The situation of neglected dogs in the city of Tyumen using the example of the municipal detention center


Stray animals maintain the troubled foci of rabies, leptospirosis, demodicosis, toxoplasmosis and other zoonoses. The purpose of our research was to study the distribution of stray dogs in the city of Tyumen (in the context of administrative districts), to determine seasonal changes in the population of stray dogs and to analyze the fate of dogs caught in a municipal shelter. The work was performed during the period in the city of Tyumen and in the municipal shelter for neglected animals. During the observation period, 9623 dogs were caught from the streets of Tyumen, of which 48.75% were released back into the habitat, and 31.02% were given to new owners. Only 20.23% of captured dogs cannot be released on city streets after veterinary activities more often due to their non-curable disease or aggressiveness. Most of the stray dogs are caught in Leninsky and Central administrative districts of the city of Tyumen. The catch of animals during the year has no significant differences, so, 28.33% were caught during the autumn period, 25.57% and 24.02% of dogs during the spring and autumn respectively, and 22.08% of dogs during winter.


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