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Abandoned animals


© FOUR PAWS | Mihai Vasile

While stray cats often lead a bleak existence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, many thousands of stray dogs are suffering in other parts of Europe and elsewhere. Stray animals suffer hunger, disease, misery and abuse by humans.


No animal willingly becomes a stray. It is humans who abandon their supposedly beloved pets. Strays multiply uncontrollably. Strays need sustainable help! Their population must be reduced urgently, especially in cities, in order to avoid conflicts and risks to humans and animals alike.

Local authorities often find mass killing to be a “solution“. Killing, poisoning or shooting stray dogs is, however, not only unbelievably cruel – it also makes no sense in the long run as even just a fewanimals or newly abandoned animals will breed rapidly. A study by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that: "In no [...] location has the killing of dogs [...] had any subtantial effect on the number of dogs living there.” 



Stray Animal Care