Humane dog population management guidance 2007 version

This is our original humane dog population management guidance from 2007. It has now been updated, please find the 2019 update here.

This 2007 guide gives advice on designing and initiating a dog population management programme. Its aim is to provide guidance on how to assess dog population management needs and how to decide upon the most effective and resource-efficient approach to managing the population in a humane manner. It includes guidance on:

  • Initial data collection and assessment
  • Potential components of a dog population management programme
  • Designing and implementing an intervention.

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