BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- There are an estimated 200 million stray "street" dogs in the world right now. If nothing is done American Dog Rescue predicts that there will be over 1 billion street dogs globally. The World Health Organization has called the problem a public crisis and American Dog Rescue Foundation has formed a global coalition to decimate the street dog plague in just seven years.
PETA research estimates a female dog, left un-spayed and living on the streets with its offspring, could produce "62,000 descendants in just six years."
With February 23rd being World Spay & Neuter Day, American Dog Rescue Foundation has partnered with:
- Bali (Dog) Adoption Rehabilitation Centre (BARC), which has drastically reduced the dog population and disease incidence in Bali
- Operation SNIP (Spay Neuter Incentive Program), the initiative of K9Aid, one of the most respected charities in Australia
- Cathy Kangas Foundation for Animals
American Dog Rescue Foundation intends to reduce Asian street-dog population through aggressive but compassionate spaying and neutering programs. These programs will reduce the number of street dogs, which will reduce the amount of dog meat available for eating. Dog-meat consumption is commonplace in many Asian countries. With the price of dog meat so high the consumption will decline. This will reduce the incidence of rabies, which can be transmitted by eating the meat of a sick dog.
"While the numbers are staggering, we need to remember that these dogs are suffering and need our compassion. No need to end the lives of these dogs, but instead curb the vicious cycle these poor animals are going through. We have the solution and call on animal rescues and corporations across the globe to join our coalition," said Benjamin.
American Dog Rescue has raised over $50,000 with a goal of $250,000 to accomplish their goal. This is enough to finance the first step of in Bali and Thailand. Step two will move into Vietnam and Eastern Europe.
Cindy Amey, Founder of K9Aid said, "We are thrilled to partner with American Dog Rescue and know that with more support this coalition will have a major impact on the stray dog population and prevent an incredible amount of suffering."
American Dog Rescue was founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin. For more information and to donate please visit www.americandogrescue.org.
SOURCE American Dog Rescue Foundation