Adopt, spay and neuter - Article on dogs from Hindu

To tackle the rapidly increasing dog population

The United States leads the world in the population of dogs at roughly 7.5 crore. India is seventh at 1.1 crore. However, in the U.S., 6.1 crore out of the 7.5 crore are pets. In India, that number stands at 0.1 crore. Hence the number of homeless dogs in India and the US are almost equal. In the U.S., nearly 40 lakh dogs are euthanised at shelters and dog-pounds every year. Further, an un-spayed dog can produce 67,000 dogs in its lifetime: this is the extent of the problem we are up against. It’s not just the homeless dogs that are on our streets. It’s the potential of millions more that looms above our heads. How can we stop this?

My grandfather used to say, “Education is the solution for most ills in our country”. You and I must educate ourselves and understand the math, so we can be a part of the solution. Here are some ways – firstly, don’t buy a puppy. Breeders just want to make money, and participating in this makes us a part of what I call the ‘puppy mill mafia’. Adopt a shelter animal. A big issue is the contrast between a purebred pet and a shelter dog in our minds – but shelter pets are as loving and loyal, and many do not come with the health issues that we create by selective breeding. Several shelter animals are pets that were abandoned by their owners. Educate your children too about the problem of puppy mills, and teach them compassion.

Secondly, spay or neuter your pet. I’m a part of several animal rescue organizations, and people often show up at our doors offering to ‘adopt’ abandoned purebred pets when we know that they just want to breed them. Spaying and neutering is another step that we must take together, in order to make a difference to these numbers. It’s time to stop being indifferent to the issue, and to open our eyes. more  

what's a reliable, clean facility for spaying dogs in south delhi, nearabouts Chattarpur? more  
Report to your RWA and make sure they write to the Municipality. If each and every RWA writes to NDMC/MCD/Noida Authority, it will definitely have an effect rather than we writing individually. fonrwa52@gmail.com is the mailing address. more  
What we can do for this and where we report for this dogs more  
I would like to highlight that purchasing costly pups and giving money to kids and beggars are bad habits we should stop. For pups, breeders don't care about the bitch and they cross her continuously as she is a machine and such bitches die in 2-4 years ... Like a person does in our neighbourhood. Ur demand for pups will keep such persons doing it.
Beggars will keep coming in and children will b forced to beg till u don't stop giving money to them. There r many means to donate but don't do it on streets.

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> The United States leads the world in the population of dogs at roughly 7.5 crore. India is seventh at 1.1 crore. However, in the U.S., 6.1 crore out of the 7.5 crore are pets. In India, that number stands at 0.1 crore. Hence the number of homeless dogs in India and the US are almost equal. In the U.S., nearly 40 lakh dogs are euthanised at shelters and dog-pounds every year. Further, an un-spayed dog can produce 67,000 dogs in its lifetime: this is the extent of the problem we are up against. It’s not just the homeless dogs that are on our streets. It’s the potential of millions more that looms above our heads. How can we stop this?
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> My grandfather used to say, “Education is the solution for most ills in our country”. You and I must educate ourselves and understand the math, so we can be a part of the solution. Here are some ways – firstly, don’t buy a puppy. Breeders just want to make money, and participating in this makes us a part of what I call the ‘puppy mill mafia’. Adopt a shelter animal. A big issue is the contrast between a purebred pet and a shelter dog in our minds – but shelter pets are as loving and loyal, and many do not come with the health issues that we create by selective breeding. Several shelter animals are pets that were abandoned by their owners. Educate your children too about the problem of puppy mills, and teach them compassion.
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> Secondly, spay or neuter your pet. I’m a part of several animal rescue organizations, and people often show up at our doors offering to ‘adopt’ abandoned purebred pets when we know that they just want to breed them. Spaying and neutering is another step that we must take together, in order to make a difference to these numbers. It’s time to stop being indifferent to the issue, and to open our eyes.
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Thanks Sanjana for the information. In many countries, it is mandatory to spay & neuter your pets, whether cats or dogs for welfare of the animal. In those countries you have to pay taxes to keep a pet. I hope each and every one of us understand this. more  
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