Better lives for dogs

We move governments and communities worldwide to create better lives for dogs by ending poor treatment and brutal inhumane culling practices. Humane alternatives to culling don’t only exist – they’re more effective

Why are dogs culled?

Dogs roam the streets in many parts of the world. But sometimes they may cause concern in the communities where they live.

Roaming dogs may pose a threat to public health by spreading rabies or other diseases, they may cause damage to livestock and wildlife, or they may behave aggressively towards people.

As a result, dogs can become victims of poor treatment, cruelty, and even inhumane culling by governments in a misguided attempt to reduce their numbers. Dragged through the streets, electrocuted, poisoned or gassed – culling is nearly always a horrendous and painful death.

Our solution

Inhumanely culling dogs is never an answer. The misconception that culling is the best way to reduce dog populations or stamp out threats to public health causes enormous suffering. It’s ineffective too, as evidence shows that culling doesn’t reduce numbers of dogs in the long term.

We work with governments and communities around the world to show them that our proven methods of humane dog population management are the only way forward.

We follow the International Companion Animal Management (ICAM) coalition’s dog population management methodology. It’s a full cycle of action, addressing the root causes of conflict between roaming dog and communities. We use it to help governments manage dogs humanely and to help communities to live in harmony with dogs.

The solutions we reach together can involve educating owners and communities, legislation, dog registration, vaccinating against rabies, sterilisation, rehoming – or a combination of some or all of these.

We help governments to monitor and evaluate progress too, ensuring we create humane change that lasts.

Together, we can move the world to achieve better lives for dogs.

Two stray puppies in Jaisalmer, India.

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Three decades of experience

We’ve been advising governments on humane dog population management for 30 years. We have already helped hundreds of thousands of dogs across Bangladesh, Mexico, Zanzibar, Philippines, Romania and China to name a few. Now we are calling on more governments in more countries to stop needless culls, proving through our work that only humane and sustainable dog population management works.

Together we have done so much. But we still urgently need your help to protect more dogs from culling and to end this terrible practice.

Children bring their dog to the free vaccination clinic in Cainta, Philippines (Nacho Hernandez)

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