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Too many dogs – why?

Overpopulation of dogs happens for two main reasons when vet services are neither available nor affordable :

  1. Dogs are allowed to reproduce with little chance to find homes for their offsprings.
  1. Dogs are relinquished/abandoned by their owners who can or will no longer keep them.
Owned and roaming - doing well.
Owned and roaming – doing well.

It is that simple to define the problem.

The solution is more complex and will vary with cultural background. The dogs themselves can’t solve the problem.

It’s about seeking a balance between physically limiting breeding through sterilization (surgical or not), sequestering females in heat, and tying/fencing dogs and social or attitudinal changes about our relationship with dogs who are now entirely unemployed.

When there is limited access to education for people and training for dogs, the problem magnifies quickly.

One thought on “Too many dogs – why?”

  1. People who wish to own a pet need to make themselves aware of the costs involved before ever getting a pet. People also breed their pets because they think they are going to make a quick dollar. There is unlimited information about pet ownership , whether it be online, in books, call your local veterinary clinic, pet stores, veterinary medical associations (in Ontario it is the OVMA). Everyone needs to take responsibility for their own actions, teach their children respect for animals,and realize a pet is a long time commitment instead of a disposable item. 90% of the problem of too many dogs is there are too many people who do not think before they act.

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