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Growing population of dogs

Growing population of dogs
There is no law but there are ordinances against stray dogs. The city pound will pick up stray dogs and the owners will be penalized. Stray dogs contribute a small percentage in breeding of dogs. And although the licensed breeders are supposed to be responsible with their endeavors, they contribute the largest percentage in the population growth of dogs. The question is this – what happens when there is overpopulation of dogs? Since dogs are cared for and there are laws that protect them from being killed for meat, it is not surprising that they will multiply just like that. And when the breeding of dogs gets out of hand, it will be a social problem especially the stray dogs.

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Xilkozuf
There are a few countries where stray dogs are put down if no one claim them after a week, and in some of this country the reason of this is the overpopulation of dogs. No matter what animals we are talking about, overpopulation is bad and lead to a lot of problem! I need dogs, but there is no need to increase the current population of puppies. There are a lot of them who are waiting for a home and a family, and an increase of population will only lower their chances.
Posted by Xilkozuf on 07-16-2017
kgord
There should be laws about spaying and neutering your dogs. That is the only way the dog population will likely be controlled. It is really a must to do this or their will be roaming populations of stray dogs that will kill livestock and attack other family pets.
Posted by kgord on 07-16-2017
airfightermax
Sadly, stray dogs caught with no claims on them are euthanized to somehow "fix" overpopulation of dogs. You can be part of the solution if you get your dogs spayed to prevent them from producing other dogs. This is the only way we could keep their population at a manageable number.
Posted by airfightermax on 07-16-2017
Neiltarquin
Stray dogs are dangerous because they might be infected with diseases and rabies. Local government officials must be informed about this because they have the capability to control this. Animal welfare should also be involved to make sure that this situation is handled properly.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 07-16-2017
Anonymous
There already are good laws and regulations on how to deal with strays, although that depends on which part of the world you live in. Unfortunately, I agree with you in that it could become a problem, but I also have faith in humanity that we will be able to figure out how to solve it and be able to implement the solution. There are a lot bigger problems in our society and this isn't the priority, but you can only hope it doesn't become a big issue.
Posted by Anonymous on 07-16-2017
kaka135
There are many stray dogs in my neighborhood, and I can see the dogs keep breeding. On and off, there are many puppies wandering around. I don't think this is good, as it can be disturbing the peace of the neighborhood, as some stray dogs are quite violent, sometimes they attack other dogs and even the neighbors. They also poo everywhere. I am not blaming the dogs, but I think the dog owners must be responsible of their dogs, and not just throw them away when they don't feel like keeping the dogs anymore.
Posted by kaka135 on 07-16-2017
Moaz
Stray dogs are everywhere,, but, many people adopt and raise these stray and poor dogs which doesn't find places to live in or food to eat same for water, also some foundations raise these stray dogs and give them a better life,, and as there's a good side there's an evil side of people, some people kill these dogs because they think that these stray dogs can harm them and their kids..Well,, that's something that no one can accept..I hope people stop doing this and start helping these poor dogs and give them a better life, they feel like us, they get cold so they should find a warm place to stay in.
Posted by Moaz on 07-16-2017
vinaya
Stray dog is a huge problem in my city. Couple of years ago, authorities began killing stray dogs by poisoning them.There was a huge outcry from animal rights activities. Then the authorities changed their policy. They now spay and neuter stray dogs. This is helping to reduce the population of stray dogs.
Posted by vinaya on 07-16-2017
JaiGuru
Sadly, I expect the plight of stray and feral cats shows us the future for stray dogs. The answer is nothing good happens. There aren't enough resources to help half the abandoned animals in our shelter systems now, let alone compensate for the growth of population that will occur in coming years. This turns into a negative feedback loop because, like with cats, people will just adopt strays off the street instead of supporting the shelters by purchasing from them. Less money means less ability to help fix a growing problem.
Posted by JaiGuru on 07-16-2017
Deathisue
Sadly the stray dogs will lead to a serious social problems, can also lead to severe health problems and the only thing we can done is depend of the shelters for do their work, this as you said happens because there is no way to control their population and their meat is not consumed, that is a big problem.
Posted by Deathisue on 07-16-2017
Marvadaum
Around here there are NGOs that take care of those animals. While the population of stray dogs is not small it has certainly been bigger. They take the animals to a shelter, give them food and medicines and wait until someone goes there to claim them. While it's sad to see the animals deprived of their freedom it's better than leave them to the streets yes? At least they're being fed and treated by willing volunteers
Posted by Marvadaum on 07-16-2017
arachnophobik
There are some countries that will put down a stray dog if no owner has claimed them for a certain amount of time. At the same time, dogs are quite a delicacy in some countries and there are even festivals in which they celebrate eating them. As for some countries, I suppose the only solution is either to put them down, or the government to fund veterinarians to castrate the dogs. As harsh at it may seem, I think the government would rather put them down because it would be cheaper.
Posted by arachnophobik on 07-17-2017
Sue
We do not have that problem around here. Most stray dogs are picked up and taken to the shelter where they are spayed or neutered and held until they find good homes. Some are put down if they are sick or vicious and they are deemed to not be fit for a pet. They have good condition control here and I think that is why we don't have the problems with stray animals like some areas do.
Posted by Sue on 07-17-2017
rose thornes
In our area there is no stray dogs here although you can see dog roaming around they are well taken care of by their owner. But in some area that there's a lot of stray dogs there should have a law to take action with them. They can be dangerous as they can bite people who pass by. They should be caught and put in the shelter for stray dogs to taken care of. All stray dogs should be splay to prevent them from populating. For me its not right to just kill stray dogs.
Posted by rose thornes on 07-17-2017
wallet
I hate when this happens, here in Romania we had a problem with the overpopulation of the stray dogs. I prefer this dogs to be taken in shelters, and not stay on the streets. I may be cruel, but this is the only situation that can resolve such a crises. We had a case in which a child of 4 years old was bitten to death by a few dogs. The child grandmother didn't realize that her nephew run away from her and when she looked for him it was too late, the child was dead!
Posted by wallet on 07-17-2017
overcast
I think keeping the safe shelter for the dogs outside city can be one option. I have seen many such outside the city shelter. Keeping things that way definitely helps keep the stray dogs out. So it should be noted that be it for dogs or the cats. It's safe to say that there are always ways to keep them alive instead of putting them down. Not a good idea to put them down if we feel the population is any low.
Posted by overcast on 07-17-2017
lilac123
Although there are rarely any stray dogs where I live, I can imagine it being a big problem in places where there are a lot of them. I think that there should be laws for dogs to be spayed and neutered. This is the most effective and probably ethical way of controlling the population of dogs, since the other option would be to put the dogs down. A third option would be to adopt the dogs out to people in other places and I know quite a few people who have adopted their dogs from foreign countries. However, I don't think this is a reliable way to control the population since it's a difficult process to find adopters in other places and it can be expensive to ship these dogs around.
Posted by lilac123 on 07-18-2017
Lizzyib
Fortunately, we don't have a problem of stray dogs where I live. We have strict regulations here about controlling the pet population, which I believe is key to having too many of one type f domestic animal. We do have breeders here and unfortunately some of them do not follow the rules and there is a surplus of dogs in less than ideal situations.
Posted by Lizzyib on 07-24-2017
reginafalange
Stray dogs should be put in the shelters and neutered and that's what is going to help. The breeding should be controlled. There's no need to kill them and even if you don't see it, people are getting more and more responsible with their pets.
Posted by reginafalange on 07-25-2017
JMS
People should be educated when embarking on dog ownership. Dogs should have a secure garden and be walked on a leash. Strays should be rounded up and given to forever homes. If you don't want to breed from a dog, then have it neutered. Remember though, if we neuter all the dogs, then puppies will become scarce. That means that they would be bred and sold on the black market in puppy farms.

When I first moved to the seaside in Africa, there were hundreds of cats on the streets and dogs. After 9 years of living there, there were hardly any left at all. It was really difficult to see one in the street. Finding a cat to have as a pet became virtually impossible and when you found one it was as expensive as buying a sofa. For a street cat! What happened was that this wave of 'got to spay all the animals' has had an adverse effect. Now there is hardly any left. I will do my best to ensure the species continues and allow any pet of mine to have at least one litter before being spayed.
Posted by JMS on 08-03-2017
babyright
If dogs are becoming over populated, then it might not really call for any alarm. It can only raise an alarm if the dogs are becoming wild hostile to their owners or other humans.
Posted by babyright on 09-03-2017
joey98
The growing population of dogs is due to human interference, no one has ever asked a dog if it's ok to adopt it, animals see food and stay, I think animals should be left alone in nature and we stop presuming that animals like living with us.
Posted by joey98 on 09-05-2017