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Dogs in England must be microchipped from 2016. 6 February 2013Last updated at 06:03 ET Dog microchip date set for England Every dog owner in England will have to microchip their animal from 2016 under plans intended to cut a rise in strays.

Dogs in England must be microchipped from 2016

The microchips will be coded with owners' details, and owners who do not comply could face fines of up to £500. A legal loophole may also be closed, meaning owners could be prosecuted over an attack by their dog on private land. The RSPCA welcomed the proposals, but said it doubted that they alone would "make owners more responsible or ensure fewer dogs bite people". Government figures reveal that more than 100,000 dogs are dumped or lost each year, at a cost of £57m to the taxpayer and welfare charities.

Ministers hope the change in the law will help reunite owners with lost or stolen pets and relieve some of the burden on animal charities and local authorities. He added: "Microchipping is a simple solution that gives peace of mind to owners. Stray Dogs Around the World - How Big Is The Problem? - World Animal Awareness Society. Suffering in Slums: The global stray dog problem - Michigan Humane Society. A stray dog on the streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka Suffering in Slums: The global stray dog problem The stray dog problem is a truly global issue - at this very moment there are millions of dogs on the streets and in slums, outside in all weather, with nothing to call home other than the bare dirty pavement.

Suffering in Slums: The global stray dog problem - Michigan Humane Society

They fight over the limited amounts of food available and suffer from agonizing diseases such as rabies and distemper. In many countries the majority of stray dogs have been abandoned by their owners or are owned but allowed to roam freely. These dogs then breed, resulting in unwanted puppies. With a lack of knowledge and resources, communities in developing countries frequently resort to cruel methods of population control like poisoning, electrocution and shooting. Without resources for treatment and education about responsible pet ownership, the stray population will keep growing and countless numbers of dogs will continue to suffer in the slums.

WHO-WSPA dog population management.pdf. Pet Statistics. There are about 13,600 community animal shelters nationwide that are independent; there is no national organization monitoring these shelters.

Pet Statistics

The terms “humane society” and “SPCA” are generic; shelters using those names are not part of the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States. Currently, no government institution or animal organization is responsible for tabulating national statistics for the animal protection movement. U.S. Pet Ownership and Shelter Population Estimates. January 30, 2014 Pet ownership survey data and The HSUS's estimates on pets adopted from or euthanized in U.S. shelters in 2012 and 2013 The number of dogs and cats euthanized every year has gone down, but annually there are about 2.7 million healthy shelter dogs and cats who aren't adopted. iStockphoto Pet ownership in the U.S. has more than tripled from the 1970s, when approximately 67 million households had pets, to 2012, when there were 164 million owned pets.

U.S. Pet Ownership and Shelter Population Estimates

In other words, in 2012, 62 percent of American households included at least one pet. That same year, according to the American Pet Products Association, Americans spent more than $50 billion on their beloved cats, dogs, and other animal companions. World Animal Protection International. Soi Dog Foundation - About Soi Dog. To improve the welfare of dogs and cats in Thailand, resulting in better lives for both the animal and human communities, to end animal cruelty, and to ultimately create a society without homeless animals.

Soi Dog Foundation - About Soi Dog

The story of Tai Chi, one dog, among literally thousands that people like you have helped tells the story of Soi Dog. Tai Chi was found lying in the gutter, severely malnourished and could not even stand. The first photo you see is of Tai Chi when he was first brought to the shelter. The second photo was taken a month later with his new, loving owner Ina. Soi Dog Foundation is a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organization in Thailand, the United States, Australia, the UK, France and Holland. Video of abuse at dairy farm might force farmers to treat cows better. MILWAUKEE — A shocking video turned up this week.

Video of abuse at dairy farm might force farmers to treat cows better

It showed farm workers slapping and poking sick and injured dairy cows. The workers used heavy machinery to force the cows to their feet. The video was taken secretly. The workers are from the Wiese Brothers Farm in Wisconsin. Farmers who saw the video say the treatment may not be unusual. Quick action must be taken to get the cow on its feet. You can sneak up behind the sick cow and scream, said Rozadowski. A Video Of Abuse Mercy for Animals is an animal-rights group. The video also showed cows suffering from open wounds. Wiese Brothers Farm did not speak to reporters. Tim Carpenter is a Wisconsin state senator. Carpenter wrote a letter to Lasee asking him to take action. Lasee would not comment. Dairy Leaders Respond To Shocking Video.