Stray dogs – a sad indictment of our indifferent society.
Owners who are often too lazy to take their dogs out on supervised walks, will open their fronts doors and allow their dogs free rein without consideration for the welfare of their dogs or for the community in which they live.
In other cases, they are dogs who have no homes because they have been abandoned with no one to care for them. This is something that occurs particularly around this time of year, when after having received them as presents, their novelty has worn off and they are no longer wanted.
How to report about stray dogs?
Four points to remember when reporting a Stray Dog
- Check to see whether the dog has an identity collar with contact details, if it is safe to do so; then make direct contact with the owner
- Contact your local public service provider using PSR
- Report your concerns by either calling your local humane society or animal welfare agency.
- Create a poster
Checking for contact details, where safe, insures that the dog, if accidentally stray, can be quickly reunited with its owner.
You can use PSR to contact your local service provider, as its efficient app system provides a smooth and hassle-free service. If you are concerned about the matter of stray dogs and you want to report your concern, then either call your local humane society/animal welfare agency or the local public service provider. Or, more conveniently, use our free service to have the issue redirected to the right person in the right department, in the right agency. Click the green “MAKE YOUR REQUEST” button on this page.
Creating a poster will help to alert the owner of the whereabouts of the stray dog.
Why are concerns about Stray Dogs so important?
Dogs are one of the sweetest pets imaginable! Have you ever looked into the eyes of a dog and seen how much it wants to please?
I visited a friend recently who has a one year old pup. She is so playful! She opened her mouth and chewed both my hands, covering them with her saliva. When she held my hands in her mouth, her bite was so gentle I could barely feel it. What sensitivity on her part! She is so delightful! Imagine taking her beautiful personality away through neglect, abandoning her to roam the street along with other stray dogs.
Dogs are the most loyal of pets and give us so much joy. We want to treasure that. Our hearts are moved when we see evidence of lack of care. We want to do something about it; we want to voice our concerns. These days, people in our community are not content to be passive when it comes to dealing with issues, such as stray dogs. Modern technology has make it much easier to both record and report our concerns. People want to make their concerns as public as possible.
At PSR we continuously analyze the frequency of types of Service Request made to Public agencies, and concerns about stray dogs are frequently reported. PSR can help by making the reporting process easier, faster, less frustrating and interactive, with feedback from the Public Service Provider all the way to resolution.