Les hommes ont oublié cette vérité. Mais tu ne dois pas l'oublier, dit le renard. Tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé.
Le Petit Prince, chap. 21

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Abandonment of dogs in Latin America: review of literature

ALVES A.J.S.; GUILOUX A.G.A.; ZETUN C.B.; POLO G.; BRAGA G.B.; PANACHÃO L.I.; SANTOS O.; DIAS R.A. 2013 Abandono de cães na América Latina: revisão de literatura /Abandonment of dogs in Latin America: review of literature / Revista de Educação Continuada em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia do CRMV-SP / Continuous Education Journal in Veterinary Medicine and Zootechny of CRMV-SP. São Paulo: Conselho Regional de Medicina Veterinária, 11, 2: 34 – 41.

The relinquishment of animals is frequent and common throughout all the Latin America, causing losses in the areas of public health, social, ecological, economic and animal welfare. Among the main causes of pet relinquishment are behavioral problems, lack of space in houses, the lifestyle of the owner, lack of information about the owner responsibilities and costs associated with the keeping of animals. The number of laws related to animal welfare has been growing, due to pressure from the civil population but abandoned animals are a problem of responsibility of all the society. The role of the veterinarian is to inform and educate their customers about the topic. Reduce the relinquishment animal is a public challenge with cultural and long-term solution, and needs the closer look of the whole society.

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