Garbage attracts and breeds stray animals across India and stray dog issues cannot be resolved until communities take up garbage disposal very responsibly. The temporary solution of killing dogs does not help, because new dogs will appear, migrating to feed on the garbage available. These dogs could breed, bite and carry rabies into the community.
One breeding pair of stray dogs can give raise to 2,000 in their lifetime. Neutering and vaccinating them is a sensible and scientific solution.
Animal Birth Control and Anti Rabies Vaccinations (ABC/ARV) for Stray Dogs is a programme supported by Animal Welfare Board of India through Government of India, Stray Dog Control Rules 2001.
The Rules mandates Civic bodies to conduct Animal Birth Control and Anti-Rabies Vaccination (ABC/ARV) programs to control Rabies and stray animal populations. It is also the safe and humane solution recommended by the World Health Organisation especially in countries where there is external garbage.