Facts about dog and cat welfare:
Many street dogs and cats suffer from starvation, dehydration, exposure to the elements, injury and disease.
Culls are not the solution; humane and effective sterilization, vaccination and community engagement programs are the long-term solution.
Increase in population of free-roaming animals is both an animal welfare and public health and safety issue.
Governments and communities often lack the knowledge or resources to deal humanely with street animals; many still resort to poisoning, electrocution, and shooting.
The World Health Organization states, “There is no evidence that removal of dogs alone has ever had a significant impact on dog population densities or the spread of rabies.”
Humane solutions include mass sterilization, vaccination, community engagement and education, legislation and adoption programs.