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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Forum' started by ShawnM, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. moveingon

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    Get rid of all the stray dogs is the best idea. They could then sell them at the market for a low price to the poor.
    That would also end the garbage spread all over the streets.

    Dave
     
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    I ran a NO-Kill animal shelter in Arizona.... these dogs are very different than what most of us are used to....it takes time and a lot of patience to win their trust.... a friendly dog is a rarity..... there are techniques you can use....but it takes time
     
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    "Askal" was a term I had not heard of before so I Googled it and then asked the wife, basically a local dog but some interesting reading and recommend checking it out. I am actually naïve enough to believe dogs are basically good, depending how they are raised. A good example are my dogs, from a big pure breed Belgian Malinois down to a runt local pup. All vaccinated and treated as family...I did mention I have 5 dogs. I love all our dogs and there is a lot of differences in personality and training ability; I do have to say that my favorite dog is the, now 6 month old, male pup that is half Belgian and Dalmatian. I really knew from tiny pup to now that he was "my" dog, just a loyal/loving pup so there was no way I could let him go, the wife did not want to keep another big dog especially once we took the 2 smaller pups from the neighbor but it is what it is.

    With my interactions over the years with the village dogs I do believe it would take a tremendous effort to get them acclimated to a home environment. I've never said euthanize all strays, but the really sick ones should be put out of their misery. I'm only going off of what conversations I've had and the only time a village dog is killed is when it has attacked goats or chickens.

    A No-Kill shelter would be awesome, but funding and adoptions would seem to be a very difficult task here. There is an organization, PAWS that is trying to make a difference but it seems to be an overwhelming endeavor. I have no clue on how to address this but hope something does happen...

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    Only last week I was wandering around Tanjay and right outside the school there (one block behind the main road) they were providing free Rabies inoculations for dogs. Several owners were queuing (yes, WITH their dogs - before someone mentions the obvious joke there)- good to see. Of course it should be eliminated (ideal world) and I know stray dogs are the main culprits, but in any event at least there is an awareness and some preventative measures are being introduced.
     
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