In most developing countries, dogs and cats are considered part of the family and are cared for accordingly. Families accept them as their responsibility and will do what
is necessary to ensure their health and wellbeing. In the off-chance families are unable to tend to their furry housemate, there are shelters available that are equipped
to take care of animals and keep them off the streets.
Developing countries struggle with maintaining a comfortable living standard for people and don’t always regard animals as a priority.
Animal birth control is often unheard of and the growing population of street animals like cats and dogs remains a huge issue. In many cases, there’s a problem
regarding ill-treatment of the animal. Dogs and cats that have outgrown the cute puppy or kitten phase are often no longer welcome and end up on the streets. The problem
continues when these creatures aren’t spayed or neutered because just 1 litter of kittens for example can easily lead to 48 stray cats in a period of 16 months according
Another prevalent issue is exotic wildlife being held as pets. Wild animals that have no purpose in a domestic setting are still being kept as pets and
are being poached due to their high value. When wildlife has had long-term exposure to people and are used to a lot of human contact, they are unable to
readapt to their natural environment. These creatures will rely on the conservation or rescue center for the rest of their lives. Macaws especially fall into this
category. The exotic beauty of this animal has made them attractive pets and is one of the reasons behind their dwindling population.