Guam Mayors’ Council Stray Dog Committee, Local and National Groups Ask for Community Support on Pet Survey

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Guam – ((February 1) – Beginning TODAY, Saturday, February 1, 2014, local animal protection organization Guam Animals in Need, in conjunction with Humane Society International and the Guam Mayors’ Council Stray Dog Committee, will be conducting door-to-door surveys in ten villages across Guam. 

The survey will continue every weekend until completed. The purpose of the survey is to determine the number of animals across Guam and those villages in greatest need of animal care, intervention and support. The survey is being conducted in preparation to develop a long-term sustainable animal care and control program for Guam.

“Guam has long had a problem with stray animals, including lack of adequate access to veterinary care and services. We are asking for the community’s support and participation in this important survey,” said GAIN Board President Peggy Denney.

“Estimates suggest there are as many as 40,000 dogs across Guam. Confirming the actual number of pets and hearing from residents as to their greatest needs and concerns relating to animals is essential in developing a plan to best protect human and animal health, safety and welfare” said GAIN Shelter Manager Bambi Leone.

The door-to-door oral questionnaire is 10 questions and should take approximately 5 minutes for each household to complete. All information collected is anonymous. Volunteers are also needed to assist with the survey. Please contact Peggy Denney at 671-483-9415 or GAIN at 671-653-4246 or Bambi Leone at 671-797-5144 if you would like to help with these efforts.

Humane Society International and its partner organizations together constitute one of the world’s largest animal protection organizations. For nearly 20 years, HSI has been working for the protection of all animals through the use of science, advocacy, education and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide — on the Web at www.hsi.org.   

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs.

We’re there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty — on the Web at humanesociety.org.