Bulgarian Capital Home to 11,124 Stray Dogs

Crime | July 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Capital Home to 11,124 Stray Dogs The streets of Bulgarian capital Sofia are home to 11,124 stray dogs, a census by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences showed on Friday. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (Sofia Photo Agency)

The streets of Bulgarian capital Sofia are home to 11,124 stray dogs, a census by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences showed on Friday.

The districts of Vitosha, Kremikovtzi, Krasno Selo and Ovcha Kupel are the ones with the highest population of homeless canines, the data shows.

Still, it is an improvement over the past few years, during which the city hall has managed to cut their number in half, Sofia mayor Boyko Borisov said.

The city hall plans to continue neutering the stray dogs and moving them to animal shelters, reducing the danger them spreading infectious diseases.
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