Mauritius is confronted with a serious problem of dog overpopulation which, according to last survey conducted in 2013 by the Humane Society International (HSI), the Global arm of Humane Society of the USA, was estimated to around 246,000 heads.
Whereas, a large part of the dog population is confined by owners within household premises, what really cause problem is the 30% or so, lastly estimated at almost 80,000 heads, found permanently roaming around on streets in towns and villages centres.
Pim Martens is leading the project on Streetdogs in Mauritus for finding humane and ecologically sustainable solutions in the collective caretaking of dogs in Mauritius.
(This research is done together with Karen Soeters, Anneloes Smitsman, Kurt Barnes and others).
Read full report: Stray Dogs Mauritius.