Holland has been working hard to fix their stray dog problem and it finally paid off! The Netherlands has officially become the first country without stray dogs. Hopefully, other countries with similar issues will follow suit as Holland shows the world that it can be done!
June 14th, 2019
By Cedric Jackson
Contributor at Animal Channel
Homelessness is a huge problem for animals all over the world. There’s no way to exactly count how many stray dogs there are But the World Health Organization estimates that about 200 million around the globe do not have a home.
What’s more, there’s no real easy solution to this problem. As stray dogs continue to have babies, the world is simply unequipped to handle the sheer influx of them. Sadly, that means having a home and a family isn’t going to happen for the vast majority of pups.
“This problem has escalated to the point where it would take decades of a concentrated spay-neuter program in a city like Houston to begin to reduce the numbers,” said Peter Zheutlin, a rescue dog advocate. “The shelters are not often high priorities for governments either when they’ve got competing demands from the school department, the police department, the fire department, parks, sanitation. Who speaks for the dogs?” Click here for full story and find out at Animal Channel.