Over the years crores have been spent on the stray dog menace but the situation is just getting shoddier. The stray dog menace across Goa is now beyond control. We have the stray dog population multiplying in every nook and corner of Goa. Every road in our cities and every corner of the villages are infested with stray dogs. The situation is very alarming and disturbing.
Pet animals are an asset to the society. It is also true that animals are required to be protected from unnecessary pain and suffering. But there is a need and necessity to consider the seriousness of the stray dog menace in a very dispassionate manner not being influenced by any emotional issues.
Ironically despite the battalions of stray dogs patrolling every street the number of thefts and burglaries in Goa are surprisingly on the rise with the thieves having a field day. Maybe canines are too busy feasting on strewn garbage everywhere with no time to be Watch dogs.