Articles by Keren Nazareth

Keren is the Director for the Companion Animals & Engagement program of HSI India. Over the past seven years she has experience of working on street dog issues in Asia and Africa, resolving stray animal conflicts in communities and has led an array of community-based work in India.

The landscape of street dog management programmes in India has changed significantly in the last few decades, as rapid urbanisation and growing interest in animal welfare has brought such programmes to higher prominence. The Animal Birth Control (ABC) Rules, 2001, (amended in 2010) were formulated as a guiding document for all state and city administrations and Animal Welfare organisations, on the dos and don’ts of conducting mass street dog sterilisation and vaccination programmes. While all street dog sterilisation programmes are implemented in India according to these rules, the actual implementation of these programmes is not without challenge. The rules have…

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