Generally, dogs and cats which run the streets of towns, or in the out-skirts, trying to find food in human rubbish dumps, are strays.
The amount of these strays who die, either through car accidents or ill health, is still high, and even through castration and being in homes, they still not decrease in number. The population is, according to living conditions and, amount of food, still increasing all the time, because they mate, and new strays appear from everywhere.
The main problem is the dogs and puppies are set out on the streets, and thus they mate continually. The problem is acute when people from outside the towns, bring puppies into towns to "dump" them in rubbish containers. A futher factor is, when the animals are pitiless abandoned are, is automatically the survival instinct another reason to mate.
Of the current population dogs are caught, castrated and a dew days later, after recuperation, given to good homes, or let loose again in their own district. The dogs are also wormed and vaccinated, and marked with an ear-marking, so as to know which animals is castrated.
The castrated animals take over their district again, so no new dogs can claim their district, but through castration the number of dogs stays constant, even gets less as years go by, and this must be understood that this is a lenghty process, not from one day to another.
Castrations are the main aim of S.A.R.O, which takes place often every year, in which 20 to 30 animals (cats and dogs) are caught and castrated.
Also, as so many private, or animal protectors ask if we can castrate their pet, as they cannot afford to pay for it, because it would cost half of their wages, or income.
We aim to reduce the amount of strays, as, if they have a home and are castrated, they cannot produce more cats or dogs, which prevents the number of puppies or kittens who are put on the streets.
We realise we cannot castrate all the strays, or change the world, but every castrated animal means less poor creatures!