publication . Article . 2009

POPULATION OF DOGS AND HOUSING CONDITIONS IN POLISH SHELTERS FOR HOMELESS ANIMALS EXEMPLIFIED BY THE DATA FROM THE SZCZECIN SHELTER FOR HOMELESS ANIMALS IN THE YEARS 2002 - 2007

MAŁGORZATA PIERKO; MARCELINA GAIK;
Open Access Russian
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009 Journal: Науковий вісник Львівського національного університету ветеринарної медицини та біотехнологій імені С.З. Ґжицького (issn: 2413-5550 , eissn: 2518-1327, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Львовский национальный университет ветеринарной медицины и биотехнологий имени С.З. Гжицкого
Abstract
The analysis included the state and the housing conditions in the shelter, the population of dogs, adoptions, euthanasias, castrations, deaths, escapes, the number of dogs rehomed by the original owners. The observations ascertained the trends regarding the homeless dogs in the shelter, the future prospects for the center and its rank among other animal shelters in Poland. The overpopulation problem was noted, and henceforth the the exceeding quantity of euthanized and dead cases. Another problem was the shortage of financial means for the management of the center, and henceforth insufficient sanitary and housing conditions for the animals. Encouraging seems the...
Subjects
free text keywords: DOG (CANIS LUPUS FAMILIARIS),SHELTER FOR HOMELESS ANIMALS,HOUSING CONDITIONS,POPULATION
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