F.A.Q.Q. Why don't the local people who adopt the animals care for them properly?
A. A majority of fosterers do, but some don't, due to their financial status,eg for some people, Rs300.00 for a years course of de-worming tablets, is a lot of money. Or, sometimes lack of knowledge in aftercare, eg "training", and basic first aid.
Q. Why don't you leave the dogs to Nature, they will survive wont they?
A. Some will survive, but most, especially puppies will die a horrible and slow death. Monsoon is a hard time, with no food or shelter. Nature did not invent The Tourist Season!
Q. Can't the dogs go to the village to get fed?
A. Don't forget dogs are territorial (like us!), so beach dogs risk attack from village dogs and humans. They can be inflicted with severe cuts which then lead to infections in the damp climate.
Q. What about all the starving people in the world, shouldn't we help them first?
A. Yes, starving people are more important, but we feel we humans have the capacity to help ALL beings. Our hearts are big enough. One could also argue that at the end of the day, "the stray dog situation is a human creation".
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