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#1 Old 12-26-2016, 10:37 AM
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Adoptions Up, Euthanasia Down!!!

I just thought folks here might like to hear a bit of positive news in the area of dogs and cats and overpopulation:

'...The short version of the story is that adoption is up, euthanasia is down, and we're seeing a drop in the number of animals needing shelter from these organizations. More and more, humane societies and SPCAs are undertaking effective sheltering strategies, like increased transfers between shelters (based on preference, demand or breed-specific legislation), spay/neuter services for both owned and shelter animals, permanent ID like microchips and tattoos to help lost pets make it back home, and innovative new management strategies to improve outcomes for animals. All of this adds up to higher adoption, lower euthanasia and fewer animals entering shelters in the first place....'

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/barbara..._13776074.html
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#2 Old 12-26-2016, 01:23 PM
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I just thought folks here might like to hear a bit of positive news in the area of dogs and cats and overpopulation:

'...The short version of the story is that adoption is up, euthanasia is down, and we're seeing a drop in the number of animals needing shelter from these organizations. More and more, humane societies and SPCAs are undertaking effective sheltering strategies, like increased transfers between shelters (based on preference, demand or breed-specific legislation), spay/neuter services for both owned and shelter animals, permanent ID like microchips and tattoos to help lost pets make it back home, and innovative new management strategies to improve outcomes for animals. All of this adds up to higher adoption, lower euthanasia and fewer animals entering shelters in the first place....'

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/barbara..._13776074.html

This is really fantastic news, and long overdue.

Where I live (Southern California), pet stores don't even sell dogs and cats anymore, and they haven't done so for years. Instead, pet stores sell pet food and supplies, and promote the adoption of shelter animals. Also, some local veterinarians bring shelter animals to work with them, with signs promoting their adoption.
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Decades of 'baby steps' eh?
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#4 Old 01-07-2017, 01:40 PM
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This is fantastic! We still have a long way to go but it's great that we're heading in the right direction.

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Unfortunately we have packs of stray dogs running around.
Each street has about 10 to 30 stray dogs.
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Great news! Thanks for sharing :-)
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#7 Old 01-15-2017, 09:45 AM
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Unfortunately we have packs of stray dogs running around.
Each street has about 10 to 30 stray dogs.
Maybe people who buy dogs need to start paying big feesfor a license to breed them and if they aren't 'breeders', then major fines for not spaying or neutering dogs or cats.

I know, all kinds of issues surrounding enforcement but surely there are ways that can be managed.
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