Every dog deserves to be loved. But, there are over 200 million street dogs worldwide, and they are multiplying rapidly. The best way to show we care is by responsibly slowing the growth of the unwanted dog population. For the Love of Dogs funds compassionate sterilizations for street dogs, and researches the latest non-invasive techniques for a safer and quicker recovery – and less euthanization!
Street dogs or homeless dogs have an average life span of 1-4 years. Life on the streets is harsh, and yet they keep reproducing; it is estimated that one female will have 16 puppies annually, and that she can be tied to the births of 67,000 dogs in just 6 years.
These dogs rarely experience love, and even fewer will be adopted. To combat this growth, governments and locals often take drastic measures – drowning, poisoning, euthanizing, and often beating the dogs to death. But none of these barbaric methods have successfully slowed the growth of strays.
Sanctuaries and rescues can't keep up with the growing population. As they become more crowded, quality of life decreases and additional unwanted dogs and puppies must be turned away.
Trap • Neuter • Release
Fortunately there are TNR programs. These programs focus solely on trapping and collecting street dogs, bringing them to a vet for their neuter and recovery, and then releasing them back to the neighborhood where they were collected.
One unsterilized female can be tied to the births of 67,000 dogs in just 6 years.
For the Love of Dogs
WHAT: A USA based 501c3 supporting dog sterilizations around the world – launching in Argentina.
OBJECTIVE: Reduce the suffering of dogs worldwide by funding compassionate sterilizations.
1st: Work with governments, veterinarians and the community to fund street dog sterilizations via a TNR program.
2nd: Explore new, non-surgically invasive techniques for sterilization.
3rd: Scale this project globally with a model that can be replicated through simple steps.