Investigation of Stray Dogs Problem in Sivas Province Animal Shelter Example




Dog Stray, Dog Animal, Shelter Abandoned, Dog, Sivas


In this study, dog traffic in the animal shelter of Sivas province was investigated both quantitatively on the basis of years and the reasons for abandonment, as well as the attitudes and behaviors of the animal owners. In the study, besides the dog traffic records of the stray animal rehabilitation center operated by Sivas Municipality, the survey data made with the owners who left their dogs there were analyzed. According to the four-year records (2019-2022), the average number of dogs staying in the Sivas Municipality Animal Shelter is 1058, while the average number of dogs collected from the street per month is 50.7, the average number of spayed female and male dogs per month is 17.33 and 33.44, respectively. The average number of adopted female and male dogs was 2.8 and 4.3 respectively and, dog deaths per month in the shelter was 21.9. Every month, an average of 15 dogs were released back to the point where they were taken after the spayed and treated at the animal shelter. In addition, a face-to-face survey was conducted with a total of 50 people who left their dogs in the shelter and 15 questions were asked to the participants, including the reasons for adopting/abandonment and form of care-feeding. As a result, it can be said that it would be beneficial to deal with the process in many different provinces with more detailed studies in terms of the ever-increasing number of dog acquisitions in the society and the prevention of their abandonment.



How to Cite

Oğrak, Y. Z., & Alıcı, Şahin. (2022). Investigation of Stray Dogs Problem in Sivas Province Animal Shelter Example. Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, 10(sp1), 2725–2729.

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