100,000 homeless dogs on Bangkok’s streets

100,000 homeless dogs on Bangkok’s streets – news.asiaone.com, September 3, 2011
…A stray’s life span is three to five years (house dogs live longer, usually seven to 10 years) and it costs about Bt200,000 to keep and feed a dog in a very modest way. Right now, the BMA is shelling out about Bt10 million per year for dog food at the Prawet shelter in Bangkok and considerably more in Uthai Thani.
Between January and June last year, six people died from rabies, all of them bitten by dogs who had owners. This, says Montira, reflects a dire lack of responsibility on the part of owners in vaccinating their animals, never mind sterilising them…

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