Spay & Neuter
Stray 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 dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies 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.
We launched 101 Sterilizations in Catamarca, Argentina in 2017. For this objective, we worked closely with the local government, the public sterilization center Zoonosis, local vets and protectionists.
After that, we expanded our reach to groups and veterinarians who shared our vision for a world where all dogs are loved. 101 Sterilizations reached stray dogs in Argentina, Montenegro, and Portugal!
Trap • Sterilize • Release Program
- Identify in-need street dogs (fertile females and non-aggressive males).
- Feed the dogs and introduce ourselves to the owners to confirm that we can take the dogs for surgery.
- “Trap” the dog in question and bring him to a local veterinarian or clinic.
The sterilization is completed and he is given up to a day to recover.
Release the dog back into his neighborhood with a pamphlet and antibiotics for the owners, outlining basic post-op care.
A successful TSR program will result in:
- Slowing the growth of the street dog population.
- Less diseased, starving, and dying street dogs.
- Education for locals in poorer communities.
- Safer streets for humans and their domestic pets.
- Fewer animal-caused automobile accidents.
- Cleaner streets; street dogs currently tear apart garbage to survive on scraps.
For a TNR program to be effective, 70-90% of dogs must be sterilized in a specific area.
There is a worldwide shortage of vets and funds to deal with the current problem.
Non-surgical alternatives are available and need to be used to help.
In 2017, we successfully funded 101 Sterilizations in three countries. In 2018 we are focusing on awareness in the USA. Join us!
Help create a world where all the dogs are loved! As a registered 501c3, your contributions are tax-deductible.
Through our travels we have come across a remarkable network of sanctuaries and rescues around the world!