I havent adopted few to my home cause of my mum (she only like animal kids), but I have paid to sterilize dogs in my area. in my own building a pair of dogs live with bucket loads of cats
. My GF has adopted 3 stray Dogs at her home & takes care of dogs in her area, her first step is to sterilize & vaccinate any dog she finds abandoned, most surprisingly pets!!! probably one reason I find her area dogs a little cocky..they kill cats & have quite a few dog fights too, though nothing towards humans as such. BTW she even takes care of any hurt animal & takes them to SPCA for treatment. Earlier SPCA would keep Stray Dogs (abandoned pets) but they've stopped this now, cause most never get adopted back. most of these pets are not sterilized & lead to new dogs, and SPCA never puts healthy Dogs or puppies to sleep.
I'm fully in support of sterilization that is the best way of controlling numbers not mindless killing. Even putting to sleep rabies laden or highly diseased dogs is good step cause not only does it put them out of misery but also saves others, which we have done a few times too.
Well yes one may crash because of a dog, cause possibly stopping may not be an option always. Yes it's a bad thing to happen and putting out dogs may reduce the chances, so what to do of the crashes due to irrant drivers, surely we would want them to die but is that really a solution? so why have a different lens for an animal?
Yes I'm aware people die, they also die of because of Leopards here? how about the great white shark-a classic example of human sanity & what impact it had! What we need to understand is, if a Dog or any animal decides to really hunt humans down then you or me wont be able to fight back. Humans is not on the food menu for any animal. Also a Dog bite is an urban thing, reason you can deduce why.
This is the same attitude which Farmers & Villagers have against Tigers, Leopards & other carnivores which eat their cattle sometimes them too!!! So is Tiger, Leopard killing justified then? No right, use the same yardstick I say.
This is how life bounces friends, is eradicating everything which poses a risk or causes a problem a solution? is my only humble submission.