January 1st 2013 8:53 pm
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The day after Christmas there was a tragic event that happened here in New Mexico. An 8 year old Navajo boy was savagely attacked and killed by a group of feral dogs. This occurred at the Pine hill Navajo reservation while the boy was outside playing in the snow (we live about 20 miles from Pine hill).
Puffy and I have only lived in New Mexico a couple of months now and we have seen lots of feral dogs about. Most are very under nourished and look like they could not possibly survive the freezing temperatures that occur in New Mexico. To make matters even worse, the females were usually pregnant, thus adding to the ever growing problem.
Tonight the Albuquerque news had a report regarding the incident and they stated that the Navajo Nation has been struggling with the growing feral dog situation. They reported that it is estimated that there are 445,000 feral dogs roaming around Cibola and McKinley Counties.
I really hope the 445.000 estimate is exaggerated or a mistake. However, off the main road, there are always dead dogs that have been hit by cars and others roaming freely along the side of the road. Additionally, when you go to the gas stations or small local market there usually are one or two loose dogs hanging about waiting for someone to toss them something to eat.
It shouldn’t take loosing a child for the Navajo Nation and residents of Cibola and McKinley Counties to realize that something needs to be done to get the dog population under control.
How sad. i wish there was something they can do to get the feral population under control there. Rest in peace little Navajo indian.
PLEASE PEOPLE SPAY & NEUTER YOUR PUPS & PURRS!!!! Mommy says she's so sick of hearing people say, "Oh I don't have to worry about my pet cause it's a male." She said she's often wanted to reply, "Yes, well you just wanna pass the buck & let someone else worry when YOUR pet goes and impregnates their pet."
This same problem occurs in Northern Saskatchewan and especially in the community I was rescued from. There are many feral dogs and several children/people have been attacked/killed by these dog attacks. The village's solution was to set up several "shoot" days during the year to control the feral dogs. Animals in the village I am from are not vaccinated and never spayed or neutered due to the fact that the nearest vet is a 3 hour trip away. I am thankful to the Northern Animal Rescue, that is rescuing some of us and bringing us down south to be adopted.
Oh my, this is very very sad... sad for the people, and sad for the dogs, too. :(
Dat are very sad.
I hasa question. Is there Trap Spay/Neuter Release programs fur dogs like fur kitties? Jus' wunnerin'. Might he'p so's they's not so many feral doggies.
Is not good fur dogs to be wild. Efurry doggy should hasa home & furmily.