All internationally working animal welfare organizations observe a constant increase of stray animal populations worldwide despite extremely bad living conditions, never-ending persecution, mass killings, poisonings and a tremendously high mortality rate among the puppies.
A stray bitch lives on the average up to six years, given that she escapes capture, poisonings and car accidents. By then parasites and a diet of garbage and water from polluted puddles have damaged her health so severely that she dies (According to official statistics the average life span of a street dog lies between 1 – 3 years).
At the age of eight months a bitch will get pregnant for the first time and give birth from then on twice a year until she dies - at least ten times – to litters of 5 puppies on the average.
If only half of the puppies are female, she can have 25 daughters, 625 granddaughters, 15.625 great-granddaughters and 390.625 great-great-granddaughters, not counting her male descendants.
Due to the high mortality rate among puppies the population doesn't increase quite as rapidly. Suffering from malnutrition, the bitch usually has no more milk after latest six weeks. At that age the puppies can't survive on a diet of litter and polluted water. They die of thirst, starvation, parasites, worms and viral infections.
When they leave their hiding places at this age and are discovered they are strangled, drowned, beaten to death or simply abandoned at lonely places to die of thirst.
In the vicinity of holiday resorts strays are in constant danger of getting poisoned when they rummage through the garbage in search of food.
The poison is placed by hotel managements and communities, especially before and after the peak season.
They worry that tourists may feel disturbed by the strays.
Please help us to prevent these unwanted births. Every donation contributes to a spay or neuter and helps to prevent countless misery.
Your donation is tax deductible.
Association for Aid and Support of Creole Dogs
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