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Things You Can Do to Help Stray Dogs During COVID-19 Situation
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No matter how much your heart may want to help a stray, if the dog is foaming at the mouth, looks sickly or is growling and acting defensive, always think safety first. Sick dogs can pass on several illnesses or parasites including rabies, scabies, worms, and other nasty things. Yes, you may want to help, but if you do, you may also be bringing home a batch of fleas that will be very difficult to get rid of, especially if you have pets of your own.
Keep that in mind if you decide to rescue a stray dog yourself. It may be better to keep your eye on them and call the local Humane Society so they can send someone out and catch the dog. After all, you may be doing a good deed by rounding up a stray and taking it into your local animal shelter, but if you get bitten by an infected dog in the process, or bring back some type of parasite that affects your other animals or family, it's not going to be worth it.

A good saying is that all strays have been abandoned but not all abandoned dogs are strays. In many large cities or in rural settings, there are actually packs of wild dogs that have become feral. These dogs, while still technically strays, have had little or no human contact, and they will resist, many times aggressively, any attempt at being captured. So when it comes to catching a stray, here are some things to consider.

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