Most of the people are very compassionate with animals especially when they are perfectly groomed and well taken care of. Not all dogs are that fortunate; some walk on the streets in search for foods and some sleep under a public bench in search for bed. For those who would like to help out in rescuing lonely and lost dogs, here are
three key areas of focus on how to save our street dogs
Advocate & Educate –
1. Actively advocates against the discarding of our street dogs as well as for changes to stray management policies and the welfare of strays. Our work is grounded in compassion for our street dogs who often lead very harsh and miserable lives, often as a result of the land on which they live on being taken over for construction and due to the callousness of man.
2. Recognize that not everyone may be an animal lover, this is no excuse for the abuse that our street dogs often suffer, often leaving them dead or severely maimed. We continually advocate against violence and also educate the public on how not to provoke stray dogs that they may encounter.
3. Reach out to the public to correct the common misconception that stray dogs are all ferocious, dirty and somehow, second-class dogs compared to pedigree breeds. Stray dogs are brilliant and tend to be healthier than pure breeds given their different genetic makeup. Street dogs make exceedingly loyal pets, grateful for a home and the love is shown to them.
Rescue & Rehome
1. Bring the animal to Rescue and Rehome centers as many stray dogs as you can. For the ones that are wounded, try to give them proper veterinary care and help nurse them back to health before finding them homes.
2. Rescue efforts always will include costs like trapping and redemption operations, boarding fees, and vet care. Most of the nonprofit organizations are not well funded, so they do not own a shelter and currently renting a few shelters from a commercial entity as a temporary holding area for some of our rescued animals. But the accommodations space fills up very quickly, and we will have to depend on available fosterers to save more dogs as they are unable to undertake a rescue if we have nowhere for the dog to go to.
3. Work together with the animal rescue and perhaps take the initiative to foster a dog for a day or two. It is a temporary solution, but it definitely will help a lot the organization because then they can rescue more dogs and have spaces available.
4. Donate or volunteer for Animal Rescue and Rehousing cause. Certainly, you can volunteer regarding financial consideration. Another option is that you can give your TIME and EFFORT. Those nonprofit agencies have lots of activities for you to volunteer in and help in generating money for the rescue and rehousing causes.
Sterilization for Humane Animal Population Control
1. The nonprofit organization group sees sterilization as a humane method for the control of the stray population. They sterilize the adult dogs before they put them up for adoption and follow-up on our adopted puppies to ensure that they are cleaned when they are old enough.
2. It is a long shot to push the concern authorities to implement a nationwide sterilization program for our street dogs, but we will never lose hope. Fortunately, so will the others.
Do you know what to do if you find a stray dog? Watch this: