There is a tendency to consider stray dogs as pests or a source of inconvenience by some. While each citizen has the right to choose her/ his preferences and priorities, one must also consider the ill effects of uncontrolled breeding. A pair of dogs can generate more than 300 offspring in three years. Irresponsible ownership being one of major reason for increased number of dogs in the streets need also be considered. The positive role played by stray dogs their ‘role in sustaining a harmony among Man, Animal & Nature (M.A.N.).is often not discussed.
? Stray dogs clean up bio-waste that attract rats, rodents and flies 40-60% of our waste remain or dumped on the road side.
? Thus stray dogs prevent decay of waste and control spread of disease, stench& pollution.
? Stray dogs prowling (more) at night limit rats and large rodents from coming over ground feed and breed.
? Rat urine is a major source that spread rat fever.
? Rats are also estimated to destroy up to 35% of our stored