This awesome dog looks in good body condition. Does he have an owner? Maybe. He will not let us approach as he is mildly fearful of our presence.
Feral, semi-feral, free-roaming, loosely owned, community owned… are terms used to describe a population of dogs that is largely unwanted. But it can be misleading.
For now, to describe the dogs we see in James Bay area, we simplify it to “supervised” and “not supervised” until we are more familiar with their population.
Photo credit- Dr. Catherine Filejski