In line with the thread on desexing, what do you think will reduce unwanted pet numbers and why?
In my view, one effective way of reducing numbers is identification. If a dog, or cat, is able to be identified then I believe there is less liklihood of animals being euthanased in pounds and shelters.
Compliance is an issue and this is where resources should be spent. If animals can be identifed, they can re-united with owners and owners who allow them to wander or who dump them can be held responsible and financially liable.
There is a distinct and total lack of synergy with identifitcation measures and programs currently. We need a national system. A national fee structure. Incentives for compliance. Incentives to encourage all round responsible pet ownership.