The solution of the problem is announced since 1990 in the official Guide to Reducing the population of stray dogs, World Health Organization, Geneva:
"Removing or killing of dogs should never be considered as an effective way to combat stray community dogs: it has no long-term effect as it does not relates to the root of the problem."
“Any reduction in population density through mortality is rapidly compensated by better reproduction and survival. In other words when dogs are removed, the survivors’ life expectancy increases because they have better access to the resources and there is less competition for resources.”.
“In the long term, control of reproduction is by far the most effective strategy of dog population management.”
Advantages of animal birth control:
- prevention of spreading diseases (zoonoses)
- less bite incidences
- less road accidences
- long term solution
- possible reduction of 90% in 5 years
- cheaper than kill or kennel
- accepted by community
Therefore financing and organizing spay and neuter campaigns is one of the main goals of Stray Dog Foundation Stara Zagora. The foundation team is working to bring the attention to the spay and neuter campaigns and tries to battle the prejudices of the society concerning (stray) dogs.