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Features January 2017 Issue

Do We Treat Our Dogs Better Than  People In Other Countries?

This Namibian couple is waiting to have their dog spayed, courtesy of a pop-up veterinary clinic sponsored by Have a Heart, a partner organization to Animal-Kind International (AKI). AKI allows you to earmark funds for specific organizations.

Do We Treat Our Dogs Better Than People In Other Countries?

Global Snapshots of the Dog-Human Relationship.

In the October 2016 issue we discussed which countries have the most pet dogs. But the more important issue is how the people in each country treat their dogs. No behavioral survey or study has been conducted that could give empirical evidence, but for a view toward a general understanding of how respectfully and lovingly dogs are treated in various regions across the globe, we spoke with Karen Menczer, founder and executive director of Animal-Kind International, a 10-year-old organization that raises money for animal welfare organizations in countries across Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Menczer has also traveled much of the world outside of those regions, always with an eye toward the care and protection of dogs and other animals.

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