutions for those areas with a street dog problem to set up trap, neuter and return (TNR) programmes where dogs are collected from the streets, taken for neutering by a qualified veterinary team and, after recovery, returned to the area from where they came.
After a hugely successful pilot scheme carried out by the charities in Oradea, Romania, neutering schemes have been proven to be the only effective method of stray dog population control.
Enter your email address below and never miss out on the latest, most important dog news: