A stray animal is defined as any household pet that is without a home and roams the streets most of the time. These animals feed from refuse dumps or good Samaritans with dogs being the most popular. While not all stray dogs are dangerous, it is advisable to keep as far away as possible, to avoid bites that could carry infections such as rabies.
The Lüderitz Town Council, in close cooperation with the SPCA is determined to bring the number of stray dogs in town to zero. The Health Department has recorded fewer cases of stray dogs this year, compared to last year this time. However, emphasis was made that this is only achievable with the assistance of the community. The presence of stray dogs on pavements is not only a health risk, but an eye sore too. Hence, the community is encouraged to keep their dogs within their yards and report stray dogs to achieve a stray-dogs-free town.