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    Default Street Dogs In Dominican Republic

    Is hard to see how many street dogs (Perros Viralatas) in Dominican Rep.

    There a goverment department working in that ?

    I heard about "Sanidad" times ago is that still working?

    Is hard to see all thats dog that are in Cabarete beach and the Colonial zone.

    There a program in the Dominican Rep. about doing
    neutering dogs ?

    Are they causing diseaces ?

    I will apreciated your answer,

    Homer Simpson
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    I doubt there is any government program for street dogs since there are none for the poor people. But in various communities there are small groups of people who try to find homes for some of the street dogs and who raise money for neutering. Doesn't come close to meeting the need, however.

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    Default there have been off andon attempts

    But I do not believe that there is a government team or office that supervises this aspect of our dailylives. A good friend of DR1 reported that in Puerto Plata, the sanitation folks routinely put out food laced with poison for the street dogs. There was a program sponsored by our friend Sofy'sB&B, that tried to neuter or spey(sp?) street dogs, but there was not enough public awareness or cooperation to keep it up...

    Remember, that Dominican do not regard dogs as do European or Americans. They have their place, but it is not in the heart....

    HB

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    The dogs days are numbered. When I retire here taking care of ALL street dogs will be my full time hobby untill the job is done. A nice man in an unmarked truck will come around nightly to feed the doggies, they will never be seen again!

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    Now, that's mean! Think of all the vacations kids that play with the beach dogs all day. My daughter enjoys the dogs while we have a drink at night at Cabarete Beach. I have to agree that it's getting out of control though.

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    Default Dogs

    I know I would not let my daughter play with the dogs on the beach at Cabarete, most had open sores and were covered with scabbies. No one knows what diseases they could be carrying, it is time that something was done about them.

    They are an absolute pain, trying walking the beach and hope you don't step in a fresh dog pile. Very few who walk their dogs do the poop and scoop routine as Peter does every day for his animals. I saw an older German lady who walked her dog every day, never picked up after it, poor thing (the dog) was covered with mange.

    Euthanasia is the answer.

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    Default I really agree with Wud!

    I would never let my kids or grandkids play with beach dogs. REMEMBER: WE HAVE RABIES on this island! it is one of the few places in the Western Hemisphere where you can see himan rabies....Not Pretty!

    Solution? Far in the future. But for now Wud's will have to do..

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    Default A STREET DOG AFTER DIGGING

    Dogs is DR are digging in the garbage tank eating every single disease and then most tourist touching the and playing is a normal dog.

    is impossible to have a quiet dinner at beach with all thats dogs.

    I'm completly agree about a nice poisioned dinner for dogs.

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    Last edited by simpson Homer; 12-02-2003 at 03:56 PM.

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    Default Cabarete Beach Dogs!

    Don't get me started!!!! It's a crappy subject!
    They're filthy, diseased, a nuisance, they chase and bite joggers and kids, they annoy tourists and they crap everywhere!
    Ask yourself where surf worms come from?
    Last year they poisoned them - this year? Nada.
    They are unhygienic around the dining tables on the beach at night and if there is ever a bitch on heat around then look out for the evening entertainment!! (Doggy fashion)!!
    Local restauranteers approached the police recently but they will not deal with the problem unfortunately.
    Peter and his two controlled dogs.

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    Default Rabies!

    Hillbilly hit the nail on the head. Rabies is way too dangerous to take chances with.

    A few years back we didn't pay much attention to the mangy dogs roaming around. They seemed so lethargic that we didn't consider them to be a threat.

    Our attitude changed after talking to a nurse when receiving some shots prior to traveling two years ago. She said if you are ever bitten by a dog or monkey, take the first plane back to Canada to get the rabies vaccine. By not doing so you are risking your life! The rabies vaccine is impossible to get in a lot of countries and where you can get it, it will cost a small fortune if you are not covered.

    Now when taking romantic walks on the beautiful DR beaches, we cut a wide swath around the canines.

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