ID#: 17997
This image was captured in 2014, by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Veterinary Medical Officer, Ryan M. Wallace, DVM, MPH. In some countries, cultural practices prohibit euthanasia of unwanted, diseased, and aggressive animals. For these countries, they must find alternative methods for controlling street dog populations. This Buddhist temple provides a refuge for street dogs. However, the prospects of adoption are near non-existent. When many dogs enter, but no dogs leave, it results in overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, death and disease. Volunteers at this temple do their best to provide care for these dogs, but without alternative methods for population control, the result is often not a positive one.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Ryan M. Wallace, D.V.M., M.P.H.
Creation Date: 2014
Photo Credit: Ryan M. Wallace; D.V.M.; M.P.H.
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