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Street Dogs
« on: September 01, 2018, 04:12:01 AM »
I never heard of "Street Dogs," until fairly recently.  The term was lost on me that dogs actually live on their own. 
The following pictures are from where a street dog is living.  A dog that a rescue is trying to capture.  It often takes months.
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Re: Street Dogs
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 07:13:55 AM »
And then it takes very special people to help them learn to live a happy life with people.  Hug1

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Re: Street Dogs
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »
The females often have litter after litter.  :(

It has CROSSED my mind, if MAYBE leaving food and a TNR program would be better for THEM?  Most of these dogs have never had contact with humans.  They have lived on their own for years.  The only life they know. 

Our Misa isn't going anywhere, just to be absolutely clear.  It just crosses my mind sometimes, if the right thing was done for her, and dogs like her.
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Re: Street Dogs
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 03:29:03 PM »
I know. It's a tough one to answer. Are they better off being left to the life they know, or being "rescued" and forced to learn to live with and trust humans  You can only go by Misa, and it sees to me she's becoming a mighty happy dog, since she is allowed to do it at her own speed. But I imagine, not all dogs are as adaptable.

TNR is a good idea but remember dogs don't have litter after litter like cats.  cats go into heat again even as they are still nursing and weaning the previous litter.  They don't have seasons, they just continue to go into heat until they get pregnant, then after they are no longer pregnant it starts rigt back up again.

But still, it would be better if the dogs never had to get pregnant at all.

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Re: Street Dogs
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 03:39:47 AM »
Dogs can have two litters a year.  That is toooo many.  IMHO

Anyway, back to the original post... The mom, two very young dogs, and a puppy (all assume to share the same mom) were all trapped and are living in a rescue now.
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