The biggest problem is the overpopulation caused by the public.
- We struggle everyday with the fact that a dog constitutes no value for the people. Villages are full of stray dogs. Animal rights activists receive numerous calls a day in connection with animal cruelty.
- There are approximately 20.000 dogs living under the care of animal rights activists.
- There are approximately 500.000 stray dogs living on the streets.
- We know about 2.000 cases of euthanization with inhuman methods. There is no control over dog pond sin Hungary; prevailing conditions are terrific. Stray animals belong to the competence of local governments but they do not care about them. Everybody expects the civil sector to solve this always growing problem without state aid.
- 170 animal welfare organizations are working to save and rehabilitate dogs. Most of them operate with full house. Shelters with 200-300 dogs are not rare in rural areas.
The only solution is prevention: NEUTERING.
We managed to start positive cooperation with many local governments and in those cases a noticeable change could be seen in 1-2 years.
We would like to ask local governments to participate in solving this huge problem and that they would feel that it is also their responsibility but we are here to help. It makes our work even more difficult that most settlements have NO VET to neuter. Sometimes not even in a 50-60 km radius.
Animal welfare organizations that have contacts within the European Union or extensive experience in neutering actions would be of great help for us.
We did not plan but undertook the task of consulting with official governmental bodies. We initiate Hungarian legislation changes and look for a solution to start communication between the government and civil animal rights protection organizations.
We are constantly looking for supporters who would help our work. We do report about each neutered dog; our work can be tracked.