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13 September 2010

UNA PROSPECCIÓN A LA POBLACIÓN DE PERROS EXISTENTE EN LAS CALLES DE LA CIUDAD DE SANTIAGO, CHILE - A SURVEY TO THE POPULATION OF EXISTING DOGSIN THE STREETS OF SANTIAGO CITY, CHILE

With the purpose to estimate the size population of dog's that circulates along the streets of Santiago City,Chile, a random sampling in the urban zone of the city carried out the observation of 864 chosen cityblock. To obtain the information, a guideline of observation was applied by veterinary professionals andpersonnel responsible for programs of control of the environment, in which the characteristics of the urban infrastructure, habitat characteristics of the city block and the description of dogs observed circulating oneach point of sampling, was registered. The results showed that the most important proportion of dogs inSantiago streets, is the free roaming dog with owner with 52.4% (mainly male and adult). These, togetherwith the dogs supervised by owners, they determine that a 69.2% of the dogs that circulate along thestreets of the city, had owner, estimating a population of 150,139 dogs. The dogs without owner, this isstray dogs and neighborhood or community dog, they are reckoned on 64,794 animals, what determinesa total of214,933 dogs. The presence of these animals in the street generates a series of environmentalproblems that are of public health concern.
Author/Organization: Ibarra, L., Espínola, F. and Echeverría, M.
Year: 2006
Where: Chile
Topics: dog population management, stray dogs
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