When you have a plan, start raising money. Today there are many online platforms that allow you to get some financial support. You should also call big companies. They often want to take part in charity initiatives as it’s good for their image.
Animal Police Force
This Dutch institution was established to protect animal rights. They take care of any crime against animals. In the Netherlands for a crime against an animal, you can go to jail for up to 3 years and pay a fine of over 16 000 euros.
Adopt instead of Buying From The Breeder
You would be surprised how many people living in the Netherlands own a dog. Most of these dogs are adopted, even from aboard.(very often from Romania, I have a dog from Romania) There are not so many dogs in shelters in the Netherlands. Once I wanted to adopt a dog and I was driving around from one shelter to another. I was even in a shelter located 150 km away from my city. Unfortunately after visiting all of these places we couldn’t adopt any dog. So we contacted a charity in the Netherlands which implement the CNVR program in Romania. They also bring dogs from Romania to the Netherlands and this way “Cookie” found his new house ?
Don’t support breeding businesses as long as there are some homeless dogs that need a loving family.
Don’t Buy Pets From Pet Shops
Many municipalities in the Netherlands raise taxes for store-bought pets and this makes people think twice before they buy one. Pet shops play on people’s emotions and decision about getting a dog should be a well-thought decision. In addition, these dogs come from big dog farms, breeding dogs for pet shops. If you want to get a dog search for adoption opportunities in your place.
Each and every dog in the Netherlands must have a Microchip. Thanks to that population of animals are under full control. If any dog is abandoned we can check quickly who is an owner. If anything bad happens to the dog, we know who is responsible for that.
It’s not really a dog ambulance but an animal ambulance. It’s just like emergency medical services but for animals. Once I have found a bird with a broken wing and I called an ambulance and they came and help him ? Another time when I adopted a dog, he ran away. Within 1 hour I’ve got a call from the animal ambulance that they found him ?
Change Community Attitude
Create a Dog-Friendly Community
In the Netherlands, there are many dog-friendly restaurants. In the summer in front of restaurants, you can see dog bowls filled with water and it means you can bring your dog inside. There is nothing odd when you bring your dog to the workplace. Of course, you can’t bring your dog everywhere, but there are many dog-friendly employers. I know that Netflix, Meetup, Google, Amazon allow dogs.
Educate Your Family Members, Friends, and Co-Workers
Team up with other people fighting for animal rights and together educate others. Today everyone uses their phones so one of the best ways to build a good attitude towards animals is through social media. If you live in a poor area and people don’t have access to the internet, organize some local events and educate people about dogs, find volunteers and together think of some activities.
Ask People to Help in the Shelter
There are so many dogs in shelters and because people don’t see them, they are not aware of the magnitude of this issue. Also if there are many dogs on the streets and they are aggressive people are not friendly towards them. Helping in the shelter shows people that dogs are loving animals and it creates a bond between animals and humans.
Raise Money Online!
Nowadays that’s big. You can raise a lot of money online, especially as people want to help with problems like this. If you want to raise money online you need to build some credibility. There are many scams and people want to know where they send their money. You should create a Youtube channel and record a few videos from your area, shelters, initiatives towards fighting with stray dogs problem. Create also Instagram, Facebook, a Twitter account. Be online so people know that you are real. If you need any help with that, please contact me and I will give you some tips and tricks.
The Biggest Dangers of Stray Dogs
- Rabies – Rabies disease spreads through animal bites and it’s 100% fatal illness. There is no cure for rabies. Every year 59 000 people die of rabies
- Traffic accidents – a dog can easily cause an accident when it runs on the road. It isn’t dangerous only for a dog but also for people
- Faeces garbage – faeces spread some serious disease
- Noise in the night – When I was in Romania a few years ago the noise in the night was so terrible that I couldn’t sleep
- Some dogs are dangerous – especially when they are in packs. I experienced that a few times in Romania. Once I was walking with a girlfriend from Taiwan and a pack of 10-15 dogs attacked us, she got bitten and we had to go to the hospital. Stray dogs can be also dangerous to livestock and other domesticated animals.
- Strays often live under the buildings and they can cause a spread of fleas. Also if a dog dies it causes a horrible odour
- Dogs open garbage bags and mess all the neighbourhood with that
Keep in mind that I am not professional fighting with a stray dog problem. I am just a guy writing a blog about Amsterdam. I thought that I should share information on how the Netherlands has become a country without stray dogs. But I believe that if you read through my article and you are here at the very end you are probably one of these people dedicated to this case. Feel free to contact me so we can talk about this issue.
Search for the Local Charities, Dog Clinics fighting with a stray dog problem. Team up and try to resolve this problem together. The thing is that 80% of a global dog population is considered strays. The majority of them are semi-stray what means that they have some people they visit regularly and they get some food. The problem is that in many places in the world people kill stray dogs and this isn’t a solution to the problem.
The Stray Dog Problems Really a Human Problem. We are responsible for taking care of dogs.
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