Families can adopt dogs, vaccinate them and give them a home. They can also establish a small home for the stray dogs and regularly provide them with adequate food and water. If they are reluctant to do so, they can simply keep a bowl of food and water.
VII grade, PBIS, Tirunelveli
In my view, killing the stray dogs is not a solution. After all, they are also living beings. If a stray dog is going wild, it must be due to changes in its living environment or in its health. We have no right to kill them or spay them. I think government can approach this problem in social and scientific way. It is better to take a sensitive decision in this problem than killing them.
Class 12, Sobha Icon HSS, Moolamkode
Keep food waste in check
The number of stray dogs has been increasing in our country, which is a matter of concern. This has become such a problem that we resort to culling and spaying of these animals. I feel that it isn't right, and feel sorry for those dogs.
But lately, people have started realising their mistake and have been trying to put up dog shelters, dog-adoption means etc.
The major reason for dog menace, according to me, is due to accumulating food waste in our country. This serves as a conducive environment for supporting a large population of dogs. So, in my opinion, to lessen the nuisance of these dogs, we should try to dispose the wastes/garbage properly in the right place and try to find a home for these dogs.
VIII G, The Delta Study, Fort Kochi.
Keywords: stray dog menace