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The Cape Town area of South Africa has a stray dog population of around 230,000 and most strays can be found in the townships. Dogs are feared in many local communities and as a result there is a lack of compassion towards them. They are often discarded, abused, and used for fighting.

A large proportion of the companion dogs across South Africa live in townships, where people keep dogs to use as watchdogs. The majority of people living in these townships don’t have the financial resources or educational guidance to provide proper care for their animals; meaning many roam the streets in varying states of health and, with nearly all of them unsterilised, stuck in an endless breeding cycle.

Limited access to medical care, combined with starvation and dehydration, easily leads to rapid spreading of diseases such as distemper which is ordinarily easily preventable via vaccination. 

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