Dr. Mohamed Soliman, Deputy Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee and General Secretary of Badr University in Cairo, has met with Dr. Suhair Abdulkader, representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO,) and Dr. Adel Abdulkhalek, Dean of the School of Veterinary at Badr University in Cairo, to discuss the problem of stray dogs in Sherouk City and how to solve it without having to use the old-fashioned way of killing animals.
Dr. Mohammed Soliman pointed out that a quadripartite cooperation protocol has been signed a year ago between Al-Sherouk City Development Authority, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at Badr University in Cairo, Animal Protection Foundation in Cairo, and civil society. The protocol stipulates the application of scientific safe control methods; to deal with the phenomenon of stray and harmful dogs on the streets of Al-Sherouk city according to international instruments and laws.
In the same vein, Dr. Suhair Hassan Abdulkader indicated that FAO is going to provide all the necessary surgical and medical equipment to carry out surgeries, vaccinate, sterilize, and immunize stray dogs. She highlights the importance of raising awareness for such campaigns as well.
Dr. Ibrahim Al-Kalla, BUC vice president of Education and Student Affairs, added that the Board of Trustees is involved in this Protocol to serve their environment and community. Solving the problem of stray dogs will be carried out according to international academic standards; thus, the dogs are treated safely at the School of Veterinary Medicine on campus. The methods will adhere to the policies of animal welfare associations.
Dr. Adel Abdulkhalek, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Badr University in Cairo, stated that harmful stray dogs will be dealt with at the faculty’s Vet Clinic without resorting to killing them. The dogs are to be sterilized and vaccinated before they are subsequently returned to their habitats.