Recent surveys have concluded that the Mauritius’s canine population consists of about 60 000 strays. Stray animals in Mauritius are seen going through garbage in streets looking for food and regardless of the outcomes when they are captured – many would prefer not to see them.
Contrary to humans, animals do NOT have a say over their fate. Many animals were abandoned by their owners, born on the streets, or simply got lost. Many of the dogs on the streets are extremely malnourished and suffer from serious diseases like parvovirus, heartworm, intestinal parasites and mange-a disease caused by a parasite that lives on the skin. These animals did not create their predicament, but they have to live with it or simply die with it. Terrible, isn’t it?
Still then, WE can remedy the situation. Pets deserve a second chance when they have been lost or abandoned by their “owners”. The right person, with trust, patience, respect and love, can change the plight of stray pets. It does not start with you or me, but it starts with US! Save a stray, Save a Soul!