We have been residing in the Al Taawun area in Sharjah for almost a year now.
Recently I have spotted many stray dogs around the area. The problem arises during the night as the dogs usually bark loudly, disturbing the residents in the vicinity.
Moreover, they usually relieve themselves in sandy patches where residents walk, park their vehicles and the children play. It is a serious cause for concern for many of us and we wish to have a permanent solution found for this problem.
Furthermore, many of man’s best friends appear to be quite underfed and highly malnourished.
I feel that some of these strays would prove great pets, provided they get a loving home and the required amount of care from their owners.
Through this report, I hope the authorities will take the necessary steps to ensure these dogs are either taken to an animal shelter or put up for adoption and placed in loving homes with owners who genuinely care for them.
At the moment, these animals are at great risks of being run over by speeding cars in the area and should be rescued by the concerned authorities or animal welfare organisations.
In doing so, these dogs will become great companions to someone and the residents here will be able to sleep peacefully.
The reader is based in Sharjah.
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