Animal birth control (ABC) programmes to control urban street dog populations and ultimately human rabies

Dyrenes SOS – Dyrlaeger Uden Graenser (Animal SOS)
Year: 2017

Photo: Dyrenes SOS - Dyrlaeger Uden Graenser
Photo: Dyrenes SOS - Dyrlaeger Uden Graenser

The Danish animal welfare organisation, Dyrenes SOS – Dyrlæger Uden Grænser (Animal SOS), is working to improve the quality of life for the world’s urban stray animals – mainly dogs.

This primarily happens through animal birth control (ABC) programmes that aim to ensure a controlled and healthy urban stray dog population without rabies and other infectious and dangerous diseases. The programmes ensure that the urban stray dogs get neutered, ID-marked, parasite treated and vaccinated with help from herdsmen, who feed and look after the dogs on a daily basis.

QATO Foundation has granted resources to support the prevalence of ABC programmes around the world. The projects contribute to controlling urban stray dog populations and ultimately human rabies.