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How to combat stray dog menace?

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Adopt them

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.

Kaviranjana Antony,

VII grade, PBIS, Tirunelveli

Sensitive approach

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.

Pradesh B

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.

Ann Midas,

VIII G, The Delta Study, Fort Kochi.

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