Many countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey region have a problem with stray dogs. The WBVN members are working with the key stakeholders such as municipal authorities to develop tailored strategies and solutions to dog population management. The most critical part of a strategic approach is identifying the source of the animals. The WBVN has supported and facilitated dog population surveys in six cities across the Balkans in order to get relevant data about the source and type of stray dogs to underpin the strategic development.

By measuring the how public authorities using humane animal control strategies are doing and sharing the findings, the WBVN plans to contribute towards a practical and scientific approach of humane stray animal control.

The network also hopes to translate and distribute the latest research and documents through forums such as the International Companion Animal Management (ICAM) Coalition. The Humane Dog Population Management Guidance is available in English, Spanish, French, and Turkish.

The WBVN works with Balkan state animal welfare organisations to help the enforcement of legislation for strays by government and local authorities.

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