more than 4 thousand dogs are Slaughtered in the city per year

By: Victor Salazar

ROCKY POINT, SONORA.

As one of the leading health problems in rocky Point, the health authorities have detected the presence of stray dogs in Rocky Point, this according to local health coordination, where by a local meeting, it was confirmed that both trash along with street dogs occupy the top two spots of health concerns, not in order of importance of health in the city, revealed Marco Antonio Hernández.

The chief of the rabies control office of Rocky Point, said sadly that this city has a high rate of collection of stray dogs, a figure that has soared lately in an overwhelming manner to such an extent that in 2010, the number of slaughtered animals reached out the amount of 4 000 dogs.

“We collected 5 000 street dogs last year´s and we sacrificed 4 thousand animals, this happened because owners do not look afterthem, if you have to do the math,  this gives us an idea of ​​how serious this problem is, every month I can tell you that we collect from the street about 400 and 500 dogs, this is a truly alarming statistic, “he said.

The chief of the animal control center said he works two ways to reduce the dog population, on one hand they have the responsibility to collect and slaughter the animals who are on the streets of Rocky Point, on the other hand they reciebe and sterilize both cats and dogs to stop the reproductive chain, which needs to be done once and for all and to stop the procreating process with more and more animals.

“Sterilize animals at all, would be the greatest idea, because the pets have a geometric growth, for example from one couple of dogs comes four animals, from four comes eigth, and so on and so forth, just do the math, and I can tell you a female dog in one year can breed between 20 and 40 puppies, but if we speak of big numbers, one couple of dogs in 5 years makes 50 000 dogs”, he explained.

The vet said that the main problem of stray dogs side is og crap, because they are on the streets, and their poop is exposed and with the wind and moisture these are transported on the air and they go and land in our food or our respiratory system, which can lead to serious health problems for humans.

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