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Impact from the problem

Street and village dogs have always been part of the developing world's landscape, but exploding populations, increasing attacks on citizens,1 and spiralling rabies epidemics have transformed this issue from a third world problem to a global public health priority (Strand, 2011). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are more than 200 million stray dogs worldwide and that every year (Strand, 2011). 55,000 people die from rabies, while another 15 million receive post exposure treatment to avert the deadly disease (Strand, 2011). In Bali alone, the number of stray dogs is estimated at 500,000 (Strand, 2011).


Solution

In Romania there are around two million stray dogs, that are either unowned or owned but free roaming. To the category owned dogs also belong the so called community dogs, which are fed by locals in a certain area but have no named owner. These community dogs are very common in Romania. According to a survey made in the city of Oradea a majority of the stray dogs are owned in one form or another, while only a small percentage are completely unowned and independent of humans, so in other words Stray dogs come from those who were abandoned by owners (both puppies and adult dogs) and those born in the street (Friends of Homeless Dogs, 2012). CNR programme is to catch or collect the dogs, neuter them, vaccinate them against rabies, deworm and defeat them and finally, after recovery, return them to the same place where they were caught. This means that the dogs keep on living their lives in the same area and, because of pack mentality, they keep other, unneutered dogs from entering the territory. In this way the number of animals decrease slowly at the rate of natural mortality. But for this to happen funds are needed and money and resources would simply never be enough. (Friends of Homeless Dogs, 2012). Many dogs that live in Save the Dogs' shelters are unlikely to ever have a home and a family of their own. This can be due to a number of reasons, such as an illness, disability, old age, shyness or other social difficulties. These dogs cause a lot of expense because even they need food and medical care. With the help of crowd funding we can help these dogs by donating. These donations will cover daily food, veterinary care, and also deworming (Friends of Homeless Dogs, 2012).


Costs

Adoption fees can vary according to the shelter, animal size, age, and breed, Dogs fees can be from $105 up to $250 (Andrews, 2018). Adequate facilities to safely house, feed and provide training and medical care for the number and type of animal you plan to rescue; board of directors, on-staff veterinarian(s), animal care workers/trainers, office staff, business license, non-profit certification, a lawyer, policies and standards, a budget and accounting/payroll system, volunteers, donors, phone, email, professional website, social media accounts, computer and shelter management software, insurance , all should be included into your costs towards funding the campaign in order to assure that the campaign will succeed (Andrews, 2018).