Meet the Fantastic Four in SOSD’s TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) Team who do a task many cannot even dream of doing. They stake out rural areas, sometimes for days, trying to trap homeless dogs, so that these can be sterilised, then released back where they came from.
Why is TNR so important? It is the only way we can end the stray dogs tragedy. Sterilisation prevents stray dogs from having more puppies, so that the population remains stable, and eventually, will start to decrease. Complaints will decrease, and there will be less culling as a result.
Over the last 10 years, more than 20,000 dogs have been put to sleep. SOSD is committed to ending the stray dog tragedy by increasing our TNR efforts. In 2015/6, we sterilised 133 dogs, a 300% increase from the year before. This year, we aim to do more, and we will not rest until the culling ends.
You may think that the four of them here are SOSD staff, but they are not. From (L) to (R):
You can do your part, by helping to spread the word about TNR.
It costs up to $600 to trap, sterilise and treat each dog. We rely solely on donations to raise the massive amounts of money required.
Ladies, we take our hats off to you!