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Massive stray dog problem in Detroit

By Dr. Andrew Jones

This video highlights a huge stray dog problem in Detroit of which most of us are not aware..

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I want to leave you with a couple of KEY points..

1. The issue of pet overpopulation is VERY real…we as a society need to better decrease the number of unaltered dogs and cats.

2. Economics sadly often dictate pet ownership..many of these dogs were once owned, yet now they are left on the street to fend for themselves.

3. IF you are considering another pet, please visit your local animal shelter

4. Donate to your local shelter- IF you don’t have the $$ donate time

5. I myself regularly donate- and a percentage of ALL sales of Veterinary Secrets goes to my local animal shelters.

Dr Andrew J


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Topics: Dog Care, Dog Health, Pet Care, Pet health | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Massive stray dog problem in Detroit”

  1. Avatar CJ Says:
    March 2nd, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    I live about 45 miles from Detroit. Many people have lost jobs as well as their homes in the area. Pets of all sorts are being dumped into shelters, or left to fend for themselves, as folks don’t have enough to feed themselves, much less their pets. Sadly, vets in this area won’t come down in price for neutering, so many pets are just left to keep producing offspring. Some money is better than no money, vets could make up the difference with volume….right? Lower prices would allow people to come to vets for pet care, and both sides win!

  2. Avatar danielle Says:
    March 2nd, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    that is so cool because she is trying to help the dogs and pepole do not get it it is all about the dogs and they need to have more people

  3. Avatar Susan Says:
    March 3rd, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I think what is being done for he dogs is very heart warmimg. And it’s true vet’s can come down on their prices money means more to them than the dogs do. What about someone thinking about the cats in this dilema.

  4. Avatar Madeline Says:
    March 5th, 2011 at 7:11 am

    I have just received an email to say that the Rumanian government will, on Monday 7 March, lift a two year ban on killing stray dogs. Any stray dog, including healthy ones and those in rescue shelters, will be killed. They don’t say how they will be destroyed, but I suspect those who carry out the killings will not be too bothered about the method and the suffering they might cause. Owners of rescue shelters who try to resits will be accused of obstructing the law. When the European Union has recognised that dogs are feeling beings, how can they stand aside and let this happen?


Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM