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There’s no doubt about it, Guam has a huge stray dog problem. There is a reported, one stray dog for every seven people living on the island and oftentimes, the dog’s can be aggressive. Residents have voiced concerns over children being nearly attacked along with other concerns that come with a stray dog population of 25,000. While there is no denying that there is a problem and it is in dire need of a solution, it did not get this way on its own, nor is it the dogs’ fault.

According to a petition on Care2, Guam’s Stray Dog Committee has passed some legislation that, if implemented immediately and enforced, can reduce the number of strays by 75 percent in less than two years. This new plan will require pet parents to microchip and spay or neuter their pets. It also calls for taking responsibility for strays that you choose to feed. These are all great proposals, however, these are ideas that should have been taken a long time ago. As a result, the dogs are the ones that are on the losing end of the stick.

When a stray is picked up and taken to the island’s shelters, they are only given three days to be rescued. Once the three days are up, the animal can be euthanized. This is hardly giving these innocent dogs a chance. The odds are already against them, living on the streets, struggling to find food, just trying to survive. For the dogs of Guam, this is a slap in the face. They deserve better.

We are positive a more humane solution can be found for controlling the stray population. As Guam is taking steps, we need to encourage to consider all lives, human and animal. Killing is never the answer and you can use your voice to remind them of that. With tourism being a huge part of their economy your voice does have power and they will listen if enough people hold them responsible. Sign the petition and tell Guam’s Stray Dog Committee and legislators that you understand the situation but there is a better way … that kindness and compassion always win.

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5 comments on “Stray Dogs in Guam Are Being Mercilessly Killed – Act Now for a Better Solution to the Overpopulation Crisis”

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Mary Sulaiman
18 Days ago

signed & shared


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Corinne Bunn
18 Days ago

By the way they are not "mercilessly killed". They are humanely euthanized, unlike the food that us on your dinner plate. If you eat animal products you have the blood of billions if animals on YOUR hands. Watch videos of how all those animals are treated.


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Kelli VoVegan
05 Nov 2017

They’re killed here in USA too!! NYC is known for this!

Kelli VoVegan
05 Nov 2017

I’m vegan so I know about the legal animal abuse that goes on here as long as it’s not a cat or dog.

Corinne Bunn
18 Days ago

GET THE WHOLE STORY BEFORE YOU JUDGE. I live on Guam. Guam Animals In Need does a fantastic job with the resources they have available. I served on the board several years ago. It is critically underfunded. Unless the government steps in and helps them build more kennels there is absolutely no more room to keep the thousands of strays and unwated pets that come in. They have an active adoption program and a new spay/ neuter clinic. Do you really want to help? DONATE MONEY and lobby on our behalf for more funding and a mandatory sterilization law.


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Sue Coombs
18 Days ago

Signed


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Margaret Butcher
18 Days ago

signed


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Diane Applin
18 Days ago

Done


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JOHN PASQUA
22 Days ago

SIGNED.


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James Litz
23 Days ago

Stray dogs on Guam? These dogs run around neighborhoods with collars on. There are to many selfish people here on Guam that don\'t follow the laws. Even when the police and fire company are called for neighbors excessive music, motorcycle roaming around making excessive noise, people burning trash within 10feet of your house they never give fines out. They just warn them and the problem comes back in a day. I know, I have been going through this everyday in my neighborhood. The dogs I see running around belong to somebody because I see collars on them. These dogs roam around after people get home from work. You see them with several other dogs breeding in the grass. In a couple weeks a litter of puppies is running around. Neighbors feed the dogs by throwing garbage out for them. Guam simply needs to enforce their laws on pets, excessive noise, burning of toxic trash, and get GHURA renters out of residential neighborhoods. There nothing but trouble.


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jeff biss
23 Days ago

The problem is people, not dogs. Hold people accountable for not spaying and neutering their dogs and spay and neuter all strays. Only evil people support this holocaust. Solve the people problem.


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Carol
30 Oct 2017

Dog and human overpopulation go hand in hand.

James Litz
31 Oct 2017

You are correct about it being the people. What about abandoned cars that we all pay for. A simple solution to that is the registration number on the car. They need to have a server with all registration numbers on it. You leave the car then the police can see who it is registered to. That person should be fined and pay for the car removal. They can do the same thing with dogs. Have a microchip put in every dog. If your the owner when scanned then you pay a fine for your dog running loose.



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