We, humans, are the direct and long term beneficiaries who gain out sterilization of stray dogs. The stray dog population is humanely contained once the stray dogs are sterilized. Having the resident stray dogs sterilized is an insurance against rabies and unnecessary man-animal conflict, that ensures a better quality of life for all. For instance, the sterilized male stray dogs will not engage in fights during the mating season and nor will the sterilized female stray dogs become aggressive (when they sense harm for their pups) in the absence of pups. That is how the sterilization of stray dogs addresses the issue of easing aggression in stray dogs, if any. While sterilization of stray dogs is the responsibility of the respective Municipal Corporations through Animal Welfare Organisations (AWOs), it is the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and the community as a whole who have to ensure the resident community dogs are sterilized and vaccinated against rabies. It is a matter of collective responsibility. The participation of all those who not only love stray dogs but also those who are indifferent to their presence or detest them is crucial for the success of sterilization of all the resident dogs. Stray dogs are community dogs; they belong to the community and are not merely the responsibility of one individual. Contribute to our spay and neuter fund.
Learn more about how spay and neuter is one of the best means for man-stray dog harmony by reading our handbook Can a stray dog become man's best friend?: 5 steps to harmonious living with stray dogs
Blurb: An informal handbook that answers all questions about the sterilization of stray dogs (Animal Birth Control programme) and emphasizes its benefits towards creating a rabies-free society for man and dog by 2030. It is a step-by-step guide to bring together the civic authorities, police, animal welfare organizations, media and the community for the success of the Animal Birth Control programme in the cities of India. A book in which both animal lovers and non-lovers will discover how to end the man-animal conflict on the streets.
Sign and share our petition to digitize the Animal Birth Control Programme, to bring accountability and transparency into the scientifically proven method to humanely control the stray dog population and prevent dog mediated rabies, regardless of the recently notified Animal Birth Control Rules 2023 – https://chng.it/8zTGyrGRGQ