According to Defra’s latest figures 93,424 dogs were imported to the UK in 2015. Of this staggering number, many were street dogs and feral dogs who were taken from their previous free-ranging lives and transplanted into home environments. Fear issues are very common because everything in the new life is unfamiliar, and it can take time, patience, understanding and commitment to help these dogs to feel safe and to adjust to domestic life.
To meet the overwhelming demand for guidance in helping street dogs and feral dogs to settle in, Lisa Tenzin-Dolma, principal of the ISCP, gave a two hour webinar on Sunday 31st January that was attended by rescue workers, adopters and fosterers in the UK, USA, Europe and Eastern Europe. At the end of the webinar, Dr Aurelian Stefan, Medical Director of Animal Spay Neuter International (ASNI) and Homeless Animal Hospital, talked about the work that he and his team at ASNI are doing.
The recording of the webinar is below so that you can find out about the lives of free-ranging dogs, and how to help them make a smoother transition into their new lives.
All proceeds from the webinar were donated to ASNI for the new spay and neuter clinic that is currently being built in Romania.