Why providing medical help to street dogs is necessary?
Street dogs live on the streets and face many tough challenges of living on the streets. We could also claim that our systems have been trying to help them, but they become ineffective after a certain point – perhaps the systems are still in the learning and development phase. The issue here is not that government administrations and private organizations don’t try to redress the grieving part of their survival; it’s simply too complicated to develop and execute such intelligent and efficient systems involving dogs and humans. So, until we don’t have a holistic approach to providing support solutions to street dogs, we must protect them from experiencing traumatic and painful circumstances. We must ensure their good health and make resources of medical aid available.
Dogs cannot distinguish between what is unhygienic and filthy. They have no concept of keeping a safe distance from non-living harmful stuff. When hungry, they ruffle through the dustbins and garbage heaps; when thirsty, they drink from the first available source – dirty or fresh water. That exposes them to harmful and deadly germs, parasites, and bacteria in their day-to-day life, making them vulnerable to various fatal diseases. Consequently, some of these deadly diseases, which are very potent, jump into the human ecosystem. Thus, to protect both dogs and public health, such disease-promoting conditions ask for providing proactive health and medical examinations to street dogs regularly.
A dog in discomfort is a lot more dangerous than a healthy one. Since dogs get into brutal fights over territorial claims and suffer deep wounds and injuries without medical help, these wounds become a house of excruciating pain, and the discomfort leads to aggressive behavior. With medical support, we can alleviate their sufferings and protect them from becoming a threat to other animals, dogs, and humans. Also, the population of dogs touches unprecedented scales if unchecked, which means more suffering and pain. Medical procedures like spaying and neutering can control the rate of their rapid multiplication.
Finally, who will get them medical help if we humans don’t? Our responsibility is to make a way for them to enjoy the benefits of medical care. Dogs often get neglected and mistreated, and by providing healthcare, we not only show our love to them but also demonstrate ourselves as strong proponents of a compassionate society. Our primary duty should be to share the benefits we draw from our knowledge and advancements in the field of medical sciences.
To conclude, we must not only see from a single perspective that when we provide medical help to dogs, we are only doing it to alleviate their living and survival conditions. We must find it necessary to do it for our communities’ safety and society’s greater good. We must look at street dogs with respect and dignity and offer all the comforts and medical support to ensure they live disease-free lives. Since we know we are the only ones who can provide, we must give them everything they deserve.