I am constantly reminding myself that i am so blessed to be living on the beautiful island of Mauritius …. having been here two and a half years already and still loving it. However, with all things fantastic there is always the downside … as I am sure many know, we have a serious stray dog problem here … due to: Most of the population do not believe in sterilization (against the culture), much of the population is rather poor and do not have the means to sterilize their pets and there is so much “dumping” of unwanted litters either in to the sugarcane fields or on the beaches … Sadly our government has not been completely on the page as far as trying to solve this problem .. so far there is a “wonderful” governmental society called MSAW (mauritian society of animal welfare … WELFARE! NOT) who rather choose the quick fix approach and use the catch and kill method resulting in up to tens of thousands of dogs been cruelly disposed of annually. We have many amazing, kind hearted NGO’s who relentlessly go out there and catch, sterilze and hopefully find adoptions for the lucky few … but sadly enough is never enough and its a constant battle to raise funds to keep all this going.
I would be very interested to hear how fellow rock – animal – lovers feel and also what has been done on your rock to help with your stray dog/cat issue ..
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