|Animal Birth Control (ABC)|
Today an estimated 300,000 stray dogs roam the streets of Bangkok, and cats in greater numbers hide from view. For countless years the dogs have been killed or relocated in response to residents’ complaints or in a misguided attempt to reduce numbers or control rabies. As time and experience prove, these efforts have failed to achieve long-term results.
For fast-breeding mammals such as cats and dogs, when food and shelter are available, the stray animal population promptly returns to previous levels as cats and dogs from surrounding areas move in to fill the artificially created vacuum, and litter sizes increase. In optimum breeding conditions, one female dog and her offspring can produce up to 67,000 puppies in six years.
It is recognised that along with other stray animal management strategies, sterilising Bangkok’s strays to control the population is an important and humane component in tackling the problem effectively.
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