Stray-prevention program in the suburbia of Naples
In order to better understand this phenomenon, just take a look at the last LAV 2018 Report (in Italian – dated 2017):
- 10,360 animals entered the 5 sanitary kennels
- 9.4% were returned to their legitimate owners, while the others followed two paths: some were placed on the territory of origin after neutering, the others (most of them) ended up in the 84 official shelters.
- At the end of 2017 the dogs in these facilities were 16,623, the highest number after that of Apulia (which registered 20,672 presences).
- The dogs regularly identified in the regional canine registry amounted to 704,019
- The adoptions were 5,910
It is in this region that the first project Too Many Puppies, funded by Save the Dogs, is starting.
Project partner: Oreste Zevola Animal Welfare Association
Institutional partners: Asl Napoli 2
Beneficiaries: owned dogs and neighborhood dogs
Territories involved: Licola (Municipality of Giugliano and Pozzuoli)
Activities: neutering, microchips and leishmania tests for 200 dogs; collaborations with local veterinarian and a vet-assistant.
Duration: March – February 2020