Millions of homeless dogs roam the streets, lonely and hungry, in countries around the world. Join us in extending a humane philosophy of animal control.

Dealing with Overpopulation

HSI provides expertise and guidance to create programs that focus on sterilization and vaccination against zoonotic disease. With our help, determined local organizations have implemented spay and neuter programs all over the globe to humanely address the overpopulation of street dogs.

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  • Dog Meat Trade

    Most of the world views dogs as trusted companions, but in Asia, millions of them are still consumed for meat. Learn More

  • Street Dog Welfare

    HSI is working in developing countries to extend a philosophy of humane animal control, providing guidance in creating programs that focus on spay/neuter, vaccination, education and training. Learn More

  • World Spay Day

    World Spay Day is an annual campaign to inspire people to save animals' lives by spaying or neutering pets, street dogs and community cats. Learn More

Protect Street Animals News

  • May 19, 2017

    L’abattage n’est pas une solution à la surpopulation de chiens dans les communautés autochtones

    L’évènement tragique qui a enlevé la vie à Donnelly Eaglestick dans la communauté autochtone de Little Grand Rapids, dans le Manitoba, démontre qu’il est urgent de gérer de manière proactive et efficace les populations canines. Pour prévenir la surpopulation de chiens, HSI/Canada appuie les méthodes humaines et efficaces comme les cliniques de vaccination et de stérilisation de masse.

  • May 19, 2017

    Culls not the solution to dog overpopulation in First Nation communities

    The tragic dog attack that took the life of Donnelly Eaglestick in the First Nation community of Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba underlines the urgency of managing canine populations actively and properly over time. To prevent dog overpopulation, Humane Society International/Canada advocates for humane and effective methods, such as sterilization and vaccination clinics.

  • April 12, 2017

    HSI welcomes dog and cat meat ban in Taiwan

    Taiwan’s legislature took a monumental step in ending the dog meat trade, sending a message to the Chinese mainland, Nagaland state in India, Indonesia and other Asian countries where dog meat consumption is still legal that ending the brutal dog meat trade is the positive trend across Asia and in the public's interest.

  • March 3, 2017

    More than 400 cats spayed in Mexico City on World Spay Day

    To mark World Spay Day, teams of volunteer veterinarians spayed and neutered 426 cats throughout Mexico City in a campaign supported by Humane Society International Mexico and executed by local organizations Cemegatos and Koncientizando.

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