Methods to Assist the Abused, Neglected, and Infected

by Julia G. on May 13, 2017 - 12:29pm



A very big issue that arises in many parts of the world is the overpopulation of stray dogs. They have been abused, neglected, abandoned, and infected with rabies. This issue necessitates various solutions that assist the dogs in need, and preventing the entire unfortunate circumstance altogether. The journal article, "Why Family Professionals can no Longer Ignore Violence Toward Animals" written by Clifton P. Flynn sheds insight on the abusive and neglectful pet owners, which is essentially the root cause of abandoned and abused dogs. Thus, treatment for individuals that come from abusive households is essentially important, as these individuals have a tendency to portray violent behaviour later in their lives, especially towards animals. A second journal article, "Chinese Animal Setting Protection Laws and the Globalisation of Welfare Norms" written by Yangzi Sima and Siobhan O'Sullivan discusses legal aspects to solving the issue of stray dogs. Therefore, new laws and regulations are important to deter abuse and neglect of canines. A third journal article, "Lyssaviruses" written by Louis H. Nel, and Wanda Markotter discusses the possible biomedical approaches to the infections strays carry. Indeed, vaccination programs are useful for reducing the amount of stray dogs, and keeping them healthy. Thus, the use of treatment, laws and regulations, and vaccination programs are the most effective methods to solving the issue of abandoned and neglected canines.  



Though the overpopulation of stray dogs is, as you mention, a huge problem in today's world, there are some organizations such as the Services Animaliers de la Rive-Sud (SARS), a successful animal shelter based in Boucherville, which are here to help. In your article, you mention animals which are infected by diseases they caught while being homeless. The SARS have found ways of preventing these types of viruses in animals by making sure every pet that is released into a new home is completely healthy and has received any type of vaccination they need. Their mission is to provide care and temporary housing for animals without homes, so they are a very important organization. They promote animal safety and respect. To volunteer with the SARS, there is a form available on their website. You can also make a donation to them, which would be extremely helpful to their organization. For more information, the SARS can be contacted by email:

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I am a Criminology student from Montreal. I love animals, music, and reading...especially when it involves sitting on the beach.