Sunday, 17 September 2017 · 09:13:00.m.
The case of a man whom the Justice forced him to take some of their animals to your home or the history of a family that didn’t know what to do with a dog that was terrified in their own home, were once again left in evidence that it is necessary to have a place to house the homeless dogs.
While there are different Ngos working to assist the animals of the street, there is a place funded by the State and that have the infrastructure and staff necessary to deal with the problem.
Veronica Perez, owner of Zoonoses of Public Health, the World Health Organization has established that in this region of the world there is a 1 stray dog to every 4 inhabitants.
If one takes into account that San Juan’s population is around 700,000 people, there would be some 175,000 dogs in the street.
Perez explained that his role is to ensure that the proliferation of dogs does not become a vehicle for spread of different diseases such as canine brucellosis or leptopirosis canine, two diseases that are transmissible to man and are in addition to the well-known rabies which is still considered as a potential threat.
In parallel, we have embarked on a program of sterilization of animals, as a way to avoid that is to continue to increase its population.
“Public health approaches sterilization as a State policy because we have an operating theatre and mobile are now many municipalities that have an area of sterilization that works with inputs that they provide us,” said Perez.
About the necessity of having or not a kennel, the official said that this should not depend on the province, but municipalities should implement a form of shelter, “in the event that it is deemed necessary and always thinking in a place that suits the needs of each community,” he said.
From the legislative sector, for its part, the deputy Pablo García Nieto explained that there is no initiative on members who question this issue.
For its part, the veterinarian Aldo “Pirate” Olive Oak wood acknowledged that there is a kind of “pothole law” as to what to do with the animals of the street. On the one hand there is legislation that provides that in the homes of the Great St. John should not have more than 2 dogs. To a complaint, a judge can order that you throw to the dogs, but it is not determined where to leave them,” explained the vet.
“I think you should create a kennel state, but this place should only be in transit while in a foster home or delivered to any protective entity to be rehabilitated,” said the professional.
Meanwhile, the protectionist of animals have begun to work more institutionalized and in recent times it is observed that the Ngos working on the subject have begun to organize. With profiles of facebook, recognition as entities and individuals who offer their services to take care of the dogs in a condition of “saved” or “transit” until they get to give them in adoption.
In addition there is an NGO that has begun to take the first steps to building a shelter. It is Field, San Roque this same sabbath he began to build the facility that will house disabled dogs.
The idea is to be able to give them medical care and training to be able to assist people who have a disability. “The idea is to be able to provide a shopping cart for example a dog with paralysis, and that this animal, once trained, are able to help a boy with autism, for example,” said Silvina King, owner of Field.
On the specific need of a kennel public, the woman believed that it was very necessary. “We are thinking in create a place in Mid-Water, but we don’t want anyone to know where it would be because immediately people would start to abandon their animals there, said King, who added that is something unusual in your home appear boxes full of puppies that people leave. “It is a problem of awareness and sensitivity to the social level”, concluded the protectionist.